Network Management


Windows Management Framework 5.1 Now Available

Microsoft announced the commercial release of Windows Management Framework 5.1 this week, which delivers the latest PowerShell 5.0 improvements.

Windows 10 Version 1507 To Lose Support in March

Microsoft issued two Windows 10 announcements today for IT pros tasked with updating and deploying the operating system.

Preparing Your Active Directory for Office 365

Microsoft's free tool lets IT keep an eye on the overall health of an on-premises Active Directory environment through Office 365.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Network Conditional Access Protection

Microsoft will issue a preview of a new conditional access capability for organizations using SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, starting on Friday.

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.

Windows Update for Business Could Thwart Client Management Controls

Microsoft recently explained some nuances about its Windows 10 update services that could be frustrating for IT pros.

IT Policy in the Crosshairs

The next 12 months should prove to be interesting and somewhat unpredictable as a new U.S. administration tackles cybersecurity and tech issues.

Microsoft Replacing Old Security Bulletins Portal Next Month

Microsoft's venerable "Security Bulletins" portal, which lists monthly software patch releases, will get replaced next month as Microsoft goes live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal.

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.

Posey's Tech Predictions for 2017

From the growth of home AI to Microsoft's stepped up approach to battling ransomware, here's where technology and IT might be headed in the next 12 months.

Microsoft Issues Best Practices Guide for Office 365 ProPlus Deployments

Microsoft has published a "Preferred Practices for Office 365 ProPlus Deployment" guide for IT pros.

Microsoft Taps Azure To Elevate Windows Advanced Threat Protection

Traditional antivirus software can't meet the threats aimed at enterprise networks and that's the mindset Microsoft took with the creation of Windows Defender ATP.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 Management Capabilities with December Update

Microsoft shed a bit of light on its new Office 365 management improvements late last month.

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