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How To Back Up Active Directory System States

Why use third-party tools when all you need to get the job done can be found in Windows?

Cortana on the Road: A Real-Life Example

The virtual assistant is a lifesaver when traveling to a gig.

Report: Government Surveillance Backdoors Leading to Unsecure Networks

Aside from the privacy issues, granting government agencies with access provides security holes for attackers to take advantage of, the MIT report argues.

Windows 10: A New 'Start' or Beginning of the End?

This month's release of Windows 10 ushers in the next era of Microsoft.

RDS Rapid Deployment with Hyper-V and VMM

Get servers running Remote Desktop Services (RDS) up and running with just a few clicks.

Microsoft Makes Office 365 Freely Available to Nonprofits

Think your organization might qualify? Here are the requirements.

Samsung Accused of Blocking Security Updates in its PCs

The company said that it is being done to provide customers with control over which updates to install.

HP Discloses Info on an Unpatched Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft argues that the problem would not be addressed due to the difficulty of exploiting the hole and the small possible target size of the vulnerability.

Why Gaming Matters to Microsoft

Redmond's focus on its Xbox and PC gaming brands tie directly to the future success of both Windows 10 and mobile development.

How To Deploy WSUS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Save update download bandwidth with this handy tool.

Corporate Espionage Hits Major League Baseball

The FBI is investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals officials breached a private database of the Houston Astros.

How To Optimize Windows for Use with SSD Storage

While windows 8.1 does prioritize SSD storage, it may need some tweaking to get it working properly.

My Thoughts on Windows as a Service

Could Windows 10 be the last traditional OS Microsoft releases?

Keeping an Eye on Your Network with Active Directory Auditing

Here's how to find and limit the information displayed in Auditing to just what you need.

My Impressions of Continuum for Windows 10 Phones

The ability to use the same apps for your Windows PC and Windows Phone does work as advertised.

Patch Tuesday Is Still Alive: 2 'Critical' Bulletins Released for June

Plus, Microsoft turns on HTTP Strict Transport Security for Internet Explorer 11.

Delve for Office 365 Is Worth Your Time

The recent addition to Office 365 could become as integral to the enterprise as the Outlook client.

Researchers Find Multiple Security Holes in D-Link and SOHO Routers

A reported 53 issues were found in D-Link products and 22 in SOHO routers.

The Prominent Role of Windows Phone at Ignite

While Microsoft's back may be to the wall when it comes to the smartphone market, it's not ready to admit defeat.

UPDATED: Active Directory Certificate Services: Don't Overthink It

Authentication and the venerable domain controller have been inseparable concepts since the earliest days of the Windows Server OS.

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