24 Apr 2013 Exchange ActiveSync monitoring a necessity for enterprise mobility (SearchExchange.com)
As organizations scale up mobile initiatives, ActiveSync monitoring is crucial to avoiding performance bottlenecks and overloading Exchange.
23 Apr 2013 News briefs: Microsoft heats up IaaS market, Google wants to go greener (SearchCloudProvider.com)
In this week's cloud news, Microsoft heats up competition in the IaaS market while Google petitions local utilities for more clean energy options.
22 Apr 2013 Five best practices for successful cloud backup (SearchCloudComputing.com)
Even though the cloud can help speed disaster recovery, you still need to do proper backup of your cloud data and applications.
Trusted platform module aids Windows mobile device security (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Keeping data safe in mobile devices is the Holy Grail for preventing corporate data loss.
19 Apr 2013 Microsoft reports strong quarterly results for all divisions (ComputerWeekly.com)
Microsoft reported profit of $6bn for the past quarter, up 17% from a year ago, despite a mixed response to Windows 8 and a decline in PC sales
17 Apr 2013 IT shops seeking IaaS consider Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (SearchWindowsServer.com)
IT shops in the midst of determining their cloud strategies see Microsoft’s Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as a viable IaaS alternative to AWS.
Microsoft pledges to match AWS prices with Azure services (ComputerWeekly.com)
Microsoft has made its new Windows Azure Infrastructure Services generally available and pledged to match Amazon Web Services prices
15 Apr 2013 Standardizing on Windows tablet PCs to simplify device management (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
The enterprise can learn a thing or two about managing mobile devices from the education industry's standardization on Windows-based tablet PCs.
11 Apr 2013 Windows 8 slammed after “worst ever” quarter for PC trade (MicroscopeUK.com)
IDC and Gartner are in agreement that the first three months of 2013 were an unparalleled disaster for the PC sector, and Microsoft may be partly to blame
With Windows XP security updates ending, enterprises must plan ahead (SearchSecurityAU.com)
With Windows XP security updates ending in 2014, organizations still running the venerable Microsoft OS should start making transition plans.
10 Apr 2013 Microsoft starts to push on MDM, cloud and BYOD (ComputerWeekly.com)
With Microsoft’s enterprise IT dominance under threat, the firm is pushing its products for mobile device management and cloud computing
Windows XP migration delayed even as Microsoft prepares to pull the plug on support (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft will end Windows XP support in 2014, but IT cites costs, app compatibility as reasons to delay migrating Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.
09 Apr 2013 Critical RDP, Internet Explorer fixes included in Patch Tuesday update (SearchWindowsServer.com)
April's Patch Tuesday update fixes 13 vulnerabilities in IE, Remote Desktop Protocol, SharePoint 2013, Active Directory and Windows Defender.
08 Apr 2013 Camwood survey adds to Windows XP migration worries (MicroscopeUK.com)
Research conducted by Camwood to mark one year before Microsoft powers down Windows XP for good has shown more concerning trends among customers
Microsoft advances Azure management, software-defined networking plans (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Windows Azure and software-defined networking were main points of conversation at Microsoft Management Summit 2013.
More IT shops consider Surface Pro, Windows tablet PCs (SearchConsumerization.com)
Windows-based tablet PCs are gaining slight traction as the enterprise deploys the devices for business applications.
Security updates likely to keep admins busy in April (ComputerWeekly.com)
Security updates from Microsoft, Oracle and PostGreSQL are likely to keep security administrators busy this month
Windows XP will expose businesses to cyber risk from April 2014 (ComputerWeekly.com)
Businesses that fail to update their OS from Windows XP are putting themselves at increased risk of cyber attack
05 Apr 2013 Is a subscription for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus too much change? (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
To guarantee its revenue stream, Microsoft must convince businesses that subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is worth the monthly cost.
03 Apr 2013 Exchange 2013 CU1 gives green light to coexistence, migrations (SearchExchange.com)
Customers are free to begin their 'coexistence journey' with Exchange 2013 CU1, but there's plenty they should understand before beginning that trek.
28 Mar 2013 Microsoft hints at Windows Blue agenda, speeds Windows updates (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, but is not forthcoming with details on the initiative's operating system updates.
27 Mar 2013 Windows 8 app updates streamline user experience across devices (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft's Windows 8 app updates are a step in the right direction, but may not provide enterprise users with the functionality they need.
25 Mar 2013 Windows 8 Companion Subscription License may lower BYOD costs (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft's Companion Subscription License with Windows 8 accommodates BYOD and may turn out to be more economical for some enterprises.
21 Mar 2013 Lack of enterprise Windows 8 app development tools complicates upgrades (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Companies considering a move to the latest Windows OS may have to delay upgrades due to a lack of enterprise Windows 8 app development tools.
