Windows IT Pro en Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:47:00 +0000 192921 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:08:00 +0000 192901 at Making Windows 10 Migrations Easier with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:55:00 +0000 192891 at Microsoft Public Folders & Other Notes from the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Microsoft Updates Surface Tools for IT with Support for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Hardware Management Surface Surface Laptop surface pro Surface Tools for IT updates Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:13:00 +0000 192881 at Microsoft Taking Steps to Deal with Remnants of SMB1 In Upcoming Versions of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Security Sense: What if All Your Security Practices Were Put on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Troy Hunt's Security Sense security Security Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:29:00 +0000 192771 at How to Create Users in Bulk in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:00 +0000 192641 at A closer look at Lenovo's new PC as a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware devices Hardware Lenovo Lenovo Transform maintenance PC as a Service PCaaS service Transform Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:29:00 +0000 192711 at Senators Press Trump Officials for More Details on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:25:00 +0000 192701 at weiXx/Thinkstock 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:40:00 +0000 192681 at Report: OpenStack Superfan Walmart Tells Partners to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:03:00 +0000 192671 at Joe Raedle/Getty Images With 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +0000 192661 at Joe Raedle/Getty Images How to Add, Delete, Edit and Reset User's Password in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:20:00 +0000 192631 at Time to Patch: 'Stack Clash' Vulnerability Affects Wide Range of Unix-like 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:49:00 +0000 192621 at Street Sees Dollar Signs as Microsoft Invests in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azure Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:51:00 +0000 192611 at Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Allen AI Joins Microsoft, Baidu to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +0000 192591 at <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 <div class="node-body article-body">Understand connectivity with peered networks to different ExpressRoute virtual networks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azure ExpressRoute ExpressRoute peering peering virtual networks Virtual Networks Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +0000 192171 at With 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Lenovo Lenovo Transform portfolio Server ThinkAgile ThinkSystem Transform Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 192571 at Lenovo's ThinkStation P320 Tiny is Part of Lenovo's New PCs As A 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 192561 at How to mitigate most Microsoft critical vulnerabilities with a 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:13:00 +0000 192581 at Faulty AWS S3 Configuration Exposes Personal Data of 198M U.S. 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:55:00 +0000 192531 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:26:00 +0000 192541 at Official Windows 10 S & Office Apps Frequently Asked Questions from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 faq Frequently Asked Questions Support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 S Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:21:00 +0000 192521 at Nested virtualization in Azure <div class="node-body article-body">Want nested virtualization in Azure for playing around? Wish no more!</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azure nested virtualization nested virtualization Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:56:00 +0000 192131 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Episode 2 IT Pro IT Pro Today podcast Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:49:00 +0000 192421 at What the Average Worker Doesn't 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:35:00 +0000 192411 at Topp_Yimgrimm/Thinkstock Microsoft Now Planning Two Windows Server Feature Updates Per 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server feature updates rapid release Windows windows server Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:10:00 +0000 192401 at Gartner: Amazon Isn’t Only E-Commerce Giant with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azure Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +0000 192391 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:01:00 +0000 192381 at