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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.

Analyst Sees Box Leading Microsoft in Cloud File Share Market

Organizations may want to avoid Microsoft's OneDrive for Business for now.

SharePoint Server vs. SharePoint Online Decision Considerations

SharePoint deployment decisions depend on the business case, and there are lots of factors to weigh.

Top 10 Office 365 Identity and Access Management Mistakes

Here's how to avoid the most common pitfalls when moving to Office 365.

Microsoft Reaffirms Commitment to the Enterprise

Windows 10, Skype and OneDrive are three critical components of Microsoft's drive to be at the center of individual and group productivity.

Mind Your Business with OneDrive and Sharepoint

How OneDrive for Business can be your file share for SharePoint and Office 365.

Q&A: Why Patrick Chanezon Left Microsoft To Join Docker

As a director for enterprise platform evangelism at Microsoft, Patrick Chanezon played a key role in working with ecosystem partners on Docker integration until the container vendor's founder lured him away.

First Look: Hyper-V 2016 Second Preview

The second technical preview of Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 might not look much different than the first but it has some important new features.

Skype Means Business

Redmond's decades-long quest to become a force in universal communications begins its latest chapter with the integration of Lync and Skype.

Laplink Prepping New Windows 10 Migration Tools

Laplink's CEO this month described how Windows 10 migrations can be eased using the company's tools.

First Look: Power BI 2.0

Microsoft pushes the envelope on self-service business intelligence with the first major upgrade of Power BI, equipped with data access tools that extend the limits of Excel and traditional data sources.

Microsoft's Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Microsoft is building a stronger bridge between Windows Server and Microsoft Azure, but it'll also manage AWS, VMware and OpenStack infrastructure and services.

13 Steps To Move Files Off Windows Server 2003

Microsoft is set to end support for the aging server OS in July, but this migration process should ease the move.

The Universal Reach of Windows

Microsoft has a plan for unifying all your desktop, mobile and even sundry device applications onto a single target with the new Universal Windows Platform.

Virtual Desktops Come in New Flavors

Cloud and mobility provides wider desktop virtualization options. Citrix and VMware remain the leaders, but Microsoft and others gain ground.

Top 7 Features Coming to SQL Server 2016

SQL 2016 has a number of major enhancements which will help whether or not you are implementing on-prem, in Azure or in a hybrid model.

Scale the Datacenter with Windows Server SMB Direct

RDMA networking has enabled high-performance computing for years, but Windows Server 2012 R2 with SMB Direct is bringing it to the mainstream.

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