The Windows Server Notebook

Feb 3 2014   4:08PM GMT

January in review: the top Windows Server content

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

In our monthly feature, we round up the Windows Server content that was most popular with our readers in the previous and share it with you.

For the first month of 2014, Windows Server admins were interested in backup options for Windows Server 2008 R2, updates to Microsoft certification exams and the latest Patch Tuesday security updates.

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

Windows, Office receive Patch Tuesday fixes
This year’s Patch Tuesday cycle got off to a light start with four important bulletins and no critical updates. The updates receiving the most attention addressed vulnerabilities in Office and Office Web Apps as well as one of the last updates Microsoft will have for XP.

Open Compute Project receives Microsoft data center ‘blueprints’
Microsoft said it would contribute specifications for data center servers to the Facebook Inc.-run Open Compute Project, prompting questions about its motivation for the move and if the designs are part of a patent application filed in December 2013.

What’s new with Microsoft certifications changes
With the releases of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, IT pros can expect to see a number of changes and additions to Microsoft certification exams. This tip walks through the complete list of exams affected by the releases.

Must-know Windows Azure Backup basics
The Windows Azure Backup feature, which can offer cloud-based backup, has the potential to be a convenient and flexible option for enterprises. But before committing to its use, admins should be aware of its limitations.

How to use Windows Server 2008 R2′s wbadmin backup tool
The command-line tool known as wbadmin is a popular Windows Server 2008 R2 backup option for Windows Server admins because it offers control without needing to use a GUI and replaces the ntbackup tool.

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