Network Management


Microsoft Adds Guest Access to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft today added the ability to invite external guests into Microsoft Teams for organizations using Office 365 services.

First Look: Down to the Server Core

The Windows Server 2016 "Insider" preview Build 16237 of the fall update only supports Server Core deployments and a stripped-down Nano Server option with improvements to Hyper-V, RDMA for trusted guests and support for persistent memory.

Windows Server 2016 To Get 'Hyperconverged' Enhancements

Microsoft is promising to describe new details this month about hyperconverged infrastructure improvements that will be coming to the next major release of Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Kicks Off 'Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise' Test Program

Microsoft has created a "Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise" test network for Windows Insider participants.

How To Disable SMB 1.0

Despite Microsoft patching many of the security vulnerabilities, including the one that led to the WannaCry attack, it's a smart move to disable the protocol to avoid future security headaches.

Modern Collaboration with Chatbots

Chatbots are the new apps that have fueled the growth of Slack and are now the key focus in expanding Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

Microsoft Alters Azure Active Directory Refresh Token Settings

Microsoft has changed the default settings for Azure Active Directory refresh tokens, but just for new tenancies.

How To Shrink Hyper-V Virtual Machine Volumes

With the massive sizes of Hyper-V VMs, it might be a good idea to put a hard cap on how large they can grow to.

Chatbots at Work: Office 365's Latest Collaboration Effort

Will Microsoft Teams ride on the coattails of Office 365, or will compatibility among business-grade intelligent bots leave room for Slack, HipChat, Google Hangouts and even Facebook Messenger, among others?

Microsoft Previews 'Less Intimidating' Windows Debug Tool

Microsoft has issued a preview of a new Windows debug console that's described as being "less intimidating" and "a bit easier for beginners."

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Gets Preview Support for Resource Manager Virtual Networks

Microsoft today announced a public preview of new Azure Active Directory Domain Services support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

The Security and Financial Perils of Do-It-Yourself IT

Doing IT yourself might seem like a smart way to save money, but the risks aren't worth it.

My Predictions for Microsoft Ignite

Look for Azure, advanced AI and Microsoft's growing love for Linux to be focal points at this year's conference.

Microsoft Unified Support Replacing Premier Support Program

Microsoft has a new program to provide technical support to organizations called "Microsoft Unified Support."

Microsoft Suggests Slow Death Coming for PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft this week indicated that it might take some time before Windows PowerShell 2.0 will get removed, even though organizations should still be working to get rid of it as a potential security hazard.

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