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May 3, 2012  9:04 PM

May 2012 Patch Tuesday includes 7 bulletins, 2 critical



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
May 2012, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server, Windows Server 2003

IT pros can now get a glimpse of the future, as Microsoft teased its monthly patches in its Security Bulletin Advance Notification on Thursday.

There are three critical fixes...

April 24, 2012  7:51 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate expected in June 2012



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

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: [brightcove] Now word comes that the release candidate for


April 5, 2012  8:46 PM

Six bulletins, four critical, expected for April 2012 Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
April 2012, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows Server

This Easter, admins will be on the hunt for more than just painted eggs.

In its advance notification bulletin for April, Microsoft previewed six security...


April 3, 2012  7:59 PM

RevealCloud 3 improves server monitoring



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
real-time server monitoring, RevealCloud 3, server monitoring, Windows Server

CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.

For the uninitiated, RevealCloud 3...


March 28, 2012  3:31 PM

Microsoft offers two new Windows Server 8 beta guides



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Active Directory, Microsoft, Windows Server 8

Thinking about testing out the new functionality of the Windows Server 8 beta? Microsoft has released two guides to help make those first steps a little easier. The

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March 28, 2012  12:28 PM

Microsoft’s updated Server Core promises better private clouds, fewer reboots



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
minimal server interface, private cloud, server core, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

One of the most limiting aspects of Server Core on Windows Server 2008 R2 was that there was no way to get from a minimal server option to a full install of the server software. Windows Server 8 intends to answer that problem and hopefully drive down private cloud storage...


March 9, 2012  4:07 PM

Microsoft to issue six fixes on a light Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on...


March 5, 2012  10:07 PM

Early thoughts on the Windows Server 8 beta



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Windows Server, Windows Server 8

By the time Windows Server 8 is generally available, you'll likely be as tired of hearing about it as you are about the Republican primary candidates. But right now, just five days after the beta was released into the wild, everyone's hungry for analysis – and the pundits are eager to give it....


February 14, 2012  3:44 PM

Windows IT: Where is the love?



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Microsoft, Twitter, VMware, Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Server

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...


February 10, 2012  5:24 PM

Microsoft’s Valentine’s Day bulletin to include nine patches addressing 21 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's

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