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Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Performance Boosters

Lync Server is a powerful communications platform, but there are several things you can do to further improve its performance.

How To Configure and Provision Hyper-V Host Servers with SCVVM

Your guide to using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to configure your VMs and hosts.

Keep in Touch with Lync Server 2013

The Microsoft unified communications platform is becoming more tightly integrated and has a more resilient architecture.

Simplicity Is Key when Deploying Active Directory

The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.

Quick Guide To Managing SharePoint 2010 Apps

Developing applications for your SharePoint environment provides efficiency and productivity, but you do have to apply certain controls.

Quick Guide to Windows 7 Virtual Desktop Options

You have many options for deploying a virtual infrastructure running Windows 7, depending on your needs and environment.

Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

If you need to create and configure VMs on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process.

How-To: Streamline SharePoint with RBS

Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.

5-Minute How-To: Quick and Easy Web Servers with Windows PowerShell

A step-by-step guide to help you deploy IIS and default Web sites using PowerShell in less than five minutes!

Cloud Benefits 101: Provisioning and Encrypted Storage

Beyond the flexibility and costs savings of cloud computing are certain tactical advantages like automated provisioning and encrypted storage. This quick primer by cloud security expert Vic Winkler will give you the pros and cons of each.

Understanding Virtualization Classes in Cloud Computing

There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.

Virtual Clouds: Top 4 Security Concerns

Using virtual machines within the context of a cloud computing infrastructure poses some interesting security challenges. Here's what you need to be aware of before implementing any cloud project.

PowerShell: An In-Depth Scripting Crash Course

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.

Exchange Server 2010: Creating High Availability

E-mail is an essential business communication tool, so ensuring high availability (HA) with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is important. Here's how.

How-To: Get Your Windows Phone 7 in Sync with Exchange

The new Windows mobile platform, code-named "Mango," brings back some of the synchronization features important for enterprise use.

Best Practices for Migrating to IE 9 & Keeping Your Legacy Apps Alive

Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.

How To Protect Your Network with Lync 2010 Edge Server

DoS and password brute-force attacks can be particularly nasty, but you can protect your network against these types of disruptions.

Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010

The Microsoft unified communications platform helps information workers stay connected across the hall or across the globe.

How-To: Manage Mobile Devices with Microsoft System Center

See how System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 will help you manage them just like other desktops and laptops via Group Policy and more.

Cloud Security: Understanding Security Account Management in Windows Azure

Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.

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