By Lafe LowYour security infrastructure is a dynamic blend of technology, procedures and people, all working in sync. You must be open to your customers and open to the world. The challenge is maintaining that delicate balance of security and openness.
Windows Azure: Authenticate Windows Azure with ADFSBy Tom Jones, and Dan GriffinThe demand for anytime and anywhere access to corporate data requires multiple levels of remote authentication.
Windows 7: Manage devices and driversBy Jorge OrchillesWindows 7 allows for simplifief installation of external hardware devices and the drivers to support them.
Software leadership: Do things the hard wayBy Ryan HavesonEffecting change can be one of the greatest challenges you’ll face as a team leader, but the results can be worth the effort.
Cloud Computing: Privacy, confidentiality and the cloudBy Vic (J.R.) WinklerThere are a handful of both old and new concerns to address when moving, storing and accessing data through cloud services.
Windows Server 2012: Manage your RDS with RDMSBy Kristin Griffin, and Freek BersonThere are many different settings and configurations, but you can manage your VDI environment much more directly with Windows Server 2012.
Virtualization: What’s new with Hyper-VBy Paul SchnackenburgSome of the major improvements to Windows Server 2012 are focused around Hyper-V. Here’s a deep look at some of the enhancements.
IT Management: For whom the bell tollsBy Romi MahajanWith apologies to Ernest Hemingway, you can’t wait for others when it comes to asserting the value of IT. It’s up to you.
IIS 8: Get started with IISBy Jason HelmickCreate a new Web server and a default site for configuration testing.
Utility Spotlight:Install apps from ISO filesBy Lance Whitney
The Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel lets you mount an ISO file from which you can easily install that file’s application.
Windows Confidential:Retire the rubber stampBy Raymond Chen
An important aspect of intelligent product development is realizing a step in the process might not be necessary.
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
The tools this month help you with remote administration, password and data packet analysis, and consolidating Windows desktop- and server-management tools.
Windows PowerShell:Common parameters and runtime variablesBy 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.
Exchange Queue & A:Handling hybrid environmentsBy Henrik Walther
Configuring Exchange hybrid deployments with Office 365-related functionality can be confusing at best, but it’s worth the effort.
Geek of All Trades:Scale out with templatesBy Greg Shields
You can create System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager service templates to deploy and manage remote desktop services with scale out.