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How To Connect Azure AD to Office 365

Learn how to use Azure Active Directory with Microsoft Office 365 and understand the benefits of integrating them.

Architectural Considerations of Modernizing SharePoint Apps

Now that SharePoint is ripe for "app modernization," the next step is to decide which architecture is best to support enterprise requirements in terms of scalability and maintainability.

A Brave New World: Top Features Coming to SQL Server 2017

From Python to adaptive query optimization to the many cloud-focused changes (not to mention Linux!), Joey D'Antoni takes you through the major changes coming to SQL Server 2017.

Synchronize Directories with Azure AD Connect

Learn how to deploy Azure AD Connect, the best way to synchronize on-premises Active Directory instances with the cloud-based Azure AD.

Breaking Down the New SharePoint DLP Controls

Administrators can now set policies and controls that can be tracked for compliance with new data loss prevention tools in SharePoint Server 2016.

How To Say Goodbye to Passwords

Eliminating passwords by configuring settings and policies with Windows Hello or the picture-tracking option will create more secure authentication to devices and Active Directory.

IT Pros Subject to Vague Microsoft Support Policies

Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policies may pose problems for IT pros if a trend toward dropping support without notice should gain steam.

Nonprofit Under Attack: A Cyber Defense Case Study

Planned Parenthood has sustained an unrelenting onslaught of cyberattacks over the past two years, but the organization has a comprehensive blueprint to defend its infrastructure and safeguard sensitive information with a cloud-first, mobile-optimized makeover. Here’s a look at how an SMB nonprofit is coping with problems that would challenge the largest enterprise.

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.

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