Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.
Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.
IT professionals who work with Hyper-V on a regular basis might feel lost in a VMware environment, but some key similarities between the two offerings can provide a welcome sense of familiarity.
Windows 8 might be released in 2013, according to a Directions on Microsoft analyst.
Strictly speaking, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors.
Microsoft announced a licensing change late last week that may make it easier for PowerShell to be devised for use on platforms other than Windows.
How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.
This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.
Microsoft released two security advisories that included solutions yesterday as part of its massive April security update.
Microsoft on Tuesday released its first service pack for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, the company's standalone server virtualization solution.
Another historic patch is here: 17 security bulletins from Microsoft, patching a total of 64 vulnerabilities.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft is readying the delivery of Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in mid-summer, plus SP1 for Office for Mac 2011 next week.
Windows security experts had been expecting a large April security update after last month's thin offering, and Microsoft's advance notice appears to meet those expectations.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft on Tuesday released its 64-bit Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS 2011) to its professional services subscribers, and it also released Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials) for general evaluation.
Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.
- By Paul Korzeniowski