Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Oracle Drops Plans for Solaris 12 http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/oracle-drops-plans-solaris-12 <div class="node-body article-body">Instead of Solaris 12, Oracle plans a Solaris 11.next as the operating system's last version until at least 2021, as well as a SPARC IaaS.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/oracle-drops-plans-solaris-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/database-administration/oracle-drops-plans-solaris-12#comments Database Administration Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:14:00 +0000 185731 at http://windowsitpro.com Test Drive Microsoft Teams in a Customer Immersion Experience with Microsoft http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/test-drive-microsoft-teams-customer-immersion-experience-microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is offering a unique learning opportunity for customers who want to discuss and try out Microsoft Teams.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/test-drive-microsoft-teams-customer-immersion-experience-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/test-drive-microsoft-teams-customer-immersion-experience-microsoft#comments Office 365 collaboration Learning Microsoft Microsoft Teams Office 365 Remote Teams tools Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:24:00 +0000 185701 at http://windowsitpro.com Red Hat on what to expect in 2017: Hybrid for what matters most http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-what-expect-2017-hybrid-what-matters-most <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 1.3px} </style> </p> <p class="p1">Cathal McGloin, Red Hat&rsquo;s VP of mobile platforms, said that, for all the talk of cloud, 2017 is likely will be an increasingly important bridge for many enterprises, particularly those that have something to protect.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-what-expect-2017-hybrid-what-matters-most" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-what-expect-2017-hybrid-what-matters-most#comments Cloud cloud computing cloud computing hybrid Hybrid red hat Red Hat Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:44:00 +0000 185691 at http://windowsitpro.com Using item-level recovery with Azure Backup http://windowsitpro.com/azure/using-item-level-recovery-azure-backup <div class="node-body article-body">Restore individual items from an Azure VM Azure Backup</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/using-item-level-recovery-azure-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/using-item-level-recovery-azure-backup#comments Azure Azure Backup Azure Backup item-level item-level Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:34:00 +0000 185511 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft's Cyber Defense Ops Center Shares Best Practices http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-cyber-defense-ops-center-shares-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft gets a birds eye view of the various types of cyber threats that happen around the world because of their vast cloud service portfolio, data centers that support those cloud services, and the customers using those services. That unique perspective allows the company to fine tune their approach to monitoring and responding to these threats each day.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-cyber-defense-ops-center-shares-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-cyber-defense-ops-center-shares-best-practices#comments Security Cyber Defense Cyber Defense Operations Center cyberthreats Hackers malware Microsoft Operations Center protections security Vulnerabilities Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:03:00 +0000 185661 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center (Image courtesy of Microsoft) What to watch for in IT in 2017 http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/what-watch-it-2017 <div class="field-deck"> Share what you're keeping an eye out for </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I&rsquo;ve been thinking a lot about what to watch for in IT in the year ahead, and here&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s been on my mind. I&rsquo;d love to hear what you&rsquo;re paying attention to, in the comments or <a href="mailto:michael.morisy@penton.com">via email</a></p> <p><b>The future will be more evenly distributed within IT</b></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/what-watch-it-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/what-watch-it-2017#comments Cloud Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:54:00 +0000 185651 at http://windowsitpro.com Does Automatic Virtual Machine Activation work for Windows 10? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/does-automatic-virtual-machine-activation-work-windows-10 <div class="node-body article-body">Does Windows 10 support Automatic Virtual Machine Activation? Don't get your hopes up.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/does-automatic-virtual-machine-activation-work-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/does-automatic-virtual-machine-activation-work-windows-10#comments Windows 10 AVMA AVMA Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:37:00 +0000 185531 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Further Simplifies their Windows 7 and 8.1 Servicing Model http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/microsoft-further-simplifies-their-windows-7-and-81-servicing-model <div class="node-body article-body">After rolling out a new update process for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 last fall, Microsoft is making a couple of tweaks to that process to further improve it for enterprise and business customers.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/microsoft-further-simplifies-their-windows-7-and-81-servicing-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/microsoft-further-simplifies-their-windows-7-and-81-servicing-model#comments Windows Server Windows Client Microsoft servicing Windows 7 Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Update Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 185621 at http://windowsitpro.com In 2017, make a focused investment in your staff http://windowsitpro.com/development/2017-make-focused-investment-your-staff <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s 2017, and IT departments don&#39;t really need training budgets, &#39;cause everything&#39;s already available on the &#39;Net.</p> <p><b>Know them by their works</b></p> <p>Do you believe that? I certainly see organizations that act as though they do. I recognize that many wonderful resources are only a few keystrokes away; freely-available text and video introductions to Python topics, for instance, are remarkable.