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Microsoft's October Patch Includes 'Critical' IE Fix

October marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday.

Pop Quiz: Enabling RemoteApp Programs for RD Web Access

Applies to the "Design and implement a presentation virtualization environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

Increased Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Movement Expected

IT departments are facing a hybrid cloud future and need to move more toward a services broker role within organizations, according to Gartner Inc.

Top 10 IT Trends

Gartner Inc.released a list of 10 trends for IT professionals will be focused on over the next five years.

Pop Quiz: Updating Desktop Images in Offline Machines

Applies to the "Design and prepare the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 2: Functions

Here's how to forge your reusable tools.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product last week.

CSA Launches Security Certification Program

The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program. 

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 1: Forging the Basic Weapons

In the first part of this' six-part series, Jeff shows you how to use PowerShell from the console.

Pop Quiz: Monitoring Virtual Desktops for Performance Bottlenecks

Applies to the "Monitor and maintain a desktop infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

Exchange Currently Not Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet, according to Microsoft.

The Need for Speed: Master Certified Migration Expert (MCME)

A newly announced cert title is aimed at IT pros looking to cash in on Windows XP's approaching end of support.

Microsoft Warns of Newly Discovered Zero-Day Internet Explorer Flaw

According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.

Microsoft Runs Into September Patch Problems

Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.

Pop Quiz: Securing Desktops with Endpoint Protection

Applies to the "Design and configure desktop settings" objective of Exam 70-415.

XML Marks the Spot Part 3: Nested Objects

In the final column discussing XML conversion in PowerShell, Jeffrey walks you through converting nested objects to XML.

FBI Requests BitLocker Backdoor from Microsoft Engineers

In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.

Gartner Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advice for Enterprises

According to a talk by Gartner Inc., IT will need a three-approach plan when upgrading to Windows 8.1

XML Marks the Spot Part 2: Capturing Serialized Data

Part 2 shows how to convert and retrieve XML data without losing the hierarchical format.

Pop Quiz: Accessing a Remote Desktop Using a Web Browser

Applies to the "Plan and implement a remote desktop services infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

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