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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.
It's a challenge to limit downtime and speed up deployments in the data center. Configuration management tools can help IT maintain control.
Regular Windows Server vulnerability scans can close any gaps in IT's security perimeter, when paired with a regimented patching process
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.
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.
Windows 10 comes with some concerns, including activation issues and device driver failures. Learn how to resolve these problems and more.
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?
Initially, organizations adopted multicloud as part of their risk mitigation strategy. But today, it's about portability, flexibility and so much more.
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.
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.
EiQ Networks launches a managed security information and event management offering for channel partners' midmarket customers; more news from the week.