Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml/xmlrpc.php en Finding the Right Fit: Workstation or PC? http://windowsitpro.com/sponsored/finding-right-fit-workstation-or-pc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The conventional PC provides little value for users running mission-critical, scientific, or graphics-intensive applications that require significantly higher levels of responsiveness, performance, and efficiently.&nbsp; these users need what&#39;s known as a workstation.</p> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/uploads/2016/07/22/Finding%20the%20Right%20Fit.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Click to download the article now!</strong></a></p> </div> Dell and Intel - 2 Sponsored Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:22:00 +0000 176511 at http://windowsitpro.com The World is Your Workplace: Going Rugged http://windowsitpro.com/sponsored/world-your-workplace-going-rugged <div class="node-body article-body">When the Los Angeles Police Department’s IT team started shopping around for laptops to put in patrol cars, they knew ordinary computers wouldn’t work. The streets of LA are not an ordinary job location. These machines would be tested by harsh conditions: rough roads, dirt, weather, and the glare of the sun. Fragile technology was not an option; real-time information for cops on the job is the very definition of “mission critical. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/sponsored/world-your-workplace-going-rugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell and Intel - 2 Sponsored Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:22:00 +0000 176501 at http://windowsitpro.com Azure Security Center Released for General Availability http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-security-center-released-general-availability <div class="node-body article-body">After an active preview period where several Microsoft customers had the opportunity to get a closer look at their security policies and configurations, Microsoft is giving access to the Azure Security Center to all of their cloud customers.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-security-center-released-general-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-security-center-released-general-availability#comments Azure Azure Security Center Azure Security Center Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure Security Center Security Center Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:33:00 +0000 176461 at http://windowsitpro.com Two-thirds of IT pros find their users still prefer Windows 7 over 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/two-thirds-it-pros-find-their-users-still-prefer-windows-7-over-10 <div class="field-deck"> One year after Windows 10 launch, change is still hard to swallow </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Change is never easy, but Microsoft has been doing its best to give everyone a reason to upgrade: <a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/what-happens-my-free-windows-10-upgrade-after-29-july-2016-if-i-need-change-hardware">Offering&nbsp;free Windows 10 upgrades</a> (for one week more!), beefing up security, and making a public push to hit a billion installations in the first three years.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/two-thirds-it-pros-find-their-users-still-prefer-windows-7-over-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/two-thirds-it-pros-find-their-users-still-prefer-windows-7-over-10#comments Windows Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 7 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:18:00 +0000 176491 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Bookings offered as new service under Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-bookings-offered-new-service-under-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body">A new service from Microsoft for their Office 365 Business Premium subscribers will allow business users to make appointments for their services around the clock through a unique scheduling page/portal.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-bookings-offered-new-service-under-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-bookings-offered-new-service-under-office-365#comments Office 365 Bookings Microsoft Bookings Office 365 Subscription Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:55:00 +0000 176301 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business 2015 Planning Tool (Reports) http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/skype-business-2015-planning-tool-reports <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Skype for Business server 2015 (S4BS) planning tool <a href="http://wordpress.redirectingat.com/?id=725X1342&amp;site=ucmart.wordpress.com&amp;xs=1&amp;isjs=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fdownload%2Fdetails.aspx%3Fid%3D50357&amp;xguid=fc7ac64941ec0e8ee17a06ec4e68e9b2&amp;xuuid=bbfdb17fa4fcc2d134e3851a59575500&amp;xsessid=30b6a1d9d41c20b568f6d545b9cdd939&amp;xcreo=0&amp;xed=0&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fucmart.uk%2Fdownloads-and-useful-links%2F&amp;pref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D6%26ved%3D0ahUKEwir4vGPlq7NAhWM</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/skype-business-2015-planning-tool-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/skype-business-2015-planning-tool-reports#comments Windows Outlook Exchange/Outlook skype Skype Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business 2016 Skype for Business 2016 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:04:00 +0000 176291 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions of Converged Architecture: Lifecycle Management http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management <div class="node-body article-body">When you make a substantial financial outlay for hardware to host IT infrastructure workload, you, and the people who sign the checks, want to be certain that you get as much as possible out of your investment.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management#comments All About Converged Architecture converge infrastrucure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastrucure HPE HPE lifecycle management lifecycle management virtualization virtualization Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:18:00 +0000 176271 at http://windowsitpro.com Switch the guardian mode for a 2016 Hyper-V box. http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/switch-guardian-mode-2016-hyper-v-box <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to switch the guardian mode for a 2016 Hyper-V host</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/switch-guardian-mode-2016-hyper-v-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/switch-guardian-mode-2016-hyper-v-box#comments Hyper-V Host Guardian Service Host Guardian Service Shielded VMs Shielded VMs Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:02:00 +0000 175311 at http://windowsitpro.com What is a local guardian with Shielded VMs? http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/what-local-guardian-shielded-vms <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what a Local Guardian is with Shielded VMs</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/what-local-guardian-shielded-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/what-local-guardian-shielded-vms#comments Hyper-V Local guardian Local guardian Shielded VMs Shielded VMs Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:58:00 +0000 175301 at http://windowsitpro.com Rename many files in a folder with PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/windows/rename-many-files-folder-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Rename parts of many files using PowerShell.