Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.
Microsoft has released pricing for its Power BI suite, which is currently available at the "preview" stage.
The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.
Microsoft recently published some new documents describing its emerging Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) licensing plan.
Many candidates may not want their predecessors to constantly look over their shoulders.
From not embracing change to segmenting groups, here are some ways in which IT leaders are setting up their teams for failure.
Even the most experienced System Center pros can fall victim to these common installation goofs.
Once the frontrunner and the IT trendsetter, Microsoft must now compete in a market that's future is not solely dictated by the one company.
Besides bringing more programmers into the fold, the key to Windows success will be support for additional languages in Visual Studio.
Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.
Windows Server How-To
Brien walks you through customizing a PowerShell cmdlet's output to get exactly the data you need.
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Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.
Foley on Microsoft
Microsoft has officially shared next to nothing about its product roadmaps, beyond some fairly sweeping statements it has made about aligning around the "One Microsoft" mission.
The new mobile-centric vision for Windows 8 will have IT pros running to keep up.
Posey's Tips & Tricks
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Here's a breakdown of what's new with RD Gateway and how you can use it paired with Windows Server.
Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.
Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing can come with some costly pitfalls, according to a licensing expert.