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2017 IT Marching Orders

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.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server's Future

Microsoft packed a number of major announcements, including SP1 improvements and Linux support, in this month's key note address by Scott Guthrie at their Connect() virtual event.

Understanding PowerShell Class Inheritance

Inheritance will save you a ton of time when creating similar classes by repurposing some of the work you've already done and cutting down on redundancy.

Microsoft Explains Windows Server 2016 Patching

Windows Server 2016 patching likely won't differ too much from the monthly cumulative update model laid out by Microsoft for other Windows products, but there are some nuances.

Microsoft's Massive Azure Extension into the Enterprise

Now that Windows Server 2016 is available, Microsoft says IT pros and developers can build and extend containerized workloads and applications to its network- and compute-enhanced Azure public cloud -- and vice versa.

Shield Hyper-V with Microsoft's Host Guardian Service

The new Windows Server 2016 is the most secure version of Microsoft's server OS with the introduction of the Host Guardian Service for Hyper-V Shielded VMs. Learn about this critical new feature and how to configure and implement it.

Q&A with Greg Shields: Top VMware vSphere Tips

Dive deep into the world of vSphere with noted virtualization expert Greg Shields.

Q&A: Syncing Office 365 with Azure Active Directory

Office and SharePoint Live presenters Dan Usher and Scott Hoag discuss how you can simplify your life with automation.

First Look: Azure Resource Manager

Deploy, manage or delete applications without having to deal with the individual components that make up the application.

Microsoft Makes the Case for Windows Server 2016

The company showcased the latest Windows Server improvements in security, cost savings and cloud-based app management.

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