By Lafe LowWhether integrating technologies, business processes or job functions, working together is essential for any organization. The System Center family of products, from Configuration Manager to Virtual Machine Manager, all work together to help you manage your IT infrastructure in the most efficient manner possible.
Cloud Computing: Developing unique cloud solutionsBy Niten MalikWhen developing cloud solutions for specialized organizations such as government agencies, there are a number of areas to consider, including security, mobility and interoperability.
IT Management: Take the innovation initiativeBy Laurence Jacobs, and Nicholas SmithThere are a number of potential transaction models for acquiring and developing innovative technology, each with its own benefits and challenges.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: High availability strategiesBy Jaap WesseliusThe strategies Microsoft offers for creating highly available Microsoft Exchange mailboxes have evolved over the years.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Virtual managementBy Paul SchnackenburgYou can manage the fabric of your entire virtual infrastructure with the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
Windows 7: Take control of system securityBy Jorge OrchillesThe Control Panel in Windows 7 provides a number of options for securing your system, configuring backups, adjusting firewall settings and so on.
Active Directory: Active Directory your wayBy Brien PoseyThe way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you’re able to organize your users and resources.
IT Management: IT’s marketing problemBy Romi MahajanThe way people perceive IT is more about myth than reality. Here are several of the more common misconceptions, and ways to set things straight.
SharePoint 2010: Brand your SharePoint sitesBy Steve Wright , and Corey ErkesSharePoint 2010 comes with sufficient branding features to help you apply your corporate branding standards to any type of SharePoint site.
Utility Spotlight:Help for your ribbon-phobic usersBy Lance Whitney
The light-hearted Ribbon Hero 2 can help your users work more easily with the Ribbon interface in Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010.
Windows Confidential:The service pack shuffleBy Raymond Chen
How can you be certain you’re receiving all the right patches and updates with a new service pack? Rest assured—they’re in there.
Toolbox:New products for IT professionalsBy Greg Steen
Stress test your application stack and expand your toolset with Windows versions of popular Unix/Linux-based command-line utilities with this month’s tools.
Windows PowerShell:My Windows PowerShell profileBy Don Jones
The profile scripts are a powerful way to customize Windows PowerShell and have it ready to work the way you want it to work.
Geek of All Trades:The new certificationsBy Greg Shields
There’s a whole “new” crop of reconfigured and reclassified Microsoft certification exams, but how much has the focus and the gravitas changed?