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/development/2017-make-focused-investment-your-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/development/2017-make-focused-investment-your-staff#comments Development Certifications Certifications IT skills IT skills training Training Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:01:00 +0000 185491 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype Business server 2015 Difference between Active and Concurrent users http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are two key words when working with Skype for Business server 2015 that you should be aware &nbsp;of those are Active and Concurrent. These particular words will come up quite a bit when you are working with a design, capacity planning, or troubleshooting an issue. At the end of the day, regardless &nbsp;of the scenario you are working with these words are important to understand what they mean and how to use them accordingly. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is considered Active?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-server-2015-difference-between-active-and-concurrent-users#comments Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:47:00 +0000 185611 at http://windowsitpro.com Using the HPE Converged System 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform with the Hybrid Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/hpmicrosoft/hpe-converged-system-300 <div class="node-body article-body">This whitepaper will show how the HPE ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform can lay the foundation for a modern data warehouse that can be extended to the hybrid cloud.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hpmicrosoft/hpe-converged-system-300" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud HP/Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Storage Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:09:00 +0000 184931 at http://windowsitpro.com Truffle Hog Finds Security Keys Hidden in GitHub Code http://windowsitpro.com/security/truffle-hog-finds-security-keys-hidden-github-code <div class="node-body article-body">A tool is now available on GitHub for finding security keys that might have been accidentally left behind in open source code.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/truffle-hog-finds-security-keys-hidden-github-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/truffle-hog-finds-security-keys-hidden-github-code#comments Security Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:17:00 +0000 185591 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Security Requires Pragmatism http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-security-requires-pragmatism <div class="node-body article-body">In security, we can't simply decry everything that doesn't meet the strongest possible criteria, we have to balance this off against the upsides of the approach.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-security-requires-pragmatism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-security-requires-pragmatism#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense privacy Privacy security Security Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:01:00 +0000 185601 at http://windowsitpro.com Monitor enterprise agreement Azure spend with Power BI http://windowsitpro.com/azure/monitor-enterprise-agreement-azure-spend-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body">Get insight into Azure spend for an enterprise agreement with Power BI.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/monitor-enterprise-agreement-azure-spend-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/monitor-enterprise-agreement-azure-spend-power-bi#comments Azure Azure Azure billing billing Power BI Power BI Spend spend Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:26:00 +0000 185191 at http://windowsitpro.com Keep installed drivers after running SYSPREP http://windowsitpro.com/windows/keep-installed-drivers-after-running-sysprep <div class="node-body article-body">Keep installed drivers on an OS instance when running SYSPREP</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/keep-installed-drivers-after-running-sysprep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/keep-installed-drivers-after-running-sysprep#comments Windows Drivers Drivers sysprep sysprep Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:23:00 +0000 185181 at http://windowsitpro.com Understand default metrics for Azure IaaS VMs http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-default-metrics-azure-iaas-vms <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the metrics available with Azure IaaS VMs.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-default-metrics-azure-iaas-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/understand-default-metrics-azure-iaas-vms#comments Azure Azure Azure IaaS IaaS metric metric VMs VMs Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:21:00 +0000 185171 at http://windowsitpro.com Official documentation on Azure resiliency http://windowsitpro.com/azure/official-documentation-azure-resiliency <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the resiliency of Azure services straight from Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/official-documentation-azure-resiliency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/official-documentation-azure-resiliency#comments Azure Azure Azure resiliency resiliency Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:13:00 +0000 185151 at http://windowsitpro.com Hacking, Cyber-security, and Asymmetric Threat http://windowsitpro.com/security/hacking-cyber-security-and-asymmetric-threat <div class="field-deck"> Book “I.T. Wars” predictions acknowledged </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the recent past, our government has been concerned about Chinese hacking: The Washington Post reported that Chinese hackers had stolen information on more than two dozen U.S. weapons systems, to include the Patriot Missile system and the F35 Joint Strike fighter.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/hacking-cyber-security-and-asymmetric-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/hacking-cyber-security-and-asymmetric-threat#comments Security security Security Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:03:00 +0000 185481 at http://windowsitpro.com Hands On Experience with the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3 <div class="node-body gallery-body">After using the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 for a few weeks I am ready to share about the devices performance and its top security feature.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3#comments Hardware 1040 EliteBook G3 Hewlett Packard HP HP EliteBook 1040 G3 images product product images review Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:52:00 +0000 185461 at http://windowsitpro.com Survey: IT professionals think Microsoft Teams will overtake Slack in two years http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/survey-it-professionals-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years <div class="field-deck"> IT sees chat's importance, concerned about security of other offerings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft&nbsp;Teams has been setting itself up for a major fight with Slack, the team chat app that has dubbed itself the fastest-growing enterprise service in history.</p> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/meet-microsoft-teams-office-365s-answer-slack">We covered the launch</a>, including its impressive array of integrations and clever use of bots.