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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.

SharePoint 2016 and the New 'Hybrid Search' Capability

Microsoft's new "Cloud Search Service Application" technology, timed for the release of SharePoint Server 2016, promises to bring a greatly improved SharePoint search experience for organizations.

Microsoft's New Security Approach

Microsoft is shifting to an operational focus and creating a security graph to help address the alarming new threat landscape and the rise of cloud computing.

Dell's Historic and Risky EMC Catch

By reeling in EMC for $67 billion, Dell is attempting the largest IT acquisition ever. The deal has huge potential, but is fraught with risk and uncertainty.

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.

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