Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en What is Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s Limited Periodic Scan? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/what-windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-limited-periodic-scan <div class="node-body article-body">A new tweak in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition allows you to modify the schedule for Windows Defender scans.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/what-windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-limited-periodic-scan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/what-windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-limited-periodic-scan#comments Windows 10 Security Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 27 May 2016 17:08:00 +0000 171711 at http://windowsitpro.com Remote Desktop App from Microsoft Now Available for Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/remote-desktop-app-microsoft-now-available-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">After several weeks of building a Remote Desktop Preview app for testing, Microsoft is now ready to release their Universal Windows Platform version for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/remote-desktop-app-microsoft-now-available-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/remote-desktop-app-microsoft-now-available-windows-10#comments Systems Management App Continuum Mobile PC Remote desktop Universal Windows Platform UWP windows 10 enterprise 2015 ltsb Fri, 27 May 2016 17:08:00 +0000 171691 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Innovators: How Do You Get 50-Gigabit Ethernet Traffic to a Virtual Machine? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-do-you-get-50-gigabit-ethernet-traffic-virtual-machine <div class="node-body blog-body">Windows Server 2016 offers capabilities sure to help you address the challenges associated with increased data center traffic.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-do-you-get-50-gigabit-ethernet-traffic-virtual-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-how-do-you-get-50-gigabit-ethernet-traffic-virtual-machine#comments IT Innovators Software Defined Data Center Software Defined Data Center Virtual machine Virtual machine Fri, 27 May 2016 16:53:00 +0000 171701 at http://windowsitpro.com You Couldn’t Stop End Users Using Stupid Passwords, So Microsoft Will http://windowsitpro.com/security/you-couldn-t-stop-end-users-using-stupid-passwords-so-microsoft-will <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is bolstering security for its web-based services.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/you-couldn-t-stop-end-users-using-stupid-passwords-so-microsoft-will" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/you-couldn-t-stop-end-users-using-stupid-passwords-so-microsoft-will#comments Security security Security Fri, 27 May 2016 14:39:00 +0000 171681 at http://windowsitpro.com How is data protected when using ReFS when blocks are not zeroed http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-data-protected-when-using-refs-when-blocks-are-not-zeroed <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how existing data on disk is protected when using ReFS.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-data-protected-when-using-refs-when-blocks-are-not-zeroed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-data-protected-when-using-refs-when-blocks-are-not-zeroed#comments Windows Server 2016 data protection data protection refs ReFS Fri, 27 May 2016 11:59:00 +0000 171271 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Innovators: Using SDN Models to Increase Availability of Services http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-using-sdn-models-increase-availability-services <div class="node-body blog-body">Here's another key reason why SDN should be on your radar.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-using-sdn-models-increase-availability-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-innovators-using-sdn-models-increase-availability-services#comments IT Innovators software defined networking software defined networking Thu, 26 May 2016 16:56:00 +0000 171661 at http://windowsitpro.com Converged Infrastructure’s Success Driving Interest in Hyper-converged Systems http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-infrastructure-s-success-driving-interest-hyper-converged <div class="node-body article-body">More and more companies are gaining significant returns on investment from converged infrastructure, which takes a “building block” approach to networking, compute and storage systems as well as a centralized approach to management. Gartner predicts that hyper-converged infrastructure—which the analyst firm sees as the third wave in integrated systems--will see a huge upswing in adoption in the next five years.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-infrastructure-s-success-driving-interest-hyper-converged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-infrastructure-s-success-driving-interest-hyper-converged#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE hyperconvergence hyperconvergence Thu, 26 May 2016 16:14:00 +0000 171651 at http://windowsitpro.com Increasing Password Awareness and Security for your Users http://windowsitpro.com/security/increasing-password-awareness-and-security-your-users <div class="node-body article-body">Security of your users and system resources is a never ending battle and as we see more thefts relating to user credentials it means admins must get more creative in protecting that data.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/increasing-password-awareness-and-security-your-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/increasing-password-awareness-and-security-your-users#comments Security administrators passwords security users Thu, 26 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 171641 at http://windowsitpro.com Amazon to Battle Google With New Cloud Service for AI Software http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-battle-google-new-cloud-service-ai-software <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Amazon.com Inc. is testing a new service that will make it easier for businesses to run artificial intelligence software on computers rented from the company, people familiar with the situation said, stepping up competition with &nbsp;Alphabet Inc. unit Google, Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-battle-google-new-cloud-service-ai-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/amazon-battle-google-new-cloud-service-ai-software#comments Business Intelligence Thu, 26 May 2016 13:47:00 +0000 171621 at http://windowsitpro.com Image licensed under creative commons by Sam Churchill Billions cut to federal IT leave nation's nukes controlled by floppies http://windowsitpro.com/windows/billions-cut-federal-it-leave-nations-nukes-controlled-floppies <div class="field-deck"> There's only so many years agencies can kick the can down the road, report finds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We all knew federal IT was bad, but a recent report found that it was way worse than almost anyone could imagine: The nation&#39;s nuclear arsenal, for example, is coordinated with 8-inch floppies, while a number of important tax and benefits were written in COBOL and are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/billions-cut-federal-it-leave-nations-nukes-controlled-floppies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/billions-cut-federal-it-leave-nations-nukes-controlled-floppies#comments Windows Business Decision Maker Database Developer Windows 10 Thu, 26 May 2016 13:42:00 +0000 171631 at http://windowsitpro.com Converged Architecture is a Long-Term Investment http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-architecture-long-term-investment <div class="node-body article-body">These days, it is not unusual for a physical server to have an operational lifespan of a decade or more. So, when it comes to configuring servers, the present and the future must be kept in mind.