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What's New in Group Policy Settings

With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.

Behind the Curtain: My Out-of-Pocket Lab

Two questions I get asked most are: "How do you keep up with changing technology?" and "What do you use for your lab?"

RDS or Citrix: Which Do You Need?

While the products are somewhat similar, using a combination of both may be the answer for most shops.

PowerShell 4: Take the 'Dumb' out of Configuration Management

Greg Shields shares how Powershell's Desired State Configuration continues its evolution in transforming documentation into functioning code.

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.

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