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Test environments in the data center can be restrictive and slow progress. Here's how to use Azure DevTest Labs to free up the development pipeline.
Azure Stack will be ready in September. But given the product's complexity, early customers might think about working with a service provider.
Active Directory OUs maintain order in an IT organization. But if you're not careful, an errant keystroke can topple everything.
A move to Office 365 lets IT concentrate less on technology idiosyncrasies and more on business needs. Here are some new tasks to take on, but watch out for a few challenges, too.
Businesses have more data than ever before, and Office 365 stores that information in more than email messages. Make sure that data retention is in compliance with regulations.
Security practices that work on premises won't translate to the cloud. Office 365 admins need to use the platform's protection features to stop advanced attacks.
The PC market decline has encouraged vendors to innovate in order to survive. With this and several other factors, the decline is set to see a marked slowdown.
IT pros must be able to mold Windows 10 into the OS their organization needs. To do so, they need to first learn to install Windows 10 on a technician machine.
Cached credentials make users' lives easier, but they can be a security issue in Windows if a device falls into the wrong hands. IT can manage them on a large scale with PowerShell.
Public cloud providers have a limited lineup of storage services, which makes optimization a challenge. Use these tips to boost performance and ensure your workloads run smoothly.
Bringing new application types and integration points into the enterprise, cloud can complicate user identity management. So, how can you be sure your data is secure?
Because of their familiarity with the scripting language, some Windows shops use PowerShell alongside Azure Functions. Here are some tips, and caveats, to note before you start.
You can create SQL Server databases manually, but knowing how to do a scripted database setup is valuable. Here are the steps involved in executing a create database script.
SQL Server 2017 adds support for Linux and a variety of other new features that could justify upgrades to the revamped database platform, even coming so soon after the 2016 release.
SQL Server for Linux has gained added features on its way to general availability as part of the almost-ready SQL Server 2017. Meanwhile, its Windows-based brother is upping its high availability quotient.
Here are three tips for channel companies looking to help financial services and insurance clients adopt gamification as part of their overarching digital business strategies.
Citrix is pursing cloud, analytics and hyper-converged infrastructure as the virtualization and networking company continues its transition under new leadership.
Is artificial intelligence the next big channel opportunity? The hype around AI is definitely increasingly, but experts aren't yet sure where partners will fit into the market.