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February 26, 2018  5:38 PM

Microsoft subscriptions aren’t right for everyone

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Patch management, patching, Windows

With the push to deliver Office and Windows as services, Microsoft subscriptions will be a reality in most IT departments one way or another. But not all organizations are good candidates for going all-in. Microsoft will continually update Windows 10 rather than release another version going...

May 31, 2017  2:48 PM

Rise of the container OS administrators’ dilemma

Meredith Courtemanche Meredith Courtemanche Profile: Meredith Courtemanche
containers, Microsoft, Windows Server 2016

The trumpeted arrival of containerized workloads at production's gates has enterprise IT shops bracing for the new landscape of container...

October 16, 2014  3:38 PM

Microsoft hopes to Ignite attendees with new conference format

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger
IT conferences, Microsoft, Satya Nadella

Mark your calendars, Windows Server admins -- Ignite is coming. In a blog post that went live today, Microsoft said the official name of its new conference is Microsoft Ignite. The conference is scheduled to take place May 4-8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, and CEO Satya Nadella will be the event's...

July 3, 2014  5:29 PM

Critical fixes for Windows, IE coming in July Patch Tuesday

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger
Internet Explorer, Microsoft

Admins can expect to see some familiar security updates in the latest Patch Tuesday, but they can also expect to see a rare update. In its advance security notification, Microsoft said there will be six bulletins in this batch...

July 1, 2014  8:35 PM

Microsoft backtracks, resumes security emails beginning July 3

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

That suspension didn't last long. Microsoft is going to continue sending security updates via email after reviewing its processes. Late last week, the company said it would stop sending emails to comply with

June 27, 2014  9:05 PM

Microsoft suspends security email notifications to comply with Canadian antispam law

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

There's one place you won't be finding out about advance security notifications from Microsoft anymore. The company is suspending the delivery of certain security emails to comply with governmental policies. Microsoft revealed the change in -- wait for it -- an email. The company will no...

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