19 Mar 2013 IT shops put off Windows XP migration to Windows 7, Windows 8 (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Enterprise IT needs to begin Windows XP migrations to Windows 7 because the product's lifecycle ends in 2014.
Microsoft plays up new Office collaboration tools to boost Windows 8 (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft encourages customers to buy Windows 8 for the collaboration tools in Office 2013, but many IT shops already use Web-based alternatives.
14 Mar 2013 Microsoft fixes Surface Pro tablet bugs with March Patch Tuesday release (SearchConsumerization.com)
Microsoft releases firmware update in its Patch Tuesday release for Surface Pro tablets, fixing Wi-Fi connectivity and other issues.
13 Mar 2013 March 2013 Patch Tuesday brings Internet Explorer 8, 'evil maid' fixes (SearchWindowsServer.com)
March's Patch Tuesday updates contain fixes for Internet Explorer 8 and a USB drive exploit. Plus, the company released non-security updates.
11 Mar 2013 Microsoft releases four critical security updates (ComputerWeekly.com)
Microsoft is to release four “critical” patches in its monthly Patch Tuesday security update, according to the advance notice
08 Mar 2013 Enterprise IT shops put off Windows 8 migrations (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Windows 8 migrations have stalled as IT shops grapple with decisions over hardware and software upgrade costs, Windows security issues and more.
28 Feb 2013 The greening of Windows Azure: Microsoft ready to take on AWS (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Microsoft's Windows Azure strategy -- integration with System Center 2012 and a low price -- make it a viable alternative to AWS for cloud computing.
27 Feb 2013 Microsoft continues subscription push with new Office 365 versions (SearchExchange.com)
Microsoft hopes its new Office 365 offerings will make a subscription-based model more enticing to customers.
19 Feb 2013 Follow-me data vendors to offer mobile Office suite integration (SearchConsumerization.com)
Storage and file-sync vendors Accellion, ShareFile and Box will add mobile Office suite features to their mobile apps by year's end.
14 Feb 2013 Apple iOS 6.1 Exchange 2010 bug hits transaction logs hard (SearchExchange.com)
A problem in the latest iPhone and iPad operating system generates an endless loop of transaction logs that can slow Exchange 2010 servers to a crawl.
13 Feb 2013 Exchange 2010 SP3 released, Exchange 2013 migrations still on hold (SearchExchange.com)
Despite being told that Exchange 2010 SP3 would allow for coexistence with Exchange 2013, administrators must still wait on planned migrations.
Microsoft patches vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Exchange (SearchWindowsServer.com)
In a busy February Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed another critical Oracle vulnerability in Exchange. Plus, Internet Explorer received fixes.
11 Feb 2013 New Exchange 2013 update service replaces rollups (SearchExchange.com)
Microsoft has changed how it delivers updates to customers in Exchange 2013. But is the new system really a change for the better?
08 Feb 2013 Microsoft Office 365 cloud data privacy rules explained (SearchExchange.com)
Microsoft complies with a number of standards to reassure Office 365 customers that it doesn’t look at their data; though they certainly could.
06 Feb 2013 Benefits of hosted email service stretch beyond cost savings (SearchExchange.com)
Migrating to a hosted email service can save money and provide flexibility for mobile productivity, bundled tools and less infrastructure maintenance.
Microsoft cloud computing: Windows Azure cloud data privacy explained (SearchWindowsServer.com)
01 Feb 2013 Surface yet to make a dent in tablet market (MicroscopeUK.com)
The arrival of Microsoft's Surface tablet did not impact its competition with the fourth quarter analysis of the market from IDC showing that Apple still dominates the form factor
28 Jan 2013 Upcoming Office licensing overhaul requires cloud subscription model (SearchExchange.com)
Microsoft is about to place all of its Office and Office 365 applications under one umbrella in an effort to push a single license, cloud-based subscription model.
25 Jan 2013 Profits dip at Microsoft despite Windows 8 launch (MicroscopeUK.com)
Microsoft has reported a profit drop despite the October launch of Windows 8 as it talks up its decision to enter the hardware market with the Surface tablet
23 Jan 2013 Dell to go private in bid to dump ailing PC business (ComputerWeekly.com)
Dell is set to reinvent itself as an IT services provider by exiting the PC business through a $22bn buyout by a private equity firm
21 Jan 2013 IT shops use tokenization for mobile data security, SaaS apps (SearchConsumerization.com)
Organizations have begun to use tokenization to enhance mobile data security and to safeguard data used by SaaS apps in the cloud.
16 Jan 2013 System Center 2012 SP1 hits general availability with monitoring tool (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Users of System Center now can manage Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 SP1. The service pack has virtualization enhancements and more.
