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February 5, 2018  2:33 PM

Open source PowerShell not a straight swap for Windows PowerShell

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

PowerShell Core 6.0 -- the open-source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell -- does not have all the features that longtime PowerShell users may be looking for. Last month's official release of

July 12, 2016  3:48 PM

Microsoft announces Windows Server 2016 will launch at Ignite conference

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

All the prognostication about when Windows Server 2016 will be available was laid to rest in multiple blogs from Microsoft today when the company announced the next version of the server operating system will launch at the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta September 26-30. Windows Server 2016...

May 18, 2016  1:11 PM

Microsoft seeks bounty hunters to secure Nano Server

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

With the release of Windows Server 2016 due sometime in the third quarter, Microsoft is crowdsourcing its efforts to smooth out any vulnerabilities with a key feature in its next major server operating release -- the smaller server deployment dubbed Nano Server -- by offering a financial incentive...

August 23, 2013  5:34 PM

Twitter reacts to Steve Ballmer’s retirement

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

On Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said he would retire at the conclusion of a search to replace him, within 12 months. Check out this collection of tweets reacting to the news. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

April 24, 2012  7:51 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate expected in June 2012

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

Yesterday, IT pros learned that the Windows 8 Release Preview (aka the release candidate), would be released in the first week of June 2012. Here's the announcement from Microsoft's official Windows 8 Twitter account:

February 29, 2012  4:21 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch: reactions around the Web

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

See below for our Storify of the Windows 8 launch. Note: Due to some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, the Storify might not show up; view it at Storify's website here.

February 14, 2012  3:44 PM

Windows IT: Where is the love?

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as little surprise. Typically, within a comment or two you'll find someone predicting how the company...

January 6, 2012  6:05 PM

A public event for Microsoft’s private cloud

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

Microsoft's private cloud plans will soon go public. On January 17, the company will host a webcast, titled "Transforming IT with...

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September 8, 2011  3:38 PM

Windows Server 8 should be full of surprises

Frank Ohlhorst Profile: Frank Ohlhorst

Microsoft has been ramping up the hype machine, looking to promote Windows 8 (server and client) as the next operating systems of choice for both the desktop and the enterprise.

Facts about both systems should become available on Sept.15, when various...

March 9, 2011  8:21 PM

A few more Opalis tidbits before MMS 2011

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for...

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