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Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Version 1809 Servicing for IT Pros

IT pros got an earful about Windows 10 servicing, plus lots of talk about Windows Autopilot, in a recent Microsoft Web presentation.

What Are the Upgrade Options for SharePoint Server Users?

Expert and consultant Vlad Catrinescu offers some thoughts for organizations contemplating impending SharePoint Server moves.

Denny Cherry's Top Tips for Indexing SQL Server Tables

A SQL Server expert gives his take on the absolute, No. 1, very worst thing IT pros can do when it comes to indexing.

SQL Server 2019's Big Data Clusters Explained

The biggest feature in the SQL Server 2019 preview launched at Ignite is SQL Server Big Data clusters. Travis Wright, Microsoft's principal program manager for SQL Server, explains exactly what this means for administrators.

Don Jones on Everything You're Doing Wrong in PowerShell

Thinking scripts instead of functions is just one of the many ways you're missing out on the true power of PowerShell.

Analysts Upbeat on Microsoft's Latest Windows and Office Servicing Changes

Microsoft's new plans to extend Office ProPlus and Windows 10 servicing, announced earlier this week, got largely positive mentions by some analysts.

Choosing Office 365 Plans: Licensing Compliance Pitfalls To Avoid

An analyst outlines some considerations when choosing Office 365 plans, and how to avoid possible licensing compliance issues.

What Organizations Should Consider When Planning an Office 365 Migration

Office 365 migrations can have marked effects on IT personnel and budgets, perhaps in unexpected ways. A Directions on Microsoft analyst described some steps to take.

Top Security Mistakes that IT Admins Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Microsoft MVP Orin Thomas lays out the most common security pitfalls IT administrators face, and how everything from the cloud to company management can make them worse.

Keeping Up with the Microsoft Graph API: What's New and What's Coming

The Graph API has seen incredible growth in the past year, and especially since the Build 2018 conference. We catch up with the latest additions to Microsoft's cloud APIs and new features in the pipeline.

Top Tips for Architecting Your Azure Workloads to 99.95 Percent Availability

From how virtual machines can impact your Azure IaaS and Paas uptimes to what to never do, top cloud architect Peter De Tender offers his best tips and tricks for reaching 99.95 percent uptime by optimizing your SLA.

How Microsoft Is Building Windows Server and Service Fabric To Address Developer Needs

Microsoft experts on Windows and Azure responded to a few questions post-Build about how the company has been simplifying the developer experience, from spinning up containers to tapping microservices.

Microsoft Build 2018 Leftovers: A Few Final Takeaways

There was no shortage of news at Microsoft's recent developer confab. Here are some more nuggets you might have missed, from improvements around mobile to the latest Fluent Design updates, and more.

The Problem with Enterprise Printing (And Some Solutions)

The cloud solves a lot of traditional Windows network problems, but printing isn't one of them. And while the market offers some solutions, each one comes with its own baggage.

The Changing Face of IT Monitoring

The goal of IT infrastructure and application monitoring solutions must be more than to provide insight into IT operations. Here's what to look for.

Understanding PowerShell's StrictMode

This command will help you to adhere to best practices when it comes to creating clear, concise code.

Incident Response: A Quick Way To Gather Lots of Files

Using PowerShell, finding infected files can take just a few minutes to complete.

Deploying Azure Stack

Now that Microsoft's new hybrid cloud appliances bring Azure functionality on-premises and to services providers, here's what you need to know.

Hands-On with Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8

Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 applies the company's latest advances in AI and machine learning to protect against ransomware and other malicious activity.

Making Windows 10 More Creative

UX features introduced with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update include Microsoft's new Fluent Design, mixed reality, Android Launcher, and a video editing tool, plus mobile and multiplatform versions of Edge.

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