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Microsoft answered admin requests for new features and fixed several bugs with its WMF 5.1 release, giving users a slew of advanced PowerShell cmdlets.
PowerShell jockeys can turn to the Pester unit testing framework to ensure the code they write is up to snuff.
The Microsoft SDN technology that comes in the Windows Server 2016's Datacenter edition features a range of basic to nuanced virtual control options.
Office 365 offers many benefits, but there are plenty of cons to consider before leaping to this cloud-based productivity suite that includes Exchange Online.
Not all organizations can go all-in on cloud. There are five reasons why a hybrid Office 365 arrangement makes sense for those companies.
Admins must keep a close eye on Exchange Server to ensure it runs at peak performance. If cost is an issue, there are a number of free and low-cost tool options.
Organizations can cling to past versions of Windows as long as they want. But, eventually, they will have to accept Windows 10, and they should learn how to prepare for the move.
Before making a move to Windows 10, IT admins need to know how licensing, hardware and management are different. They also must understand the benefits and drawbacks.
There are multiple ways to keep Windows 10 running smoothly, such as clearing the clutter of old files and applications. A more efficient OS will help bring IT peace of mind.
When it comes to cloud storage, going in blind will cause inefficiency and high costs. Familiar yourself with these key Google storage terms to determine where your data best fits.
Cloud computing has evolved quite a bit in the last few years, but it still has far to go. Technologies such as big data, containers and IoT will have a big part to play in the future.
Building cloud web services with microservices provides benefits, such as scalability, and allows enterprise apps to access new features and tools. Follow these steps for success.
Scaling out a database to meet the needs of a heavy processing workload can be a challenge. Here are details on the SQL Server scalability methods available to ease the process.
Flash storage adoption, cloud computing's growth, Linux's increased importance and broader big data integration are a few trends that stand to affect SQL Server users this year.
DATEADD and DATEDIFF SQL functions allow you to easily perform calculations, like adding a time interval from a datetime value. Here's how to use those functions for that and more.
Mid-sized solution provider Smartronix beat out competitors for a DoD cloud contract, citing its Dell Technologies partnerships as one of its advantages; more news from the week.
Cloud company will invest in a sales enablement and engineering practice as well as system and tool capabilities to improve channel partner engagement; other news of the week.
Channel partners working with Citrix believe the company's refocusing efforts are paying off, citing opportunities in VDI, HCI and SD-WAN technologies.