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Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for IT Pros

Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for IT Pros | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, server virtualization, and mobile device security should be top priorities for IT pros this year.
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Good resolutions indeed ...

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How to bring back the sharing hand folder icon to Windows Server

How to bring back the sharing hand folder icon to Windows Server | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Some Windows administrators (myself certainly included) resent Microsoft for removing the sharing hand icon overlay in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

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Handy tip here ...

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Top 10 Free Windows Server Administration Tools

Top 10 Free Windows Server Administration Tools | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
The Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure is supported by many administrative tools to help manage the Windows Server environment. Here's our top 10 free Windows Server management tools for 2013.
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A couple of really good utilities here ...

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FileAudit 4 Wins PC Mag Editors’ Choice for Business Software

FileAudit 4 Wins PC Mag Editors’ Choice for Business Software | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

FileAudit 4 has been reviewed as “excellent”, according to PC Mag and described as “an easy yet robust tool for auditing files and folders that reside on Windows systems”.


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See by yourself: download a free, fully-functional trial version!

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FileAudit 4 | Windows File System Auditing. The Easy Way.

Using FileAudit is the easiest way to proactively track, audit, report and alert on all access to files and folders on Windows servers.

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FileAudit 4 the first and only File System Auditing Solution to be officially Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 certified by Microsoft.

 

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Five handy applications for Wi-Fi

Five handy applications for Wi-Fi | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Brien Posey shares some utilities that can help you to get the most out of what Wi-Fi has to offer.
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A couple of useful tools here ... If you use one or several of these utilities, please share your experience by commenting this post.

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10 things you should know about providing IT support to remote locations

10 things you should know about providing IT support to remote locations | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
If you support remote sites, this list will help you anticipate and deal with some of the complexities and specialized requirements.
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Insightful advice here ...

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Poll | What do you think of Windows Server 2012 Server Manager new UI?

Poll | What do you think of Windows Server 2012 Server Manager new UI? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
☑ Love it ☑ Hate it ☑ Don't care
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Please take that quick poll and let us know your thoughts about Windows Server 2012 Server Manager User Interface. Thanks!

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The first 10 steps you should take when deploying Windows Server 2012

The first 10 steps you should take when deploying Windows Server 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
This illustrated walk-through explains the first 10 things you should do when rolling out Windows Server 2012.
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Really useful tutorial by Scott Lowe ...

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4 Ways Storage Has Improved in Windows Server 2012

4 Ways Storage Has Improved in Windows Server 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
New storage features improve performance and help organizations manage costs.
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Improving performance while reducing storage costs: you can live with that ...

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The 10 best … Windows Server 2012 features

The 10 best … Windows Server 2012 features | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 is out. For many systems administrators, the question about this latest iteration of Microsoft's server family is not "What's new?" but "Why care?"

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"Windows Server 2012 is as big a leap over 2008 R2 as 2008 R2 was over 2003" ...

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Simplicity Is Key when Deploying Active Directory

Simplicity Is Key when Deploying Active Directory | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.
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Judicious advice here ...

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How To Manage Storage Spaces and Storage Pools in Windows Server 2012

How To Manage Storage Spaces and Storage Pools in Windows Server 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Microsoft delivered a completely new way of looking at our disks and storage in Windows Server 2012, with the biggest change in how storage is laid out and provisioned. Here's how to create and manage it all.
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Interesting article about interesting features ...

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Best practices in Cloud and SaaS: A special feature

Best practices in Cloud and SaaS: A special feature | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Cloud computing in general and Software as a Service in particular have developed into an irresistible force. These resources can help you do it right
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Really great set of resources about SaaS and Cloud Computing ...

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Surface Pro: Ready for Business

Surface Pro: Ready for Business | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Surface Windows 8 Pro is designed to be the ultimate business ultraportable device. Here's how the Surface Pro integrates into a Windows business network.
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Windows system administrators will find the Surface Pro tablet as easy to integrate into a domain as any workstation.

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Installing Windows Server 2012 (step by step)

Installing Windows Server 2012 (step by step) | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
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An easy, useful step by step guide that will teach you how to install and activate Windows Server 2012 ...

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10 tips for coping with blue screen errors

10 tips for coping with blue screen errors | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Tracking down the cause of a BSOD can be tricky. Here are some steps that may help you zero in on the problem.
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Insightful advice by Brien Posey here ...

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Understanding Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Virtualization

Understanding Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Virtualization | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 2012 completely changed the way that the Windows Server OS is deployed and licensed. These changes address many users’ concerns about previous licensing models.

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Basic but very clear guidelines to help you plan your Windows Server 2012 licensing requirements ...

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VendorStack Launches With Service Like Yelp And Quora For Enterprise Vendors

VendorStack Launches With Service Like Yelp And Quora For Enterprise Vendors | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Like Yelp, VendorStack lets users rate and review enterprise vendors. And similar to Quora, the VendorStack community can ask and answer questions about a vendor or its products.

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My Server Windows App for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

My Server Windows App for Windows Server 2012 Essentials | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft announces the availability of the My Server Windows app, available as a free download in the Windows Store.

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Keep seamlessly connected to your server resources on devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT with this free app.

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IT managers' top 5 priorities for 2013

IT managers' top 5 priorities for 2013 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

IT’s priorities haven’t changed much over the past few years, but they have evolved based on new trends and developments.

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Good to see that security in the wide sense of the term is the top priority of most IT pros ...

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How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive

How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Learn Windows To Go basics and how to make a Windows To Go USB drive in this helpful tutorial by IT veteran Peter de Tender.

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Windows To Go is a very handy  feature ...

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What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services in Server 2012?

What’s New in Active Directory Domain Services in Server 2012? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
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Significant improvements here ...

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Microsoft Open Tech Launches VM Depot To Make Deploying Linux-Based Virtual Machines To Azure Easier

Microsoft Open Tech Launches VM Depot To Make Deploying Linux-Based Virtual Machines To Azure Easier | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft Open Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, just announced the launch of VM Depot, "a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images for Windows Azure.

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Windows Azure becomes more and more an open platform ...

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Upgrading Active Directory to Windows Server 2012 (Part 1 - US-En - Subtitled)

This webcast is the first part of a series and is taken from a speech I held during the Windows Professional Conference 2012 in Milan. English dubber : Court...
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Great video by Fabrizio Volpe (MVP Directory Services).

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Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for IT Pros

Top 4 New Year's Resolutions for IT Pros | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, server virtualization, and mobile device security should be top priorities for IT pros this year.
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Good resolutions indeed ...

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