By Lafe LowFor years, we’ve all heard the mantra, “Do more with less.” No one has the budget for a massive rip-and-replace type of upgrade anymore. You’ve got to make the most of what you already have available. When making a move to virtualization—and, more specifically, to Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0—you can do so with commodity or existing hardware.
Cloud Computing: Cloud mergers and acquisitionsBy Jonathan S. Marashlian, and Allison D. RuleThere can be sales taxes and government fees associated with the mergers and acquisitions of cloud computing services.
Windows 8: Go mobile with Windows 8By Billy AndersMany of the improvements made to Windows 8 are designed to streamline and help you manage mobile connectivity.
SharePoint 2010: Grow your SharePoint farmBy Steve Wright, and Corey ErkesSharePoint includes a number of tools and management interfaces for configuring and managing your SharePoint farm.
Virtualization: Run Hyper-V on commodity hardwareBy Brien M. PoseyYou don’t need high-end hardware to run Hyper-V. When properly configured, you can run Hyper-V on mere mortal machines.
Virtualization: The benefits of VDIBy Jorge OrchillesUsing virtual desktop infrastructure can give you a degree of flexibility and ease of management using limited resources.
IIS: Enable IIS remote managementBy Jason HelmickYou can use Windows PowerShell remoting to expedite enabling remote management from a remote server.
IT Management: Capacity planningBy Ryan HavesonYou need a data-driven system to perform effective and accurate capacity planning for project workloads.
IT Management: IT events: community, content, commerceBy Romi MahajanTrade shows and other gatherings of IT professionals provide a forum for sharing ideas and developing a sense of community.
Windows Confidential:Once bitten, twice shyBy Raymond Chen
You have to be careful what you include in your default links history, because it may inadvertently cause problems.
Utility Spotlight:Manage and update Internet Explorer 10Lance Whitney
You can use the Internet Explorer Administration Kit or Group Policy to control and modify settings in Internet Explorer 10.
Windows PowerShell:Workflow activities in depthBy Don Jones
Each month this year, Don Jones will present an installment in a 12-part tutorial on Windows PowerShell Workflow. We encourage you to read through the series in order, beginning with the January 2013 column.
Toolbox:New products for IT professionalsBy Greg Steen
These two systems-monitoring products give you a sweeping view of network operations, right down to system-level details.
Geek of All Trades:Certificates made easy: part 2By Greg Shields
You can create and provision custom certificates relatively easily following this process.
SQL Q&A:Keep your data manageableBy Paul S. Randal
This month, our SQL Server columnist helps readers parse through differing data, develop strategy and manage data with filegroups.