The Windows Server Notebook

May 1 2014   6:05PM GMT

April in review: the top Windows Server content

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

In our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content on our site and share it with you.

For April, our readers were most interested in the latest Patch Tuesday updates, changes to Azure cloud pricing and the Work Folders feature.

Limbo game continues with Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google
Will the latest price cuts in Microsoft Azure attract new customers? That’s the question many analysts are asking after the company slashed its Azure compute and cloud storage prices to continue competing with AWS and Google.

Patch Tuesday security updates mark end-of-life for multiple products
March was a light month for Patch Tuesday updates with only two critical and two important updates. It was also the last month Microsoft officially supported Windows XP, Exchange Server 2003 and Office 2003.

Simplify your Work Folders setup in Windows Server 2012 R2
It’s possible to have an easy setup for Work Folders if your organization decides to use them. The setup process will generally include installing the Work Folders feature, setting up the sync share and using PowerShell for Work Folders.

Don’t forget these important Work Folders considerations
As you continue setting up Work Folders in your organization, you’ll also need to configure SSL connections and DNS records before enrolling clients. The setup seems simple enough, but you’ll have a few caveats to setting up and using Work Folders.

Four capabilities and features in WSUS admins should know
There are a number of additions to Windows Server Update Services in Windows Server 2012 R2, but there are four noteworthy features admins should take notice of. New PowerShell cmdlets and separate WSUS versions are a sample.

What content was most helpful for you last month? Was it something we didn’t include on the list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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