Windows Servers

Microsoft Explains Group Policy Changes Caused by June Security Patch

Microsoft's Directory Services team has now published a more thorough explanation about how a June security patch, MS16-072, will change Group Policy functionality for organizations.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint iOS Mobile App

Microsoft today released its SharePoint mobile application for Apple iOS devices.

How To Interpret the Results of a Best Practices Analyzer Scan

With the scan conducting more than 70 tests, the results could be a bit difficult to follow.

Microsoft Improves File Discovery in SharePoint 2016

With new features built into the latest release, along with tighter integration with Office 365 and OneDrive, it's easier than ever to discover, collaborate and share documents in SharePoint.

Microsoft June Patch Breaks Group Policy Settings for Some Orgs

One of Microsoft's 17 patch Tuesday security releases issued this month has caused problems with Group Policy Object settings for some organizations that applied it.

The Cloud, On-Premises or Hybrid: How Do You SharePoint?

The key factors for deciding whether to use Microsoft's content management system online through the cloud, on-premises using your own hardware, or managed via an IaaS provider.

SharePoint Online Modern Document Libraries Arriving This Month

Microsoft is starting to deliver its "modern document libraries" user experience improvements in SharePoint Online to its Office 365 commercial subscribers, which is happening as early as this month.

Azure Delivers with Remote Server Management Tools

How to configure and administer Windows Server 2016, including the Nano configuration, with Microsoft's forthcoming Azure-based Remote Server Management Tools option.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Convenience Rollups Choking on Some VMware VMs

Microsoft's "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 aren't playing well with some VMware virtual machines (VMs), the two companies warned this week.

Docker's Close Integration with Windows Server

Windows Server 2016 TP4 and TP5 now support Docker containers. Learn what this means for the future of IT system and application architectures and how to set up and manage a host using Windows PowerShell.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Hits General Availability 

Microsoft's latest database platform arrived on schedule on Wednesday.

Office 365 Updates Adding Some SharePoint Enhancements This Month

Office 365 updates will be arriving to Microsoft's business subscribers this month.

Microsoft Issues Windows 7 SP1 'Convenience Rollups'

Microsoft today announced the availability of so-called "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

SSRS Steps up in the Shadow of Power BI

Power BI has quickly given Microsoft supremacy in analytics and real-time reporting, but it's only available as an online cloud service. Seeking parity, a revamped on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 will deliver rich features, such as a new UI, delivery of KPIs and HTML5-based reporting, but integration with Power BI for now is only a statement of direction.

Microsoft's Shielded VMs Designed To Add Security Against Rogue Admins

Microsoft this week talked more about its Shielded Virtual Machines datacenter security technology.

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