Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Microsoft's July Security Updates Available in ISO Image http://windowsitpro.com/windows/microsofts-july-security-updates-available-iso-image <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released their monthly security patches in an ISO format download for system admins and IT Pros who need to install updates to offline machines.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/microsofts-july-security-updates-available-iso-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/microsofts-july-security-updates-available-iso-image#comments Windows ISO July 2016 Patches security updates Windows Update Windows updates Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:08:00 +0000 176671 at http://windowsitpro.com Closing Divides – Directing Purpose – Achieving Results http://windowsitpro.com/industry/closing-divides-directing-purpose-achieving-results <div class="field-byline"> David Strain </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Word comes to me recently of a state that is ready to budget and mount custom mobile applications in a much larger way.&nbsp; By &ldquo;state&rdquo; I&rsquo;m speaking in the context of an Ohio, Wyoming, or California &ndash; that kind of a state; the specific state shall remain nameless &ndash; it could be any state, and its identity is not central nor important to the point we&rsquo;ll be making here.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/closing-divides-directing-purpose-achieving-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/closing-divides-directing-purpose-achieving-results#comments Industry Business Strategy Business Strategy IT IT Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:36:00 +0000 176661 at http://windowsitpro.com View Fault and Update Domains in Azure Resource Manager http://windowsitpro.com/azure/view-fault-and-update-domains-azure-resource-manager <div class="node-body article-body">View the Update Domains and Fault Domains for VMs in Azure Resource Manager.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/view-fault-and-update-domains-azure-resource-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/view-fault-and-update-domains-azure-resource-manager#comments Azure ARM ARM Fault Domains Fault Domains update domains update domains Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:50:00 +0000 176011 at http://windowsitpro.com When It Comes to Composable Infrastructure, Beware the Oxymorons http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons <div class="node-body article-body">Lately, it seems, quite a few technology players are jumping on the composable infrastructure bandwagon, claiming that their take on a modern infrastructure is a truly composable one. I beg to differ. Upon inspection, many of these offerings appear to be piecemeal efforts dedicated to some part of the infrastructure, rather than the whole. To call them composable infrastructure, then, is a contradiction in terms--an oxymoron along the lines of an open secret or a definite maybe.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons#comments All About Converged Architecture composable infrastructure composable infrastructure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:56:00 +0000 176651 at http://windowsitpro.com The Windows 10 Anniversary Update for IT Pros http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-it-pros <div class="node-body article-body">Next week Microsoft will release the second major update for Windows 10 and there is plenty to consider if you are an IT Pro looking to migrate to Windows 10.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-it-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-it-pros#comments Windows 10 Anniversary Update enterprise IT pros organizations Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:22:00 +0000 176611 at http://windowsitpro.com Want a Big Salary? Work at a Big Company http://windowsitpro.com/industry/want-big-salary-work-big-company <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to company size, the bigger they are, the higher they pay. According to the ninth annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, employee headcount is a key factor when determining compensation.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/want-big-salary-work-big-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/want-big-salary-work-big-company#comments Industry 2016 IT Skills & Salary Survey 2016 IT Skills & Salary Survey company size company size compensation compensation Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:12:00 +0000 176471 at http://windowsitpro.com Why Group Policy is Not Dead http://windowsitpro.com/windows/why-group-policy-not-dead <div class="field-byline"> Jeremy Moskowitz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Group Policy's death has been greatly exaggerated. In this excerpt from Jeremy Moskowitz, he explains why it still endures. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/why-group-policy-not-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/why-group-policy-not-dead#comments Windows Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 176581 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions for Converged Architecture: Fewer Admins for More Workloads http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most common misconceptions among those who don’t rigorously examine CapEx and OpEx spreadsheets is where the highest costs in an organization’s IT infrastructure are.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa#comments All About Converged Architecture capex capex converge infrastrucure converge infrastrucure converged architecture converged architecture HPE HPE opex opex sysadmin sysadmin Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:56:00 +0000 176591 at http://windowsitpro.com Internet of Things: Moving from Hype to Reality http://windowsitpro.com/iot/internet-things-moving-hype-reality <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s decision time in many IT departments. Which up-and-coming technology should explore for business potential? VR might drive a breakthrough in conferencing capabilities. AI could push automation to new heights. And bots hold the promise of tying together the deluge of applications being used.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/iot/internet-things-moving-hype-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/iot/internet-things-moving-hype-reality#comments IoT Business Intelligence Professional Internet of Things Network Administrator Networking Security Systems Administrator Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:53:00 +0000 176571 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics Preview is Live http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-analytics-preview-live <div class="node-body article-body">The Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics service is now live and a new script helps you setup machines to participate in the service.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-analytics-preview-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-analytics-preview-live#comments Windows 10 applications Drivers enterprise Hardware Line of Business LOB Telemetry Windows 10 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:17:00 +0000 176531 at http://windowsitpro.com Verizon acquires Yahoo for $4.83 Billion http://windowsitpro.com/industry/verizon-acquires-yahoo-483-billion <div class="field-deck"> The end of one of the Internet's first giants </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy Yahoo! Inc.&rsquo;s web assets for $4.83 billion, ending the company&rsquo;s two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/verizon-acquires-yahoo-483-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/verizon-acquires-yahoo-483-billion#comments Industry acquisitions acquisitions technology Technology Verizon Yahoo Yahoo Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:03:00 +0000 176541 at http://windowsitpro.com 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