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Hands-On with the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

Our breakdown of the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book will help you decide if either or both should be on your wish lists.

SharePoint 2016 and the 'Hybrid' Future

MVP Matthew McDermott talks SharePoint, Office 365 and the evolving hybrid option for organizations.

Microsoft Affirms Commitment to .NET

At this year's Live! 360 conference, Microsoft's Jay Schmelzer, discussed the benefits of building Windows apps with the .NET platform.

How IT Can Facilitate a DevOps Culture

A successful move to DevOps requires several key changes, according to Live! 360 conference keynoters Don Jones and Brian Randell.

How Office 365 Has Shaped Exchange Server 2016

Exchange Server 2016 looks more like Office 365 edition with a simplified architecture and a more powerful and improved data loss protection, archiving and search.

SharePoint Server 2016: IT's Ultimate Swiss Army Knife?

Microsoft is focusing on compliance, file sharing, search, hybrid cloud and an improved UX with its next release. How many blades will prevail?

Implement IPAM with Windows Server

Brien Posey shows how to configure Microsoft's tool for auto discovery and the management of IP addresses, which can improve administration of Group Policies.

SQL Server 2016 Preview Reveals Path to Azure and Big Data

The next version of the Microsoft flagship database promises to add dynamic extensions to Azure and real time links between structured and unstructured data.

Inside SharePoint Server 2016

Despite questions about the future of SharePoint Server, the technical preview of the next release shows improved compliance and file sharing, a new Document Library and enhanced search capabilities, among other new features.

Windows To Go Getting a Second Shot with Windows 10

Imation execs discuss Windows To Go portable desktops as enabled by Windows 10.

VMware Packages Containers for the Enterprise

The company that made server virtualization popular is now targeting DevOps with cloud-native containers built on vSphere.

Microsoft Enlists Unify Square for Skype Management

Microsoft turned to startup Unify Square when it needed help managing its Lync unified communications solution.

Active Directory Retooled for the Changing Workplace

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 introduces major changes to Active Directory including LDAP v3 authentication via AD FS and sign-on support using biometrics, OpenIDConnect and OAuth.

Connect Active Directory and Azure AD

How to link Active Directory on-premises with Microsoft Azure AD using Redmond's new connector.

Cloud Identity Authentication Battle for the Enterprise Heats Up

Microsoft wants to bring Active Directory users to Azure AD, but rivals vie to manage enterprise user authentication in the cloud age with alternative offerings.

Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute and Hybrid Network Vision

Expert James Staten explains why some organizations using cloud services may benefit from private Internet connections.

First Look: Windows Nano Server

The second Technical Preview of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 provided us with the first glimpse of Microsoft's scaled-down Windows Server deployment.

How Open Source Is Shaping Microsoft's Future

A leopard can't change its spots, but Microsoft's embrace of open source looks to prove otherwise. Critics in the community have their doubts, but business realities are changing the climate in Redmond.

Scenarios To Consider Before Adopting Azure Active Directory

Organizations considering the use of Microsoft's Azure Active Directory services need to examine some complex scenarios that involve user management, authentication and on-premises app support.

SharePoint vs. OpenText for Enterprise Content Management

While both will get the job done, one is better suited for those doing some heavy duty content management.

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