Lync Server is a powerful communications platform, but there are several things you can do to further improve its performance.
Your guide to using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to configure your VMs and hosts.
The Microsoft unified communications platform is becoming more tightly integrated and has a more resilient architecture.
- By Alan Maddison
The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.
Developing applications for your SharePoint environment provides efficiency and productivity, but you do have to apply certain controls.
- By Steve Wright, Corey Erkes
You have many options for deploying a virtual infrastructure running Windows 7, depending on your needs and environment.
- By Jorge Orchilles
If you need to create and configure VMs on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process.
Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.
A step-by-step guide to help you deploy IIS and default Web sites using PowerShell in less than five minutes!
- By Jason Helmick
Beyond the flexibility and costs savings of cloud computing are certain tactical advantages like automated provisioning and encrypted storage. This quick primer by cloud security expert Vic Winkler will give you the pros and cons of each.
There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.
- By Kai Hwang, Jack Dongarra, Geoffrey Fox
Using virtual machines within the context of a cloud computing infrastructure poses some interesting security challenges. Here's what you need to be aware of before implementing any cloud project.
This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.
E-mail is an essential business communication tool, so ensuring high availability (HA) with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is important. Here's how.
- By Jaap Wesselius
The new Windows mobile platform, code-named "Mango," brings back some of the synchronization features important for enterprise use.
Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.
- By Chris Jackson
DoS and password brute-force attacks can be particularly nasty, but you can protect your network against these types of disruptions.
The Microsoft unified communications platform helps information workers stay connected across the hall or across the globe.
- By Joshua Hoffman
See how System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 will help you manage them just like other desktops and laptops via Group Policy and more.
Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.
- By Joshua Hoffman