By Lafe Low
Whatever your migration path, preparation and planning are equally as important as the actual migration itself. Migration has to start with a solid plan, a thorough assessment of the technology and the supporting processes, and solid execution. Microsoft has a handful of tools, processes and steps to ease the process.Read more…
Windows 7: Group Policy PreferencesBy William R. StanekGroup Policy preferences let you control computers in a number of ways. Think of them as unmanaged settings for your computers and users.
IT Management: Audit Those Windows ServersBy Tom KempOften times, it’s difficult to articulate the business justification for auditing efforts and expenses to senior management. Here are three major business reasons why you should audit your Windows Servers.
Cloud Computing: Virtualization ClassesBy Kai Hwang , Jack Dongarra , and Geoffrey FoxThere are several different approaches to—or classes of—virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations.
SQL Server: SQL Server Delays DemystifiedBy Glenn Berry , Louis Davidson , and Tim FordYou can use the tracking data for SQL Server transaction wait times to find overused resources and eliminate bottlenecks.
System Center Operations Manager 2012: Expand Monitoring with EaseBy Paul SchnackenburgThe new System Center Operations Manager promises to bring better integrated and extended network monitoring capabilities.
Microsoft Project: Plan Better with Microsoft ProjectBy Eric UyttewaalWhen planning and executing IT project plans, defaulting to using Excel could impede your progress. It could be worth learning Microsoft Project
Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Access the Address Book with EaseBy John PolicelliOne of the real benefits of Microsoft Lync Server is the seamless manner in which you can access the updated address book from any device.
Exchange Queue & A:Migration ManagementBy Henrik Walther
Managing the migration process is always an issue. There are several ways to better streamline and control the process.
Windows Confidential:Power to the Power UserBy Raymond Chen
The line between a power user and a full-on administrator is a thin line indeed. A power user is just an administrator who doesn't realize it yet. They're just a couple of simple steps away.
Utility Spotlight:Create and Manage Virtual MachinesBy Lance Whitney
Microsoft Virtual PC gives you all the functionality you need to manage virtual machines, including running them in Windows XP mode.
Windows PowerShell:Revisiting ReportsBy Don Jones
Text-based reports can be dull and less informative, so why not use Windows PowerShell to generate HTML reports?
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
This month's tools will help you verify e-mail messages sent via a messaging service, seamlessly integrate multiple monitors, and copy and paste plain text.
Geek of All Trades:Cheating Isn't Always BadBy Greg Shields
You can cheat a bit by updating WIMs offline with Windows Updates. Here's how.