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A business with a broken Active Directory can crumple without this key piece of infrastructure. Learn how to plan an Active Directory backup and restoration.
Microsoft has tried to quell concerns administrators may have when upgrading failover clusters to Windows Server 2016 by smoothing out difficulties in the process.
Storage Spaces Direct is Microsoft's enhanced software-defined storage feature in Windows Server 2016 to make highly available server storage clusters.
Is there a way to gain access to multiple users' calendars from the Exchange Management Console in Exchange 2010?
Upgrading to AD Connect comes with the decision to deploy an Express or Custom installation. Before planning the sync, consider what you need from your new deployment.
Microsoft intends to implement a cloud first strategy in which new features debut in the cloud yet on-premises deployments remain important. Has it succeeded?
Until mid-2016, eligible Windows 8 customers can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, but it's important to keep hardware requirements and app function in mind before making the jump.
You don't always need users' passwords to fix problems with Windows desktops. If the computer is domain-joined, you can use any account.
Microsoft keeps a spreadsheet of all the Group Policy settings for the Windows OS, and you can filter it to see which ones are new in Windows 10.
Despite lingering concerns around compliance and lock-in, IT pros are deploying cloud storage services for a range of applications and use cases.
To succeed in the age of cloud, IT operations teams need to change how they think about application deployment and IT resource planning.
Hoping to challenge the cloud status quo, new vendors are making moves in IaaS and SaaS. Here are five cloud startups that piqued analyst interest in 2015.
With PolyBase, when you use SQL Server 2016 as your data source, you have easy access to Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage data from whatever environment you're working in.
DBCC CHECKDB, a long-awaited feature for SQL Server Analysis Services, provides the ability to perform database consistency checks against tabular and multidimensional databases.
Microsoft announced that it had enabled an auditing feature for the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new feature has many benefits, but storing audit logs won't be free.
Value-added resellers and managed service providers expressed cautious optimism regarding their prospects in 2016, sentiments that reflect an uptick in business.
Small and medium-sized businesses can benefit from digital transformation. Managed service providers can facilitate business intelligence technology adoption to make that happen.
Channel partners in the e-commerce space are optimizing and testing shopping sites for what one market watcher predicts will be a $95 billion-plus sales season.