Network Management


Microsoft Swaps Out Service 'Branches' for 'Channels' with New Office 365 Update Lingo

Microsoft has changed the terminology it uses to describe Office 365 client updates.

Exploring Logon Scripts for Active Directory

In an Active Directory environment, you can create a logon script that can be applied to user accounts that automatically goes to work once a user logs in.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Nano Server Management Tools

Microsoft on Tuesday released a preview of tools for managing Nano Server, a Windows Server 2016 deployment option.

Microsoft Updates Windows 10 and Publishes Tracking Resources for IT Pros

Microsoft updated Windows 10 today and it also released a new update history page that likely will be of interest to IT pros.

Out-of-Band Java Security Patch Released for Windows

Oracle has released an emergency fix that looks to address an issue when installing Java on Windows.

First Look: Microsoft's Reliable File System Version 2

The Reliable File System (ReFS) v2 in Windows Server 2016 TP4 still isn't faster than NTFS -- not surprising at this stage of its development, though its block-cloning feature is highly optimized for virtualized workloads.

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub Services Now Available

Microsoft this week commercially released its Azure IoT Hub set of services, which facilitates Internet of Things operations for organizations.

Microsoft Previews Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft is promising greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 operating system settings and application-state data when using the Azure Active Directory (AD) service.

How To Use PowerShell's Desired State Configuration To Configure Nano Server

Because the forthcoming Microsoft Nano Server doesn't have a GUI, here's how to create configuration scripts with the built-in Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

Network Control in the Azure Cloud

A new Network Controller and the same software-defined networking (SDN) stack in the Microsoft Azure cloud are among the significant SDN capabilities coming to Windows Server 2016.

Windows 10 Hits 'Recommended Update' Status

Microsoft today switched Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," according to a report.

Centrify Adds Privilege Access Controls for Outsourced Environments

Plus: SteelHead Mobile Gets Windows 10 Support; 5nine beefs up security suite; Metalogix adds backup support for Exchange Online in its management tool.

Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Preview

Microsoft released its Azure Stack technical preview today, which promises to broaden organizational access to Microsoft's cloud services and tooling.

Microsoft Requiring Windows Support Notices for New Skylake PCs

Microsoft told its computer hardware partners this week that they'll have to provide a Windows support notice to buyers of Intel Skylake-based PCs.

Datacenter Trends To Watch in 2016

The growth of flash storage and tighter security precautions are just some of the trends that will continue this year.

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