</p> <p>Apparently one group is already pretty sold on it: IT professionals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/survey-it-professionals-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/survey-it-professionals-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years#comments Cloud collaboration collaboration Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams skype Skype Slack Slack Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:37:00 +0000 185451 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows as a Service Overview From Microsoft (Video) http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-service-overview-microsoft-video <div class="node-body article-body">This short video from Microsoft Mechanics will provide an overview about Windows as a Service (WaaS) and cover the key aspects of the service model.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-service-overview-microsoft-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-service-overview-microsoft-video#comments Windows 10 Microsoft WaaS Windows Windows 10 Windows as a Service Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:04:00 +0000 185411 at http://windowsitpro.com Don't Pay the MongoDB Ransom http://windowsitpro.com/security/dont-pay-mongodb-ransom <div class="node-body article-body">The MongoDB ransomware attack is so easy that black hats are following each other to vulnerable sites. What this means to database owners is that once a ransom note has been received, a backup is the only option for restoring the lost data. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/dont-pay-mongodb-ransom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/dont-pay-mongodb-ransom#comments Security Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:46:00 +0000 185421 at http://windowsitpro.com Update: Windows 10, Privacy, and Telemetry http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/update-windows-10-privacy-and-telemetry <div class="node-body article-body">Privacy in Windows 10 is back in the news this week but for all the right reasons which include providing end users greater control over the data Microsoft knows and collects from them.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/update-windows-10-privacy-and-telemetry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/update-windows-10-privacy-and-telemetry#comments Windows 10 browsing Cortana Cortana Notebook Dashboard History location Microsoft account MSA privacy Privacy Dashboard search Windows 10 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:23:00 +0000 185401 at http://windowsitpro.com Using Remote Desktop Services in a workgroup environment http://windowsitpro.com/windows/using-remote-desktop-services-workgroup-environment <div class="node-body article-body">Use Remote Desktop Services in a workgroup environment</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/using-remote-desktop-services-workgroup-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/using-remote-desktop-services-workgroup-environment#comments Windows remote desktop services Remote Desktop Services workgroup workgroup Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 185211 at http://windowsitpro.com HPE ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform http://windowsitpro.com/hpmicrosoft/hpe-convergedsystem-300-microsoft-analytics-platform <div class="node-body article-body">The modern data warehouse brings about many problems for businesses. Check out this infographic to learn what these problems are, and how to solve them with ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform. View the resource now. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hpmicrosoft/hpe-convergedsystem-300-microsoft-analytics-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud HP/Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Storage Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:09:00 +0000 184921 at http://windowsitpro.com Citrix Reinvigorates Integration with the Microsoft Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/citrix-reinvigorates-integration-microsoft-cloud <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This January 2017 I met with Calvin Hsu, Vice President of Product Marketing, Windows App Delivery for Citrix to discuss Citrix&rsquo;s announcements from their Summit 2017 keynote in Anaheim. Summit is Citrix&rsquo;s professional development technology conference for partners and Kirill Tatarinov, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citrix, kicked off the conference discussing the digital transformation that&rsquo;s taking place in businesses today.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/citrix-reinvigorates-integration-microsoft-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/citrix-reinvigorates-integration-microsoft-cloud#comments Cloud Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:58:00 +0000 185391 at http://windowsitpro.com Courtesy of Citrix Securing Your Microsoft Environment http://windowsitpro.com/palo-alto-networks/securing-your-microsoft-environment-wp <div class="node-body article-body">Read this whitepaper for best practices in protecting your highly distributed Microsoft infrastructure from cyberattacks.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/palo-alto-networks/securing-your-microsoft-environment-wp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palo Alto Networks Security Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:23:00 +0000 185641 at http://windowsitpro.com Securing Your Microsoft Environment: From the Network, to the Cloud, to the Endpoint http://windowsitpro.com/palo-alto-networks/securing-your-microsoft-environment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tuesday, January 31st at Noon ET</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/palo-alto-networks/securing-your-microsoft-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palo Alto Networks Webcasts Security Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:23:00 +0000 185631 at http://windowsitpro.com Best way to regularly copy large amounts of data to Azure http://windowsitpro.com/azure/best-way-regularly-copy-large-amounts-data-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Need to copy lots of data to Azure routinely? This is probably the best option.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/best-way-regularly-copy-large-amounts-data-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/best-way-regularly-copy-large-amounts-data-azure#comments Azure copy copy Data Data Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000 185201 at http://windowsitpro.com Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management With CloudForms 4.2 http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-improves-hybrid-cloud-management-cloudforms-42 <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's release of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 promises to make life easier on DevOps running complex Hybrid Clouds.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-improves-hybrid-cloud-management-cloudforms-42" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/red-hat-improves-hybrid-cloud-management-cloudforms-42#comments Cloud CloudForms CloudForms red hat Red Hat Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:38:00 +0000 185351 at http://windowsitpro.com