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Active Directory tombstones can cause problems with data consistency. Domain controllers need to be backed up as often as tombstones, if not more.
There can be catastrophic consequences to rolling back to a previous Active Directory state. Software can help you avoid serious rollback missteps
Active Directory sync is a delicate game -- any change could throw things off. USNs and Invocation IDs can help keep track of Active Directory state.
When organizations combine infrastructures because of a merger or acquisition, Exchange admins have their work cut out for them. One task might be to merge Office 365 tenants.
If you don't know the basics of PowerShell yet, it's time to buckle down and learn how this language can ease Exchange management tasks.
When you're stumped on how to track email items following a central mailbox move, fix the dilemma by knowing what happens to items in mailboxes when they move to a PST file.
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds.
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.
Cloud costs can quickly skyrocket if the budget isn't kept in check. Cloud cost analysis tools, such as CloudCheckr and Cloudability, however, can help avoid that monthly sticker shock.
VMware's vRealize Suite enables companies to manage workloads from multiple public cloud providers, but concerns about deployment complexity have experts questioning its success.
Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it? When it comes to the cloud, enterprises are buying excess capacity at lower prices. David Linthicum discusses whether the extra cloud capacity is being maximized.
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.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.
Distributors have become increasingly more essential in helping vendors connect to new partners, build on partner skill sets, and care for smaller partner businesses, according to Cisco's VP of Americas distribution Andrew Sage.
Legislation and initiatives for open government have yielded greater expectations for data availability. With the FOIA market seeing new life, open records software companies are partnering up with e-discovery companies to help meet the demands.
In this channel news roundup, ThreatTrack's VP of global channels discusses the vendor's partnership with Global Convergence; Ingram Micro prepares for federal buying season; and more.