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Enabling IIS Remote Management Using PowerShell

Using PowerShell Remoting, the task can be complete in just a handful of steps.

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.

Exam Review: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 98-365

Become a Microsoft Technology Associate today.

Managing Mobile Devices? Pair System Center 2012 SP1 with Windows Intune

Enterprises looking to manage mobile devices are using both Microsoft products to get the job done.

Microsoft Makes Case for Upgrading to IIS 8.0

Microsoft highlights several improvements to Internet Information Service 8.0 that make it a "no brainer" upgrade.

VDI Licensing Complex in Windows 8 Enterprise

Licensing experts believe licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.

7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Certifications Today

What's so big about the MCSE? And what about this recertification thingie if I'm already certified? Answers here.

Top 12 Features of SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has introduced SQL Server 2012 to the world and it's time for IT professionals to start to come to speed on what's new.

First Look: Deploying Private Clouds With System Center 2012

A hands-on look at using App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager for private cloud deployments.

Best Practices for Applying Microsoft Security Patches

Microsoft released a report updating the progress of the Microsoft Security Response Center in ensuring software security.

How To Size Page Files on Windows Systems

Page files can greatly affect the performance and recovery of Windows and Windows servers. Here's how to size page files to suit your computing needs.

What's a Microsoft Certified Professional Worth?

Your MCP has value, but how much? A look the salary picture for Microsoft Certified Professionals now, and what to expect in the next 12 months.

Troubleshooting Disk Troubles, or How to Speak SAN-ish

Insights from a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer on how to identify poor disk performance conditions and how to communicate the problem to SAN administrators and vendors.

ESXi 4: A Guide for Hyper-V Experts

Your skills working with Microsoft Hyper-V won't translate over to just any hypervisor. So, here's what you'll need to know to get up to speed with VMware's ESXi 4.

Top 10 Cities for IT Professionals To Live In

So you've spent the money, time and effort to become an expert on anything IT. Now where do you go?

A Modern Guide to Windows 7 Desktop Deployment: Enterprise Automation Tools

There are a handful of specialized tools that make large-scale Windows 7 deployment much easier than with previous versions. Here's how to use them.

AD Design Best Practices: Know Your Domains

When setting up directory services on a Windows network, it's truly all about the infrastructure.

Active Directory Design Best Practices

Why mess with the default AD structure? Better security and organization are two reasons. Let's take a closer look.

15th Annual IT Salary Survey: Good Times Ahead?

In the 15th year of Redmond magazine's annual salary survey, IT salaries generally remained flat, but some respondents got raises -- giving rise to general optimism about salaries next year.

Green IT: Is Greener Always Better?

The green trap is real. Going green with your IT environment requires a clear set of goals, target metrics and execution.

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