The ascent from virtualization to the cloud

The ascent from virtualization to the cloud

The virtualization era featured VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. In the cloud era, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google lead -- but Microsoft has the only real hybrid option

07/29/16

Five years on, Office 365 shows its strengths

Five years on, Office 365 shows its strengths

With the core tools largely toughened, Microsoft is building out new capabilities in video and community sites

07/20/16

The cloud switch is on: From migration to management

The cloud switch is on: From migration to management

As more IT shops migrate to cloud services like Office 365 and Azure, they face a new challenge: how to manage it all

07/13/16

The upside of overhyped security threats

The upside of overhyped security threats

Check your Office 365 security settings before you cave in to (or blow off) security vendor FUD

07/06/16

Why you should use FastTrack to move to Office 365

Why you should use FastTrack to move to Office 365

Microsoft's migration assistance service will help you get to the Microsoft Cloud at no to low cost

06/29/16

The secret to a successful technology rollout

The secret to a successful technology rollout

Too often, IT focuses on getting the technology right and forgets the people who have to deal with the changes

06/22/16

Block malware, ransomware, and phishing with 5 layers

Block malware, ransomware, and phishing with 5 layers

There's no silver bullet to keeping intruders and hackers out, but you can minimize the risk by combining approaches

06/15/16

Office 365's brand-new apps: Planner and advanced security

Office 365's brand-new apps: Planner and advanced security

For users, Office Online now has a workflow manager; for IT, Office 365 now has Advanced Security Management

06/08/16

Microsoft primes SharePoint 2016 for on-premises takeover

Microsoft primes SharePoint 2016 for on-premises takeover

There's a lot to like in the latest SharePoint server release -- and clear signs its future will move to the cloud

06/01/16

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

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