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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).

3 Reasons Office 365 Could Ultimately Fail

After migrating a non-technical friend to Microsoft's Office 365, Greg now wonders whether the online suite can make it long-term.

Unified System Center: Great for Microsoft, Tough for ISVs

It appears Microsoft System Center 2012 will be hot...but that's not a good thing for everyone.

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

12 New Year's Resolutions for Windows IT Pros in 2012

The year 2012 should be a banner year for Microsoft. With what seems like every product going through a major revision, this year means more changes for the Information Technology industry than any year in recent memory.

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