The Windows Server Notebook

Dec 1 2014   6:07PM GMT

November in review: the top Windows Server content

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

Microsoft Patch Tuesday
SharePoint 2013
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2012 R2

In our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content with our readers and share it with you.

For November, Windows Server admins were most interested in learning about the latest Patch Tuesday updates, managing SharePoint 2013 and why organizations should plan to upgrade their Windows Server 2003 deployments.

Four critical patches in largest Patch Tuesday of 2014

Microsoft delivered 14 security updates in November’s Patch Tuesday, the highest number of updates in a cycle so far this year. There were originally 16 updates scheduled for release, but two appeared to have been pulled at the last minute.

The top five tips for managing SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 includes a number of new features that can help admins and enterprises get the most out of the collaboration tool. Admins should take particular note of the features that can help with creating sites and increasing the capabilities of social media.

Get ready to upgrade your Windows Server 2003 setup

Microsoft will end its Windows Server 2003 support next July, so organizations still running it need to seriously consider their options to update their setups. This tip can be a starting point for admins who need to make a list of considerations and guidelines for the process.

Create a virtual training lab for your IT staff

Having a well-trained IT staff is a must for the success of an enterprise’s users. Hands-on training can be the most beneficial way for your IT staff to gain the necessary knowledge to help end users, so it’s important to know what to include in the training lab.

Preparations to make for a Windows Server 2012 R2 upgrade

To avoid problems during a migration, preparation is the key to your success. Follow these guidelines to prepare for your move to Windows Server 2012 R2 and to make sure the move is a success.

What content was most helpful to you in November? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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