The Resilient 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.
- By Paul Ferrill
Microsoft this week commercially released its Azure IoT Hub set of services, which facilitates Internet of Things operations for organizations.
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.
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.
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.
- By Michael Otey
Microsoft today switched Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," according to a report.
Microsoft released its Azure Stack technical preview today, which promises to broaden organizational access to Microsoft's cloud services and tooling.
Plus: SteelHead Mobile Gets Windows 10 Support; 5nine beefs up security suite; Metalogix adds backup support for Exchange Online in its management tool.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.
The growth of flash storage and tighter security precautions are just some of the trends that will continue this year.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft announced today that it plans to release the first technical preview of its Azure Stack solutions on Friday.
Aging technology, coupled with a growing number of sophisticated attacks have organizations feeling like they're at a disadvantage when it comes to network security, according to a recent Cisco report.
Bypassing the Azure Portal and going straight to PowerShell will provide you with more options for managing Microsoft's cloud.
- By Adam Bertram
Microsoft has published a light software tool for IT pros that lets them compare Group Policy Objects.
Being able to call up specific variables is key in narrowing down a large data set.