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Planning to test a System Center technical preview? Check the release notes before investing too much time.
The price of your System Center license is due to change when Microsoft implements a per-core pricing model with the release of System Center 2016.
An Adobe zero-day update received top billing as Microsoft released its April Patch Tuesday fixes.
Microsoft's Exchange team released its recommendations for the preferred architecture for Exchange 2013 and 2016. Here are some terms Exchange architects should know.
With multiple options available from Microsoft for personal and corporate document storage and sharing, it's easy to get confused about which to use and when.
When email databases fail, important messages are lost and other issues arise. Database availability groups can help prevent these problems.
Windows 10 is already second in OS market share, behind only Windows 7. See where other OSes stack up and find out how to make the leap from Windows XP to Windows 10.
Managing an eclectic collection of devices is challenging, but IT administrators just need to establish policies and find a mobile device management tool to help enforce them.
Desktop administrators need to know that the rules of endpoint management have changed: It's not all about PCs anymore.
Cloud admins use Azure Resource Manager to track apps and resources in Microsoft's public cloud. What are some tips for getting started with the tool?
By offering lower costs, higher performance and reduced data loss, hybrid cloud helps some organizations optimize their tiered storage systems.
A microservice architecture can accelerate application development and deployment. Use these tips to find out if your business can benefit from the technology.
With recent improvements in solid-state drive technology, it's time to consider SSD devices for SQL Server storage uses. SSDs can address I/O performance problems, but wear is a worry.
Microsoft put aside its rocky relationship with open source and will release SQL Server on Linux in mid-2017. This won't be a simple process, but it could net Microsoft new customers.
SQL Server 2014 includes the buffer pool extension feature, which can speed up query performance. Ashish Mehta explains the benefits of the feature and how to enable and disable it.
Partners may pursue a number of business model transitions over the course of their business lives, including resell to services, services to managed services and MSP to cloud.
Before leaping into IT compliance services, MSPs must make sure they're following best practices. Some mistakes could potentially cost them their businesses.
A report by Intermedia revealed slow uptake of cloud-based email in the midmarket -- and an untapped opportunity for partners; more IT channel news from the week.