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14 Reasons To Fire Your IT Staff

Is your Windows pro team just dead weight in your company? Find out with these red flags.

Desktop Admins Can Shine with Private Clouds via VMM 2012

Server admins should learn a trick or two from their desktop-focused peers.

Can't Use DHCP? Try VMM 2012 IP Pools

System Center 2012 SP1's Virtual Machine Manager IP pools offer the same zero-effort IP addressing experience that desktop administrators have enjoyed for years.

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.

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