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-architecture-long-term-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/converged-architecture-long-term-investment#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE operational lifespan operational lifespan virtualization virtualization Wed, 25 May 2016 17:35:00 +0000 171551 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Announces May Updates for Office 365 Subscribers http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-announces-may-updates-office-365-subscribers <div class="node-body article-body">Each month Microsoft brings a batch of updates to the programs in its Office 365 subscription suite and this month new features will be seen in Skype for Business, Outlook and SharePoint for starters.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-announces-may-updates-office-365-subscribers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-announces-may-updates-office-365-subscribers#comments Office 365 Microsoft Office Office 365 Subscription Wed, 25 May 2016 17:01:00 +0000 171561 at http://windowsitpro.com Feeling lucky? Google hires Caesars executive Tariq Shaukat to head enterprise sales http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/feeling-lucky-google-hires-caesars-executive-tariq-shaukat-head-enterprise-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Under the Alphabet structure, Google has been making some major moves to be more focused on its business and enterprise sales. Now they&#39;re bringing in someone who is used to handling a lot of money:&nbsp;Tariq Shaukat, former&nbsp;chief commercial officer at&nbsp;Caesars Entertainment Corp, as first <a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/5/23/11753382/google-caesars-tariq-shaukat-enterprise-sales">reported by Recode</a>.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/feeling-lucky-google-hires-caesars-executive-tariq-shaukat-head-enterprise-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/feeling-lucky-google-hires-caesars-executive-tariq-shaukat-head-enterprise-sales#comments Cloud Enterprise Google Wed, 25 May 2016 15:59:00 +0000 171571 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Moves Windows 10 to 2 Feature Updates Each Year http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-moves-windows-10-2-feature-updates-each-year <div class="node-body article-body">New information shows that Microsoft is slowing down its feature deployment schedule for Windows 10.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-moves-windows-10-2-feature-updates-each-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-moves-windows-10-2-feature-updates-each-year#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:37:00 +0000 171541 at http://windowsitpro.com HPE will spin off enterprise-services division to Computer Sciences Corp http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hpe-will-spin-enterprise-services-division-computer-sciences-corp <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will spin off and merge its enterprise-services division with Computer Sciences Corp. in a deal valued at $8.5 billion for HP Enterprise shareholders. The plan is the latest in Whitman’s drive to focus the company, which sells corporate computers and software, on the most promising and faster-growing businesses while hiving off billions in acquisitions and assets, including some built up by her predecessors.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hpe-will-spin-enterprise-services-division-computer-sciences-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hpe-will-spin-enterprise-services-division-computer-sciences-corp#comments Industry Enterprise Services Enterprise Services HPE HPE mergers mergers Wed, 25 May 2016 12:32:00 +0000 171521 at http://windowsitpro.com AP File Photo IT Innovators: One City Makes Strides with Hybrid Cloud Approach http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-one-city-makes-strides-hybrid-cloud-approach <div class="field-byline"> Renee Morad, IT Innovators Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Asheville, N.C.’s hybrid cloud solution has positioned the city at the forefront of IT modernization. Want to know more?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-one-city-makes-strides-hybrid-cloud-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/it-innovators/it-innovators-one-city-makes-strides-hybrid-cloud-approach#comments IT Innovators hybrid cloud hybrid cloud Wed, 25 May 2016 05:10:00 +0000 169571 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Jonathan Feldman, chief information officer for the city of Asheville, North Carolina&nbsp;</p> The Future of Converged Infrastructure Is Bright—for All Stakeholders http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/future-converged-infrastructure-bright-all-stakeholders <div class="node-body article-body">There are many who say that converged infrastructure is the future of the data center, but what’s the future of converged infrastructure?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/future-converged-infrastructure-bright-all-stakeholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/future-converged-infrastructure-bright-all-stakeholders#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE virtualization virtualization workload workload Tue, 24 May 2016 20:48:00 +0000 171471 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s New Hardware Requirements http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-new-hardware-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">When Windows 10 Anniversary Edition delivers in late July, the specs for running the OS will have changed.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-new-hardware-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-edition-s-new-hardware-requirements#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 24 May 2016 17:57:00 +0000 171461 at http://windowsitpro.com Resource - Microsoft Azure Security Information Portal http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-microsoft-azure-security-information-portal <div class="node-body article-body">Here is another great resource for learning more about Microsoft Azure and the security related aspect of the cloud service from Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-microsoft-azure-security-information-portal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/resource-microsoft-azure-security-information-portal#comments Azure Azure cloud cloud services Developer hybrid Management Microsoft Microsoft Azure Networking security services Tue, 24 May 2016 16:35:00 +0000 171451 at http://windowsitpro.com GE bets big on its own cloud operating system, Predix http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ge-bets-big-its-own-cloud-operating-system-predix <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GE is ramping up its ambitions of being a technology platform — even for its competitors. A look at how it plans to do that.