Network Management


Re-Imagining the Windows Administrator

There's no longer a firm dividing line between IT and development skills -- especially not with Microsoft System Center 2012. Greg Shields explains why.

IT Pros: Why 2013 Must Be the Year of End User Satisfaction

We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.

Review: Staying Patched with SolarWinds

Patch Manager 1.8 is a useful companion to Windows Server Update Services, and eases the distribution and reporting of patches and security fixes.

Unified Access Gateway SP3 Arriving Early 2013

Microsoft plans to roll out Service Pack 3 for its Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 product in the first quarter of next year.

Windows Azure AD Now Federates with Windows Server

Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure's federation capabilities now support single sign-on capabilities in conjunction with the use of Active Directory on Windows Server.

Microsoft Planning TMG and UAG Updates for Exchange 2013

Microsoft is working on issuing future update releases for its Forefront Threat Management Gateway and Unified Access Gateway products.

MAP Toolkit 8.0 Beta Available

A beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 was released this week.

AMD Unveils Opteron 6300 Chips and ARM Server Processor Plans

AMD on Monday unveiled its newest Opteron 6300 Series processors, on top of its plans to adopt the ARM platform for servers.

Configuration Manager 2012 Frees Up IT with Do-It-Yourself User Features

The Software Center and Application Catalog features of Configuration Manager 2012 have the potential to fundamentally change the relationship between IT and users.

Third-Party Windows All-Stars: Redmond's 2012 Editors' Choice Awards

Third parties are the lifeblood of the Microsoft market. Redmond honors 21 of the best third-party vendors in our inaugural Third-Party All-Star Awards.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 Now Available

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 suite of enterprise tools has arrived.

Survey: Organizations Underestimating SharePoint Costs

Organizations are underestimating the costs and personnel requirements for maintaining SharePoint, according to a recent industry-sponsored survey.

Windows 8 Management, Security and Licensing Changes: What IT Pros Need To Know

From hardware to device management to security to IE 10 oddities, here's an in-depth look at what you should be aware of when Microsoft rolls out Windows 8 later this week.

Is PowerShell Making System Center Obsolete?

Brien discusses how Microsoft's continued push and integration for PowerShell may be shifting the role System Center has in the enterprise.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 Essentials to its hardware manufacturing partners today.

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