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Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO

Windows Server 2016's latest beta brings first look at Microsoft's new containers

The release also comes with improvements to the networking stack and changes to Hyper-V

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Microsoft fixes Hyper-V bug in Windows

While it's not critical, this Hyper-V bug can cause denial-of-service issues in guest VMs

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Don't secure Microsoft systems by Microsoft alone

Why 'defense in depth' would still make sense if Microsoft's security tools were as good as the competition


The power of PowerShell: Essential tips Windows admins will love

Make the most of Microsoft’s command line by mastering the nuances of the PowerShell language

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016 (so far)

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

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The power of PowerShell: An intro for Exchange admins

Forgo the GUI in favor of the console and free yourself of the drudgery of administering Exchange

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The power of PowerShell: An intro for Windows Server admins

In this increasingly devops-minded world, automation is king. Here’s how to get started with PowerShell

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First look: Run Docker in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 debuts support for Docker and container management with PowerShell, with a few wrinkles

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Windows Server Containers arrive, with Docker support

The latest preview of Windows Server shows a new level of support for Docker and hints at Microsoft's overall ambitions with containers

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What the hybrid cloud really means

Consistency between public and private cloud environments is key, and Microsoft has the tech lead -- and the big installed base -- to make hybrid happen first

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Windows Server 2003 will live on -- here's how and why

Some businesses will still run Windows Server 2003 after support ends on July 14; see how they plan to keep things rolling

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Despite warnings, majority of firms still run some Windows Server 2003

Enterprises are still heavily dependent on Windows Server 2003 even though support is coming to an end on July 14

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system

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Upgrading Windows Server 2003: The procrastinator's guide

Yes, this is something you really need to get going on. Here are some factors to consider in your planning

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Microsoft is hurting small-business Azure adoption

It's too confusing and expensive to adopt Azure, but Microsoft could easily remove that barrier if it wanted

FAQ: 25 burning questions about Windows Server 2003 end of support

With help from the IDG Answers community, we collected some of most burning questions (and the best answers) enterprises and individuals have about the looming WS2003 end of support

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Migrate from Windows Server 2003 before it's too late

Windows Server 2012 R2 is the right choice for most IT organizations to keep their data center operating optimally and securely

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

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