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Administrators can avoid unnecessary risks and potential performance issues by removing unneeded and outdated objects from Active Directory.
Changes to Microsoft's MCSD and MCSE certifications will push IT pros to take elective exams annually -- instead of recertifying every few years.
Despite patches for several zero-day vulnerabilities, Windows Server admins get a light workload as Microsoft changes its servicing model.
The SANS Institute's 20 critical security controls all apply to Exchange Server, and many IT organizations are falling behind on many of them.
With some help from PowerShell, IT administrators can see how many Office 365 licenses are available and dispense them to users quickly.
Microsoft's Office 365 reporting tool gives administrators flexibility with how reports are generated and ways to monitor the consumption of the cloud platform.
Windows PCs continue to outpace Macs in business. Cost, application options and Apple's desktop and laptop strategy are all issues.
Now that Microsoft BitLocker includes Direct Memory Access, Azure Active Directory and other new features, IT admins should consider it as an option for full-disk encryption.
A legacy VPN client or driver problem can cause Wi-Fi connectivity issues after a Windows 10 upgrade. Don't let it happen to you.
Azure constantly changes to meet new IT demands, so management tools have to keep up. ARM replaces the classic Azure management portal, but be smart about moving your resources.
New serverless options, such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, help enterprises distance themselves from traditional server management to obtain more flexibility and cost efficiency.
IBM appears to be on the right track with its cloud computing plans, but bumps in the road remain, especially when it comes to targeting line-of-business users.
The big data movement has frozen out many data professionals who are versed in SQL. Microsoft's U-SQL programming language tries to get such folks back in the data querying 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.
Merger and acquisition activity is heating up across a spectrum of partner companies, from business process outsourcing providers to systems integrators; more news from the week.
This month's channel news quiz covers developments in partner programs, cloud computing, technologies affecting the channel and service provider business strategy.
At Dell EMC World, executive leaders from Virtustream, VMware and Pivotal described how the Dell-EMC merger has affected their companies; more channel news from the week.