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Getting started with PowerShell or just need a quick refresher? This tip lists the most common PowerShell commands, with details on when to use them.
Microsoft's switch to rollup patching makes it imperative for administrators to streamline the update process for Windows Server systems.
Administrators will create numerous IIS web servers during their IT careers. With Desired State Configuration, admins can automate this task with cleaner results.
Before moving from on-premises Exchange to Office 365, admins can set up a pilot to see if bandwidth, connectivity or incompatibilities will hinder success.
Exchange's automated maintenance routines only go so far. Administrators need a repertoire of troubleshooting tools and techniques to unclog problems and get messages moving.
On-premises Exchange Server and Office 365 can make a great team -- if admins pay attention to certain features and adjust management practices accordingly.
Datacastle CEO Ron Faith points out what some businesses are doing wrong when it comes to handling data, and what they should do differently to track and back up endpoints.
Dean Hager, CEO of Apple device management vendor Jamf, discusses the pros and cons of his company's iOS- and macOS-focused approach to enterprise mobility.
Windows 10 combines the old and the new with security. Lock down a good grade in this quiz covering Windows security, including how to use two-factor authentication.
OpenStack is the only show in town when it comes to open source stack options. While it's popular and can partner with major vendors, it likely requires significant automation.
Admins can pause, suspend, shelve or stop a compute instance in OpenStack. But what are the key differences between each option?
Public cloud providers increasingly offer GPU-based cloud services for compute-heavy applications, but organizations need the right skill sets -- and budget -- to deploy them.
Containerized apps are everywhere, but you can also run databases in containers. Follow these commands to customize SQL Server images in Docker containers.
So far, data has been left out of the DevOps discussion. But DevOps for databases could grow if tools like Redgate's bundle embedded in Visual Studio 2017 carry through on their promises.
Analytics helps improve business operations, and SQL Server 2016 users can master it -- in real time, using operational data in a transactional database.
Throughout the MSPWorld 2017 conference, speakers looked to drive home the message that MSPs must focus on security issues and protect customer data.
Cloud solution providers will see a revised pricing framework and a new three-tier partner program from IndependenceIT, a cloud management platform company; other news from the week.
IT security services seems a promising growth market for channel partner firms, but they may need to look to larger enterprises as their key demographic.