MCP, MCSE, and more: Training options for Microsoft admins

MCP, MCSE, and more: Training options for Microsoft admins

There are many paths -- too many, in fact -- to keeping your skills up to date, so here's a guide on how to get the right training

05/25/16

The 3 paths to managing identities in Office 365

The 3 paths to managing identities in Office 365

If you aren't ready to let go of on-premises Active Directory management, you have three good options

05/18/16

Your data, their cloud? Bring your own encryption keys

Your data, their cloud? Bring your own encryption keys

As governments and others increasingly seek the keys from your vendors to unlock your encrypted data, you should consider using self-provisioned keys

05/11/16

Shared experience: The value of technology alliances and user groups

Shared experience: The value of technology alliances and user groups

Reach out to like-minded colleagues so that you don't face technology and management challenges in isolation

05/04/16

The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The nostalgia for periodic big upgrades every five to 10 years is seriously misplaced, and it's not good for users or IT

04/27/16

Office 365’s corporate takeover is imminent

Office 365’s corporate takeover is imminent

Exchange Online is IT's biggest reason for shifting from on-premises Microsoft servers to the Office 365 cloud services

04/20/16

The rhetoric and reality of IT decision making

The rhetoric and reality of IT decision making

When it comes to deciding on vendor relationships, you have to assume you're being sold to by everyone and not rely any any single voice

04/13/16

Inside job: What CIOs miss in preventing data leaks

Inside job: What CIOs miss in preventing data leaks

DLP and user training are good defenses against accidental data loss, but companies need a third approach to detect insider threats

04/06/16

Nano Server: A slimmer, slicker Windows Server Core

Nano Server: A slimmer, slicker Windows Server Core

Microsoft's Nano Server may finally win over admins to the 'just-enough OS' concept, thanks to the cloud

03/30/16

3 key considerations when hiring a consultant

3 key considerations when hiring a consultant

Using a consultant can be a very smart move -- unless you hire and manage them poorly

03/23/16

3 Office 365 enhancements you might have missed

3 Office 365 enhancements you might have missed

The Office 365 Admin Center, OneNote, and Skype for Business all get needed improvements

03/16/16

Private, public, or hybrid: Microsoft's cloud flavors

Private, public, or hybrid: Microsoft's cloud flavors

Microsoft's approach is ultimately to remove the cloud location as a consideration in what you develop and how you manage it

03/09/16

Why Windows 10? Microsoft stresses security

Why Windows 10? Microsoft stresses security

The new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection feature adds more security cred to Microsoft's new OS

03/02/16

The Apple-FBI encryption fight: It's not black and white

The Apple-FBI encryption fight: It's not black and white

Everyone wants security and privacy, except for the bad guys -- and that's the dilemma in figuring out the right level of access

02/24/16

5 promising acquisitions for Microsoft Azure and Office 365

5 promising acquisitions for Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Microsoft's shopping spree could quickly lead to a more secure and more capable Azure and Office 365

02/17/16

Let’s bring back the balance between IT and business

Let’s bring back the balance between IT and business

IT's past abuses haunt it in the present, but it doesn't have to stay that way

02/10/16

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 push may leave IT seeing red

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 push may leave IT seeing red

Exposing the Get Windows 10 app to business users provides an easy upgrade path potentially rife with landmines

02/03/16

Why we must stand with Microsoft on data privacy

Why we must stand with Microsoft on data privacy

The U.S. government dangerously seeks access to cloud data anywhere. There's a better way that business should support instead

01/27/16

Skype for Business is starting to get good

Skype for Business is starting to get good

Recent and planned improvements will one day make the conferencing service something you want, not just get, with Office 365

01/20/16

For IT admins, remote doesn’t have to mean less control

For IT admins, remote doesn’t have to mean less control

You can end up working with one hand tied behind your back when you rely solely on the tools that come with your tech ecosystem

01/13/16

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