By Lafe LowThe right technology deployed at the right place and the right time is the driving force that brings knowledge workers together. Microsoft System Center Orchestrator helps bring together the different components of the System Center suite.
Microsoft Office: The Mathematics of Office CompatibilityBy Chris JacksonWhen planning an Office upgrade, simple mathematics will help you determine your appropriate compatibility-testing scenario.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Coexistence with Exchange Server 2007By Jaap WesseliusYou can install Exchange Server 2010 into an existing Exchange Server 2007 environment and have the two coexist for as long as you need.
Windows 7: Fun with Windows Media Player 12By William R. StanekWhether you’re running podcasts or just listening to music, the Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7 gives you plenty of options.
Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012: Lead the System Center BandBy Paul SchnackenburgAutomating IT processes saves time and effort, and you can do it fairly easily with System Center 2012 Orchestrator.
Identity Management: Filling the Gap in Identity and Access GovernanceBy Matt FlynnTraditional identity solutions focus on access to applications, but that misses as much as 80 percent of corporate data.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Mandatory Services in SharePointBy Steve Wright , and Corey ErkesThere are both mandatory and optional services you can identify and activate within Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft Office 365: Moving Office to the CloudBy Brien M. PoseyMaking the move to Office 365 conveys unique advantages for small to midsize businesses, but there are several transition issues you need to consider.
IT Management: IT and the Social WebBy Romi MahajanSymbiosis—not silence—is the key to IT earning its long-overdue degree of respect.
SQL Q&A:Disaster Recovery and Database MirroringBy Paul S. Randal
Backups, disaster recovery and database mirroring have endless variations, all suitable for endless scenarios.
Windows Confidential:Aliens Ate My SoftwareBy Raymond Chen
When space aliens hold up your product release and other creative answers for why your product is delayed.
Utility Spotlight:Are You Compatible with Windows 8?By Lance Whitney
The Upgrade Assistant that’s part of the Windows 8 release preview can check your hardware and software for Windows 8 compatibility.
Windows PowerShell:Text, XML and CSV—Oh MyBy Don Jones
Windows PowerShell has a variety of ways of dealing with text formatting, which is powerful but often confusing.
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
The pair of tools in the spotlight this month helps facilitate virtual meetings and track file logs for troubleshooting and monitoring.
Geek of All Trades:GPPs for the GPP-lessBy Greg Shields
There are other ways to manage the compliance settings of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager if you’re shut out of Group Policy.