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Generation 1 and Generation 2 virtual machines are the two options for Windows Server 2012 R2. Generation 2 offers plenty of benefits but there are requirements and limitations that accompany it.
Before you deploy a bare-metal hypervisor, you have to make sure you have met all of the requirements. One of the main requirements needed to make the deployment work is something not included in SCVMM.
Hyper-V Replica is included in Hyper-V 3.0 without any extra cost, but what do you need to use it? When is the right time to host your applications in Hyper-V Replica? These questions and more are answered right here.
Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it? When it comes to the cloud, enterprises are buying excess capacity at lower prices. David Linthicum discusses whether the extra cloud capacity is being maximized.
OpenStack is close to doing its victory lap in the private cloud race -- but not so fast. There are three emerging trends in the cloud market that could become threats to OpenStack's position.
Combining the Internet of Things and cloud services could build an IT superpower. With its infinite capabilities and security enhancements, it'd be hard to find its kryptonite.
When you're stumped on how to track email items following a central mailbox move, fix the dilemma by knowing what happens to items in mailboxes when they move to a PST file.
To learn Managed Availability's inner workings, Exchange admins must understand where it stores information and how to access it.
Policy tips in Exchange 2013 remind end users of acceptable use policies and prevent accidental violations before they ever occur.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds.
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.
With VMware's CloudVolumes acquisition, admins can provide personalized virtual desktops without managing separate images for each user. Applications will work more like they do on mobile devices, too.
Microsoft VDI licensing costs can get really high when you're using Windows client OSes. DaaS providers deploy Windows Server OSes instead to help cut costs, and you can do the same thing on-prem.
After alienating some customers by removing several XenApp and XenDesktop features last year, Citrix will start to bring some back in version 7.6. The improvements were in the works before VMware stepped up its competition, the company said.