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Application Virtualization Vote: Yea or Nay?

Help Greg Shields settle an ongoing debate regarding app virtualization with Don Jones by "voting" in the comments!

Could a Gesture-Based UI Unlock Windows 8's True Potential?

For an IT community that has so far been hesitant to add touch-based monitors to the enterprise, a solution for unlocking Windows 8's true potential could lie in Microsoft's Kinect hardware.

Windows 8: A Container for Applications

The lackluster reception for Microsoft's newest Windows offering may have more to do with how we view modern OSes than it does with actual Windows 8 reaction.Once you start viewing Windows 8 as a portal for app deployment, there's much to like.

Create an Active Directory 'Appliance' with Windows Server 2012

While Microsoft may recommend installing the "Server Core" version of Windows Server 2012, it may not be the right fit for you.

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.

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.

VM Self-Service: Right Feature, Wrong User

VM Self-Service could be confusing for even the most seasoned IT pro. Thankfully, Greg is here to shed some light on what it means for your private cloud.

The New Windows Admin: Employee or Freelance Contractor?

With an estimated 33 percent of IT employees working as freelancers by 2020, Greg Shields argues why this shift away from salaried positions is a win-win for both employer and employee.

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Quick Guide: What's New in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory

Greg Shields lays out the new and improved features to look for in Windows Server 2012's Active Directory.

UE-V: Roaming Profiles That Actually Work?

Microsoft may finally solve a major Windows admin headache with this addition to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization package.

Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

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