Windows Tools - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21599 en Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/two-tricks-automate-the-export-of-live-vms-in-windows-server-238144?source=rss_windows_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_virtualization_hp.jpg" alt="Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I bet you didn't know that Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V lets you export your virtual machines -- wait for it -- while they are running. Data Management Microsoft Windows Storage Virtualization Microsoft Hyper-V PowerShell Backup and Recovery Server Virtualization Windows Server Windows Tools Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 238144 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 free Windows Server tools you should know about http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/5-free-windows-server-tools-you-should-know-about-235657?source=rss_windows_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/46SShp.gif" alt="5 free Windows Server tools you should know about" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Windows Server includes a cornucopia of solid tools. But sometimes you have specific needs, and the default tools won't cover them well.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Microsoft Exchange Windows Server Windows Tools Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 235657 at http://www.infoworld.com BrandPost: Keeping Up with Microsoft http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/keeping-microsoft-233168?source=rss_windows_tools <p>When it comes to releasing new versions of its products, Microsoft has largely stuck to a predictable pattern. Recently, however, it’s become clear that Microsoft has shifted gears. In 2012, we experienced a wave of new releases that left no major product untouched—activity we haven’t seen in almost 3 years. Now it appears that the next 12 months and beyond will see a similar rate of change. Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Lync 2014, System Center 2012 R2, and Visual Studio 2013 are all expected to be major releases (ie, not free service packs).</p> Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:25:07 +0000 PC Connection 233168 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft CodePlex: 12 open source gems for every Windows admin http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/118923/microsoft-codeplex-12-open-source-gems-every-windows-admin-226569?source=rss_windows_tools <!--paging_filter-->We mined Microsoft’s open source hosting repository to unearth 12 invaluable Windows admin tools -- and they're all free<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We mined Microsoft’s open source hosting repository to unearth 12 invaluable Windows admin tools -- and they&#039;re all free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/118923 </div> </div> </div> Windows Server Windows Tools Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 226569 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft broadens Bing beyond simple search http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/microsoft-broadens-bing-beyond-simple-search-221630?source=rss_windows_tools <div id="blog-edit"><p><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BingHomepage2013.jpg" alt="Microsoft broadens Bing beyond simple search" width="525" /><br /><em>Credit: Wikipedia</em></p> Applications Application Development Mobile Technology Microsoft Bing Mobile Apps Web Services Windows Tools Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 221630 at http://www.infoworld.com Suffer not: 10 Windows Start menus for Windows 8.1 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/107780/suffer-not-10-windows-start-menus-windows-81-221548?source=rss_windows_tools <!--paging_filter-->Although Windows 8's Start menu is still MIA in Windows 'Blue,' a smorgasbord of replacements can fill the void<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although Windows 8&#039;s Start menu is still MIA in Windows &#039;Blue,&#039; a smorgasbord of replacements can fill the void </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/107780 </div> </div> </div> Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 221548 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 8 users snub Metro apps, stick to traditional Windows software http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-users-snub-metro-apps-stick-traditional-windows-software-219271?source=rss_windows_tools <p>A majority of consumer and small business Windows 8 PC users launch fewer than one "Metro" app a day, signaling that they're spending most of their time on the classic Windows 7-style Desktop, according to data released this week.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Fri, 24 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 219271 at http://www.infoworld.com Top Metro apps for Windows 8 power users http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/91825/top-metro-apps-windows-8-power-users-214852?source=rss_windows_tools <!--paging_filter-->The Windows 8 Metro application ecosystem is evolving. Here are 17 early entrants worth adding to your tablet or PC<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Windows 8 Metro application ecosystem is evolving. Here are 17 early entrants worth adding to your tablet or PC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/91825 </div> </div> </div> Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 214852 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 new cool tools for Exchange admins http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/10-new-cool-tools-exchange-admins-214399?source=rss_windows_tools <p>It feels like I've been inundated with new admin tools to play with lately, both from Microsoft and third parties. I'm happy to be swimming in that sea of options.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Microsoft Exchange Email Software Free Tools Windows Tools Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 214399 at http://www.infoworld.com How Microsoft will change forever and thrive again http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/how-microsoft-will-change-forever-and-thrive-again-212823?source=rss_windows_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 190px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_road.jpg" alt="How Microsoft will change forever -- and thrive again" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>Microsoft has been in business, in one form or another, for 37 years. In the tech world, that's an eternity.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Microsoft Office Windows 8 Windows RT Microsoft Windows Office Software Tablets Windows Phone Windows Tools Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 212823 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft evangelists pull page out of BlackBerry handbook http://www.infoworld.com/t/windows-phone/microsoft-evangelists-pull-page-out-of-blackberry-handbook-212551?source=rss_windows_tools <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Mobile_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft evangelists pull page out of BlackBerry handbook" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Microsoft is starting to sound like the company once named Research in Motion, the stalwart maker of BlackBerry smartphones that has fought desperately against Apple's iOS and Google's Android as they became the mobile market lea Applications Application Development Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard app stores Microsoft Windows 8 BlackBerry Microsoft Windows Mobile Apps Windows Phone Windows Tools Technology Business Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 212551 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsofts-13-worst-missteps-of-all-time-210521?