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Microsoft Azure Backup, which automatically sends encrypted backups to the cloud, is easy to set up. But is it cost-effective for large enterprises?
A lot has happened this year. Windows Server 2003 support ended and Windows Server 2016 was announced. Here are some must-read tips for 2015.
Windows Update for Business gives Windows 10 users more control over OS security, with System Center integration and distribution rings.
Exchange was running low on space, and Outlook asked if I wanted to archive my email messages. What will happen if I do that?
Choosing the right RAID level for your Exchange 2013 setup can prevent disk failures and improve overall storage performance.
Once you've configured Exchange and installed a free load balancer, you'll need to configure the load balancer and Exchange virtual services.
Microsoft integrated Cortana in its Windows 10 operating system. It's capable of carrying out complex search requests and it can help enterprise users navigate their desktops.
The Windows 10 multiple desktop features gives workers the feel of using multiple monitors on the same screen, which can increase productivity for users that keep many windows open at once.
Microsoft's universal apps can change to fit the device they're run on, but there are some screen resolution problems users may have to contend with.
Enterprises building an OpenStack private cloud often rely on a managed service provider for implementation. But sometimes, a single provider won't do.
HP has one more Cloud Foundry PaaS offering following an acquisition that may help the company get into more hybrid cloud projects.
Enterprises are interested in OpenStack, but can't find enough IT pros with open source cloud expertise. Rackspace and Intel hope to change that.
DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes.
Microsoft opened the preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a petabyte-scale, distributed columnar data warehouse service with massively parallel processing.
SQL Server 2014 provides two features that let database administrators easily encrypt database backups. An expert provides two demos that show you how.
Channel partners find revenue -- and a fair bit of complexity -- at the intersection of big data and traditional data warehouse systems.
Following its buyout of Soonr, Autotask plans to deeply integrate file sync and share into its business management platform; plus, more IT channel news from the week.
Partners interested in hyper-converged systems need to evaluate different sales approaches, technology options, potential use cases and related services.