Q&As


What Are the Upgrade Options for SharePoint Server Users?

Expert and consultant Vlad Catrinescu offers some thoughts for organizations contemplating impending SharePoint Server moves.

Denny Cherry's Top Tips for Indexing SQL Server Tables

A SQL Server expert gives his take on the absolute, No. 1, very worst thing IT pros can do when it comes to indexing.

SQL Server 2019's Big Data Clusters Explained

The biggest feature in the SQL Server 2019 preview launched at Ignite is SQL Server Big Data clusters. Travis Wright, Microsoft's principal program manager for SQL Server, explains exactly what this means for administrators.

Don Jones on Everything You're Doing Wrong in PowerShell

Thinking scripts instead of functions is just one of the many ways you're missing out on the true power of PowerShell.

What Organizations Should Consider When Planning an Office 365 Migration

Office 365 migrations can have marked effects on IT personnel and budgets, perhaps in unexpected ways. A Directions on Microsoft analyst described some steps to take.

Top Security Mistakes that IT Admins Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Microsoft MVP Orin Thomas lays out the most common security pitfalls IT administrators face, and how everything from the cloud to company management can make them worse.

Top Tips for Architecting Your Azure Workloads to 99.95 Percent Availability

From how virtual machines can impact your Azure IaaS and Paas uptimes to what to never do, top cloud architect Peter De Tender offers his best tips and tricks for reaching 99.95 percent uptime by optimizing your SLA.

How Microsoft Is Building Windows Server and Service Fabric To Address Developer Needs

Microsoft experts on Windows and Azure responded to a few questions post-Build about how the company has been simplifying the developer experience, from spinning up containers to tapping microservices.

Q&A: Microsoft's Battle Against the U.S. Government for Data Protection

Box CEO Aaron Levie weights in on Microsoft's current lawsuit against the Feds and what it means for the future of protecting customer cloud data.

Back to Basics with SharePoint 2016

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu gives us a thorough grounding on how to think about Microsoft's newest collaboration server.

SharePoint 2016 and the 'Hybrid' Future

MVP Matthew McDermott talks SharePoint, Office 365 and the evolving hybrid option for organizations.

Windows To Go Getting a Second Shot with Windows 10

Imation execs discuss Windows To Go portable desktops as enabled by Windows 10.

Microsoft Enlists Unify Square for Skype Management

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

Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute and Hybrid Network Vision

Expert James Staten explains why some organizations using cloud services may benefit from private Internet connections.

Q&A: Why Patrick Chanezon Left Microsoft To Join Docker

As a director for enterprise platform evangelism at Microsoft, Patrick Chanezon played a key role in working with ecosystem partners on Docker integration until the container vendor's founder lured him away.

Laplink Prepping New Windows 10 Migration Tools

Laplink's CEO this month described how Windows 10 migrations can be eased using the company's tools.

Q&A: SharePoint Cloud Migration Advice

EPC Group.net Founder and CEO Errin O'Connor shares tips for a smooth cloud experience with SharePoint.

Q&A: Looking at SharePoint in the Cloud

Acrowire President Ted Theodoropoulos gives expert advice for businesses choosing between on-premises and cloud SharePoint.

Q&A: RSA Chief Art Coviello on 10 Years of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing

In an interview with Redmond, Coviello recalls where Microsoft was a decade ago when it announced Trustworthy Computing and the progress it has made since.

Q&A: Mark Russinovich on 'Zero Day' and Beyond

The Microsoft technical fellow discusses his new novel about dangerous malware a security expert must eliminate.

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