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How To Back Up Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services

A guide to configuring the AWS Gateway to back up your Hyper-V VMs in the Amazon public cloud.

Backup to Azure: A Practical Choice for Enterprises

Implementing Microsoft's new StorSimple Virtual Array offers a more practical and affordable approach to using Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based target for backup and disaster recovery.

Big Backup Targets: Balancing Data Integrity and Security

The move to protect data in the cloud is rising incrementally, and while there are numerous services provider options, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are key choices.

Operations Management Suite Gives Admins a Deeper View

Office 365 is the latest component Microsoft is adding to its new OMS, which provides in-depth usage and monitoring reports.

My Strange Windows 10 Upgrade Odyssey

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends on July 29, so if you got the "all clear" signal, should you actually go through with a Windows 7 system upgrade?

How To Build a Better PowerShell Test-Connection Function with Proxy Commands

It's easier to modify an existing cmdlet to your needs than writing one from scratch.

Microsoft and Citrix Solidify Deep Friendship

Microsoft's most enduring partnership with Citrix is now more extensive than ever.

Microsoft's Configuration Manager Team Talks Service Models and Other Plans

Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) team has been fielding questions, and even providing answers about service models and roadmap plans.

Microsoft Is Mobilizing DevOps

How a focus on DevOps is helping Microsoft win the loyalty of incumbent dev shops as they move increasingly to mobile app development.

What's New in Windows Server 2016 TP5 Hyper-V

Better backups, checkpoints and security are highlights of the latest version.

Fighting for a Secure Digital Identity for All

Blockchain is poised to play dual roles that are much more significant than its cryptocurrency beginnings: disrupting conventional commerce, funds exchanges and payments, and establishing sovereign identity credentials at birth -- saving lives and undermining ID theft.

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.

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