By Lafe LowMicrosoft provides a host of efficiency and automation tools that, individually and combined, help you automate and expedite processes and perform IT miracles across your environment from the comfort and safety of your office and your keyboard.
SharePoint 2013: In with the NewBy Stephen WilsonStart planning now and you’ll be ready to take the greatest advantage of what’s new in SharePoint 2013 when it arrives.
Cloud Computing: Build the Next-Generation Cloud SolutionsBy Niten MalikThe efforts to build sophisticated cloud solutions to serve specialized needs are often complicated by inflexible workflows.
Windows 7: Troubleshooting ConnectionsBy William R. StanekThis simple networking connectivity troubleshooting exercise can help you think more broadly the next time you encounter a similar issue.
Microsoft Office 2010: Manage Microsoft Office with Group PolicyBy Brien PoseyYou can use a variety of Group Policy settings to help you centrally manage and configure the entire Microsoft Office product family.
SQL Server: Minimize Disk I/OBy Glenn Berry , Louis Davidson , and Tim FordQuery tuning and indexing is an effective way to reduce physical and logical disk I/O.
SQL Server 2012: Better Business IntelligenceBy Stephen StrongPre-configured Reference Architectures give you a tested roadmap for configuring SQL Server to manage business intelligence workloads.
Virtualization: Virtual Desktops Done Your WayBy Jorge OrchillesYou have many options for deploying a virtual infrastructure running Windows 7, depending on your needs and environment.
IT Management: The DIY Culture of ITBy Romi MahajanOther business functions can learn a thing or two from the do-it-yourself culture of the IT profession.
Utility Spotlight:Scan for Malware Outside of WindowsBy Lance Whitney
The Microsoft Windows Defender Offline tool scans a PC before Windows loads via a bootable CD or USB drive.
Windows Confidential:In Triplicate, Please?By Raymond Chen
It’s simply not possible to write a formal document detailing every possible action, whether it’s a good idea or not.
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
Streamline your enterprise-wise backup and recovery operations and your command prompt dashboards with this month’s tools.
Windows PowerShell:Sometimes, Text Is BestBy Don Jones
You don’t have to overthink the problem when you can use Windows PowerShell to get things done quickly and easily.
SQL Q&A:Speed and Size MatterBy Paul S. Randal
The relative speed of SQL Server queries and the size of data files and transaction logs seem to be primary performance factors.
Geek of All Trades:Office 365 SSO: A Simplified Installation GuideBy Greg Shields
Installing, configuring and activating single sign-on within Office 365 is a lengthy but worthwhile process.