Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's Earnings Reports http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are probably a lot of smiles in Raleigh and Redwood Shores this week. Both Red Hat and Oracle turned in quarterly earnings reports that greatly beat expectations. Wall Street blessed both companies for the news, as the value of Red Hat&#39;s stock rose by 10.6 percent in early trading after the announcement and Oracle saw a 9 percent spike.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/beneath-red-hats-and-oracles-earnings-reports#comments Database Administration Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:47:00 +0000 192921 at http://windowsitpro.com Intel Dropping 3 IoT Developer Component Product Lines http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/intel-dropping-3-iot-developer-component-product-lines <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Edison, Joule and Galileo components are being discontinued, though Intel says it remains committed to its internet of things business.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/intel-dropping-3-iot-developer-component-product-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/intel-dropping-3-iot-developer-component-product-lines#comments Hardware Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:08:00 +0000 192901 at http://windowsitpro.com Making Windows 10 Migrations Easier with Purpose-Built Tools http://windowsitpro.com/windows/making-windows-10-migrations-easier-purpose-built-tools <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows 10 migrations for businesses are a huge undertaking and are often delayed due to the hassles. Special migration tools can help.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/making-windows-10-migrations-easier-purpose-built-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/making-windows-10-migrations-easier-purpose-built-tools#comments Windows Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:55:00 +0000 192891 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Public Folders & Other Notes from the Field http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-public-folders-other-notes-field <div class="node-body blog-body">The complexity in migrating Public Folders is quickly becoming a migration consideration that needs a strategy of its own. Whether you are going to Microsoft Exchange or Office 365, there’s much to think about to effectively migrate your data. Read about our experience with Public Folders and other notes from the Field. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-public-folders-other-notes-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-public-folders-other-notes-field#comments Blogs Blogs Exchange Microsoft migration Office 365 Priasoft Public Folders Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:43:00 +0000 192911 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Updates Surface Tools for IT with Support for Surface Pro and Surface Laptop http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-updates-surface-tools-it-support-surface-pro-and-surface-laptop <div class="node-body article-body">Now that the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop are available in retail channels, Microsoft has updated their Surface Tools for IT software package to help system admins maintain these devices alongside of their supported predecessors.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-updates-surface-tools-it-support-surface-pro-and-surface-laptop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-updates-surface-tools-it-support-surface-pro-and-surface-laptop#comments Hardware Hardware Management Surface Surface Laptop surface pro Surface Tools for IT updates Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:13:00 +0000 192881 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Taking Steps to Deal with Remnants of SMB1 In Upcoming Versions of Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-taking-steps-deal-remnants-smb1-upcoming-versions-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is taken more steps after the recent WannaCrypt Ransomware outbreak to make that attack vector unavailable by default in future versions of Windows 10.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-taking-steps-deal-remnants-smb1-upcoming-versions-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-taking-steps-deal-remnants-smb1-upcoming-versions-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Fall Creators Update security Server Message Block SMB1 SMBv1 WannaCrypt Windows 10 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Windows Insiders Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:58:00 +0000 192781 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: What if All Your Security Practices Were Put on Public Display? http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-what-if-all-your-security-practices-were-put-public-display <div class="node-body article-body">Imagine if every security decision you'd made was to be disclosed - what would it say about you or your company? And should you change things now?