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Despite patches for several zero-day vulnerabilities, Windows Server admins get a light workload as Microsoft changes its servicing model.
Microsoft moving its older operating systems to a cumulative update model may help make its updates more reliable, but some administrators see the change causing more headaches.
Microsoft refined PowerShell Desired State Configuration in Windows Server 2016 to make server configurations less of a chore for administrators and developers.
Microsoft's Office 365 reporting tool gives administrators flexibility with how reports are generated and ways to monitor the consumption of the cloud platform.
Administrators can use default queries in Log Parser Studio or modify existing queries to analyze logs and troubleshooting Exchange issues.
Microsoft provides powerful management tools to assist companies that require a robust Office 365 retention policy.
A more affordable Workspace One bundle with less advanced management capabilities could appease IT pros who view workspace suites as too pricey.
After upgrading to Windows 10, an old version of the OS remains, taking up precious disk space. Admins should know how to remove it as well as other wasteful apps and files.
WIP helps IT separate business and personal data in Windows 10. Admins can prevent users from performing certain tasks such as copying and pasting data into unapproved apps.
Google is revamping its Cloud Storage services to woo users and challenge AWS with price cuts, lifecycle management and cold storage with quicker retrieval times than Amazon Glacier.
For many organizations, the public cloud is a way to cut costs -- but some apps may be costing you more in the cloud than you think. Find out which enterprise apps are better left on premises.
Google Cloud services have evolved significantly over the past year, with an eye toward the enterprise. But there's still room for improvement in 2017.
The big data movement has frozen out many data professionals who are versed in SQL. Microsoft's U-SQL programming language tries to get such folks back in the data querying game.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database compatibility problems disappeared in V12, clearing the path for a SQL database migration to the cloud. Here's how to make the move.
MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more.
At Dell EMC World, executive leaders from Virtustream, VMware and Pivotal described how the Dell EMC merger has impacted their companies; more channel news from the week.
Channel partners are working with customers on ransomware defense strategies and risk mitigation amid a rising tide of costly and disruptive infections.
At the Global Partner Summit, Dell EMC channel chief John Byrne showcased features of the new partner program and addressed concerns about Dell's deal protection practices.