By Lafe LowThere’s more to moving to the cloud than just handing off your data and application stack. You need to take a long, hard look at your infrastructure and determine if you want to move some or all of it to the cloud, and then decide on the right mix of security and access for data and applications.
SQL Server: Dig deep for performance issuesBy Glenn Berry , Louis Davidson , and Tim FordThere are several tactics for determining what’s causing the most wait times in SQL Server, so you can direct your performance tuning.
Software Leadership: What poker taught me about workBy Ryan HavesonThere are many lessons and many levels to something like the game of poker, most of which you can directly apply to your IT job.
SharePoint 2010: Monitoring SharePointBy Steve Wright, and Corey ErkesDon’t neglect your efforts to monitor SharePoint event and data logging. It can have a significant impact on performance.
Cloud Computing: Cloud accelerationBy Dan SullivanThere are many benefits to cloud acceleration, including better application response time, greater efficiency and improved user satisfaction.
Windows 8: The print system reimaginedBy Adrian LanninWindows 8 and Windows RT rely on an entirely new printer driver architecture.
SQL Server: Always have a backup planBy Saleem HakaniDon’t confuse backup and restore with high availability. In the event of an outage, backup and restore will get back your data, but only after some downtime.
Security: Security in a wireless worldBy John VaccaJust because most of your users are wireless doesn’t mean they need to operate unsecured.
IT Management: How do your leadership skills measure up?By Barbara TrautleinA noted business consultant identifies the benefits and pitfalls of three popular leadership styles.
Windows Confidential:Hiding in plain sightBy Raymond Chen
Certain policies do precisely what they say they’ll do, no more and no less. Setting up a policy and hoping it does something else sets you up for failure.