By Lafe LowWhile small businesses might not require an enterprise-class set of technologies, they still need something with the capability and flexibility to help drive their business. Based on Windows Server 2008 technology, Small Business Server (SBS) brings automated backup and recovery services, integrated enterprise-class functionality and capability, and a single, all-in-one package for small business IT.
Windows 7: A Geek’s Guide to the USMTBy Johan ArwidmarkWhen it comes to migrating user settings and data for Windows 7 deployments, the User State Migration Tool is a valuable ally.
SQL Server: Databases and IndexesBy Glenn Berry , Louis Davidson , and Timothy FordManaging your indexes, and having the proper indexes in place, is an essential part of managing your overall SQL Server workload.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Governance PlanningBy Steve Wright , and Corey ErkesEstablishing an effective governance structure takes research, planning, precise execution, and ongoing evaluation and maintenance.
Windows Server 2008 R2: Secure Your Windows ServerBy Brien M. PoseyWith so many options, determining the right security features and settings for your Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure can be a challenge..
Windows Server 2008 R2: Certificates Drive RDS Security (Part 2)By Kristin GriffinUsing certificates is an important part of securing communications for Remote Desktop Services. Here’s the rest of the story on how to install them on each of your servers.
Data Storage: Reorganize Your DataBy Leo MichielsenYou can still access your data without having to organize and keep track of inconsistent drive letters.
Cloud Computing: Legal and Regulatory IssuesBy Vic (J.R.) WinklerTechnological and security issues aside, there are also a host of other regulatory, compliance and legal issues to consider when moving to the cloud.
IT Management: IT Hybridity–The Benefits of DiversityBy Romi MahajanDiversity doesn’t just refer to having different cultures represented in the IT staff—it also refers to different systems and platforms.
Utility Spotlight:Synchronize Your Files with SkyDriveBy Lance Whitney
The preview version of the new SkyDrive for Windows has several enhancements over its Web-based counterpart.
Windows Confidential:Dusting for FingerprintsBy Raymond Chen
The last person to touch a segment of code is ultimately held responsible for whether it runs properly.
Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
Manage access permissions to your Windows systems, quickly scan log entries, and examine and manage locked files with this month’s selection of tools.
Windows PowerShell:PowerShell.exeBy Don Jones
As with many other Windows PowerShell functions, there’s more than one way to open it in the first place.
SQL Q&A:Push SQL PerformanceBy Paul S. Randal
There are always several ways to push the SQL Server performance envelope, and it often doesn’t cost any money to do so.
Geek of All Trades:Live MigrationsBy Greg Shields
No SAN? No problem. You can live-migrate Hyper-V virtual machines without using shared storage.