Posted by: Toni Boger
cloud computing strategy, Internet Explorer, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server 2012 R2
In this feature, we round up the Windows Server content most popular with our readers from the previous month and share it with you.
Our readers kept busy in September by looking at the latest Patch Tuesday updates, upcoming licensing changes and cloud options for their organization.
Did you or your organization get help from a particular tip last month? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.
September Patch Tuesday includes critical fixes for Outlook, Office and IE
Windows Server admins had their hands full in September’s Patch Tuesday with security updates coming in 13 bulletins for 47 vulnerabilities. The most critical fixes came for vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook.
Server and Cloud Enrollment includes changes to Microsoft licensing model
A new licensing model with a push toward cloud technology will roll out later this year, forcing organizations to reevaluate their current model and consider moving to a more cost-effective option.
Cost savings, efficiency come with running AWS for Windows Server
Using Amazon Web Services to run Windows Server can be a more cost-effective and efficient option for an organization, but do research on specific aspects — such as system configuration and licensing agreements — to see if it will be a good fit.
New cloud-ready features come in Active Directory Federated Services
With Microsoft’s endless push to the cloud, it’s no surprise that Active Directory Federated Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with new features to federate identities between cloud services and on-premises servers.