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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.
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.
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.
More in-depth capabilities for managing the Windows 10 lifecycle are coming to the new unified endpoint management feature in VMware's workspace suite.
There are several things that could cause the active window to lose focus in Windows 10, but check device drivers first.
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.
Open source code can bring flexibility and agility to a cloud environment. But are there any quick ways to make sure it's secure?
Microservices can bring a number of benefits to a hybrid or multicloud deployment, but they can also introduce new challenges around networking, security and more.
VMware debuted cloud capabilities this week, which make it easier to control a multicloud environment.
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.
As state CIOs modernize their approach to IT procurement, channel partners may discover unprecedented bidding opportunities.
This month's channel news quiz focuses on market research developments, regulatory compliance, automation trends, cloud computing and channel partnering strategy.
Adaptiva revamped its partner program to meet forecasts for a flood of Windows 10 deployments in large enterprises; other news from the week.