14 Jan 2013 Microsoft Surface RT vs. Surface Pro: Only one is really Windows (SearchConsumerization.com)
The ARM-based Surface RT tablet has solicited yawns from consumers so far, but the Intel-based Surface Pro with Windows 8 may appeal to IT.
10 Jan 2013 Desktone gets jump on Citrix's Project Avalon with Windows as a Service (SearchVirtualDesktop.com)
IT pros dealing with the influx of consumer devices hope Desktone's Windows as a Service offering will alleviate the desktop management burden.
09 Jan 2013 Internet Explorer zero-day exploit overshadows light Patch Tuesday fixes (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Admins begin the new year with a light Patch Tuesday that includes two critical bulletins, but they'll also want to pay attention to an exploit in IE.
07 Jan 2013 Windows 8 adoption in enterprises hinges on UI acceptance, devices (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft Windows 8 hasn't been as beloved out of the gate as Windows 7 was for a number of reasons, including the touch-centric user interface.
04 Jan 2013 IT shops may skip Office 2013 upgrade in favor of Office in the cloud (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft will release Office 2013 within the next two months, but few customers will upgrade. Other may use cloud-based productivity suites instead.
21 Dec 2012 IBM SmartCloud Docs productivity suite to challenge Office 365, Google Docs (SearchConsumerization.com)
IBM's SmartCloud Docs productivity suite offers mobile employees a way to access documents and more from any device, anywhere.
20 Dec 2012 Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support on free Gmail (SearchExchange.com)
Google ditched Microsoft ActiveSync in favor of its own Google Sync based on open protocols.
17 Dec 2012 AWS undermines Azure with new PowerShell, Windows Server 2012 features (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Amazon Web Services adds Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell features to its public cloud in a bid to undercut Microsoft Azure.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft cut cloud storage prices again (SearchCloudStorage.com)
Amazon, Google and Microsoft keep cutting cloud storage prices to put data in the cloud to lure customers, but other associated costs remain the same.
Application migration to Windows 8 might require third-party tools (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Third-party Windows upgrade tools might be necessary for application migration to Windows 8.
System Center 2012 SP1 hits RTM, adds Windows 8 management support (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Microsoft released the System Center 2012 SP1 RTM, which lets IT deploy and manage Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, but it requires a clean install.
14 Dec 2012 Hasty deployments threaten SharePoint platform success (SearchContentManagement.com)
A new AIIM report finds that many organizations are deploying the SharePoint collaboration platform without taking enough time to think it through.
11 Dec 2012 Final Patch Tuesday of the year brings fixes to Windows, Office, IE (SearchWindowsServer.com)
As 2012 draws to a close, Microsoft has one last batch of patches for admins. This month, Windows Server 2012, Office and Internet Explorer get fixes.
Internet Explorer vulnerabilities fixed in December 2012 Patch Tuesday (SearchSecurity.com)
Microsoft released seven security bulletins, addressing flaws in Internet Explorer, Word and Windows kernel-mode drivers.
Q&A: Microsoft explains Windows 8 value in the enterprise (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft isn't saying where it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the company still claims that the new system is perfect for enterprise users.
SaaS tool helps IT pros detect public cloud outages ahead of providers (SearchCloudComputing.com)
Amazon and Azure users don't have to rely on their public cloud provider's outage notifications to diagnose problems, thanks to a new SaaS tool.
10 Dec 2012 Microsoft in the firing line over tax (MicroscopeUK.com)
Microsoft has become the latest name to join Starbucks and Google on the list of firms that are being accused of not paying the UK tax man quite what they should be
07 Dec 2012 Resistance is futile; IT must support Apple products (SearchConsumerization.com)
As more and more users bring Apple products such as Macs, iPhones and iPads to work, IT departments must learn how to best support these devices.
06 Dec 2012 Microsoft plays 'follow the leader,' cuts Azure cloud storage costs (SearchCloudComputing.com)
In a move to remain competitive, after Amazon and Google cut cloud storage rates, Microsoft follows suit, slashing Azure storage by 28%.
Patch Tuesday: Five critical bulletins, Exchange Server fix expected (SearchSecurityIN.com)
In addition to Exchange Server, updates fix flaws in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.
05 Dec 2012 Exchange Server 2013 hits general availability, but upgrades must wait (SearchExchange.com)
Exchange 2013 hit general availability this week, meaning admins can download it and start experimenting.
04 Dec 2012 Where is Azure in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 release? (SearchManufacturingERP.com)
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 launched in October without the promised Azure hosting. Will Azure be in Dynamics' future?
03 Dec 2012 Q&A: System Center 2012 SP1 to deliver key management features (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Systems management expert Don Retallack offers details of next year's Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.
30 Nov 2012 IT pros troubled by Microsoft's user CAL price increase (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft will increase the user CAL by 15%, leaving many IT pros upset, but with little choice to pay up.
