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Gartner: Early Windows 8.1 Deployment Tips

Gartner this week announced a new report containing "preliminary" advice for organizations considering updating to Windows 8.1.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Improvements

Ahead of the incoming public preview of Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft is outlining a number of new additions to its latest server OS.

Fanfare for the Common Parameter Part 1

The first part of this series will focus on identifying some common attributes.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Configuring Direct Access Infrastructure

Applies to the “Configure Network Servers and Access” objective of Exam 70-417.

Linux, Unix and Mac Management Tools Come to System Center 2012 SP1

Last week's update to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 added support for the management of Linux, Mac and Unix operating systems.

Windows 8 Task Manager Improvements Shown by Microsoft

Microsoft recently showed off some of the changes to Windows 8's Task Manager in Windows 8, which includes a new a color-coded "heat map."

It's In the Mail Part 2: Sending Rich Messages

Part two will focus on how to send HTML messages through PowerShell

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V Extensible Switch Configuration

Applies to the "Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers" objective of Exam 70-417.

Outlook App Arriving with Windows RT 8.1 Update

Microsoft announced this week that the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program will be part of a free Windows RT 8.1 upgrade coming this year.

New Windows 8.1 Networking Features Outlined

Windows 8.1 will be available as a preview version at the start of Microsoft's Build developer event on June 26.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Global Catalog Servers

Applies to the "Install and Administer Active Directory"objective of Exam 70-417.

It's In the Mail Part 1: Sending PowerShell Data via E-Mail

It is very easy to get a lot of information out of PowerShell. But sometimes it isn't as easy to get it where it needs to be.

SQL Server 2014 Announced at TechEd2013

Microsoft unveiled SQL Server 2014 on Monday and said the new version is designed with "cloud-first principles."

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V VLANs

Applies to the "Configure Hyper-V" objective of Exam 70-417.

WMI CIM-plified Part 6: Tips and Tricks

Over the course of the last few lessons we've exploring the new world of the CIM cmdlets introduced in PowerShell 3.0.

Phishing Attack Uses Office Flaw as Entry Point

Trend Micro is reporting a sophisticated cybercrime ring that has already targeted and infected over 12,000 unique IP addresses worldwide with malware.

WMI CIM-plified Part 5: WSMAN Protocol

Next up in Jeff's six-part WMI series, he demonstrates how to call up WMI methods.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Server Core Roles and Features

Applies to the "Configure Server Roles and Features" objective of Exam 70-417.

Monthly Windows Update Rollups Process Outlined

Microsoft this week released some insight on its "update rollups" process for Windows Server and Windows 8.

EMET 4.0 Security Tool Release Scheduled for End of Month

Microsoft will be releasing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) on May 28, a month after the free tool hit beta.