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Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs.
For organizations that are pushing more workloads into the cloud, building an Azure Automation runbook is one way to help maintain control on the cloud environment.
Newer versions of Windows Server use an .admx template that has changed from a proprietary format to give administrators more flexibility with user and computer management.
Administrators who are familiar with PowerShell can use their skills to extract user mailbox information for Exchange Online reports.
There is no shortage of Exchange Server logs at the administrator's disposal. There are a number of tools available to analyze the data and help avoid future issues.
Exchange data is still available for users working in Outlook offline or Outlook on the web, but administrators may want to lock down certain settings.
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
Making room on your SSD, checking running processes in Task Manager and using Performance Monitor are all ways you can improve Windows 10 performance.
Browser malware can make it impossible to access websites you might need for work. Luckily, there's a simple way IT and end users can get rid of pesky scam pages.
Serverless computing offers a way to more easily deploy and manage complex enterprise apps. Learn how options from AWS and Azure differ in terms of pricing, triggers and containers.
Hybrid cloud adoption is growing, but there's still confusion in the market about what it takes to truly go "hybrid." It's time to separate the hype from the facts.
The last of the Google database services still in testing are now generally available, as the cloud provider looks to flesh out its big data tools and meet enterprise demands.
Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard.
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly.
SQL Server licensing is always complicated, and licensing for SQL Server 2016 adds new wrinkles. Expert Michael Otey provides guidance on licensing for different editions and situations.
CAST Software Inc.'s partner program seeks ties to technology vendors and service providers in the application portfolio management and enterprise architecture markets.
The owner of managed services provider Praxis Data Systems shared insight into the financial vertical at the ASCII Group Success Summit in New Jersey; more news from the week.
Pulseway has joined a number of upstarts in the remote monitoring and management software market, aiming its new tool specifically at managed service providers.