Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Security Sense: Ashley Madison and the Human Impact of Our Technology Decisions http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ashley-madison-and-human-impact-our-technology-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">We rarely think about just how far the ramifications of our technology decisions can reach. Ashley Madison can teach us some invaluable lessons about that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ashley-madison-and-human-impact-our-technology-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ashley-madison-and-human-impact-our-technology-decisions#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Ashley Madison Ashley Madison Breach Breach hacker Hacker Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:55:00 +0000 147551 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell: Why You'll Never Go Back to Cmd.exe Batch Files http://windowsitpro.com/windows/powershell-why-youll-never-go-back-cmdexe-batch-files <div class="node-body article-body">Scripts have a long history on the Windows OS platform. In Cmd.exe most people call them batch files, but they are scripts nonetheless. The command-line parsing rules that Cmd.exe uses mean that some commands you enter on a Cmd.exe command line behave differently than when you put the same commands in a batch file. This is an ongoing source of confusion for those not familiar with Cmd.exe’s syntax quirks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/powershell-why-youll-never-go-back-cmdexe-batch-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/powershell-why-youll-never-go-back-cmdexe-batch-files#comments Windows batch files Cmd.exe command-line parsing rules PowerShell Windows OS Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:30:00 +0000 147541 at http://windowsitpro.com ESEUTIL - even more evil for DAGs http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>All of the comments I included in my post &ldquo;<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility" target="_blank">ESEUTIL &ndash; the evil utility</a>&rdquo; apply to both standalone servers and those who are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). I bet you wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised if I told you that there&rsquo;s even more to consider when you contemplate running ESEUTIL against a database that has copies within a DAG.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Active Manager Active Manager DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group database copies database copies database signature database signature ESEUTIL ESEUTIL Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 93911 at http://windowsitpro.com Collecting Performance Counters with PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/collecting-performance-counters-powershell <div class="field-deck"> See how you can access performance data using PowerShell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See how you can access performance data using PowerShell</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/collecting-performance-counters-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/collecting-performance-counters-powershell#comments Windows Server PowerShell Get-Counter Get-Counter Performance Monitor Performance Monitor PowerShell PowerShell Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:25:00 +0000 147461 at http://windowsitpro.com IT admin's guide to gaining more resources Pt. 1 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-admins-guide-gaining-more-resources-pt-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">IT systems are a crucial business enabler, which isn’t something to take lightly. Though these systems are so essential, a lot of decision-makers don’t invest as much in them as they should, which might leave an IT admin with huge list of requirements to meet on a shoestring budget and with limited staff. If doing your job effectively means you need more resources, here are some things that will help you make your case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/windows-it-pro-guest-blogs">Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-admins-guide-gaining-more-resources-pt-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/it-admins-guide-gaining-more-resources-pt-1#comments Community Sponsor Backup and Recovery Security Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Revenue Revenue security Security Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:07:00 +0000 147481 at http://windowsitpro.com Containers Promise New Tools for VDI http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/containers-promise-new-tools-vdi <div class="node-body article-body">With all the talk of containers being the new building blocks of application development, what does it mean for the world of virtual desktops? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/containers-promise-new-tools-vdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/containers-promise-new-tools-vdi#comments Desktop-VDI Containers Containers Docker Docker VDI VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktop infrastructure Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:23:00 +0000 147411 at http://windowsitpro.com Walking Dead VMs: Beware the Zombie Power Suckers http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/walking-dead-vms-beware-zombie-power-suckers <div class="node-body article-body">A study found that up to 30% of servers in some datacenters are doing nothing but sucking up power and air conditioning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/walking-dead-vms-beware-zombie-power-suckers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/walking-dead-vms-beware-zombie-power-suckers#comments Desktop-VDI VDI VDI virtual desktop integration virtual desktop integration Virtual machine Virtual machine Zombie Zombie Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:58:00 +0000 147401 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows 10: The Virtual Machine Test Drive http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/windows-10-virtual-machine-test-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft now offers a pain-free way to try its new operating system: Via a virtual machine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/windows-10-virtual-machine-test-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/windows-10-virtual-machine-test-drive#comments Desktop-VDI VDI VDI Virtual machine Virtual machine windows10 windows10 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 01:46:00 +0000 147371 at http://windowsitpro.com The Business Story for Windows 10 is Still Being Written http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/business-story-windows-10-still-being-written <div class="node-body article-body">Better business features for Windows 10 are planned for later this year. But is the business strategy becoming clearer?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/business-story-windows-10-still-being-written" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/business-story-windows-10-still-being-written#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:54:00 +0000 147271 at http://windowsitpro.com Do we need to know what's included in Windows 10 updates? http://windowsitpro.com/poll/08252015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the past month, since the release of the Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft has delivered four cumulative updates. This quick update pace has been to fix bugs and deliver security updates, but also to expose new features that the company isn&#39;t talking about. For consumers, this should be no big deal since they can&#39;t opt-out of updates anyway. But, for businesses, this could be a big deal and is yet another thing that Microsoft seems to be &quot;taking away&quot; from IT.