The Windows 8.1 "preview" beta release will expire next month, Microsoft noted this week.
The R2 version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 got released this week.
An update to Windows 8.1 could arrive this spring, while a wave of new Microsoft product releases could be planned for the spring of 2015.
Microsoft's decision to have SkyDrive's auto sync functions enabled as default and the lack of sync customization could lead to major headaches for IT.
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft announced a few details this week about its coming Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013.
The new "One Microsoft" reorganization aims to bring devices and services together in a way that will connect people across their work and home lives.
Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.
Microsoft released its free My Server 2012 R2 applications this month for Windows clients and Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft today warned of a problem with using the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.
Brien walks you through how to get Windows to correctly distinguish between a hard drive and a solid-state drive.
With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.
- By Greg Shields
Solid-state drives (SSDs) have become more viable for boosting enterprise application performance and now the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds improved SSD support.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.
Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.
Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.