IT Management


Microsoft's September Security Updates Include Zero-Day Fix

Microsoft's September security updates, released on Tuesday, included a fix for a zero-day local privilege escalation flaw that was disclosed with lots of drama last month.

Report: IT Departments Can Benefit from AI, But at High Cost

IT could use AI but can they afford it? That's the question a survey report attempts to answer.

Microsoft's MVP Program Evolves in Unexpected Ways

What exactly makes a Microsoft MVP? In the wake of recent developments around Microsoft's selection and renewal process, not even this longtime MVP knows for certain.

What Organizations Should Consider When Planning an Office 365 Migration

Office 365 migrations can have marked effects on IT personnel and budgets, perhaps in unexpected ways. A Directions on Microsoft analyst described some steps to take.

Top Security Mistakes that IT Admins Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Microsoft MVP Orin Thomas lays out the most common security pitfalls IT administrators face, and how everything from the cloud to company management can make them worse.

Office 365 Getting E-Mail and 'Critical' Trouble Ticket Support Improvements

Microsoft announced new trouble-ticketing support additions to the Office 365 Admin Center portal for IT pros, including one improvement specifically aimed at Microsoft Premier users.

Microsoft Offers Resources for Achieving GDPR Compliance in 2018

Microsoft and other service providers are suggesting that they have the means for organizations to become compliant with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

Assess Your IT Career Path Before It's Too Late

Companies of all sizes are jumping on the digital business transformation bandwagon.

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.

How IT Can Facilitate a DevOps Culture

A successful move to DevOps requires several key changes, according to Live! 360 conference keynoters Don Jones and Brian Randell.

SharePoint Server 2016: IT's Ultimate Swiss Army Knife?

Microsoft is focusing on compliance, file sharing, search, hybrid cloud and an improved UX with its next release. How many blades will prevail?

13 Steps To Move Files Off Windows Server 2003

Microsoft is set to end support for the aging server OS in July, but this migration process should ease the move.

Ditch Passwords in Windows 10 with Windows Hello

As passwords become more ineffective, Microsoft is betting Windows 10 will up the ante on security Windows Hello and Passport, which aim to bring biometric authentication to the mainstream.

10 Steps for Ensuring a Smooth Migration from Exchange Server to Office 365

Migrating from traditional on-premises e-mail to the growing Microsoft cloud can be easier with this game plan.

The Case for DIY User Training

Making some quick training videos for end users could save time, money and IT headaches.

If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

Windows Server 2003's Critical Deadline Is Fast Approaching

In less than five months, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows Server 2003, meaning millions of systems could pose security risks and fail to meet compliance requirements. Are you ready?

Windows IT's Marching Orders

Network upgrades, improving security, adding new servers, Office 365 migration and Windows PC refreshes are among your top priorities, according to our latest reader survey.

Microsoft Overhauls Desktop Infrastructure Cert

The improved and replaced cert, now available, is called MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps.

Skilling Up the IT Team

While your IT staff may be technically proficient, that's not the only skills to consider for a winning team.

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