Network Management


Desktop Admins Can Shine with Private Clouds via VMM 2012

Server admins should learn a trick or two from their desktop-focused peers.

Can't Use DHCP? Try VMM 2012 IP Pools

System Center 2012 SP1's Virtual Machine Manager IP pools offer the same zero-effort IP addressing experience that desktop administrators have enjoyed for years.

IT Pros Surveyed on Windows XP Migration Problems

A survey commissioned by VMware found that the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 has entailed weekend work for IT pros and downtime for end users.

Flexera Outlines Tools for Windows XP Migrations and App Tracking

Flexera Software updated FlexNet Connect and described its Windows XP migration tools.

Windows XP Death March: Tips, Tools and Last-Ditch Support Options

A black day for many IT pros will be coming less than a year from now when the venerable Windows XP operating system hits its end of life.

Setting Up Virtual Machines on Windows Azure IaaS

A demo shows how to quickly spin up Windows and Linux VMs in Microsoft's IaaS cloud.

Get Your Active Directory Organized

In order to get the most out of Active Directory, you need to give a lot of thought to an efficient configuration that matches your workflow.

SharePoint 2013, Cloud vs. On-Premises: What You Need To Know

Here's a variety of factors you'll want to consider before making the on-site vs. cloud decision for your upcoming SharePoint 2013 installation.

The Storage Metrics That Matter

Scott Lowe outlines the three top things IT should keep an eye on when monitoring storage usage.

Find the Right Shortcut for You in PowerShell

Of the many ways to get things done in Windows PowerShell, it's best to figure out which one works and stick with that.

Drive Better Active Directory Data with DRS

You can improve query performance in Active Directory by using disconnected data sets.

Microsoft Offers New IaaS Services To Compete With Amazon

Microsoft today rolled out infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure, positioning itself to compete with IaaS provider Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Office Rumored to Have 'Gemini' Update Schedule

Microsoft may have a series of Office updates planned, code-named "Gemini."

Office 2013 Migration Advice Comes Under Fire

IT organizations may get "serious headaches" from following Microsoft's recommendations for migrating to Office 2013, according to a report.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 Now Available

The MDOP 2013 suite of tools can be downloaded today.

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