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Microsoft patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in the year's largest Patch Tuesday update, but it delayed an Exchange update.
System Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can trigger alerts via email. Here's how to enable them.
System Health features provide critical alerts and warnings for errors in event logs, backup, services not running and more.
A test lab isn't any good unless you know what to include. This checklist gives you the basics any admin should know to set up a test environment.
Seemingly perfect patches can cripple Exchange setups in production, but test labs can help you catch problems before they occur.
We're running mailbox servers in Windows Server 2008 R2 and don't want to use Windows Server Backup. What third-party options are available?
Tools such as Synaptic Package Manager provide a GUI for installing and maintaining the many Linux programs suitable for enterprise use.
Tools are now available to IT for a remote wipe of user-owned laptops. But set clear BYOD security policies and inform users.
Dell Software is investing in the cloud, and IT pros weigh in on KACE as a service-based systems management offering.
As attacks on IT systems with sensitive data continue, cloud security becomes a top concern. And users won't find the best security practices on a clearance rack.
OpenStack leads the pack of open source cloud options and many service providers flocked to support it. What are OpenStack's advantages beyond its open source nature?
Just as Microsoft Azure gains traction against major competitors including Amazon Web Services, users today reported a worldwide outage that brought down businesses for hours.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
Robert Sheldon explains the business continuity features added to SQL Azure, including automatic backup, self-service restore, manual copy, and export and geo-replication. These features are meant to keep the data available, even when the system fails.
Solution providers have numerous paths to cloud, but what's the most logical route to getting there? Experts offer advice for making a transition with minimal disruptions to your current business model.
When making 2015 travel plans, refer to this list of channel events -- including conferences hosted by IT vendors, distributors, industry organizations and vendors that cater exclusively to VARs and MSPs.
The introduction of Business Edition 6000S, the Cisco TelePresence IX5000 series and Project Squared offers Cisco partners opportunities to grow their collaboration practices.