By Lafe LowJust as scientists have determined the universe is in a constant state of expansion, so, too, is the state of technology and the IT profession. This constant expansion represents equal measures of challenge and opportunity. First, there’s the undeniable and incessant expansion of available technologies, which comes with the expansion of job responsibilities.
Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013: Powerful communicatorBy Alan MaddisonBy integrating Lync Server and Exchange Server, Microsoft will have a powerful communications platform greater than the sum of its parts.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Backup with Windows Server BackupBy Jaap WesseliusUsing Windows Server Backup to create backup files for Exchange is a good approach, but will require some special configuration.
IT Management: The dignity of ITBy Romi MahajanReclaiming the dignity of the IT profession is essential to maintaining a culture of innovation and productivity.
Windows 8: Come alive with tilesBy Ryan HavesonThe data-driven architecture of Windows 8 helps you run numerous apps at once while maintaining performance and battery life.
Windows 7: Deployment toolsBy Jorge OrchillesThere are a handful of tools that can help streamline the process of deploying Windows 7 across the enterprise.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Virtual machine management simplifiedBy Brien M. PoseySystem Center Virtual Machine Manager streamlines managing and configuring your virtual machines and hosts.
IT Management: Drilling for dataBy Rob SobersBig data is poised to overwhelm the capabilities of modern business to analyze and manage, but there are both challenges and opportunities.
SharePoint 2010: Prepare your teamBy Steve Wright, and Corey ErkesSelecting and creating the proper development team structure is critical for successful SharePoint solution development.
Utility Spotlight:Zoom in and out with easeBy Lance Whitney
ZoomIt lets you zoom in and out and make annotations on-screen to better control technical presentations.
Windows Confidential:Rationale is highly overratedBy Raymond Chen
If you encounter something puzzling with a product, make the productive choice in how you respond.
Toolbox:New products for IT professionalsBy Greg Steen
This month’s tools help you troubleshoot Web services, centrally manage automated tasks and elevate remote host signal testing.
Windows PowerShell:What is Windows PowerShell Workflow?By Don Jones
Using a Windows PowerShell workflow can be a complex process, but ultimately worthwhile in the functionality it provides.
SQL Q&A:In search of performanceBy Paul S. Randal
Reducing workload and smoothing mirroring functions is always a good idea—but shrinking databases is not.
Geek of All Trades:Automate the wizardBy Greg Shields
You can automate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Windows Deployment Wizard and save yourself considerable time and effort.