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-what-if-all-your-security-practices-were-put-public-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-what-if-all-your-security-practices-were-put-public-display#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense security Security Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:00 +0000 192771 at http://windowsitpro.com How to Create Users in Bulk in Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-create-users-bulk-office-365 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> If you have a large number of users, it is more efficient to create their accounts from CSV file or Excel spreadsheet. Here's how you do it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-create-users-bulk-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-create-users-bulk-office-365#comments Office 365 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:00 +0000 192641 at http://windowsitpro.com A closer look at Lenovo's new PC as a Service (PCaaS) Program http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/closer-look-lenovos-new-pc-service-pcaas-program <div class="node-body article-body">During their Transform event this week in New York City, Lenovo announced a new offering called PC as a Servce (PCaas) to offer companies flexible options for their hardware and services needs.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/closer-look-lenovos-new-pc-service-pcaas-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/closer-look-lenovos-new-pc-service-pcaas-program#comments Hardware devices Hardware Lenovo Lenovo Transform maintenance PC as a Service PCaaS service Transform Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:29:00 +0000 192711 at http://windowsitpro.com Senators Press Trump Officials for More Details on Russia Hacks http://windowsitpro.com/security/senators-press-trump-officials-more-details-russia-hacks <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty-one states were potentially targeted by Russian government cyber actors.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/senators-press-trump-officials-more-details-russia-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/senators-press-trump-officials-more-details-russia-hacks#comments Security Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:25:00 +0000 192701 at http://windowsitpro.com weiXx/Thinkstock Despite WannaCry, Open SMB Ports Persist http://windowsitpro.com/security/despite-wannacry-open-smb-ports-persist <div class="node-body article-body">Even after WannCry wrecked havoc last month, there are millions of public facing open SMB ports.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/despite-wannacry-open-smb-ports-persist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/despite-wannacry-open-smb-ports-persist#comments Security Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:40:00 +0000 192681 at http://windowsitpro.com Report: OpenStack Superfan Walmart Tells Partners to Avoid AWS Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/report-openstack-superfan-walmart-tells-partners-avoid-aws-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Walmart to partners: don't trust Amazon's cloud with our secrets.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/report-openstack-superfan-walmart-tells-partners-avoid-aws-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/report-openstack-superfan-walmart-tells-partners-avoid-aws-cloud#comments Cloud Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:03:00 +0000 192671 at http://windowsitpro.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images With Machine Learning, Amazon and Whole Foods Could Satisfy Every Customer Craving http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/machine-learning-amazon-and-whole-foods-could-satisfy-every-customer-craving <div class="node-body article-body">The Amazon and Whole Foods deal could pave the way for broad adoption of machine learning in grocery retail. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/machine-learning-amazon-and-whole-foods-could-satisfy-every-customer-craving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/machine-learning-amazon-and-whole-foods-could-satisfy-every-customer-craving#comments Cloud Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +0000 192661 at http://windowsitpro.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images How to Add, Delete, Edit and Reset User's Password in Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-add-delete-edit-and-reset-users-password-office-365 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">This article is dedicated to managing users account in Office 365. I&rsquo;ll show you to add, delete, edit, or reset user&#39;s password.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">How to Add User(s)</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-add-delete-edit-and-reset-users-password-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/how-add-delete-edit-and-reset-users-password-office-365#comments Office 365 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:20:00 +0000 192631 at http://windowsitpro.com Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like OSes http://windowsitpro.com/security/time-patch-stack-clash-vulnerability-affects-wide-range-unix-oses <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers haven't yet been able to remotely execute the vulnerability, but they haven't ruled out the possibility.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/time-patch-stack-clash-vulnerability-affects-wide-range-unix-oses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/time-patch-stack-clash-vulnerability-affects-wide-range-unix-oses#comments Security Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:49:00 +0000 192621 at http://windowsitpro.com Street Sees Dollar Signs as Microsoft Invests in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence http://windowsitpro.com/azure/street-sees-dollar-signs-microsoft-invests-cloud-artificial-intelligence <div class="node-body article-body">Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss reiterated his “Overweight” rating on Microsoft, increasing his price target on the stock to $80 from $72.