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How To Create a Recovery Drive for Reinstalling Windows 10

Microsoft has made it easier than ever to create a backup Windows OS, ready for when disaster strikes.

Building Hyper-V VMs with Quick Create

The new feature, available in Windows 10, allows for the creation of simple VMs with just a few clicks.

It's Game on for Azure Stack

Microsoft has a lot riding on the success of Azure Stack because it's the foundation of its true long-promised hybrid cloud platform.

Is Windows 10 Conditioning Us for a Microsoft Linux OS?

Microsoft seems to be trying to reapply a technique that it used to get customers to move to Windows 7 with the current Microsoft OS.

How To Disable SMB 1.0

Despite Microsoft patching many of the security vulnerabilities, including the one that led to the WannaCry attack, it's a smart move to disable the protocol to avoid future security headaches.

C'mon, Microsoft: Does Everyone Really Need 3D?

If Microsoft doesn't want to lose enterprise support for Windows 10, it might need to pump the 3D brakes just a bit.

How To Shrink Hyper-V Virtual Machine Volumes

With the massive sizes of Hyper-V VMs, it might be a good idea to put a hard cap on how large they can grow to.

The Security and Financial Perils of Do-It-Yourself IT

Doing IT yourself might seem like a smart way to save money, but the risks aren't worth it.

My Predictions for Microsoft Ignite

Look for Azure, advanced AI and Microsoft's growing love for Linux to be focal points at this year's conference.

Emerging Tech and Reduced Costs Driving the Global Datacenter Market

All-flash storage arrays and the adoption of unified storage architectures are driving the current datacenter demand, market watcher Technavio argues.

How To Edit the Active Directory Using ADSI Edit

While catastrophic if done incorrectly (always back up!), the editing the registry is the only solution to problems that Active Directory tools can't fix.

Office 365 Workplace Analytics: Helpful Tool or Big Brother?

While the feature can be a useful aid for identifying both positive and negative employee work trends, it also could lead to organizations spying on employees just a little too closely.

How To Delete a Corrupt Windows Server Storage Pool

When things go wrong, we turn to a PowerShell command to right the ship.

Microsoft Reorg Reflects Accelerated Cloud Push

The company must now aim for strong cloud gains that doesn't come at the cost of its legacy business.

Windows Enterprise Subscriptions Give Small Businesses Headaches

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be packed with the kind of security features that could really help small businesses, but they'll have to become enterprise customers.

Microsoft, Please Cut the Digital Transformation Hype!

With its July reorg, Microsoft finally has gone 'round the Digital Transformation bend.

Addressing Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Permission Problems

The issue might lie with juggling multiple Hyper-V virtual machine unique security identifiers.

How Microsoft Can Improve Hyper-V Checkpoints

The ability to perform group checkpoints and rollbacks will make a good feature truly great.

Microsoft Previews Forms for Office 365

The feature allows you to create customizable forms or quizzes with multiple-choice questions.

New IBM Z Mainframe Promises 'Pervasive Encryption' for Cloud Era

The company is looking to take datacenter security into the future by making sure data is secure at every point.

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