By Lafe LowWindows 8 is the biggest change most of us have seen in quite some time. Enhancing UX is one of the primary goals of Windows 8, so there are significant changes to the interface that are well-suited for tablets and touchscreen devices. What are your plans regarding the new operating system?
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: E-mail improvedBy Alan MaddisonThe new release of Microsoft Exchange Server has a host of enhancements, mostly focused on architecture, flexibility and integration.
SharePoint 2010: Solution PackagingBy Steve Wright, and Corey ErkesAfter you’ve developed your SharePoint solutions, how you package and deploy them is the final part of the process.
Cloud Computing: Organize cloud operationsBy Vic (J.R.) WinklerMoving to a cloud infrastructure has myriad benefits, but will only proceed smoothly with proper planning and prioritizing.
Windows 8: Task Manager retunedBy Ryan HavesonMicrosoft has redesigned the new Windows 8 Task Manager to accommodate both power users and more casual users.
Windows Azure: Windows Azure enhancedBy Bob KellySeveral updates to Windows Azure can help you move your organization’s data and applications to the cloud.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Clustering for high availabilityBy Jaap WesseliusConfiguring clustering and using Database Availability Groups are two excellent ways to ensure high availability for Microsoft Exchange.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Perfecting the private cloudBy Paul SchnackenburgThe forthcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 expedites virtual management for moving to private or hybrid clouds.
Management: IT is not the enemyBy Romi MahajanWhen it comes to the Bring Your Own Device movement, IT isn’t necessarily the enemy.
Utility Spotlight:Modify your mouseBy Lance Whitney
The Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center lets you modify your mouse and keyboard settings to take advantage of new features in Windows 8.
Windows Confidential:Numerology of the buildBy Raymond Chen
Assigning the build number of the Windows release version is a chance for management to do something cute.
Toolbox:New products for IT professionalsBy Greg Steen
These two suites of tools help you monitor and maintain the TCP ports in use on your system and keep your system clean after deleting applications.
Windows PowerShell:Comment your way to helpBy Don Jones
You can add your own comments to your scripts, creating your own online help and tutorial system.
SQL Q&A:Without a traceBy Paul S. Randal
Processes like backup and restore and consistency checking can cause some unexpected behaviors, but they do make sense.
Geek of All Trades:VMM 2012 and Server App-V: happy togetherBy Greg Shields
Microsoft quietly added Server App-V to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, an excellent move on both the technical and strategic level.