In-Depth Features


Open but Not Equal: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 vNext for Linux

The Linux version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 v.Next is a viable option for customers who want to deploy the RDBMS on an open source platform, but the early previews lack some features of the core Windows version.

Breaking with Tradition: Microsoft's New Windows MDM Approach

While Windows 10 forces IT pros to adapt to a faster pace of change, its MDM enablement introduces new endpoint configuration and management approaches. Microsoft insists all you need is its Enterprise Mobility + Security service, but others beg to differ.

3 Roadworthy Windows 10 Laptops

We tested laptops from Dell, HP and Lenovo aimed at business travelers who require performance and reliability.

Prevent Data Leakage with Windows Information Protection

Windows Information Protection is among many new security features introduced in last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, bringing data loss prevention to the OS.

SharePoint Is Now Ripe for App Modernization

Now that Microsoft Azure has become a robust PaaS platform by offering a lot of additional services, using the provider-hosted add-in approach, not app transformation, is the way to go.

SharePoint Framework Embraces JavaScript

Building modern apps with the forthcoming new SharePoint Framework is tailored made for hybrid environments.

Deep Dive into Microsoft Teams

The newest member of the "universal toolkit" aims to help Office 365 span the generational divide from millennials to baby boomers.

Disaster Recovery and the Question of Balance

Because one size does not fit all, smart enterprises consider a litany of factors.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Monitor Preview

Based on an evaluation of the preview release, Microsoft's new Azure Monitor will give administrators analytics, troubleshooting data, metrics and logs.

2017 Marching Orders: IT Spending on the Rise

IT spending is expected to rise this year, but how those expenditures are allocated will continue to change with a good chance of surprises.

The New HP Windows Phone Means Business

The market for Microsoft's mobile platform continues to diminish, but HP is giving it another stab with the HP Elite x3 targeted for enterprise use.

IT Security Battle: Is Microsoft All You Need?

As Microsoft bakes more security features into Windows, officials are telling customers they don't need third-party endpoint protection tools.

Working with Variables in Sapien's PowerShell Studio

This tool makes it easy to create PowerShell GUIs quickly.

How To Set Up an Internal NuGet Repository in PowerShell

Here's a simple way for an organization to stay in control of an ever-growing library of resources.

SharePoint in Azure: Know Your Limits To Avoid a Cost Hangover

Azure efficiencies depend on initial sizing predictions, proper maintenance and architecture to avoid drinking more than you can handle.

Backup vs. Replication and Why You Need Both

Some see them as competing technologies. The reality is that they go together like peanut butter and jelly.

IT Skills Poised To Pay

Advances in mobility, cloud, Big Data, DevOps and digital delivery, plus the shift to more rapid release cycles of software and services, are enabling businesses to become more agile.

The Digital Transformation of IT

A new generation of technology is surfacing that will have a major impact on business, the workforce, and the skills demanded of IT professionals and developers.

Q&A with Matthew McDermott: Upgrading to SharePoint 2016

As companies grapple with the question of upgrading to SharePoint 2016, noted expert Matthew McDermott offers his thoughts.

Microsoft Offers Further Windows 10 Servicing Clarifications

The rather complicated Windows 10 updating process that Microsoft expects organizations to follow got some additional light this month.

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