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February 5, 2018  2:33 PM

Open source PowerShell not a straight swap for Windows PowerShell

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

PowerShell Core 6.0 -- the open-source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell -- does not have all the features that longtime PowerShell users may be looking for. Last month's official release of

July 12, 2016  3:48 PM

Microsoft announces Windows Server 2016 will launch at Ignite conference

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

All the prognostication about when Windows Server 2016 will be available was laid to rest in multiple blogs from Microsoft today when the company announced the next version of the server operating system will launch at the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta September 26-30. Windows Server 2016...


May 18, 2016  1:11 PM

Microsoft seeks bounty hunters to secure Nano Server

Tom Walat Tom Walat Profile: Tom Walat

With the release of Windows Server 2016 due sometime in the third quarter, Microsoft is crowdsourcing its efforts to smooth out any vulnerabilities with a key feature in its next major server operating release -- the smaller server deployment dubbed Nano Server -- by offering a financial incentive...


August 23, 2013  5:34 PM

Twitter reacts to Steve Ballmer’s retirement

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

On Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said he would retire at the conclusion of a search to replace him, within 12 months. Check out this collection of tweets reacting to the news. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 8, 2013  10:02 PM

Day one buzz from MMS 2013

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

Today at Microsoft Management Summit 2013's first day, conference-goers heard a lot of talk about software-defined networking and enhancements to the company's Azure strategy. Read more


March 5, 2013  6:04 PM

Windows Azure adds two factor authentication, new features

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

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


April 24, 2012  7:51 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate expected in June 2012

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

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:


April 18, 2012  5:20 PM

System Center 2012 is now available, Windows Server 8 is now Windows Server 2012

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

IT pros got the official pitch from Microsoft on private cloud yesterday, as corporate vice president Brad Anderson announced the general availability of...


February 29, 2012  4:21 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch: reactions around the Web

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

See below for our Storify of the Windows 8 launch. Note: Due to some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, the Storify might not show up; view it at Storify's website here.


February 14, 2012  3:44 PM

Windows IT: Where is the love?

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

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...


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