Windows Servers


First Look: Microsoft's Resilient File System Version 2

The Resilient File System (ReFS) v2 in Windows Server 2016 TP4 still isn't faster than NTFS -- not surprising at this stage of its development, though its block-cloning feature is highly optimized for virtualized workloads.

Companies Favoring SharePoint Server Over Office 365 Use

An industry study found that that most organizations used SharePoint Server on premises in 2015, rather than the SharePoint Online service.

How To Use PowerShell's Desired State Configuration To Configure Nano Server

Because the forthcoming Microsoft Nano Server doesn't have a GUI, here's how to create configuration scripts with the built-in Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

Will SaaS Kill the SharePoint Server Team?

Why SharePoint professionals need to embrace SharePoint's new API model of development and deployment.

Microsoft Team Unveils SharePoint Search Diagnostic Tool

Microsoft's premier field engineers for search have produced a new tool to help organizations troubleshoot SharePoint Server search issues.

Microsoft Publishes Windows Azure Pack Roadmap

Microsoft published a white paper this week describing its roadmap plans for Windows Azure Pack.

SharePoint Server 2016 Bringing Perks for IT Pros

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu outlined some of the benefits and hardware requirements of the upcoming SharePoint Server release.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Microsoft today released SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC), along with an RC of Project Server 2016.

Is Office 365 Overshadowing SharePoint?

While Microsoft has been talking up Office 365 much more than SharePoint, both services have integral roles in the company's cloud strategy.

January Security Patch Can Break SharePoint 2013

A January security update from Microsoft apparently is adversely affecting some SharePoint Server 2013 deployments.

2016 IT Marching Orders

A list of top priorities for IT in the new year, including Windows 10 migrations, ID and access management, encryption, office politics, and DevOps.

SharePoint 2016 and the New 'Hybrid Search' Capability

Microsoft's new "Cloud Search Service Application" technology, timed for the release of SharePoint Server 2016, promises to bring a greatly improved SharePoint search experience for organizations.

Microsoft's New Security Approach

Microsoft is shifting to an operational focus and creating a security graph to help address the alarming new threat landscape and the rise of cloud computing.

2016 Predictions: Microsoft Will Make Fewer but Bigger Bets

While Microsoft may not be quite as busy this year as they were in 2015, the impact of its moves should still make it a memorable year.

How To Expand Your Virtual Machine's Storage Capacity

While the process is somewhat similar when expanding physical capacity, there are a few differences to be aware of.

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