Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Hyper-V VM versions per Server OS http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/hyper-v-vm-versions-server-os <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about Hyper-V VM versions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/hyper-v-vm-versions-server-os" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/hyper-v-vm-versions-server-os#comments Hyper-V VM versions VM versions Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:10:00 +0000 133961 at http://windowsitpro.com Quick Differences Between MDM for Office 365 and Microsoft Intune http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-differences-between-mdm-office-365-and-microsoft-intune <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced free device management services in Office 365 subscriptions. But, are the capabilities good enough to keep you satisfied?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-differences-between-mdm-office-365-and-microsoft-intune" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/quick-differences-between-mdm-office-365-and-microsoft-intune#comments Office 365 Microsoft Intune MDM for Office 365 MDM for Office 365 Microsoft Intune Microsoft Intune Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:06:00 +0000 134121 at http://windowsitpro.com Compare objects using PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/compare-objects-using-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Use PowerShell to compare objects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/compare-objects-using-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/compare-objects-using-powershell#comments Windows PowerShell compare objects compare objects PowerShell PowerShell Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:37:00 +0000 133891 at http://windowsitpro.com Get local version of Office via Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/get-local-version-office-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body">Easily deploy Office 365 locally to your machine using your Office 365 rights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/get-local-version-office-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/get-local-version-office-office-365#comments Microsoft Office Office 365 Office 365 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:35:00 +0000 133881 at http://windowsitpro.com The Importance of Data Control in Hybrid IT http://windowsitpro.com/netapp/idc-data-control-white-paper <div class="node-body article-body">To enable the data-driven enterprise, IT organizations are moving rapidly to a services-based cloud model. This white paper highlights the challenges of controlling data in hybrid as-a-service IT environments and suggests that data control in hybrid IT should be looked at as a framework rather than as a single effort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/netapp/idc-data-control-white-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Backup and Recovery Resources Sponsored NetApp Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:33:00 +0000 131851 at http://windowsitpro.com Assign Lync Voice Policies to Your Common Area Phones http://windowsitpro.com/lync/assign-lync-voice-policies-your-common-area-phones <div class="field-deck"> Just like you can create policies for users, you can create policies for phones </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a Lync Enterprise Voice deployment, you need to protect the phones being used by multiple users or the public.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/lync/assign-lync-voice-policies-your-common-area-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/lync/assign-lync-voice-policies-your-common-area-phones#comments Lync common area phones common area phones Lync Enterprise Voice Lync Enterprise Voice Lync Server Management Shell Lync Server Management Shell PowerShell PowerShell voice policies voice policies Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:00 +0000 134091 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Lync Enterprise Voice<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1427761902225_3692790891509503" style="line-height: 0; display: none;"></span></p> MDM for Office 365 - better than EAS policies, but not quite full mobile device management http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mdm-office-365-better-eas-policies-not-quite-full-mobile-device-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The announcement on <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/30/announcing-general-availability-of-built-in-mobile-device-management-for-office-365/" target="_blank">the Office 365 blog</a>&nbsp;that Microsoft is now making mobile device management (MDM) capabilities available within Office&nbsp;365 has many attractive aspects for companies who are coping with the demands &nbsp;of BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.</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/mdm-office-365-better-eas-policies-not-quite-full-mobile-device-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mdm-office-365-better-eas-policies-not-quite-full-mobile-device-management#comments Office 365 Android Android BYOD BYOD EAS EAS Exchange ActiveSync Exchange ActiveSync iPad iPad IPhone IPhone MDM MDM Mobile device management Mobile Device Management Office 365 Office 365 Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 134041 at http://windowsitpro.com Is a Good-enough Windows 10 Good Enough for a Summer Release? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/good-enough-windows-10-good-enough-summer-release <div class="node-body article-body">Windows 10, when released, has to be amazing. Can Microsoft pull it all together by summer?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/good-enough-windows-10-good-enough-summer-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/good-enough-windows-10-good-enough-summer-release#comments Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:06:00 +0000 134051 at http://windowsitpro.com Survey: Shadow IT expected to grow in 2015 by 20% http://windowsitpro.com/industry/survey-shadow-it-expected-grow-2015-20 <div class="node-body article-body">The results of a recent survey out of Europe may be a good indication of changes that are coming concerning shadow IT and its impact on company spending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/survey-shadow-it-expected-grow-2015-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/survey-shadow-it-expected-grow-2015-20#comments Industry BDM Business Decision Maker CFO Chief Financial Officer Chief Information Officer CIO Information technology IT Shadow IT Steath IT Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:35:00 +0000 134001 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: No, the Passwords Weren't Hashed with Encryption http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-no-passwords-werent-hashed-encryption <div class="node-body article-body">The key difference (pardon the pun) between using a cryptographic hash to store passwords versus encrypting them is the ability to reverse the resulting output of the function. