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Administrators will create numerous IIS web servers during their IT careers. With Desired State Configuration, admins can automate this task with cleaner results.
With Windows Server's updates to Group Policy settings and templates comes a danger for administrators: users flooding the help desk with tickets.
After Microsoft skipped February Patch Tuesday, it released 17 updates in March, including a long-awaited patch for a zero-day Server Message Block vulnerability.
Exchange's automated maintenance routines only go so far. Administrators need a repertoire of troubleshooting tools and techniques to unclog problems and get messages moving.
On-premises Exchange Server and Office 365 can make a great team -- if admins pay attention to certain features and adjust management practices accordingly.
Some IT administrators are concerned they are not essential in the Office 365 era, but admins can prove valuable to their organization if they evolve with the times.
There are many new features to keep track of with Windows 10. In the latest version, Microsoft introduced shared PC mode to give multiple users desktop access.
Ideally, businesses can take a unified endpoint management approach to managing their mobile devices and PCs with one platform. AirWatch 9.1 moves closer to that goal.
User environment management tools help IT deliver a consistent user experience across PCs and applications. And they're not just for virtual desktops.
Public cloud customers have a range of storage options but still battle with complexity. IBM's Flex service is intended to ease that issue and get a leg up on the market.
The multicloud model presents unique configuration management challenges. When choosing a tool, enterprises should compare cloud native and third-party options carefully.
Cloud machine learning is still a talking point in IT circles as vendors try to make it more palatable to mainstream enterprises.
So far, data has been left out of the DevOps discussion. But DevOps for databases could grow if tools like Redgate's bundle embedded in Visual Studio 2017 carry through on their promises.
Analytics helps improve business operations, and SQL Server 2016 users can master it -- in real time, using operational data in a transactional database.
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in IT, and Microsoft has made strides to synchronize SQL Server with machine learning tools for use in analyzing operational data pipelines.
IT security services seems a promising growth market for channel partner firms, but they may need to look to larger enterprises as their key demographic.
Channel partners can capture a slice of the growing IoT managed services market if they can overcome the steep learning curve.
Ingram Micro introduced new resources for pursuing security opportunities within vertical market segments; other channel news from the week.