Windows Servers


Using Windows Server 2012's SSD Write-Back Cache

Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.

Lync 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Enterprises Slow To Move to SharePoint Online

Enterprises mostly are using SharePoint Server 2010 and have been slow to move to Microsoft's cloud-based SharePoint Online service, according to recent Forrester Research survey results.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Rolls Out Backup Service

Microsoft updated Windows Azure this month to integrate with its latest flagship software offerings, rolling out some new services as well.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft achieved its "general availability" release milestone today for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

IE 11 Blocker for Windows 7 Now Available

A tool that blocks Internet Explorer 11 installations on Windows 7 machines is now available.

Analysts Weigh Microsoft's Cloud Announcements

Experts discuss Microsoft's cloud and enterprise product strategies.

Gartner: Prepare Now for a Post-SharePoint World

SharePoint is just good enough and few love using it, but it's widely deployed and changing due to Microsoft's product development efforts on the cloud side.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Includes Hyper-V Support

Linux-based SUSE Cloud 2.0, which was released last week, now includes "full support" for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.

Microsoft Bringing IIS 8.5 Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft's Internet Information Services 8.5 Web server will be arriving soon and bringing a few new improvements.

Exchange Not Yet Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated last week that Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet.

How To Add a Hot Spare to a Storage Pool

Brien breaks down the step-by-step procedure to add more storage to an existing pool.

First Look: Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

Diving into Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview reveals key additions to facilitate more seamless server-to-cloud migrations to public, private and hybrid clouds.

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