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Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs.
For organizations that are pushing more workloads into the cloud, building an Azure Automation runbook is one way to help maintain control on the cloud environment.
Newer versions of Windows Server use an .admx template that has changed from a proprietary format to give administrators more flexibility with user and computer management.
Administrators who are familiar with PowerShell can use their skills to extract user mailbox information for Exchange Online reports.
There is no shortage of Exchange Server logs at the administrator's disposal. There are a number of tools available to analyze the data and help avoid future issues.
Exchange data is still available for users working in Outlook offline or Outlook on the web, but administrators may want to lock down certain settings.
Browser malware can make it impossible to access websites you might need for work. Luckily, there's a simple way IT and end users can get rid of pesky scam pages.
There are four common execution policies IT administrators can choose from to secure PowerShell against malicious attacks. Figure out which one is right for you to secure your OS.
Bringing PC and mobile device management under the same umbrella is clutch for IT today. Shops can get that done by picking the right client management tools.
Hybrid cloud adoption is growing, but there's still confusion in the market about what it takes to truly go "hybrid." It's time to separate the hype from the facts.
The last of the Google database services still in testing are now generally available, as the cloud provider looks to flesh out its big data tools and meet enterprise demands.
While enterprises want to be prepared in the cloud, they shouldn't have to pay for unused resources. Use these tips to right-size your cloud instances and avoid overprovisioning.
Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard.
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly.
SQL Server licensing is always complicated, and licensing for SQL Server 2016 adds new wrinkles. Expert Michael Otey provides guidance on licensing for different editions and situations.
CAST Software Inc.'s partner program seeks ties to technology vendors and service providers in the application portfolio management and enterprise architecture markets.
The owner of managed services provider Praxis Data Systems shared insight into the financial vertical at the ASCII Group Success Summit in New Jersey; more news from the week.
Pulseway has joined a number of upstarts in the remote monitoring and management software market, aiming its new tool specifically at managed service providers.