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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.

Critics Skeptical of the Latest Microsoft Biometric Push

Does Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric login system avoid the security pitfalls that plague traditional passwords?

Ditch Passwords in Windows 10 with Windows Hello

As passwords become more ineffective, Microsoft is betting Windows 10 will up the ante on security Windows Hello and Passport, which aim to bring biometric authentication to the mainstream.

First Look: Docker Machine Preview

The new Docker Machine preview lets you build Docker VM hosts on various compatible OS hosts, hypervisors and clouds.

Automate Using Windows PowerShell

New capabilities make automating IT processes easier and worthwhile.

vSphere vs. Hyper-V: Hypervisors Battle for the Enterprise

VMware has rolled out its first major new hypervisor platform in three years and introduces some features not yet in Hyper-V.

Inside Microsoft's Embrace of Container-Fueled Automation

The introduction of containers to Windows Server, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure tied with Windows PowerShell automation paves the Microsoft path to DevOps and support for cross-platform modern apps.

Q&A: Father of PowerShell on Future of DevOps, Automation and Container Support

Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of the popular Microsoft scripting engine, forecasts where PowerShell is going and outlines containers' role in automation.

10 Steps for Ensuring a Smooth Migration from Exchange Server to Office 365

Migrating from traditional on-premises e-mail to the growing Microsoft cloud can be easier with this game plan.

If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

Enterprises Are Losing the Security Breach Battle

As the proliferation of breaches continues to put more user data into the wrong hands, the causes are often insufficient IT security and lax policies.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Migrating from SharePoint to Office 365

Proper planning and avoiding these common pitfalls will make your SharePoint migration go much more smoothly.

First Look: Hyper-V Server Technical Preview

Here are some inital thoughts at the first test build of the upgraded Microsoft hypervisor server shows improved migration, upgraded Hyper-V Manager and new VM versions.

Migrating Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domains

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 requires organizations to decommission existing Global Catalogs and domain controllers to conform with Active Directory schema in newer versions of the server OS.

Windows Server 2003's Critical Deadline Is Fast Approaching

In less than five months, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows Server 2003, meaning millions of systems could pose security risks and fail to meet compliance requirements. Are you ready?

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