Network Management

A Quicker Way To Create Hyper-V Inventory Reports

If you need to generate Hyper-V inventory reports but don't want the hassle of writing your own custom PowerShell script, here is a shortcut.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Active Directory Roles and Bulk Management Capability

Microsoft this week announced a couple of noteworthy previews of new capabilities for IT pros using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

The Data Breach Game: The 9 Worst IT Security Practices

How many of these data security offenses is your organization guilty of, and how can you correct them? Play the Data Breach Game and find out.

Patch Management for Hyper-V Replica Hosts

Here's how you can use Hyper-V's replica infrastructure to minimize disruptions caused by the patch management process.

How Console Gaming Paved the Way for Desktop-as-a-Service

The earliest gaming consoles provided a tidy solution to the problem of PC hardware compatibility. Now, Brien argues, DaaS is doing the same thing.

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Updated Tools for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Arriving Soon

Microsoft recently announced a bunch of tooling updates for organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions.

Microsoft Previews Azure Private Link for Service Connections

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Azure Private Link, an option for keeping Azure service connections off the public Internet.

Server Capacity Planning: How To Choose Between Current and Future Memory Needs

How much server memory is enough, and for how long? Brien works through the math as part of his ongoing hardware refresh.

Microsoft Software Assurance To Offer FastTrack Instead of Deployment Planning Services

Microsoft this month described benefits changes coming next year to its Software Assurance program for organizations, with a shift more toward its FastTrack program for training.

Microsoft Extends Exchange Server 2010 End Date to October 2020

Microsoft on Monday announced it had extended Exchange Server 2010's end-of-support date by about 10 months.

Microsoft Urges LDAP Workaround Fix for Windows Systems

Microsoft updated an August security advisory this week to urge organizations using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol in supported Windows systems to implement some configuration changes manually.

Taking a Fresh Look at Office 365 Flow

Microsoft has evolved Flow into a very capable workflow automation platform. The catch is that if you want to use Flow to its fullest potential, you'll need to pay a little extra.

Microsoft Extends Azure ExpressRoute Service with Satellite Partners

Microsoft is working with satellite partner companies to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations with operations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Addresses 85 Vulnerabilities in September Security Release

Microsoft released security patches for multiple vulnerabilities in Windows and various applications in its September "update Tuesday" release.

Desktop Analytics To Replace Windows Analytics Early Next Year

Microsoft announced on Friday that its Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will be retiring on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place.

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