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Hyper-V underwent a number of changes in the latest iteration of Windows Server to make it a worthy hypervisor contender; take a closer look here.
If your organization is looking to have a private cloud with some of the benefits of a public cloud, Windows Azure Pack is an option that can give you the best of both worlds.
Azure File Service eliminates the need to set up Windows Server virtual machines on the Azure cloud.
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds.
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.
Public cloud has plenty of benefits, but it can be difficult to manage. Monitoring tools can ease the burden on cloud admins and keep your cloud under watch.
Controlling mission-critical application costs starts with knowing the expenses. With app resource requirements subject to change, knowing the numbers for monthly expenses can prevent budgeting bugaboos.
'It's not you, it's me' doesn't apply to breakups with cloud providers. Regulations and better opportunities can cause the split, but knowing how to ensure the well-being of mission-critical workloads in a migration is key.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.