Network Management


Microsoft Outlines Remote Tools Support for Nano Server

Microsoft provided an update this week on its Nano Server solution, as well as the tools needed to deploy and manage it.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

System Center Configuration Manager Getting More Service Optimized for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to make its next System Center Configuration Manager product more "service like" to keep pace with Windows 10.

How To Enable Shadow Copies in Windows File Server

While the feature does eat up quite a bit of disk space, it's definitely worth it for those with demanding end users.

Azure Active Directory PowerShell Preview Adds Multifactor Authentication and Mobile Management

Microsoft today announced two new Azure Active Directory PowerShell module capabilities available at the preview testing stage.

10 Tips for Securing Active Directory Environments

Managing accounts with a security-first approach will help to avoid costly incursions.

How To Classify Data in Windows Server 2012 R2

Create custom classification rules using this step-by-step guide.

Windows 10 Servicing Previewed in System Center 2016 Configuration Manager TP3 Update

Microsoft has issued an October update to its System Center 2016 Configuration Manager Technical Preview 3 (SCCM TP3) that adds a management capability specific to Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews

Microsoft this week rolled out new previews for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services.

Will Office 365 Groups Displace Team Sites?

While Microsoft has been a bit cryptic about the future role of Office 365 Groups, it will be up to enterprises and their needs to determine what is best for them.

Microsoft Releases Azure Roles Based Access Control Service

Microsoft announced the "general availability" of its Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) Azure service this week.

Microsoft Expands Azure Backup's Capabilities with 'Project Venus'

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure Backup service now can back up Hyper-V virtual machines, as well as more server workloads.

VMware Packages Containers for the Enterprise

The company that made server virtualization popular is now targeting DevOps with cloud-native containers built on vSphere.

Microsoft Enlists Unify Square for Skype Management

Microsoft turned to startup Unify Square when it needed help managing its Lync unified communications solution.

Active Directory Retooled for the Changing Workplace

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 introduces major changes to Active Directory including LDAP v3 authentication via AD FS and sign-on support using biometrics, OpenIDConnect and OAuth.

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