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Don't get stuck with habits from a time when Microsoft released updates every few years. Admins need to build their proficiency in PowerShell and cloud products to remain relevant.
Microsoft said there were no critical vulnerabilities for Windows Server this month, but it issued patches for exploits that could be more damaging in the long run.
Before deploying a Hyper-V failover cluster, heed these design instructions to keep VM performance from lagging due to a faulty configuration.
Administrators can configure a remote domain to perform particular tasks, such as converting certain email formats and stopping users from forwarding messages to another domain.
Admins often deal with data residency requirements with separate tenants in geographic regions. A multi-geo feature looks to remove this complex setup for some Office 365 services.
If Exchange crashes and you lack valid backups, just stay cool. The eseutil tool can be powerful, but if used improperly, it can do more harm than good.
When migrating to Windows 10, IT must decide whether to perform an upgrade install or clean install. The benefits of one are the weaknesses of the other.
Organizations looking for increased work access should look at companion apps, which can integrate mobile flexibility with established desktop infrastructures.
Three IT experts talk about the potential of AI and machine learning in end-user computing, particularly discussing their concerns about data privacy and security.
For cloud networking, do you prefer higher performance or opt for the lowest possible cost? New Google cloud network tiers let enterprises make that call.
Disasters happen, but they don't have to bring business to a halt. With the right mix of tools and testing strategies, active-active failover in multi-cloud keeps things running.
The Big Four continue to lead the public IaaS market, but they aren't alone. Use this roundup of cloud vendors and their key strengths to find the one that's best for you.
Microsoft Connect(); 2017 saw the addition of MariaDB and Cassandra to the Azure cloud database lineup. Also discussed: A set of Spark-based analytics services called Azure Databricks.
Microsoft is at work on a delicate technology refresh affecting database tuning and architecture, as well as data integration and business intelligence.
Python and R are among the tools in the SQL Server machine learning toolkit. Native T-SQL scoring is also on the agenda, as uncovered at PASS Summit 2017.
While blockchain remains a nascent market in the channel, some channel companies, including Project Radium, are finding blockchain consulting opportunities in enterprise projects.
Managed IT services firms can help clients inject technology innovation into each area of business as they digitally transform, writes Paul Parisi, president of SaviorLabs.
Dell EMC continues to make moves in the midrange storage space, adding new products, enhancements and support for channel partners; other news from the week.