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Over the years, Microsoft's made some incredibly good moves, even if they felt like mistakes at the time: mashing Word and Excel into Office; offering Sabeer Bhatia and cohorts $400 million for a year-old startup; blending Windows 98 and NT to form Windows 2000; sticking a weird Israeli motion sensor on a game box; buying Skype for an unconscionable amount of money. (The jury's still out on the last one.)</p> Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Office Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows RT Windows Vista Windows XP Microsoft Windows Office Software Web Applications Web Browsers Windows Tools Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 210521 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 7: 10 top tools for power users http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/69151/windows-7-10-top-tools-power-users-204656?source=rss_windows_tools <!--paging_filter-->Windows 7 works fine out of the box, but why settle for "fine"? From an all-in-one system utility to an enhanced clipboard, these 10 tools can give Windows 7 -- and your productivity -- a serious boost<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows 7 works fine out of the box, but why settle for &quot;fine&quot;? From an all-in-one system utility to an enhanced clipboard, these 10 tools can give Windows 7 -- and your productivity -- a serious boost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> computerworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/69151 </div> </div> </div> Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 204656 at http://www.infoworld.com The unexpected joy of Windows admin from a tablet http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/the-unexpected-joy-of-windows-admin-tablet-196412?source=rss_windows_tools <p>The day after Microsoft made its big announcement about the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/microsoft-unveils-ipad-windows-8-surface-tablet-195865">Windows 8-based Surface tablet</a>, I received a big box from Microsoft. I was superexcited and thought, "Microsoft sent me one!" The box did indeed contain a tablet -- an awesome one. But it was a Samsung Slate with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-nears-the-finish-line-whats-good-whats-bad-195127">Windows 8 Release Preview</a> preinstalled.</p> Applications Data Center Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology IT Management Windows Server Systems Management Mobile Tools Windows Tools Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 196412 at http://www.infoworld.com Road map 2012: Microsoft's big bang of new releases http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/road-map-2012-microsofts-big-bang-of-new-releases-189568?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Last year, I complained about the drought of new Microsoft product releases. Each week, I had to search the corners of the digital universe to come up with something unique and interesting to say for this column. But this year (and next) is bubbling over with new releases from Microsoft, so there will be plenty to discuss.</p> Applications Data Center Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Windows Server Systems Management Office Software Windows Tools Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 189568 at http://www.infoworld.com Develop Metro apps? Say no to this con http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/develop-metro-apps-say-no-con-188230?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Microsoft says Windows 8 will offer exciting new opportunities for software developers. Don't believe it.</p> <p>Windows 8's main attraction is Metro, the new touch-centric UI that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-keep-the-start-menu-in-windows-8-please-185785">replaces the Start menu</a>. Rather than the Start menu's static launch icons, Metro offers fully interactive apps that work much like smartphone apps. Independent developers will be able to build Metro apps using a combination of HTML5 and .Net technologies, then sell them via the Windows Store.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Application Development Microsoft Windows HTML5 Microsoft .Net Windows Phone Windows Tools Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 188230 at http://www.infoworld.com Visual Studio 11's UI is sharper than you think http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/visual-studio-11s-ui-sharper-you-think-187619?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Every time Microsoft makes a major UI change to one of its products, users complain. When Office 2007 introduced the ribbon UI, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/applications/microsofts-ribbon-interface-draws-frowns-smiles-425">they complained</a>. When the ribbon started <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/will-windows-8-come-wrapped-in-ribbon-interface-830">worming its way into Windows</a>, they complained some more.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Application Testing Application Development Development Tools HTML5 Microsoft .Net Windows Tools Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 187619 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows admins' top 5 hits of 2011 http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-admins-top-5-hits-2011-182265?source=rss_windows_tools <p>To see out 2011 properly, I thought it'd be best to take a look back at the Enterprise Windows columns that continue to draw in readers. These are both fan favorites and my personal favorites.&nbsp;</p> Microsoft Windows Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Windows Tools Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 182265 at http://www.infoworld.com Is anyone really using Windows 8's preview? http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/anyone-really-using-windows-8s-preview-182217?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Although millions have downloaded Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview, relatively few are actually using it, Web measurements show.</p> <p>During November, Windows 8 powered 0.03 percent of the computers -- or 3 out of every 10,000 -- that connected to the Internet, according to data from California-based Net Applications.</p> Applications Application Development Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Application Development Microsoft Windows Windows Tools Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:14:33 +0000 admin 182217 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft's Roslyn: Reinventing the compiler as we know it http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/microsofts-roslyn-reinventing-the-compiler-we-know-it-176671?source=rss_windows_tools <p>Whatever you may think of its business practices, Microsoft has always been top-notch when it comes to developer tools. <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/infoworld-review-visual-studio-2010-delivers-182">Visual Studio</a> is widely hailed as the best IDE out there, and .Net is an intelligently designed platform that borrows the best of what Java has to offer and takes it a few steps further.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Microsoft Development Environments Microsoft Windows Development Tools Microsoft .Net Windows Tools Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 176671 at http://www.infoworld.com