The Windows Server Notebook

Oct 1 2014   5:27PM GMT

September in review: the top Windows Server news and tips

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

MCSA Certification
Microsoft Patch Tuesday
Microsoft System Center
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

In our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content on the site from the previous month and share it with you.

For September, Windows Server admins were most interested in Windows Server 2012 security, the latest Patch Tuesday updates and new developments in Microsoft Certifications.

Obstacles to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 security

The newest versions of Windows Server are supposed to be the most secure versions ever released, but even these servers can be sitting ducks for attacks in your network — and the reason why is surprising.

Patch Tuesday includes one critical, three important updates

There was only one critical fix in this round of Patch Tuesday security updates, but one of the important updates could be crucial for organizations that enable ASP.NET and IIS on a supported version of Windows.

Get to know five of Windows Server 2012 R2’s superpowered features

The latest iteration of Windows Server is supposed to help businesses create apps and manage domains with its features. This photo story breaks down some of these enterprise-ready features..

Use Operations Manager for Linux monitoring

In one of the sessions at this year’s IT/Dev Connections conference, a technology consultant went into detail about how including Linux monitoring in System Center could bridge some infrastructure gaps.

MCSA certification changes may make IT pros feel nostalgic

Windows Server admins may get a déjà vu feeling when they look at the requirements for two Microsoft certifications. As electives make a comeback, the MCSA curriculum continues to open up for IT pros.

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

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