28 Nov 2012 Windows 8 passes 40m licence sales mark (MicroscopeUK.com)
Licence sales of Windows 8 hit 40m in the first month since release making it more successful than Windows 7 if that sales momentum continues
27 Nov 2012 Hyper-V boost pushes Microsoft virtualisation closer to VMware (ComputerWeekly.com)
Microsoft has done a lot to boost its Hyper-V virtualisation software but the improvements do not justify switching from VMware, says Gartner
26 Nov 2012 IT plays waiting game with Windows 8 application support (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Windows 8 sales sputter as businesses wait for third-party software to be certified on Microsoft's new operating system.
20 Nov 2012 Users offer mixed reactions to SharePoint, Yammer integration plans (SearchContentManagement.com)
Microsoft's plan to integrate Yammer with SharePoint 2013 struck a chord with users at the annual SharePoint conference in Las Vegas.
19 Nov 2012 Windows 8 security features improve, but IT concerns remain (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft made several security improvements in Windows 8, such as adding the new Secure Boot feature. But vulnerabilities remain.
16 Nov 2012 Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 drops with 20 fixes, eye on Exchange 2013 (SearchExchange.com)
Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 will help IT pros preparing for the move to Exchange 2013, as well as shops that run Outlook in online mode.
15 Nov 2012 New mobile devices sweep the market in late 2012 (SearchConsumerization.com)
The fall of 2012 saw a new crop of mobile devices hitting the market—which means IT teams have new devices and operating systems to look out for.
Will quicker Office and Windows releases help or hurt IT? (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
As Microsoft tries to become as agile as Apple and Google, there's concern that fast-paced Windows releases won't work for enterprise customers.
With the release of Windows 8 comes a raft of new features and considerations. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly.
14 Nov 2012 Two Office 365 outages in five days serve as reminders of cloud 'chaos' (SearchExchange.com)
The second Office 365 outage in five days reminded customers of the potential pitfalls of moving email to the cloud.
Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 receive first patches (SearchWindowsServer.com)
Two months after general availability, Windows Server 2012 received its first Patch Tuesday fixes.
13 Nov 2012 Microsoft fixes critical issues in Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel (SearchSecurity.com)
Microsoft issued six bulletins in November's Patch Tuesday, including fixes in Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel and the .NET Framework.
Microsoft fixes critical issues in Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel (SearchSecurityAU.com)
Microsoft issued six bulletins in November's Patch Tuesday, including fixes in Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel and the .NET Framework.
12 Nov 2012 Office 2013 release date may come early, but does IT care? (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com)
Microsoft Office 2013 might be available earlier than expected, but organizations aren't exactly clamoring to buy the latest suite.
08 Nov 2012 Despite Windows 8 zero-day, vendors laud security of new Microsoft OS (SearchSecurity.com)
Despite a recent Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability, security experts say the new Microsoft platform is the most secure OS on the market.
November 2012 Patch Tuesday to include Windows 8 patch (SearchSecurityIN.com)
Microsoft's November 2012 Patch Tuesday release will include four critical bulletins to fix flaws in Windows 8 and other products.
Office iOS app due in spring, but with lots of gotchas (SearchConsumerization.com)
If you want to do anything of value with Microsoft Office for iOS (or Android), you'll need an Office 365 subscription. Cheaper alternatives abound.
07 Nov 2012 App-V 5.0, User Experience Virtualization hits with MDOP 2012 users (SearchVirtualDesktop.com)
The latest Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, but for IT pros, its virtualization features set it apart.
Microsoft MVPs offer Exchange 2013 preview, Office 365 predictions (SearchExchange.com)
From political pundits to NFL analysts, everyone has predictions. Microsoft MVPs offer theirs on Exchange 2013, Office 365 and messaging's future.
05 Nov 2012 Microsoft and Google eye unused UK spectrum (ComputerWeekly.com)
Microsoft and Google are in discussions with the UK government about unused sections of airwaves known as white space
02 Nov 2012 Microsoft Dynamics CRM software now includes Yammer and Skype (SearchCRM.com)
Microsoft added a new user interface and integrated Skype and Yammer in an update of its Dynamics CRM software.
30 Oct 2012 Admins have mixed feelings toward new virtual storage techniques (SearchServerVirtualization.com)
As new virtual storage techniques and hypervisors with improved storage capabilities hit the market, reaction among admins has been mixed.
Windows Storage Server 2012 adds enterprise-grade features (SearchStorage.com)
Microsoft added enterprise features to Windows Storage Server 2012, but experts say it's unlikely to result in enterprise demand for the OEM product.
29 Oct 2012 Q&A: Windows user group founder talks Windows Server 2012 features (SearchWindowsServer.com)
An independent IT expert goes over his favorite features in Windows Server 2012 and explains how they will make life easier for IT pros.