Network Management


Windows 8.1 Preview Delivering Faster OS Updates

Microsoft appears to be quietly carrying out a faster update process with its Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview operating systems.

Microsoft Claims Exchange Doesn't Need Preauthentication Security

Microsoft on Wednesday suggested that newer versions of Exchange and Exchange Online are now so secure that it's less necessary to check for unauthorized users.

Public Folder Problem Found in Exchange 2013 CU2

Microsoft late last week warned about a problem with Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

MAP Toolkit 8.5 Assesses Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Readiness

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 was released late last week.

Connecting Active Directory To Windows Azure

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey outlines what it takes to extend your datacenter in Microsoft's cloud.

Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview Adds PowerShell 4 Features

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "preview" test version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which opens up new PowerShell 4 capabilities for older Windows systems.

Manage Identities in the Cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft offering bridges single sign-on technology from the datacenter to the cloud.

Microsoft To End TechNet Subscription Program

Microsoft plans to end its TechNet subscription program, with Aug. 1, 2013, being the last day for new subscriptions.

Need Help with PowerShell?

Although PowerShell can be a bit intimidating at times, Microsoft has built in a comprehensive help system that should be able to assist you with most of your PowerShell related questions.

R2 Previews of Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and SQL Server 2014 Released

Microsoft today released public previews of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.

Configuring and Using SharePoint 2013 for a Social Enterprise

Here's how to implement the new social networking features in the latest version of the Microsoft collaboration and content management platform.

Using the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment

Brien walks you through just some of the features of Windows Server 2012's ISE tool.

Gartner Report Offers Early Advice on Windows 8.1 Deployments

A new report provides considerations for moving to Microsoft's newest desktop operating system.

System Center 2012 SP1 Updated for Linux, Unix and Mac Management

Microsoft last week released an update to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, adding support for the management of Linux and Unix operating systems, along with Mac.

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