SharePoint Server 2016 will be a very cloud-inspired product when commercially released next year.
Microsoft is building a stronger bridge between Windows Server and Microsoft Azure, but it'll also manage AWS, VMware and OpenStack infrastructure and services.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft is set to end support for the aging server OS in July, but this migration process should ease the move.
- By John O'Neill Sr.
Microsoft changed course and has extended support for Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 for another seven years.
Organizations faced with Windows Server 2003 upgrade issues and considering Microsoft's Custom Support Agreements (CSAs) to tide them over got some independent guidance this month.
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Plus, Microsoft turns on HTTP Strict Transport Security for Internet Explorer 11.
Cloud and mobility provides wider desktop virtualization options. Citrix and VMware remain the leaders, but Microsoft and others gain ground.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft's PowerShell team is now contributing to the development efforts of the open source OpenSSH community.
RDMA networking has enabled high-performance computing for years, but Windows Server 2012 R2 with SMB Direct is bringing it to the mainstream.
Microsoft reportedly is planning to increase the cost of its user Client Access Licenses for premises-based server deployments by 13 percent, starting on August 1.
While the process to get up and running may not be the most intuitive, its worth the effort to take advantage of Microsoft's IPAM.
Within the last two years, Microsoft has gone from laggard to innovator in the enterprise social space but with SharePoint and the Office 365 platform, the company must keep its eyes focused on productivity and demonstrate real business value if it wants to maintain leadership in the enterprise.
- By Christian Buckley
A new version of the Adaptiva systems management software aims to simplify the way IT pros issue patches via Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
- By Jeffrey Schwartz, Kurt Mackie
This month's security update also includes "critical" bulletins for Windows, Office and .NET Framework.