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October 4, 2012  7:19 PM

October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday

Posted by: Toni Boger
Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, SharePoint, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance security...

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October 3, 2012  6:54 PM

On-premises Hadoop for Windows Server resurfaces

Posted by: Toni Boger
big data, Windows Azure, Windows Server

After ten months of silence, the public finally has a glimpse of what Microsoft has been up to with Hadoop. Hadoop for Windows Server is in the private preview stage, Mary Jo Foley

September 24, 2012  7:22 PM

Windows Server 2008 gets extended mainstream support deadline

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

We’ve heard it from plenty of IT pros in the last year: they like what they see in Windows Server 2012, but they’re just not ready to jump ship. If they needed another reason to stay within the confines of Windows Server 2008, today they got one more. Microsoft extended the support end-date...

September 10, 2012  4:26 PM

Microsoft divulges UE-V, details support for Windows Server 2012

Posted by: Toni Boger
Windows Server, windows server 2012

User Experience-Virtualization will hit general availability in the fourth quarter when Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 ships, Microsoft said last...

September 6, 2012  8:08 PM

Light Patch Tuesday expected, addresses System Center and developer tools

Posted by: Toni Boger
Patch Tuesday, System Center, Windows Server

September will be a light month for Patch Tuesdays with a mere two bulletins and nothing ranked at a "critical" level, according to an advance security bulletin Microsoft released Thursday. The affected software includes...

July 11, 2012  4:16 PM

Windows Server gets access to new Azure services

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Azure platform, cloud computing strategy, Microsoft, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012 may only be able to give an accurate forecast for the next 10 days, but Microsoft has already given IT pros a hint of what to expect this fall: Clouds. Lots of clouds. When Windows Server 2012 releases in September, it will come with tighter ties to the company's Windows Azure cloud...

July 9, 2012  3:18 PM

Microsoft: Windows Server 2012 to be generally available in September

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows Server, windows server 2012

Microsoft hardware partners will receive the final code for Windows Server 2012 next month and the final version will be available in September, the company said Monday. As part of its Worldwide Partner Conference held in Toronto, Jeffrey Snover, lead architect of Windows Server, said Windows...

June 26, 2012  6:30 PM

Splunk App monitors Active Directory

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Active Directory, splunk, Windows Server 2008 R2

This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App...

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June 12, 2012  1:29 PM

Lessons learned from TechEd 2012 Day 1

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
System Center 2012, TechEd, Windows 8, Windows Server, windows server 2012

Microsoft's TechEd event is all about learning…but not always the kind you think. Our first day in Orlando came complete with a lot of new knowledge, and not just about the availability of the new

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May 31, 2012  6:29 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate now available for download

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server, windows server 2012, windows server 2012 release candidate

IT pros eager to get their hands on the latest build of Windows Server 2012 won't have to wait until June. Today, Microsoft made the Release Candidate of its new server operating system

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