In-Depth Features

First Look: Azure Resource Manager

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

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.

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.

Q&A: Why You're Writing Your PowerShell Functions Wrong!

Don Jones, TechMentor presenter and cochair, discusses some of his observations on how people are using PowerShell, and how they could do a better job.

Q&A: PowerShell for Office 365

A Microsoft SharePoint MVP shares his insights on what PowerShell can do for you with Office 365.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Linux Inside

Harness Bash and PowerShell for DevOps everywhere you work with the new Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Manage Group Projects with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft has added a planning application for Office 365 business and enterprise subscriptions that's useful for managing group projects and tasks.

Dissecting Windows 10 Security

New features such as the Antimalware Scan Interface, Virtualization-Based Security and threat analytics are making Windows much more difficult to exploit, but hackers and researchers demonstrate it's still not impossible.

Added IT Flexibility with System Center Operations Manager 2016

The forthcoming release of System Center Operations Manager 2016 will provide administrators with scheduled maintenance, improved support for management packs, alert tuning and support for the new Windows Server Nano configuration option.

Containers vs. Virtual Machines

The release of Windows Server 2016 will bring a new option of building apps based on micro-services that run in Docker and other standard containers. Does that portend the end of the VM?

Can Skype and Office 365 Replace Traditional Enterprise Phone Systems?

Skype for Business Server and the new Cloud PBX option in Office 365 are gradually becoming viable alternatives to traditional telephone systems, but many key features are still under development.

Restacking Azure Stack

Microsoft's decision to deliver the first iteration of Azure Stack only to engineered systems from Dell, HPE and Lenovo surprised some customers and partners, but the company believes it will ensure a more consistent and reliable experience.

Skype for Business: Assembly Required

The on-premises and cloud editions of Skype for Business Server and the Cloud PBX are promising and less-expensive alternatives to traditional phone systems, but come in a complex array of options and require integration.

Azure Pack: Hyper-Converged

The HPE HC 250 puts the Microsoft cloud platform system in a box with Windows Server, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack portal.

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.

3 Key Components To Building a Positive SharePoint Experience

Knowing what and when to collect user information is critical

Microsoft Enters Uncharted Waters with LinkedIn Acquisition

Microsoft is pursuing a new path with its $26.2 billion surprise deal to acquire LinkedIn. Many believe it's the catalyst Microsoft needs for growth, but skeptics question whether it'll work.

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.

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