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-no-passwords-werent-hashed-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-no-passwords-werent-hashed-encryption#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense encryption encryption passwords passwords Security Sense Security Sense Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:18:00 +0000 133991 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell, VBscript and Batch Files: File Management Comparisons http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-vbscript-and-batch-files-file-management-comparisons <div class="node-body article-body">The PowerShell “shallow end” is demonstrating the old method of automating Windows (batch and VBS) vs. the new method (PowerShell). It’s useful to see side-by-side comparisons rather than saying “Discard that batch and VBS knowledge you’ve learned over a couple decades. It’s worthless now.” Rather, show an apples-to-apples comparison of various problem-solving techniques and how to solve them in each language. When shown side-by-side like this the best method will clearly show through.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-vbscript-and-batch-files-file-management-comparisons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/powershell-vbscript-and-batch-files-file-management-comparisons#comments PowerShell Scripting Batch Batch PowerShell PowerShell vbscript vbscript Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:05:00 +0000 133981 at http://windowsitpro.com Why now is the time to migrate off Windows Server 2003 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-now-time-migrate-windows-server-2003 <div class="node-body article-body">In January 2015, Microsoft released a patch to fix an issue in the Network Location Awareness (NLA) service. The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows Server, but a fix was not provided for the Windows Server 2003 platform. As stated in the bulletin, “The architecture to properly support the fix provided in the update does not exist on Windows Server 2003 systems, making it infeasible to build the fix for Windows Server 20031.” This highlights the differences in operating system (OS) architectures between modern OSes and an OS now over eleven years old. While this alone should not push enterprises to move away from the OS, the impending end of support for this OS should have businesses thinking about what comes next for their remaining Windows Server 2003 deployments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-now-time-migrate-windows-server-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:03:00 +0000 134141 at http://windowsitpro.com Share a Cluster Shared Volume across multiple clusters http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/share-cluster-shared-volume-across-multiple-clusters <div class="node-body article-body">Make a CSV available across multiple clusters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/share-cluster-shared-volume-across-multiple-clusters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/share-cluster-shared-volume-across-multiple-clusters#comments Windows Server csv CSV multiple clusters multiple clusters Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:48:00 +0000 133391 at http://windowsitpro.com Can Azure RMS be used with internal servers? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-rms-be-used-internal-servers <div class="node-body article-body">Use Azure RMS with internal resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-rms-be-used-internal-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-rms-be-used-internal-servers#comments Azure Azure RMS Azure RMS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:35:00 +0000 133371 at http://windowsitpro.com HP Education Services for the Microsoft Windows 2003 end of support program http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/hp-education-services-microsoft-windows-2003-end-support-program <div class="node-body article-body">HP realizes that ensuring users are prepared for major software changes is critical to the success of any migration. HP’s Training Advisement will provide customers with an education roadmap of needed training to migrate successfully to Windows Server 2012 R2. Read on to learn more about the courses offered.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/hp-education-services-microsoft-windows-2003-end-support-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:57:00 +0000 119801 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrate with confidence http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrate-confidence <div class="node-body article-body">Support for Windows Server® 2003 ends soon. The time to migrate is now. Read this white paper from IDC to discover how your business can turn migration necessity into business opportunity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrate-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:03:00 +0000 134151 at http://windowsitpro.com Why SMBs Should Use Windows Server 2003 Migration as a Launchpad to IT Transformation http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-smbs-should-use-windows-server-2003-migration-launchpad-it-trans <div class="node-body article-body">If you are part of a successful small or midsized business (SMB), chances are you are adept at prioritization. Faced with limited budgets and over-stretched staff, you and your team likely know how to make the tough decisions that will maximize revenue and increase productivity, while minimizing costs. This includes prioritizing activities that move the business forward, over those that involve routine maintenance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/why-smbs-should-use-windows-server-2003-migration-launchpad-it-trans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:03:00 +0000 134131 at http://windowsitpro.com Group Policy Alternatives: Part 1 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/group-policy-alternatives-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When group policy debuted 15 years ago, most organizational computers were desk bound in offices. Today’s computers are different, and so is the manner in which organizations manage their configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/group-policy-alternatives-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/group-policy-alternatives-part-1#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:20:00 +0000 133871 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrating Group Policy http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-group-policy <div class="field-byline"> Orin Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Migrating group policies from one domain to another in a forest, or from one forest to another isn’t as straightforward as it might initially seem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-group-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-group-policy#comments Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:11:00 +0000 133861 at http://windowsitpro.com The IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up for March 27, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/it-pro-weekly-wrap-march-27-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Each week we wrap up all the best and popular content from our family of technology sites, including WindowsITPro, Supersite, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, and myITforum.com. