Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.
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 in Windows Server 2012 can help IT improve file server authorization and authentication by reducing Active Directory groups.
The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is optimized for hybrid cloud environments and provides flexible application support.
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.
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.
Following the surprising immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky late last year, many are asking who will be CEO Steve Ballmer's successor.
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.
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.
While Microsoft may recommend installing the "Server Core" version of Windows Server 2012, it may not be the right fit for you.