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Back to Basics with SharePoint 2016

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu gives us a thorough grounding on how to think about Microsoft's newest collaboration server.

Storage Spaces Matures in Windows Server 2016

A more resilient Storage Spaces in the forthcoming Windows Server 2016 gives software-defined storage a major boost, promising to usher in more intelligent converged infrastructure.

Hybrid Search with SharePoint and Office 365

The new SharePoint release shares more properties with Office 365 than ever. Perhaps the most welcome new feature is the ability to search for files running both on-premises and in the cloud. Learn how to implement hybrid search.

SharePoint Meets Office 365

Microsoft has put the finishing touches on SharePoint Server 2016, which shares more common features and integration with Office 365.

Why DevOps Requires a New Mindset for 'Ops' Teams

Don Jones warns in TechMentor keynote that businesses are looking to become more agile fueling the move to a DevOps model of IT delivery, which will spread to more developer and operations teams.

Backdoor Encryption Battle Takes Center Stage

Concerns about restrictions on encryption took center stage at the annual RSA Conference where experts and government officials discussed the precedent that Apple's legal battle with the FBI could set.

How To Find Nested Active Directory Group Memberships in PowerShell

Find the actual number of users in a group by locating those that may be hard to find in a hidden subgroup.

A Tale of 2 Container Deployments

Microsoft's foray into containers will offer two deployment options -- Windows and Hyper-V. This is an exploration of both.

Securing Windows Enterprise CAs

Best practices in securing your enterprise Windows Server-based certificate authority to ensure all resources are trusted.

Intel Focuses on Strengthening Authentication on Windows Machines

Intel is readying multifactor authentication that stores and processes encrypted credentials on its CPUs, aiming to change the way commercial users access Windows using a combination of biometrics, PINs and one-time passcodes.

How To Create Azure Storage Blobs in PowerShell

Upload and transfer files to the Azure cloud in a few easy steps.

SharePoint Professionals Must Embrace Modern APIs

As organizations shift from SharePoint on-premises to SaaS applications such as Office 365 SharePoint Online, it's important to embrace the rapidly changing APIs and the shift to DevOps.

First Look: Microsoft's Resilient File System Version 2

The Resilient File System (ReFS) v2 in Windows Server 2016 TP4 still isn't faster than NTFS -- not surprising at this stage of its development, though its block-cloning feature is highly optimized for virtualized workloads.

How To Use PowerShell's Desired State Configuration To Configure Nano Server

Because the forthcoming Microsoft Nano Server doesn't have a GUI, here's how to create configuration scripts with the built-in Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

Network Control in the Azure Cloud

A new Network Controller and the same software-defined networking (SDN) stack in the Microsoft Azure cloud are among the significant SDN capabilities coming to Windows Server 2016.

Will SaaS Kill the SharePoint Server Team?

Why SharePoint professionals need to embrace SharePoint's new API model of development and deployment.

How To Connect to Microsoft Azure with PowerShell

Bypassing the Azure Portal and going straight to PowerShell will provide you with more options for managing Microsoft's cloud.

SharePoint Server 2016 Bringing Perks for IT Pros

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu outlined some of the benefits and hardware requirements of the upcoming SharePoint Server release.

2016 IT Marching Orders

A list of top priorities for IT in the new year, including Windows 10 migrations, ID and access management, encryption, office politics, and DevOps.

Scale in the Cloud with Azure Service Fabric

Microsoft readies new component to its public cloud service that will enable applications requiring massive scalability.

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