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/rename-many-files-folder-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/rename-many-files-folder-powershell#comments Windows PowerShell PowerShell rename rename Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:55:00 +0000 175291 at http://windowsitpro.com New TCP Enhancements Coming in Windows 10 Anniversary http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/new-tcp-enhancements-coming-windows-10-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body">Windows 10 Anniversary edition will deliver new TCP functions.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/new-tcp-enhancements-coming-windows-10-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/new-tcp-enhancements-coming-windows-10-anniversary#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:43:00 +0000 176251 at http://windowsitpro.com Want a Happier, More Productive IT Team? Adopt Cloud Services http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services <div class="field-byline"> Nicole Henderson </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.48em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Use of cloud services is making IT administrators happier and more productive at work, in turn making it easier for organizations to hire strong candidates, according to a report released Wednesday by BetterCloud and 451 Research.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/want-happier-more-productive-it-team-adopt-cloud-services#comments Cloud Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:31:00 +0000 176241 at http://windowsitpro.com Brad Smith on the Microsoft's new mission — and a more humble culture http://windowsitpro.com/windows/brad-smith-microsofts-new-mission-and-more-humble-culture <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When a company has built itself up to be one of the world&#39;s largest, with its software nearly synonymous with computing, its understandable to have a little ego. But Brad Smith, Microsoft&#39;s new appointed president and chief legal officer, said that the company is working hard to shift its culture and focus its mission on helping people realize their potential.</p> <p>In an interview with NewCo, he also talks about why Microsoft is suing one its biggest, best known customers: The US Government.</p> <p>Watch the full video here:</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/brad-smith-microsofts-new-mission-and-more-humble-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/brad-smith-microsofts-new-mission-and-more-humble-culture#comments Windows Brad Smith Brad Smith Microsoft Microsoft video Video Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 176231 at http://windowsitpro.com Are You 'Workload Optimizing' or 'Workflow Optimizing' Your IT? http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it <div class="node-body article-body">Historically, computer systems have been designed with a focus on optimizing application performance. The ability to run applications faster is obviously an important attribute of IT infrastructure. Yet, in recent years, customers have begun looking more closely at optimizing the speed of service delivery. In this new paradigm, IT is transforming from a cost center to a profit center by creating new revenue streams with sleek mobile-first and user-friendly big data applications. Since faster time to market means profits sooner, time to market is becoming a critical metric.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it#comments All About Converged Architecture composable infrastructure composable infrastructure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 176221 at http://windowsitpro.com Technology Change Prompts Career Change--and Moves http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves <div class="node-body article-body">We know that the days of getting a gold watch upon retiring from a company at which you spent your adult life are gone. People change jobs and companies all the time. But what’s precipitating that change now? Today, changes in employment are often related to changes in technology.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves#comments Industry 2016 IT Skills & Salary Report 2016 IT Skills & Salary Report career change career change cloud cloud Internet of Things Internet of Things Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:11:00 +0000 176081 at http://windowsitpro.com IBM testing new blockchain service to track high-value supply chain http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ibm-testing-new-blockchain-service-track-high-value-supply-chain <div class="field-deck"> Soon there will be real diamonds in the blockchain mines </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For those industries where the origin matters, getting verifiable sign off has been a surprisingly tricky problem, particularly as goods change hands across an increasingly complex global supply chain. Blockchains, the technology underpinning Bitcoin and a variety of virtual currency, might help, and IBM has launched the&nbsp;new supply-chain focused IBM Blockchain to try and service that demand.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ibm-testing-new-blockchain-service-track-high-value-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ibm-testing-new-blockchain-service-track-high-value-supply-chain#comments Cloud Blockchain Blockchain IBM IBM Internet of Things Internet of Things technology Technology Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:05:00 +0000 176211 at http://windowsitpro.com Use Microsoft Upgrade Analytics to Evaluate Windows 10 Readiness http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/use-microsoft-upgrade-analytics-evaluate-windows-10-readiness <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's new service helps companies evaluate their readiness to migrate to Windows 10. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/use-microsoft-upgrade-analytics-evaluate-windows-10-readiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/use-microsoft-upgrade-analytics-evaluate-windows-10-readiness#comments Windows 10 aplications Drivers enterprise Hardware Line of Business LOB Telemetry Windows 10 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:41:00 +0000 176201 at http://windowsitpro.com Hardcopy Books Take Another Hit: Microsoft Press Swept Clean of Editorial Staff http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hardcopy-books-take-another-hit-microsoft-press-swept-clean-editorial-staff <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is still cleaning house. This time change hits Microsoft Press.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hardcopy-books-take-another-hit-microsoft-press-swept-clean-editorial-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hardcopy-books-take-another-hit-microsoft-press-swept-clean-editorial-staff#comments Industry Microsoft Press Microsoft Press Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:26:00 +0000 176171 at http://windowsitpro.com Share Virtual Network between Resource Groups http://windowsitpro.com/azure/share-virtual-network-between-resource-groups <div class="node-body article-body">Understand if a virtual network can be shared between resource groups and what the boundaries actually are.