Network Management


Azure Active Directory Connect Health for Sync Tool Released

Microsoft today announced that its latest tool for checking Azure Active Directory synchronization issues is now "generally available."

Microsoft Adds Another Year to Windows Intel Skylake Support

Microsoft has extended its Windows 7/8.1 product support on Intel Skylake devices for an additional year.

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Mobile Management Using Azure Active Directory

Organizations awaiting the commercial release of Microsoft's emerging Windows 10 Mobile operating system will face lots of caveats when using Azure Active Directory (AD) for identity and access management.

How To Find Nested Active Directory Group Memberships in PowerShell

Find the actual number of users in a group by locating those that may be hard to find in a hidden subgroup.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Office 365 Reporting Portal

Microsoft described a new "reporting portal" that's rolling out as early as today for Office 365 subscribers.

Evaluating Microsoft's SQL Server on Linux Gamble

Plus: Will Microsoft's courtship of Oracle customers be successful?

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager 1602

Microsoft announced the release today of its System Center Configuration Manager 1602 update.

Microsoft Proposes Open Software Switch Spec for Datacenters

Microsoft unveiled its latest open source proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) yesterday, which aims to bring more flexibility to datacenter hardware switches.

Microsoft Courting Oracle Users with SQL Server 2016

Microsoft laid out the case for enterprises to ditch Oracle's database system for its own at this week's Data Driven conference in New York City.

Latest IE Patch Might Be To Blame for Windows 10 Upgrade Ads

Many domain-connected systems woke up on Wednesday with an icon to upgrade to Windows 10, which caught many IT admins off guard.

Skype for Business Cloud Connector and New Tools Coming This Year

Microsoft announced some Skype for Business additions this week, with availability targeted for this year.

A Tale of 2 Container Deployments

Microsoft's foray into containers will offer two deployment options -- Windows and Hyper-V. This is an exploration of both.

Microsoft Bringing SQL Server 2016 to Linux

Microsoft on Monday announced that its SQL Server 2016 database system will be coming to the Linux platform.

Next Major Windows 10 Updates Reportedly Coming June 2016 and Spring 2017

Microsoft's traditional fall and summer Windows 10 update release cycle, as seen last year, may not be the pattern for this year, according to reports.

Microsoft Planning Global Rollout of Office 365 Management Portal

Microsoft today announced a worldwide commercial rollout of its Office 365 Admin Center management console, which will start happening in a few weeks' time.

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