1/1/2013

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In-Depth

Inside System Center 2012 SP1: What's New

Improvements include extended OS compatibility, upgrades to Data Protection Manager and a boost in virtualization performance, along with support for the latest Hyper-V release.


Dynamic Access Control: An Active Directory Game Changer

Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 can help IT improve file server authorization and authentication by reducing Active Directory groups.


Microsoft Readies Windows Azure AD

Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.


Product Reviews

Review: Acronis Shortens Windows Backup and Recovery

The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is optimized for hybrid cloud environments and provides flexible application support.


Barney's Rubble

Internet Brower Bookmarks Need a Facelift

While popular browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer have done a lot of changing over the past six years, bookmarking features have done little to change their cumbersome nature.


Decision Maker

Why Enterprises Shouldn't Shy Away from Deploying Multiple Windows OSes

Just because Windows 8 may not be right for all users, mixing in where needed among older Windows OSes should be a perfectly viable option for IT.


Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft's Next CEO: Who's on the Short List?

Following the surprising immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky late last year, many are asking who will be CEO Steve Ballmer's successor.


Letters to Redmond

Reader Letters January 2013

In her December 2012 column ("The Next Big Thing for Microsoft"), Mary Jo Foley wrote about "the new Office" -- new versions of the Microsoft productivity suite that are subscription- and cloud-based. A reader reacts to this vision of Microsoft's future.


Practical App

Simplicity Is Key when Deploying Active Directory

The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.


Windows Insider

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.


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