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/street-sees-dollar-signs-microsoft-invests-cloud-artificial-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/street-sees-dollar-signs-microsoft-invests-cloud-artificial-intelligence#comments Azure Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:51:00 +0000 192611 at http://windowsitpro.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Allen AI Joins Microsoft, Baidu to Help Empower Academic Searches http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/allen-ai-joins-microsoft-baidu-help-empower-academic-searches <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Called the Open Academic Search project, the goal is to aid researchers by having the companies, institutes and nonprofits involved make their AI and analysis tools open-source.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/allen-ai-joins-microsoft-baidu-help-empower-academic-searches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/allen-ai-joins-microsoft-baidu-help-empower-academic-searches#comments Cloud Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +0000 192591 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>The Allen Institute has something called Semantic Scholar, which uses artificial intelligence techniques to find the most relevant papers on a topic.</p> shironosov/Thinkstock Connectivity with peered networks connected to ExpressRoute connected networks http://windowsitpro.com/azure/connectivity-peered-networks-connected-expressroute-connected-networks <div class="node-body article-body">Understand connectivity with peered networks to different ExpressRoute virtual networks.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/connectivity-peered-networks-connected-expressroute-connected-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/connectivity-peered-networks-connected-expressroute-connected-networks#comments Azure ExpressRoute ExpressRoute peering peering virtual networks Virtual Networks Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +0000 192171 at http://windowsitpro.com With New ThinkSystem & ThinkAgile, Lenovo Expands Data Center Portfolio http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/new-thinksystem-thinkagile-lenovo-expands-data-center-portfolio <div class="node-body gallery-body">Today in New York City during the companies Transform event, Lenovo announced what they are calling their largest ever end to end data center launch with the addition of the ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data center portfolios.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/new-thinksystem-thinkagile-lenovo-expands-data-center-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/new-thinksystem-thinkagile-lenovo-expands-data-center-portfolio#comments Hardware Lenovo Lenovo Transform portfolio Server ThinkAgile ThinkSystem Transform Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 192571 at http://windowsitpro.com Lenovo's ThinkStation P320 Tiny is Part of Lenovo's New PCs As A Service (PCaaS) Program http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/lenovos-thinkstation-p320-tiny-part-lenovos-new-pcs-service-pcaas-program <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Desks aren&#39;t what they used to be -- few sit at a broad&nbsp;expanse of polished wood, swing&nbsp;their arms around to confirm they&#39;ve got plenty of space,&nbsp;and get&nbsp;to work. A lot of office workers are dealing with smaller cubicles or slices of an open-floor seating arrangement, but their computing demands did not shrink with their personal work space.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/lenovos-thinkstation-p320-tiny-part-lenovos-new-pcs-service-pcaas-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/lenovos-thinkstation-p320-tiny-part-lenovos-new-pcs-service-pcaas-program#comments Hardware Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 192561 at http://windowsitpro.com How to mitigate most Microsoft critical vulnerabilities with a single system change http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-mitigate-most-microsoft-critical-vulnerabilities-single-system-change <div class="field-byline"> David Geer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Enterprises can mitigate most Microsoft critical vulnerabilities simply by removing users&rsquo; administrative rights. According to a report from Avecto, &ldquo;530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported in 2016 with 36% (189) having a critical severity rating. Of these critical vulnerabilities, 94% were mitigated by removing admin rights</span><span class="s2">.</span><span class="s1">&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-mitigate-most-microsoft-critical-vulnerabilities-single-system-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-mitigate-most-microsoft-critical-vulnerabilities-single-system-change#comments Security Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:13:00 +0000 192581 at http://windowsitpro.com Faulty AWS S3 Configuration Exposes Personal Data of 198M U.S. Voters http://windowsitpro.com/security/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal-data-198m-us-voters <div class="node-body article-body">A Republican data firm is taking full responsibility for exposing personal information belonging to 198 million registered voters.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal-data-198m-us-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/faulty-aws-s3-configuration-exposes-personal-data-198m-us-voters#comments Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:55:00 +0000 192531 at http://windowsitpro.com Report Indicates Not All DevOps Groups Are Equal http://windowsitpro.com/development/report-indicates-not-all-devops-groups-are-equal <div class="node-body article-body">The 2017 State of DevOps reports shows a wide gap between the performance of high and low performing DevOps groups.