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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.
Administrators can use health reporting capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to pinpoint missing patches or incomplete backups.
Take a look at what Exchange Native Data Protection does in Exchange 2013 to decide if it fits into your organization.
One small mistake in your Exchange security setup is all it takes to have a serious data breach happen, so lowering your risk is a must.
Admins don't have to sidestep the default settings for deleting logs, but if needed, these PowerShell cmdlets will get the job done.
You may have good reasons to want to control user access to Windows 8 apps. Here's how to disable Windows Store apps with Group Policy Objects.
Want to try a new OS sans commitment? Linux on USB sticks can be the first step to replacing Windows XP with an open source desktop such as Xubuntu.
Organizations moving from Windows XP should consider app compatibility, security and alternative OSes before conducting a migration to Windows 8.1.
Compare leading third-party private cloud management tools to pick the right one for your environment.
VMware continues its hybrid cloud push with the acquisition of Continuent, a provider of database replication and clustering.
As cloud application deployment numbers continue to rise, enterprise IT's need for cloud-based management tools grows. However, that demand may go unanswered.
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.
Basit Farooq provides two different methods for provisioning a SQL Server virtual machine on Windows Azure. He also explains the benefits of the Windows Azure virtual machine and how to migrate from on-premises to Windows Azure.
Basit Farooq provides a step-by-step explanation for using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to transfer data between SQL Server databases and Microsoft Excel worksheets.
This week, Cisco released new service provider mobility specialist certifications; Microsoft chose Tech Data to participate in its cloud reseller program; and more channel news.
Major changes are taking place in channel partners' sales and marketing operations. New CompTIA research shows partners intend to build out their resources and take charge of their branding.
The Windows 7 end-of-life date may not compel every customer to migrate operating systems --however, for those who do decide to migrate, the transition should run more smoothly than the XP migration.