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Migrating to Service Center 2016 requires a good deal of preparation and work. Are the features in Orchestration and Service Management Automation better in Service Center 2016?
Scripts to automate workflows and other procedures can be a boon to the IT staff, but there may be situations where it makes sense to adjust the PowerShell execution policy.
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason.
Admins may be eager to put Exchange Server 2016 into production after installation, but they should check off several tasks to ensure the messaging platform is stable.
Email remains a vital tool for businesses large and small. And more than ever before, there are options for how to provide it.
Staying with Exchange Server is a valid choice. But there are other email options that deserve consideration.
With the end of support for IE prior to version 11 and the rise of Microsoft Edge, the time is now for admins and users to learn about the Windows 10 browser landscape.
As with any OS, security in Windows 10 is crucial. IT must emphasize third-party software patching, malware protection and more to create truly resilient Windows 10 devices.
There is so much to keep in mind with Windows 10 security it's easy to overlook the essentials. Get back to basics and remember to keep an eye on updates, encryption and users.
Microsoft's Azure container strategy could take hybrid computing to an entirely new level and help launch both technologies into more mainstream waters.
As containers, open source and hybrid cloud move into the mainstream, tools to manage those technologies are in high demand. New companies have surfaced to respond to those needs.
Hybrid cloud management software may still be an emerging market, but there are some vendors and tools that buyers should consider for monitoring, cost accounting and other tasks.
SQL Server on Linux may just be the start. After making PowerShell open source, Microsoft can build Linux versions of any of its server technologies. And it has reason to do so.
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.
Channel partners said Amazon's new Chime unified communications offering has the potential to disrupt the market, but may need additional features to boost its competitive stance.
Ziften and Teramind unveiled channel-related security product and marketing developments at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco; other news from the week.
The task of pulling structured data from the highly unstructured web is getting easier thanks to machine learning and the emergence of custom and commercial extraction tools.