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/development/report-indicates-not-all-devops-groups-are-equal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/development/report-indicates-not-all-devops-groups-are-equal#comments Development Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:26:00 +0000 192541 at http://windowsitpro.com Official Windows 10 S & Office Apps Frequently Asked Questions from Microsoft Support http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/official-windows-10-s-office-apps-frequently-asked-questions-microsoft-support <div class="node-body article-body">The Surface Laptop is now available through retail channels and Microsoft has a complete FAQ about the new version of Windows 10 S which is the operating that ships on those devices. In addition, a new Office on Windows 10 S FAQ has also been published.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/official-windows-10-s-office-apps-frequently-asked-questions-microsoft-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/official-windows-10-s-office-apps-frequently-asked-questions-microsoft-support#comments Windows 10 faq Frequently Asked Questions Support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 S Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 192521 at http://windowsitpro.com Nested virtualization in Azure http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nested-virtualization-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Want nested virtualization in Azure for playing around? Wish no more!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nested-virtualization-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/nested-virtualization-azure#comments Azure nested virtualization nested virtualization Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:56:00 +0000 192131 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 2 http://windowsitpro.com/resources/it-pro-today-podcast-episode-2 <div class="field-deck"> Unsupported OS patches, rapid release cycles, and an interview with Loryan Strant about Office 365 migrations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This is episode two of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/resources/it-pro-today-podcast-episode-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/resources/it-pro-today-podcast-episode-2#comments Resources Episode 2 IT Pro IT Pro Today podcast Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:49:00 +0000 192421 at http://windowsitpro.com What the Average Worker Doesn't Know About Security Will Scare You http://windowsitpro.com/security/what-average-worker-doesnt-know-about-security-will-scare-you <div class="node-body article-body">How much does the average worker know about cybersecurity? The results may surprise you. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/what-average-worker-doesnt-know-about-security-will-scare-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/what-average-worker-doesnt-know-about-security-will-scare-you#comments Security Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:35:00 +0000 192411 at http://windowsitpro.com Topp_Yimgrimm/Thinkstock Microsoft Now Planning Two Windows Server Feature Updates Per Year http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/microsoft-now-planning-two-windows-server-feature-updates-year <div class="field-deck"> This lines up Windows Server with Windows 10 and Office update schedules. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IT Pros and System Admins already struggling with twice a year feature updates for Windows 10 now have another rapid release schedule to think about.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/microsoft-now-planning-two-windows-server-feature-updates-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/microsoft-now-planning-two-windows-server-feature-updates-year#comments Windows Server feature updates rapid release Windows windows server Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0000 192401 at http://windowsitpro.com Gartner: Amazon Isn’t Only E-Commerce Giant with Cloud Prowess http://windowsitpro.com/azure/gartner-amazon-isn-t-only-e-commerce-giant-cloud-prowess <div class="field-deck"> Alibaba Cloud has emerged as one to watch on Gartner's Magic Quadrant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alibaba is emerging as a company to watch in the Infrastructure as a Service market in the U.S., according to the latest Magic Quadrant for IaaS report from Gartner.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/gartner-amazon-isn-t-only-e-commerce-giant-cloud-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/gartner-amazon-isn-t-only-e-commerce-giant-cloud-prowess#comments Azure Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +0000 192391 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Alibaba is tracking well in the area of IaaS, according to Gartner&#39;s Magic Quadrant.</p> David Becker/Getty Images Five Reasons Why an Amazon-Slack Deal Could Make Sense http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/five-reasons-why-amazon-slack-deal-could-make-sense <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At $9 billion, buying Slack would be Amazon's biggest acquisition.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/five-reasons-why-amazon-slack-deal-could-make-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/five-reasons-why-amazon-slack-deal-could-make-sense#comments Cloud Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:01:00 +0000 192381 at http://windowsitpro.com