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An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly

There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure

At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

The End of the Road for Windows Server 2003 and 2008

With mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming to an end, it's a great time to make the leap to Windows Server 2012 R2 and reap the benefit of all its new Hyper-V enhancements.

Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Move-VM, Move-VMStorage and Compare-VM PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V

Discover the power behind three valuable PowerShell cmdlets available to Hyper-V server admins.

Tags: Windows, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Key Considerations for WSUS 6.2 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Get up to speed with our handy list of tips and tricks for painlessly installing and operating a Windows Server Update Services server.

Tags: Windows, servers, Hyper-V, NIC, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, wsus, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Update Services

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.

Tags: Windows, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2003 End of Life Poses Hurdles for Businesses

The Spiceworks survey found a majority of IT professionals have started the migration process in advance of the July 14 deadline.

Tags: Windows, IT management, small business, Spiceworks

Configuring NIC Teaming for Virtual Machines with Hyper-V 3.0

In our latest server tutorial discover how NIC Teaming can be used for Hyper-V virtual machines on Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012.

Tags: Windows, servers, Hyper-V, NIC, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Cheatsheet for Supported Guest OSes on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V supports an extensive variety of Windows operating systems and popular Linux distributions, so many in fact it can be a bit confusing keeping track of them all. Eliminate the confusion with this handy guide.

Tags: Windows, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, guest operating system, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients

Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.

Tags: Windows, Android, servers, virtual machine, 802.1x, Radius, server tutorial, server operating system

eWEEK at 30: Intel, ARM Ramping Up Rivalry in Mobile, Server Markets

eWEEK 30: Intel is playing catch-up in the low-power mobile device market where ARM is its strongest rival. Now ARM is taking aim at Intel's bread-and-butter data center server market.

Tags: Facebook, Windows, Google, Android, Microsoft, IBM, iPhone, smartphones, Apple, Intel, Dell, HP, Atom, servers, x86, AMD, ARM, Samsung, Lenovo, nVidia, Qualcomm, Paul Otellini, asus, hewlett-packard, tablets, data centers, mobile devices, Moore's Law, Marvell, CPUs, SoC, Linaro, Mobile World Congress, Foxconn, PCS, Calxeda, Chromebooks, surface RT, hyperscale, internet of things, Advanced Micro Devices, OEMs, Pund-IT, microservers, merrifield, eWEEK 30, IoT, Brian Krzanich, system-on-a-chip, Silvermont

Windows Server 2012 R2: It's the Little Things that Count

Has Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 left VMware behind in terms of virtualization technology, and what BYOD features does 2012 R2 have in store for enterprises?

Tags: Windows, Microsoft, servers, Microsoft Windows, server os, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Server, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

A Primer for Scheduling Cron Jobs in Linux

The syntax for scheduling Cron jobs isn't the easiest to use or remember, but here are some helpful tips for getting up to speed with and utilizing Cron jobs.

Tags: Linux, Windows, virtualization, server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cron, cron job

How to Run Virtual Desktops in Windows

Virtual desktops aren't the sole province of Linux and Unix users. Discover some of the better Windows virtual desktop solutions currently available.

Tags: Linux, Windows, virtualization, server virtualization, desktop virtualization

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 finally officially available, now's the perfect time to delve a little deeper into the features and changes in the new server operating system that are likely to matter most to enterprises.

Tags: Windows, server, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows 8

Windows 8 Server Beta First Look

Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Server Beta. We walk through the many changes and new functionality it has added since the Developer Preview last year.

Tags: Windows, Hyper-V, Windows 8 Server

IBM Brings Windows to Mainframes

What do you get when you cross Windows and a mainframe?

Tags: Windows, IBM, mainframe, system z, Server Blades, BladeCenter

Opscode Brings Chef to Windows

The open source server configuration management tool makes the leap to Windows, enabling automation for both Linux and Windows.

Tags: open source, Windows, open source tool, configuration management, Opscode

New Windows Record Shattered by SGI

SGI stands to benefit from a new round of Microsoft certs as the company looks to run hundreds of physical cores on Windows Server.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Intel, SGI

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 'Denali' Preview

When Microsoft showed off "Denali" at the PASS conference in Seattle this week, it wasn't the Alaskan mountain they were talking about. Instead, it was about a mountain of data.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, SQL Server, Denali

Cygwin, the Great Linux vs. Windows Compromise

If you can't use Linux, the next best thing is Windows with all the Linux goodies added in to create a powerful and usable hybrid system.
Tags: Linux, Windows, vim, bash, windows vs. linux

Linux Gaining Share at Windows' Expense

New Linux Foundation Enterprise User Survey data reveals that enterprises are set to add more Linux at the expense of Windows during next five years, though users are not heading to the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, Windows, open source software, Linux server, open source servers

5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week

Thanks to Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora and the not-so-well-known (but no less notable) QNX, the server OS waters were choppier than usual this week. Here's some insight as to what's really going on.
Tags: Oracle, Windows, OS, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Server

Open Source Windows SSH Client Delivers Security Boost

The Windows SSH client, PuTTY, is incredibly useful and becomes even more so when set up with a private/public keypair.
Tags: Windows, security, open source software, tip of the trade, SSH

The Importance of Being Multilingual -- in OSes

Whether it seems trivial or obvious, being schooled in only one OS is detrimental to your career.
Tags: Linux, Windows, careers, staffing, Hiring

Windows Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences -- Common Options

We've looked at the basic principles behind Windows Server 2008 Directory Services and explained its categorization, which divides preferences into Windows Settings and Control Panel Settings. Now it's time to check out the common options that provide additional functionality and impact settings in both categories.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, OS, Group Policy, directory services