&nbsp;</p> <p>Is having full disclosure of what&#39;s included in each update important?</p></div><form action="/poll/08252015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1721-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1721"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1721" name="choice" value="1721" class="form-radio" /> Yes, absolutely!</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1731-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1731"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1731" name="choice" value="1731" class="form-radio" /> Not that important.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="147261" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-f4kRNswtOObSOIYYsihhcxiE8U4HP2rpHsSJie7Hou4" value="form-f4kRNswtOObSOIYYsihhcxiE8U4HP2rpHsSJie7Hou4" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/poll/08252015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/poll/08252015#comments Windows 10 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:50:46 +0000 147261 at http://windowsitpro.com Convert VMDK to VHD http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/convert-vmdk-vhd <div class="node-body article-body">Use MVMC 3 to convert VMDK files to VHD.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/convert-vmdk-vhd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/convert-vmdk-vhd#comments Hyper-V convert convert VMDK VMDK Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:47:00 +0000 147161 at http://windowsitpro.com No access to Internet from Azure with new Azure DC http://windowsitpro.com/azure/no-access-internet-azure-new-azure-dc <div class="node-body article-body">Fix problems getting to the Internet from Azure VMs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/no-access-internet-azure-new-azure-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/no-access-internet-azure-new-azure-dc#comments Azure DNS DNS Internet access Internet access Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:41:00 +0000 147151 at http://windowsitpro.com SharePoint’s interesting hybrid cloud search service http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft announced the availability of <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/24/announcing-availability-of-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview-and-cloud-hybrid-search/" target="_blank"><u>SharePoint 2016 Preview</u></a> yesterday. As expected, This Office server is a tad behind its counterparts in the race to the Office 16 Wave launch expected in October and is on course for a Q2 2016 release. You can&rsquo;t update this preview version to RTM, so it&rsquo;s very much a kick-the-tires to see what it does kind of release, which is perfectly fine.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/sharepoint-s-interesting-hybrid-cloud-search-service#comments Office 365 SharePoint 2013 AADconnect AADconnect cloud hybrid search cloud hybrid search Delve Delve Office 365 Office 365 Office Graph Office Graph SharePoint 2013 Enterprise SharePoint 2013 Enterprise SharePoint 2016 Preview SharePoint 2016 Preview SharePoint Online SharePoint Online Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 147241 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft May Launch Office 2016 Next Month http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/microsoft-may-launch-office-2016-next-month <div class="node-body article-body">An internal memo shows that Microsoft is planning the release of its next version of the Office suite.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/microsoft-may-launch-office-2016-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/microsoft-may-launch-office-2016-next-month#comments Microsoft Office Office 2016 Office 2016 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:50:00 +0000 147251 at http://windowsitpro.com Moving Between Windows Server 2016 modes http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/moving-between-windows-server-2016-modes <div class="node-body article-body">Can the configuration level be changed in Windows Server 2016?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/moving-between-windows-server-2016-modes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/moving-between-windows-server-2016-modes#comments Windows Server 2016 configuration levels Configuration levels Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:58:00 +0000 147201 at http://windowsitpro.com Install options for Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/install-options-windows-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the install options for Windows Server 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/install-options-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/install-options-windows-server-2016#comments Windows Server 2016 install Install Nano Server Nano Server Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:56:00 +0000 147191 at http://windowsitpro.com Revised MS15-080 Update May Mean a Reinstall is Required http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/revised-ms15-080-update-may-mean-reinstall-required <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has provided an updated security patch. Depending on your method of original installation, you may be required to download it and install it again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/revised-ms15-080-update-may-mean-reinstall-required" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/revised-ms15-080-update-may-mean-reinstall-required#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday security Security Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:20:00 +0000 147141 at http://windowsitpro.com Pitching VDI to the Bosses? Tips from a Pitching Coach http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/pitching-vdi-bosses-tips-pitching-coach <div class="node-body article-body">How do you explain the return on investment from VDI? There's no way to get started without some initial costs, but a careful analysis can lead to a very convincing financial picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/pitching-vdi-bosses-tips-pitching-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/pitching-vdi-bosses-tips-pitching-coach#comments Desktop-VDI Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:15:00 +0000 147131 at http://windowsitpro.com My How Things Have Changed http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/my-how-things-have-changed <div class="node-body article-body">It was 2008, and virtualized desktops were set to take over the computing world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/my-how-things-have-changed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/my-how-things-have-changed#comments Desktop-VDI Keith Ward Keith Ward VDI VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktop infrastructure virtualization virtualization Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:11:00 +0000 147121 at http://windowsitpro.com Download over nine years of Microsoft security updates in ISO format http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-over-nine-years-microsoft-security-updates-iso-format <div class="node-body article-body">Ever think it might be handy to download and maintain local copies of Microsoft's monthly security updates instead of downloading them each time you update a system? This collection is just what you are looking for then.