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/it-pro-weekly-wrap-march-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/it-pro-weekly-wrap-march-27-2015#comments WinInfo IT Pro IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up Weekly Wrap-up Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:29:00 +0000 133841 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Introduces New Azure Site Recovery and Backup Services http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-introduces-new-azure-site-recovery-and-backup-services <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has produced new features and functions for Azure bringing full service backup and recovery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-introduces-new-azure-site-recovery-and-backup-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-introduces-new-azure-site-recovery-and-backup-services#comments Azure Azure Azure Backup Backup Site Recovery Site Recovery Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:07:00 +0000 133821 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Acquisition Brings Collaborative Service Possibilities to More Apps http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquisition-brings-collaborative-service-possibilities-more-apps <div class="node-body article-body">With a new acquisition, Microsoft could be bringing better collaboration features to Office 365.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquisition-brings-collaborative-service-possibilities-more-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquisition-brings-collaborative-service-possibilities-more-apps#comments Office 365 LiveLoop LiveLoop Microsoft Microsoft Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:46:00 +0000 133811 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Server 2003 Migration with Citrix App and Desktop Delivery http://windowsitpro.com/citrix/windows-server-2003-migration-app <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As the EOL for Windows Server 2003 approaches, many companies are transition to a more modern Microsoft operating system. In addition to these changes, you will also want an app and desk delivery platform that that empowers IT while allowing end users to choose the devices that enable them to be the most productive. Read to learn how you can improve your transition from Windows Server 2003 with solutions from Citirix.</p> <p>This whitepaper will go over:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/citrix/windows-server-2003-migration-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Server 2003 Resources Sponsored Citrix Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:03:00 +0000 128761 at http://windowsitpro.com Short Takes: March 27, 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-march-27-2015 <div class="field-deck"> An often irreverent look at this week's other news </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: Applications that run on Windows computers get a new/old name, Windows Phone and Android to date with intent to marry, Microsoft shares the joys of employment with others, IoT gets government guidance, HP unboxes its boxes, and a popular social media network takes to the friendly skies – with lasers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-march-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/wininfo/short-takes-march-27-2015#comments WinInfo Android Android Facebook Facebook HP HP IoT IoT Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Phone Windows Phone Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:00 +0000 133791 at http://windowsitpro.com Surface Pro 3 Gets Its Second Firmware Update for March http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-gets-its-second-firmware-update-march <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today has released a second firmware update this month for the Surface Pro 3.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-gets-its-second-firmware-update-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-gets-its-second-firmware-update-march#comments Microsoft Surface Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 3 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:00 +0000 133761 at http://windowsitpro.com Using the updated version of the Office 365 Admin app http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/13/administer-on-the-go-with-the-updated-office-365-admin-app/" target="_blank">Office 365 Admin app</a> was refreshed by Microsoft on March 13 and I have spent some time playing around with it to understand how useful the app is in real life. As those of us who have been around for a while know to our peril, things that demo well at trade shows and in grand keynotes often fail to prove satisfactory when introduced to the harsh facts of production life.</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/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/using-updated-version-office-365-admin-app#comments Office 365 Administration administration Android Android Apple iOS Apple iOS Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Admin Office 365 Admin Windows Phone Windows Phone Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 103561 at http://windowsitpro.com Create a new template to be used with Azure RemoteApp http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-new-template-be-used-azure-remoteapp <div class="node-body article-body">Create a new template in Azure for RemoteApp.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-new-template-be-used-azure-remoteapp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/create-new-template-be-used-azure-remoteapp#comments Azure RemoteApp RemoteApp Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:37:00 +0000 133381 at http://windowsitpro.com Use your own key in Azure RMS http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-your-own-key-azure-rms <div class="node-body article-body">Use your own key in Azure RMS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-your-own-key-azure-rms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/use-your-own-key-azure-rms#comments Azure Azure RMS Azure RMS BYOK BYOK Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:33:00 +0000 133361 at http://windowsitpro.com The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/tale-two-windows-10-browsers <div class="node-body article-body">When Windows 10 releases, it will contain two web browsers requiring customers to invest time to support two very different experiences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/tale-two-windows-10-browsers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/tale-two-windows-10-browsers#comments Windows 10 Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Project Spartan Project Spartan Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:45:00 +0000 133731 at http://windowsitpro.com Android Security Vulnerability Steals Usernames and Passwords http://windowsitpro.com/security/android-security-vulnerability-steals-usernames-and-passwords <div class="node-body article-body">A newly exposed flaw leaves almost 46% of the Android population at risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/android-security-vulnerability-steals-usernames-and-passwords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/android-security-vulnerability-steals-usernames-and-passwords#comments Security Android Android security Security Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:49:00 +0000 133721 at http://windowsitpro.com