By Lafe Low
Collaboration is essential to business, and collaboration across geographic boundaries and time zones can only happen with something like SharePoint.
If you and your organization aren’t using Microsoft SharePoint as a collaboration platform yet, you probably will be soon. The business world continues getting smaller, and collaboration as a business activity is gaining in importance. It’s no longer just a good idea—it’s becoming essential. Read more…
SQL Server: Working with Dynamic Management ObjectsBy Glenn Berry, Louis Davidson and Tim FordDynamic Management Objects help you manage and monitor workload details in SQL Server, which is essential for performance tuning.
Virtualization: Workload ConsolidationBy Thomas OlzakDone properly, consolidating server hardware through virtualization can convey many more business benefits than simply reducing hardware costs.
Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Server High AvailabilityBy Jaap WesseliusE-mail is an essential business communication tool, so anything you can do to ensure high availability with Microsoft Exchange Server is a good thing.
SharePoint Online: Get Started with SharePoint OnlineBy Joshua HoffmanSharePoint brings its collaboration capabilities to the cloud, which should simplify deployment and management.
SharePoint Online: An Overview for Enterprise IT ProfessionalsSharePoint Online makes all the collaboration, content sharing and communication capabilities of SharePoint available through the cloud.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Understand the RD Connection BrokerBy Kristin GriffinThe RD Connection Broker is the travel agent, traffic cop, concierge and matchmaker when it comes to matching virtual machine requests with users.
Cloud Computing: Testing the CloudBy Daniel Joseph BarryAmong the many factors to consider when contemplating a move to cloud-based services is the ability of your potential provider to test and monitor its services.
Virtualization: Build an IT Lab for Virtual MachinesBy Thomas Vater and Andreas RynesDo you have a demand for testing hardware to support new projects and updates? A virtual test lab could fit the bill.
Windows PowerShell: The Advanced Function LifecycleBy Don JonesThe advanced functions of Windows PowerShell—called Script cmdlets—can be somewhat confusing, but here’s a way to direct their setup and cleanup functions.
The Business of IT: The Third CBy Romi Mahajan
There are two powerful trends at work in the world of IT, both of which begin with “C.” Yet there’s also another trend that hasn’t been getting enough attention.
Geek of All Trades: The Curiosity that Killed the AppBy Greg Shields
There are plenty of free tools out there that help you control your infrastructure, so why aren’t you using them?
IT Toolbox: New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
Asset management and monitoring is the name of the game with this month’s tools. You can use these to inventory your network and monitor your connections and servers.
Windows Confidential: No Limits … Sort OfBy Raymond Chen
What’s the maximum number of files an Explorer directory can handle? There’s no hard limit—it’s just a matter of patience.
Utility Spotlight: Customize Your Browser, Part 2By Lance Whitney
You can customize Internet Explorer 9 just about any way you like with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit.
SQL Q&A: The Lore of LogsBy Paul S. Randal
Transaction logs are an essential component of any instance of SQL Server. Properly and efficiently managing them is equally essential.