Network Management


Growing Pains Persist in Microsoft's Quest for Enterprise Focus

Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft increasingly has been focusing on its enterprise software and services strengths.

Who's Watching the Watchers? It Better Be You

As the threat landscape gets more complicated, one possible solution seems obvious: Deploy more third-party security software. But what happens when those programs turn out to be part of the problem?

Microsoft Advises Change to Active Directory Federation Server

Organizations using Azure Active Directory with federation should make a configuration change to take advantage of newly added resilience improvements, Microsoft advised late last week.

Microsoft Adds Intune Troubleshooting Portal

The Microsoft Intune service, as managed using the Azure Portal, now has a new troubleshooting capability, Microsoft announced this month.

Microsoft Previews Managed Kubernetes on Azure plus Georeplication Service

Microsoft today announced previews of new services aimed at making Kubernetes on Azure easier to manage for developers and IT pros.

Microsoft Adds Migration Help for Older Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Microsoft issued a reminder today that IT pros should switch Azure Active Directory conditional access policies that were created using the "classic" Azure portal to policies supported by the new Azure Portal.

Windows Server Version 1709 Lacks Storage Spaces Direct

Windows Server version 1709, released earlier this week, doesn't include Microsoft's highly touted Storage Spaces Direct capability.

How To Create Alert Policies in Office 365

Create general or custom alerts when configuration changes have been made in Office 365.

Microsoft Releases First Update to New Service-Enabled Windows Server 2016

Microsoft on Tuesday released Windows Server version 1709, its first "semiannual channel" release for organizations wanting to get new operating system releases at a faster pace.

How To Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft today released the Windows 10 fall creators update, which is broadly available.

Intune Gets a Major Facelift

Admins should benefit from the recent integration of Intune with the Azure portal and support for conditional access, but should prepare to encounter some migration issues.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Arrives with IT Pro Perks

Microsoft's latest operating system update, released today, contains plenty for IT pros.

Windows 10 Update Rules Change Like a Game of Calvinball

The "Calvin & Hobbes" cartoon's imaginary game of making the rules up as you go is a near-perfect representation of what modern IT has become.

Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update' Bringing Console Improvements

Microsoft will be delivering major Windows and Linux Console changes with the arrival of the Windows 10 "fall creators update" next week.

Some WSUS Users Get Unbootable PCs After Microsoft Goof

Organizations using Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) tool to control Windows client updates may have ended up with dead PCs this week after a Microsoft release mistake.

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