Network Management


Microsoft Releases Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 R2 with Windows 8.1 Support

The R2 version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 got released this week.

Manage Environments Remotely with NetSupport Manager 12

The new version sports a new interface to help IT troubleshoot from the field using iOS and Android devices.

Microsoft Meant Business With Azure in 2013

Nearly four years after launching Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud service remains stuck in the shadows of Amazon Web Services.

Windows 8.1 Users: Beware of SkyDrive's Auto Sync

Microsoft's decision to have SkyDrive's auto sync functions enabled as default and the lack of sync customization could lead to major headaches for IT.

Window Azure Services Released, Including BizTalk and Traffic Manager

Microsoft ratcheted up its Windows Azure offerings this week, with some services reaching commercial-grade status, while others were released as "previews" for testing.

Exchange 2013 SP1 Will Run on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft announced a few details this week about its coming Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013.

UPDATE: Outages Reported for Windows Azure, Office 365 and Outlook.com

Windows Azure today apparently experienced a large outage.

The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Office 365 Status-Check Mobile App Released

Microsoft today announced the release of an app that would let Office 365 admins monitor service status from mobile devices.

Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 Products Arriving Early Next Year

Microsoft today indicated that it plans to deliver Service Pack 1 "early next year" for its Office 2013-branded products.

Free My Server 2012 R2 Apps for Remote Management Released

Microsoft released its free My Server 2012 R2 applications this month for Windows clients and Windows Phone devices.

Microsoft Rights Management Service Now Available

Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.

SUSE Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Released

SUSE announced a solution this week that lets IT pros manage Linux servers from Microsoft's System Center management suite.

MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Assesses New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing Scenarios

A beta test version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 was released this week.

IT Pros Getting Options with Microsoft's Cloud Backup Service

With its Windows Azure Backup Service, Microsoft is giving enterprises yet another choice when it comes to data backup in the cloud.

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