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Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
Microsoft dedicated its opening keynote to the benefits of Azure, but IT pros say the company's on-ramp to the cloud still needs some work.
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
Microsoft provides powerful management tools to assist companies that require a robust Office 365 retention policy.
Microsoft's enhanced Office 365 eDiscovery features will look familiar to administrators who have used case management features in on-premises Exchange Server.
Migrating to Office 365 can lift some stress off a busy IT department, but there are fiscal and technical considerations to contemplate before moving email to the cloud.
Despite the well-documented decline of the PC market, opportunities around 2-in-1s, niche markets and Windows 10 arise to keep businesses buying new computers.
The upcoming Windows Defender Application Guard feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Edge browser will help IT departments protect against malware from compromised websites.
When it comes to moving to Windows 10, admins should keep minimum hardware requirements, potential problems with Office and device drivers, and web app compatibility at the front of their minds.
A number of Azure upgrades rolled out by Microsoft this week aim to fill gaps in the service and solidify the platform as the biggest competitor to Amazon Web Services.
Figuring out the OpenStack release or version running in your organization isn't as easy as it sounds. What are some quick tips to find that information?
Services like Azure Site Recovery can simplify the cloud backup and disaster recovery process, but smaller IT shops may want to opt for a SaaS-based alternative instead.
The big data movement has frozen out many data professionals who once were versed in SQL. Microsoft's U-SQL tries to get such folks back in the game.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database compatibility problems disappeared in V12, clearing the path for a SQL database migration to the cloud. Here's how to make the move.
MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more.
SUSE's new channel program offers rebates of up to 30% to partners who train and certify their sales and engineering personnel on the company's products; more news from the week.
This month's channel news quiz takes a look at a range of topics, including cybersecurity, cloud computing, distribution, partner conferences and the copier market.
In the past, IT service managers might have gotten away with storing important info in their brains; today, having solid MSP documentation is essential to growing your business.