Network Management


Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft on Monday announced that the first release candidate for SQL Server 2017 is now available to the public.

Windows 10: Inside the Fall Creators Update

The upcoming release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the fourth in two years, could be the most significant to date, applying the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph across PCs and non-Windows devices.

New IBM Z Mainframe Promises 'Pervasive Encryption' for Cloud Era

The company is looking to take datacenter security into the future by making sure data is secure at every point.

Microsoft Pulls Extended Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit

A few licensing tidbits, and other Microsoft product changes, are showing up in obscure places.

Microsoft Transitioning Windows PowerShell 6.0 into PowerShell Core

Microsoft recently explained its Windows PowerShell roadmap plans, which will increasingly focus on PowerShell Core, going forward.

Microsoft Releases First Windows Server 2016 Build for 'Insider' Testers

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers.

Inside Microsoft's Blockchain as a Service

Since bringing blockchain tools and distributed ledgers to its Azure cloud, Microsoft's Ethereum-based framework has begun evolving rapidly with three core components either in preview or under development.

Quest On Demand Service Now Available To Ease Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Woes

Quest today rolled out the first three additions to its new cloud-based solutions for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

How To Stop an Imminent Reboot

Sometimes you just can't be interrupted by an update and reboot. Here's a simple solution to pause the task until later.

Windows AutoPilot Service Promises 'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Researchers Claim Petya Outbreak Was Disguised Wiper Attack

The June 27 Petya outbreak may have been instigated by "wiper" malware that was disguised as ransomware, and possibly it was unleashed by a state actor.

How To Prevent the Use of USB Media in Windows 10

Introducing an unknown USB device into a network can cause a host of security headaches. Take away the threat in Windows 10 in just a few short steps.

IT Pro Survey Showing Uptick in Windows 10 Migrations

A newly published industry survey found that IT pros are proceeding apace with Windows 10 migrations.

Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users

The Microsoft Forms service became available as a preview test release this month for commercial Office 365 users.

Outlook Gets the Best New Feature Ever

The integration of Cortana can help with keeping track of e-mails to follow up on.

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