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The Cloud, On-Premises or Hybrid: How Do You SharePoint?

The key factors for deciding whether to use Microsoft's content management system online through the cloud, on-premises using your own hardware, or managed via an IaaS provider.

Azure Delivers with Remote Server Management Tools

How to configure and administer Windows Server 2016, including the Nano configuration, with Microsoft's forthcoming Azure-based Remote Server Management Tools option.

Docker's Close Integration with Windows Server

Windows Server 2016 TP4 and TP5 now support Docker containers. Learn what this means for the future of IT system and application architectures and how to set up and manage a host using Windows PowerShell.

The Yammer Challenge

Four years after acquiring Yammer, Microsoft is still working on integrating it with Office 365. Amid a competitive market of rivals, will it become the default enterprise social network?

SSRS Steps up in the Shadow of Power BI

Power BI has quickly given Microsoft supremacy in analytics and real-time reporting, but it's only available as an online cloud service. Seeking parity, a revamped on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 will deliver rich features, such as a new UI, delivery of KPIs and HTML5-based reporting, but integration with Power BI for now is only a statement of direction.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Stack

Here's what to expect when you install the first technical preview.

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter

The software for enterprises and hosting providers to build private and hybrid clouds based on the same technology that runs the Microsoft Azure public cloud service is in preview for testers to evaluate. Some say it could bring major changes to the datacenter.

Inside Look: Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

The first major update of Windows 10 will make better use of digital ink, add intelligence and extensibility to Cortana, extend Hello biometric authentication in the Edge browser, and run the Linux Bash Shell from Ubuntu, among numerous other features coming this summer.

Handling Serious SharePoint Workflow in a Post InfoPath Era

The release of SharePoint 2016 means those wedded to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer may need new tools for building or extending workflows into their applications but even this firm's preferred software has limitations.

Say Hello to Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft's new Passport for Work helps enroll Windows 10 devices using the new Windows Hello biometric authentication to Active Directory.

SharePoint Hybrid Search Requirements

Tapping hybrid SharePoint capabilities involves making some configuration changes and meeting certain software requirements, according to an expert.

Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows Server 2012

Many of the tried-and-true shortcut commands still work in the latest version of Windows Server and Windows 10. However, there's a few new additions that you might not know about.

Q&A: Microsoft's Battle Against the U.S. Government for Data Protection

Box CEO Aaron Levie weights in on Microsoft's current lawsuit against the Feds and what it means for the future of protecting customer cloud data.

How To Get Started with Deduplication in Window Server 2012

Reduce duplicate data and free up space quickly with this Windows Server feature.

How To Manage Active Directory Groups in Bulk

There's a slow way and a fast way to get this task done. Always go with the fast way.

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.

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