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5 best Windows Server 2016 features

A year after Windows Server 2016 has been released, these are the top capabilities organizations have been actively deploying in their enterprises.

ransomware

Choosing Windows for your organization should get you fired

No operating system gets hit by ransomware attacks like Windows. If you want to keep your data safe, you need to migrate to a different operating system.

Data center servers

Windows Server 2016 could cost you more than you think

A few years back Microsoft switched from per-processor to per-core licensing in SQL Server, and now it's about to do the same thing with Windows Server 2016. You may not be thrilled with the results.

Microsoft

Microsoft to release next generation of Windows Server in 2016

Server 2016 will continue the move toward cloud architectures that Microsoft began with Server 2012.

Microsoft fixes critical worm hole in Windows Server

As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft issued a critical patch, MS11-035, that fixes a rare hole affecting all versions of Windows Server, even Server Core. The vulnerability is in the Windows Internet Name Service...

Microsoft to lead SMBs to the cloud with new Windows server

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Microsoft's newest Small Business Server, codenamed “Aurora” works great. If so, Microsoft will be doing a big service for the small and mid-sized business -- leading them gently to the cloud. A...

Why does my Windows Server 2008 machine register all of its IP addresses into DNS?

Ran into this issue the other day and I figured that I would share. Basically, I was setting up a DirectAccess deployment and the customer wanted to stick the NLS instance on an existing Exchange Server 2007 CAS server. OK… no...

Five arguments for a Microsoft upgrade

With today's release of Microsoft Office 2010 to business users, IT managers are likely doing some serious number-crunching to see if it's worth it for their organization to migrate to it. But there's also a whole range of Microsoft...

Productivity Hazards of Windows Updates

Patch Tuesday. Windows updates. Microsoft Office updates. It's a necessary evil, making sure your Windows computers are up to date with the latest vulnerability patches. Patch "whatever day" for Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and others...

Just How Much Is Riding on Windows 7 For Microsoft?

In a word, Windows 7 means "everything" for Microsoft's future. We can all talk about the insane number of SharePoint licenses sold, how well Windows Server 2008 has been put together, Bing's surprising rise in the search market, and...

SharePoint - Your Next (Current) Business App Platform

SharePoint. $1.3B revenue rate. 130 million user base. Even if you doubt the user and license counts (though not everyone thinks they are inflated) , SharePoint is a very successful product. If there's a success at Microsoft, it's...

A Better Windows World Makes the Top 200 Tech Blog's....Again

Just when I believe it cannot get better than it is...it does. For the second year running "A Better Windows World" has made the Top 200 Tech Blogs: The Datamation 2009 List. It has been great to be able to share with my readers...

Enter to win a Microsoft training course worth $2,995

Microsoft Subnet welcomes Global Knowledge Training as a contributor to Microsoft Subnet. In honor of this partnership, Global Knowledge is offering a free Microsoft training course worth up to $2,995 from to be given away to one...

September giveaways from Microsoft Subnet and Cisco Subnet

Win free Cisco Press booksWe have 15 copies to give away of Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS by Nash Darukhanawalla and Patrice Bellagamba. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2009. Plus, read Nash Darukhanawalla's ...

Six reasons why Microsoft struggles with innovation

When I think of Exchange 2010 and its hybrid approach to cloud computing, it reminds me that Microsoft can be innovative. With Exchange 2010, users can keep some e-mail accounts on premises while sending others to the cloud. It...

Podcast: Essential Steps For Securing Hyper-V

During this week's Converging on Microsoft podcast interview with Mike Schutz, Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Windows Server Division, we discuss the relevant steps necessary to secure servers running Hyper-V....

SharePoint Grabs Attention of The New York Times

You know something's hot when non-tech publications talk about a product technology like Microsoft SharePoint. Ashlee Vance of the New York Times has an article talking about SharePoint's success even with our downed economy. It's...

Microsoft GPL Linux Drivers First Legit Open Source Contribution

While Microsoft has made some prior moves to be more friendly towards open source (albeit slightly more friendly), Microsoft's GPLv2 contribution of Linux drivers will be seen as the first legitimate Microsoft move by the Linux open...

The New Features of Windows Server 2008 that All MCITP’s Should Study

It would be stating the obvious to say that the MCITP is harder than the MCSE; it is by a long shot. But what I found when I upgraded is that it is deceptively so. Here are the major changes in Windows Server 2008 that will help you...

Apple's Window To Gain PC Market Share Is Narrowing

My recent blog post about the new Apple OS X Snow Leopard release not being enough to “beat” Windows 7 sparked quite a response from many Apple users. I understand that, when users are passionate about a product, brand and/or a...

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