The White House announced this week that it has placed a former Microsoft executive, Kurt DelBene, in charge of the national healthcare web site, Healthcare.gov. While it's not clear whether this is a temporary or longer-term assignment, DelBene has been tasked with fixing the problems many have encountered accessing the site....More
In a strangely uneventful update, Microsoft's board of directors this week claimed to have made "progress" in its search for a new CEO. But while the board did confirm that it has narrowed the search significantly, it declined to provide any details....More
I sat down with Perry Clarke, the Microsoft development supremo for the on-premises and cloud versions of Exchange Server. What Perry had to say explained the background to many of the issues that people debate around Exchange today, including the cloud, the future of on-premises software, how mobile computing has changed the IT landscape....More
It's good value to look back to see where we've come as it’s a good starting point to see where we might go in the new year ahead. Some technologies improved. Some failed. Some topics are ongoing and some may have hit a dead end, waiting to be revived in a new form....More
Customers are reporting that Microsoft's second-generation Surface tablets are sold out almost everywhere. Is Surface 2 much more popular than anyone anticipated? Or did Microsoft simply not make enough?...More
Some of the key hardware devices that shipped in 2013 came from Microsoft and Nokia (which will soon be part of Microsoft). This bodes well for the devices part of Microsoft's devices and services future....More
Microsoft has recently added a scheduling command to Windows Azure, allowing admins to utilize the Windows Azure Management Portal for creating, updating, deleting, viewing, scheduling, and managing job collections....More
This three-session boot camp will cover the key concepts required to fully design highly available, redundant, and high-performance SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 environments. Colin Spence will share design approaches and best practices that have been successfully employed with clients for SharePoint 2013 implementations.
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Datacenters are, and always have been, investments that evolve as the industry changes, new technologies emerge, and application needs change. However, today, datacenter managers are facing a daunting future that may not include any meaningful expansion of their datacenters in terms of floor space, yet their existing datacenter assets may need dramatic modernization in preparation for tomorrow's computing models....More
In this video, see why Veeam had such a strong showing at the Windows IT Pro 2013 Community Choice Awards. Windows IT Pro Technical Director, Sean Deuby, and Veeam’s Vice President of Product Strategy, Doug Hazelman, discuss Veeam’s awards and strong community connection. Veeam Software was awarded:...More