The new year is bringing all sorts of end-of-support deadlines for IT pros working with Microsoft's business software.
For better or worse, the next 10 years will bring more intelligent devices to more areas of our daily lives. From the proliferation of AI to what that means for user privacy, here are Brien's tech predictions for 2020 and beyond.
For its first Patch Tuesday release of the year, Microsoft included a patch for a vulnerability affecting the latest versions of Windows that was discovered and reported to Microsoft by the U.S. National Security Agency.
Microsoft on Thursday announced a corporatewide carbon reduction effort that aims to make the company "carbon negative" by 2030.
The Free Software Foundation this week announced that it has established a petition demanding that Microsoft release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software.
If you're juggling multiple remote connections daily, this is the utility for you. Brien walks through the steps to use mRemoteNG, from installation to deployment.
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled plans to deliver an extension that will change the default search engine to Bing in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers.
Microsoft on Wednesday disclosed that some of its customer support case information was exposed last month due to misconfigured security settings in an Azure-hosted database.
Don't cut corners when it comes to protecting Office 365 data, Brien warns.
Security solutions provider Trend Micro has published results (PDF) from running an industrial control system (ICS) "honeypot."
Ransomware affects databases in very specific ways. Joey describes the mechanics of a SQL Server ransomware attack, what DBAs can do to protect their systems, and what security measures they should be advocating for.
Microsoft's preferred interface for Windows Server is Windows Admin Center, but can it really replace Hyper-V Manager for managing virtual machines? Brien compares the two management tools.
Microsoft this week published additional help resources for organizations stuck on Windows Server 2008, which fell out of support on Jan. 14.
One of the biggest security risks in any organization happens when a user walks away from their PC without logging out. Microsoft has the solution (and it's not a password-protected screensaver).
Microsoft on Wednesday announced the first release of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser at the "stable" commercial-release stage.
Microsoft released its January security updates with a partial assist from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
It's the end of an era, as Windows 7 fell out of support on Jan. 14, 2020.
Even the most innocuous PC user might not want this Windows 10 feature tracking everything they do across PCs and Microsoft accounts. Here's how to keep your Windows 10 history locked down.
The two companies are joining forces to provide datacenter storage that can handle the increasing demands of modern networks.
Microsoft's hardware partners outdid themselves at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, bending (sometimes literally) the rules of the traditional Windows PC as we know it. Here are some of the standouts.
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