4/1/2014

This Is The End

IT is scrambling as Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP, Exchange Server 2003 and Office 2003 April 8. But for some organizations, the widely installed OS will have a long afterlife.


In-Depth

Reader Survey: The Death of Windows XP

As Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP and ends support for the 2003 versions of Office and Exchange, IT faces difficult choices and a variety of options.


DPM Casts a Wider Net with Enterprise Support Hooks

The new Data Protection Manager component in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 now supports virtual environments, Linux servers and SQL Server clustering. It can work with third-party backup and recovery suites and appliances, but it's no substitute.


Inside Look: System Center 2012 R2's New Data Protection Manager

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now better suited for virtual environments, Linux servers, SQL Server support and provides more consistency.


Product Reviews

Review: Create Active Directory and Exchange Accounts with Z-Hire

Automation tool Z-Hire populates AD and Exchange Server mailboxes, as well as provisions Lync and Salesforce.com identities.


Decision Maker

How IT Can Operate as Outsourcing Providers

Microsoft is increasingly assuming that IT departments everywhere will move to a services provider model, which essentially means you'll be outsourcing your infrastructures.


Foley on Microsoft

Bing Seeps Deeper into the Microsoft Core

As Microsoft continues to find more places where it can integrate Bing , it's becoming less and less likely the company can -- or will -- sell off Bing.


Redmond View

What's Next for Windows?

It's no secret Microsoft Windows 8.x hasn't lit the world on fire at a time when Redmond's needed a big hit.


Windows Insider

Citrix Products Evolve, but Name Changes Obscure Unification

It's done it again. Citrix Systems, the company of two dozen products and 200 names, has announced yet another honorific for its flagship solution, Citrix XenApp 7.5.


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