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Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
Microsoft dedicated its opening keynote to the benefits of Azure, but IT pros say the company's on-ramp to the cloud still needs some work.
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
Microsoft provides powerful management tools to assist companies that require a robust Office 365 retention policy.
Microsoft's enhanced Office 365 eDiscovery features will look familiar to administrators who have used case management features in on-premises Exchange Server.
Migrating to Office 365 can lift some stress off a busy IT department, but there are fiscal and technical considerations to contemplate before moving email to the cloud.
Despite the well-documented decline of the PC market, opportunities around 2-in-1s, niche markets and Windows 10 arise to keep businesses buying new computers.
The upcoming Windows Defender Application Guard feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Edge browser will help IT departments protect against malware from compromised websites.
When it comes to moving to Windows 10, admins should keep minimum hardware requirements, potential problems with Office and device drivers, and web app compatibility at the front of their minds.
Auto scaling services help admins identify underused resources and reduce public cloud costs. Learn how load balancing and tagging can maximize those benefits.
IT pros face a variety of options when it comes to managing OpenStack -- and those options vary, depending on whether they take a DIY or vendor-supported approach.
Oracle turns to bare metal and containers to craft an IaaS platform that's friendlier for enterprise scale-out, but is it compelling enough versus entrenched public cloud rivals?
MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more.
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.
Autotask made product unification a key thrust of its annual customer meeting, unveiling a new offering that expands its unified platform into automated file backup.
Dell said channel partners will play a critical role in selling two new mobile thin clients added this week to the vendor's arsenal of VDI technology; other channel news.
Tech Data's plan to acquire Avnet Technology Solutions for $2.6 billion would bring together both broadline and value-added specialty distribution models.