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Admins may experience nostalgia with the latest round of MCSA certs because of previous MCSA certs and the comeback of electives.
Microsoft's most secure server is a sitting duck for attacks on most networks, and the reason why may surprise you.
Most IT admins use System Center to monitor Windows devices, but through scripting and management packs, it can also monitor and triage Linux servers.
When it comes to granular access control for Office 365, ADFS Client Access Policies may be the answer your organization needs.
Separately, Managed Availability's components offer little to no value. Together, they can help admins learn why certain steps were taken.
Once organizations have three important factors in place, admins have the power to complete Office 365 migrations with hybrid Exchange.
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility.
Software as a service may be one reason for choosing Office 365 over Office 2013, but licensing and update frequency are other considerations.
Switching from the Windows Explorer shell to a particular app can be useful for single-purpose devices, but users can still foil Windows kiosk mode.
Porting an existing application from on-premises to Microsoft Azure comes with challenges, but the hurdles aren't impossible to overcome.
Public cloud providers come with the risk of vendor lock-in, poor service and other issues that can derail your hybrid cloud. However, having a backup plan in place rids you of those provider problems.
Cloud networks require a lot of maintenance and monitoring. However, simply throwing money at the problem is not the answer for poor performance.
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.
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Oracle is pushing its partners toward the cloud, whether that means developing for the cloud, influencing customers to buy cloud-based applications or reselling or referring them.
This week, Ingram Micro and Tech Data revealed expansions of their distribution agreements with SoftLayer; Continuum launched Collaborate, a private forum for its MSP partners; and more news.
At Continuum's Navigate conference in Boston, managed service providers received advice on how to communicate with line-of-business managers and build relationships.