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-over-nine-years-microsoft-security-updates-iso-format" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/download-over-nine-years-microsoft-security-updates-iso-format#comments Windows Microsoft Patch Tuesday security security updates updates Windows Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:17:00 +0000 147101 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Now Also Available http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/windows-server-2016-essentials-tp3-now-also-available <div class="node-body article-body">A day after the release of a mass of preview products intended to launch probably in the first half of 2016, Microsoft releases another one without as much fanfare. This one targeted toward small to medium businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/windows-server-2016-essentials-tp3-now-also-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/windows-server-2016-essentials-tp3-now-also-available#comments Windows Server 2016 2016 2016 Windows Server Essentials Windows Server Essentials Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:15:00 +0000 147091 at http://windowsitpro.com The middle aged IT Pro: Teaching old dogs new tricks http://windowsitpro.com/windows/middle-aged-it-pro-teaching-old-dogs-new-tricks <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Server 2016 involves technologies that require a substantial adjustment in the way that we do IT. NanoServer. Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers. An even greater reliance on technologies such as PowerShell, such as PowerShell DSC. If these technologies are going to be widely adopted by the every day average server wrangler, Microsoft needs the every day average server wrangler IT Pros to be able to quickly learn a massive amount of new information and new ways of doing things.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/middle-aged-it-pro-teaching-old-dogs-new-tricks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/middle-aged-it-pro-teaching-old-dogs-new-tricks#comments Windows Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:56:00 +0000 147081 at http://windowsitpro.com Virtual Desktops, Windows Style http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/virtual-desktops-windows-style <div class="node-body article-body">It's not VDI, but a feature in Windows 10 might be the perfect "training wheels" on the way to virtualized desktops. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/virtual-desktops-windows-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/desktop-vdi/virtual-desktops-windows-style#comments Desktop-VDI VDI VDI virtual desktop integration virtual desktop integration Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:49:00 +0000 147111 at http://windowsitpro.com How to resize an Azure disk http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-resize-azure-disk <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to resize disks in Azure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-resize-azure-disk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-resize-azure-disk#comments Azure resize resize Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:35:00 +0000 146621 at http://windowsitpro.com 2015 Mobile Threat Report http://windowsitpro.com/pulse-secure/2015-mobile-threat-report <div class="node-body article-body">In 2014, mobile devices and the concept of “staying connected” permeated our personal and professional lives at nearly every level. As long as there is progress and these devices continue to allow for more efficiency and productivity than ever, they will also remain prime targets for accessing sensitive information on individual’s lives, jobs and secrets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/pulse-secure/2015-mobile-threat-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pulse Secure Mobile Sponsored Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 143831 at http://windowsitpro.com New Shared VHDX features in Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/new-shared-vhdx-features-windows-server-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about the new Shared VHDX features in Windows Server 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/new-shared-vhdx-features-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/new-shared-vhdx-features-windows-server-2016#comments Windows Server 2016 Shared VHDX Shared VHDX Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:54:00 +0000 146531 at http://windowsitpro.com Troubleshooting Windows Updates for Windows 10 Part 1: Generating Log Files http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/troubleshooting-windows-updates-windows-10-part-1-generating-log-files <div class="node-body article-body">For Windows 10, Microsoft altered how Windows Update collects and records information necessary to troubleshoot problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/troubleshooting-windows-updates-windows-10-part-1-generating-log-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/troubleshooting-windows-updates-windows-10-part-1-generating-log-files#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update windows update Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:45:00 +0000 147031 at http://windowsitpro.com Removing on-hold items from Exchange and SharePoint: unsupported but doable http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The usual reason for placing a mailbox on hold is to retain its contents for some legal or regulatory purpose. However, the situation might arise when it is necessary to remove some items from a mailbox that is on hold. For instance, someone might successfully sue your company to demand the removal of all information pertaining to them or some particular activity. If ordered to permanently remove the material, there is little you can do but comply.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Compliance Compliance Compliance Center Compliance Center ediscovery eDiscovery Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Legal Hold legal hold Litigation Hold litigation hold Office 365 Office 365 On-hold On-hold retention hold retention hold Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146481 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: 10 Reactions to the Ashley Madison Data Breach http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-10-reactions-ashley-madison-data-breach <div class="node-body article-body">The Ashley Madison data breach is huge news. Here's just some of the angles to a very complex situation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-10-reactions-ashley-madison-data-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-10-reactions-ashley-madison-data-breach#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Ashley Madison Ashley Madison Breach Breach hacker Hacker Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:41:00 +0000 147021 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business: PSTN Calling http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling <div class="node-body article-body">One of the areas where Microsoft’s Lync and Skype for Business products have had the most success is in replacing business phone systems (usually known as private branch exchange, or PBX, systems). This success has come about because Skype for Business has grown to offer a robust feature set that matches or exceeds what legacy PBX systems offer, combined with a thriving ecosystem of devices and add-on products and all the benefits that come from its integration with Windows, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-pstn-calling#comments Skype for Business Active Directory Active Directory cloud cloud Exchange Exchange Lync Lync PBX PBX PSTN PSTN SharePoint SharePoint Skype for Business Skype for Business Thu, 20 Aug 2015 02:28:00 +0000 147011 at http://windowsitpro.com