By Lafe Low
It's a New Year. That often means a new budget, new priorities, and examining and possibly rolling out new technologies and new processes to optimize those technologies. New and updated technology keeps your IT infrastructure moving forward, but there can still be considerable value in your existing systems. Read more…
Cloud Computing: First Trip to the CloudBy Dan Griffin and Tom JonesBringing the very first line-of-business project to the cloud requires a series of critical decision points, including staff and process changes.
SQL Server: Support the SQL Server CommunityBy Brad McGeheeThere are a number of ways you can actively participate in the SQL Server community—all of which increase your knowledge and value.
IT Management: The Petabyte EraBy Romi MahajanThe era of “big data” brings new data management and data mining challenges, but just as many opportunities.
Windows Server 2008 R2: Optimize the Branch Office ExperienceBy Brien PoseyUsing BranchCache and read-only domain controllers can help you ensure a smooth experience for your branch office users.
Virtualization: Optimizing Hyper-V Memory UsageBy Brien PoseyDynamic memory can be a helpful feature, but you have to be careful configuring your virtual machines and your host server.
Windows Server 2008 R2: Why Use Network Level Authentication?By Kristin GriffinUsing network-level authentication (NLA), instead of the older terminal services method, is quicker and more secure.
SQL Server: Transaction ManagementBy Glenn Berry , Louis Davidson , and Tim FordManaging SQL Server transactions is an important step toward ensuring smooth operations and avoiding locking and blocking errors.
Cloud Computing: Risk Assessment for the CloudBy Vic WinklerProperly assessing your organizational risk tolerance is essential before adopting a cloud computing platform.
Windows PowerShell:The Many Ways to a Custom ObjectBy Don Jones
It doesn't really matter which approach you choose for outputting custom objects, as long as a custom object is your end result.
SQL Q&A:Size Does Indeed MatterBy Paul S. Randal
Database size, index fragmentation and post-failover availability are among the issues dogging SQL admins this month.
Utility Spotlight:Control Multiple PCsBy Lance Whitney
Mouse Without Borders can help make a smooth transition from one computer to another.
Windows Confidential:Early Birds and Night OwlsBy Raymond Chen
When you're trying to automate the process of sharing resources, every little detail is important.
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
Manage your library of SQL scripts, organize your taskbar and run Checksum virus scans with this month's tools.
Geek of All Trades:Office 365 with Windows PowerShellBy Greg Shields
If you never thought you'd need to use Windows PowerShell to manage cloud apps such as Office 365, here's a QuickStart for the complete newbie.