Network Management


Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Updates Coming This Spring

Microsoft plans to release updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 sometime this spring.

Review: Latest GFI Cloud Version Strengthens Security Features

The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.

Microsoft Adds Windows Azure Management Improvements

Microsoft announced a bunch of Windows Azure management improvements on Thursday.

Microsoft Not Killing Off System Center Service Manager

Microsoft gave assurances this week that it isn't abandoning Service Manager as part of its System Center management suite.

Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Gartner: Plan Now To Address Microsoft's Faster Windows Releases

IT pros can't rely on past upgrade strategies when considering Windows 8.1, according to Gartner Inc.

Manage Groups with Windows Azure Active Directory Upgrade

Microsoft moves to make the cloud version of its Active Directory service more appealing by letting you create and edit groups.

First Open Source Software-Defined Networks Tool Released

The first open source tool for software-defined networks (SDNs) was released this week. The project was underwritten by the Linux Foundation.

Transitioning from Exchange 2003: It's Harder Than You Think

Exchange 2003 loses product support in April, but switching from it won't be easy.

Microsoft To Roll Out Windows Intune Update Next Week

An update to Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-based management service will appear sometime next week.

Rumor: Windows 8.1 'Update 1' Slated for March 11

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about its next update to Windows 8.1, but a report published today suggests "Update 1" to the operating system could arrive on March 11.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

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