Running Open Source Servers Within Windows

If you run a Windows shop, you may think Apache, FreeRADIUS and FreeNAS are off limits. Think again. With a few simple choices, any of these popular open source servers can be deployed in a snap.
Tags: Linux, Windows, FreeRADIUS, Apache HTTP Server, Open-source Servers

BigFix Enhances Server Management

Offers coverage that extends to over a dozen distinct Unix platforms and multiple flavors of Windows.
Tags: Linux, Windows, server management, Unix, assets

x86 Server Standardization Does Not Equate to OS Pluralization

OS Roundup: Are we heading back to an era where the OS is once again tied to the hardware? Seems unlikely in this age of commodity x86 servers, yet increasingly, ISVs and OEMs are limiting what can run where.
Tags: Windows, x86 servers, Solaris, OS, Mac OS X

Red Hat's Virtualization Technology Rev

Virtually Speaking: Red Hat has announced an update for its virtualization technology suite. Is it time to add Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to your short list?
Tags: Windows, virtualization technologies, KVM, virtual machine, RHEV

Google vs. Microsoft -- You Say You Want a Revolution

OS Roundup: Google might paint itself as benevolent market leader, but make no mistake, it's following the playbook written in Redmond. And Microsoft's not about to give up so easily. With the hype for Chrome OS growing, expect things to get ugly -- fast.
Tags: Windows, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, OS

10 OSes on the Move

OS Roundup: SCO and NetWare face extinction; Ubuntu may or may not hit the big leagues. Who else will win or lose big in the coming decade?
Tags: Linux, Windows, operating system, Ubuntu, iPhone OS

Why Open-Source Software Vendors Should Charge More

OS Roundup: As Unix's market share declines, Windows is gaining seats faster than Linux. One theory is that many enterprise decision makers perceive a higher price tag as an indicator of higher quality.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Unix

Is Your Data Center an Ugly Baby?

Cover Your Assets: It's time to face the ugly truth about your data center, aka 'baby.' Things may seem pristine on the surface, but despite the neatly organized racks, and fans blowing and lights blinking, everything is a mess. Here's one company's tale.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, data center, data center management, cost management

Pragma Fortress SSH Certified for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

Pragma's SSH software became the first to be certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Enterprise, SSH

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: Salvation or Achilles Heel

OS Roundup: Red Hat last week released its eagerly awaited Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers and the corresponding hypervisor. Exciting? Perhaps, but Red Hat users need not apply.
Tags: Windows, virtualization, Red Hat, hypervisor, KVM

Windows 7: Ready or Not, Here It Comes

Cover Your Assets: Are you ready for Windows 7? Is Windows 7 ready for you?
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows 7, OS, frugality

Windows 7: On the Tarmac, Ready for Lift Off

OS Roundup: Windows 7 launches in two days time. For many organizations its debut won't be welcome.
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, OS, Windows 7 Professional

Active Directory and the Heterogeneous Data Center

Cover Your Assets: Help for Active Directory integration for Unix, Linux and Mac OS X has arrived. Here are three products to aid you in the travail.
Tags: Windows, integration, Microsoft, Active Directory, frugality

Kerio Mail Server Now Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 Ready

Kerio Mail Server is now certified for Microsoft Windows 7 as well as Mac OS X 10.6, also known as Snow Leopard.
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, snow leopard, Mac OS X, mail server

Free as in Speech vs. Free as in Beer, Redux

OS Roundup: Talk free software and the free in question is the noble 'study and modify' free, not the 'I don't have to pay for this' ilk. Reality indicates otherwise, according to a recent survey.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Microsoft, Red Hat

The 'Vantage' Advantage: HP-UX 11i v3 Update 5

The latest HP UX release focuses on memory, availability and security features.
Tags: Linux, Windows, HP, Unix, HP UX

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences - Windows Settings

Group Policy Preferences makes it possible to reap the biggest benefit of an Active Directory environment -- simpler client management.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Linux and Mac Fileshares, Now Appearing in Windows

It may be an Active Directory world, but Likewise Open 5.3 makes it possible for Linux and Mac users to join in the conversation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Mac, Active Directory

Why Apple Humiliates Microsoft in the Mobile Market

You have to love the irony — Apple's iPhone operating system has become the Windows of the mobile world, the clear choice for both developers and users of mobile apps.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, iPhone, Windows Mobile, mobile apps

Linux's Thickening Waist Line

OS Roundup: Windows isn't the only OS to suffer from feature creep and the resulting bloat.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, OS

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Templates

The latest iteration of Group Policy templates offer much-improved manageability.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Windows 7 Prepares to Face Off With Newly Popular Desktop Linux

OS Roundup: Desktop Linux deployments now exceed 1 percent. With Windows 7 on the horizon, will it continue to expand, or will the OS hit the wall because it just isn't Windows?
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, Solaris, desktop linux, Mac OS X

Free Desks and Chairs, Anyone?

Cover Your Assets: Buying office furniture used to be so simple -- just like choosing an OS.
Tags: open source, Windows, cost management

Vista vs. Windows 7: You Call This a Choice?

Cover Your Assets: Saying goodbye to Windows XP isn't as easy as it sounds. Are you prepared to do it?
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, compare

Active Directory Tutorial, A Quick Start Set Up Guide

With this Active Directory tutorial, find out how to get your servers up and running, and at the same time ensure your network systems retain proper Internet access.
Tags: Windows, how to, Active Directory

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