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ge-bets-big-its-own-cloud-operating-system-predix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ge-bets-big-its-own-cloud-operating-system-predix#comments Cloud Tue, 24 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 171441 at http://windowsitpro.com IT department finds BYOD policy pits it in eternal war with Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-department-finds-byod-policy-pits-it-eternal-war-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It seemed like such a good idea at the time: Implement a BYOD policy that puts the responsibility of laptop maintenance in the hands of the users, offload maintenance and have happier users. And then Windows 10 happened.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-department-finds-byod-policy-pits-it-eternal-war-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-department-finds-byod-policy-pits-it-eternal-war-windows-10#comments Windows Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 upgrades Windows 10 upgrades Tue, 24 May 2016 14:06:00 +0000 171431 at http://windowsitpro.com When to use ReFS in Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/when-use-refs-windows-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Learn when to use ReFS with Windows Server 2016</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/when-use-refs-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/when-use-refs-windows-server-2016#comments Windows Server 2016 refs ReFS usage usage Tue, 24 May 2016 11:55:00 +0000 171251 at http://windowsitpro.com Internet Explorer Pushed into Deeper Obscurity in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/internet-explorer-pushed-deeper-obscurity-windows-10-anniversary-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is planning additional changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition that will give IT control over which browser gets the bigger focus.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/internet-explorer-pushed-deeper-obscurity-windows-10-anniversary-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/internet-explorer-pushed-deeper-obscurity-windows-10-anniversary-edition#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 23 May 2016 20:09:00 +0000 171391 at http://windowsitpro.com Unification of the OneDrive Sync Client Is Here http://windowsitpro.com/onedrive/unification-onedrive-sync-client-here <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has finally arrived at the point in their OneDrive for Business road map where they now have a single client for syncing personal and business accounts for OneDrive users.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/onedrive/unification-onedrive-sync-client-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/onedrive/unification-onedrive-sync-client-here#comments OneDrive Business client cloud cloud storage OneDrive OneDrive for Business personal Sync Work Mon, 23 May 2016 19:59:00 +0000 171371 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Apple about to get BlackBerry'd? http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-about-get-blackberryd <div class="node-body article-body">In 2007, RIM was riding high: It had captured key business and government markets, profits were up 73%, and while a new competitor were soaking up some good press, the competitions' phones were all worse in significant ways that seemed impossible to overcome. A few years later, it would all come crashing down. Is Apple set for the same fate?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-about-get-blackberryd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/apple-about-get-blackberryd#comments Business Intelligence amazon Amazon Apple Apple artificial intelligence artificial intelligence Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional Google Google IT Manager Microsoft Microsoft Mon, 23 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 171351 at http://windowsitpro.com Guest package for Nano Server use cases http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/guest-package-nano-server-use-cases <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the guest package with Nano Server</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/guest-package-nano-server-use-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/guest-package-nano-server-use-cases#comments Windows Server 2016 guest guest Nano Server Nano Server Sat, 21 May 2016 13:12:00 +0000 170711 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand Nano server package cmdlets http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/understand-nano-server-package-cmdlets <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the package cmdlets for Nano Server</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/understand-nano-server-package-cmdlets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/understand-nano-server-package-cmdlets#comments Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Nano Server Sat, 21 May 2016 13:11:00 +0000 170701 at http://windowsitpro.com Can NVMe be used with clustered Storage Spaces? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/can-nvme-be-used-clustered-storage-spaces <div class="node-body article-body">Find out if NVMe can be used with clustered storage spaces</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/can-nvme-be-used-clustered-storage-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/can-nvme-be-used-clustered-storage-spaces#comments Windows Server NVMe NVMe Storage Spaces Storage Spaces Sat, 21 May 2016 13:09:00 +0000 170691 at http://windowsitpro.com Quick live storage move all VMs to another location http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/quick-live-storage-move-all-vms-another-location <div class="node-body article-body">Learn some easy PowerShell to move the storage of every VM on a server.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/quick-live-storage-move-all-vms-another-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/quick-live-storage-move-all-vms-another-location#comments Hyper-V Hyper-V Hyper-V Storage Migration Storage Migration Sat, 21 May 2016 13:02:00 +0000 170671 at http://windowsitpro.com Can deduplication be used in ReFS with Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-deduplication-be-used-refs-windows-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Find out if deduplication is possible with ReFS in Windows Server 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-deduplication-be-used-refs-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-deduplication-be-used-refs-windows-server-2016#comments Windows Server 2016 Deduplication deduplication refs ReFS Sat, 21 May 2016 12:53:00 +0000 170651 at http://windowsitpro.com