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July 31, 2013  6:53 PM

Popular Windows Server definitions you need to know



Posted by: Toni Boger
Active Directory, Group Policy, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As we move into the second half of 2013, we decided to look at some of the most popular Windows Server definitions from the year so far. We highlighted the most popular terms and additional information that will help you have a better understanding of how each term fits into the larger Windows...

July 5, 2013  2:34 PM

Busy July Patch Tuesday expected, six critical fixes



Posted by: Toni Boger
Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server

Microsoft released its monthly advance security notification for Patch Tuesday, and admins can expect a number of critical fixes for July. The company delivered seven total bulletins with six of those marked as critical,...


June 5, 2013  8:40 PM

Highlights from the top Windows Server content of 2013



Posted by: Toni Boger
Azure, deduplication, Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, System Center 2012, Windows Server, windows server 2012

As we approach the halfway point of the year, we want to showcase the most popular Windows Server content from 2013 so far. We looked at each month's top news and tips and picked one piece to highlight. Over the last few months, our readers have been interested in deduplication, GUI, System...


April 12, 2013  5:10 PM

Microsoft recalls security update from April Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Toni Boger
Patch Tuesday, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Just a few days after releasing it, Microsoft recalled one of the security updates in this month's Patch Tuesday after discovering it was causing problems. Microsoft released an update for MS13-036 after receiving reports of applications...


April 4, 2013  6:34 PM

Critical fixes coming for IE, Windows in April Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Toni Boger
Internet Explorer, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server

This month's Patch Tuesday will bring critical and important fixes for multiple programs. In the advance notification for April, Microsoft calls out nine bulletins. Two are marked as critical and seven are marked as...


March 5, 2013  6:04 PM

Windows Azure adds two factor authentication, new features



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Azure platform, Windows Azure, Windows Server

Windows Azure identity management has lagged behind the mature on-premises Active Directory. But Microsoft has made strides to make both access management options equal citizens (and in turn, is making the cloud offering more appetizing to weary administrators). The company


February 26, 2013  8:27 PM

Microsoft releases minor updates for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

It's not Patch Tuesday, but there are updates admins should look for this week as Microsoft delivers updates across its portfolio of recent operating systems. A tool is now available for Windows Server 2008...

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February 7, 2013  8:44 PM

Windows Server releases could become more frequent



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, Windows Server, windows server 2012

Microsoft may release major platform updates on a yearly basis -- including Windows Server -- if a rumor is true. Mary Jo Foley reported that a tipster told her the codename...


November 27, 2012  8:45 PM

Y2K + 12? Some Windows Server 2003 users experience time rollback glitch



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows Server

November 19, 2000. The U.S. still didn't know who the president-elect was and "hanging chads" were a relevant term. It was also the date some administrators saw last week when machines connected to a timeserver rolled back system clocks. You could say it was a Y2K redux for some admins, with...


October 24, 2012  2:29 PM

Microsoft rolls out third Hadoop preview for Azure and Windows Server



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Azure, big data, System Center, Windows Server

Microsoft's big data products inched closer to a public release today, as the company released refreshed previews of Hadoop products. They also gained new names:

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