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/share-virtual-network-between-resource-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/share-virtual-network-between-resource-groups#comments Azure resource groups resource groups virtual network Virtual Network Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:43:00 +0000 175281 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Stream Announced - Will Eventually Merge with Office 365 Video http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-stream-announced-will-eventually-merge-office-365-video <div class="node-body article-body">After spending the last eight months working on Office 365 Video, Microsoft has announced a new video service preview that will eventually merge with Office 365 Video to form the Microsoft Streaming service.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-stream-announced-will-eventually-merge-office-365-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-stream-announced-will-eventually-merge-office-365-video#comments Cloud Office 365 Microsoft Microsoft Stream Office 365 Office 365 Video Preview Video video service Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:26:00 +0000 176131 at http://windowsitpro.com Business and IT: Beware the False “Solution” http://windowsitpro.com/industry/business-and-it-beware-false-solution <div class="node-body article-body">There is no dearth of wasted effort in attempting to support business with technology. This is effort that has no lack of good intentions - yet gets misdirected and goes to waste. In other words, it doesn’t make things better, and often makes things considerably worse. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/business-and-it-beware-false-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/business-and-it-beware-false-solution#comments Industry Business Decision Maker Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:57:00 +0000 176111 at http://windowsitpro.com HP Confirms Windows 10 Mobile x3 Elite Handset Availability on 29 August http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-confirms-windows-10-mobile-x3-elite-handset-availability-29-august <div class="node-body article-body">This high end handset is targeted towards enterprise organizations although consumers will also be able to purchase it from HP directly.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-confirms-windows-10-mobile-x3-elite-handset-availability-29-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-confirms-windows-10-mobile-x3-elite-handset-availability-29-august#comments Hardware Continuum Elite enterprise handset HP HP Elite x3 Mobile phones Windows 10 Windows 10 Mobile x3 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:40:00 +0000 176101 at http://windowsitpro.com Correct terms for VIP and DIP and more in Azure Resource Manager http://windowsitpro.com/azure/correct-terms-vip-and-dip-and-more-azure-resource-manager <div class="node-body article-body">Many things changed with Azure Resource Manager including the names for various types of IP address.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/correct-terms-vip-and-dip-and-more-azure-resource-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/correct-terms-vip-and-dip-and-more-azure-resource-manager#comments Azure IP IP Private Private Public Public Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:34:00 +0000 175241 at http://windowsitpro.com Encryption options for Azure IaaS VMs http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-options-azure-iaas-vms <div class="node-body article-body">Learn encryption options for Azure IaaS VM workloads.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-options-azure-iaas-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/encryption-options-azure-iaas-vms#comments Azure encryption encryption Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:23:00 +0000 172861 at http://windowsitpro.com How to Keep Your Mobile Workforce Productive and Secure http://windowsitpro.com/toshiba/keep-mobile-workforce-productive <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s what enterprise IT needs to know to keep mobile workers both productive and secure. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/toshiba/keep-mobile-workforce-productive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Toshiba Mobile Sponsored Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:33:00 +0000 176481 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Cloud Security a Pie-In-The-Sky? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky <div class="node-body blog-body">A brief overview of the challenges in cloud security and how to get the most security cloud deployment.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky#comments Identity Management Amazon AWS Amazon AWS cloud cloud cloud security cloud security Office365 Office365 Fearless Security Blog Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:43:00 +0000 175971 at http://windowsitpro.com Yammer Be Damned: Office 365 Gets a New Community Platform http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/yammer-be-damned-office-365-gets-new-community-platform <div class="node-body article-body">The Microsoft Office 365 community is getting a new networking platform.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/yammer-be-damned-office-365-gets-new-community-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/yammer-be-damned-office-365-gets-new-community-platform#comments Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:45:00 +0000 175771 at http://windowsitpro.com Why the World is Adopting Converged Architecture http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s business environment is evolving into a digital ecosystem, and that ecosystem must support a very digital user. 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Through it all, companies need their technology to keep up with evolving consumer and business demands.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure Data center Data Center HPE HPE Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:25:00 +0000 175761 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: The Personalities Behind the Hacktivists http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-personalities-behind-hacktivists <div class="node-body article-body">Hacktivists often come across as brash and obnoxious, but behind the anonymous veneer exists some genuinely intelligent, pleasant people.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-personalities-behind-hacktivists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-personalities-behind-hacktivists#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense hacktivist hacktivist security Security Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:19:00 +0000 175741 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Azure versus Amazon Web Services http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-azure-versus-amazon-web-services <div class="node-body article-body">It can be helpful when considering what cloud service your company might choose to understand their differences. In this two part video series Keith Mayer and Gerald Tiu provide information for AWS Pros to understand Microsoft Azure. They also spend time comparing the networking components on each service.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-azure-versus-amazon-web-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-azure-versus-amazon-web-services#comments Azure Amazon AWS Amazon Web Services AWS Azure Channel 9 comparison Microsoft Azure Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:47:00 +0000 175721 at http://windowsitpro.com