IT Administration


Microsoft Recommends Configuration Change for Orgs Using Active Directory Federation Server

Microsoft is advising that those using Azure Active Directory with federation should make a configuration change to take advantage of newly added resilience improvements.

Older Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Migration Assistance Added

IT pros should switch Azure Active Directory conditional access policies that were created using the "classic" Azure portal to policies supported by the new Azure Portal.

Using a Stopwatch In PowerShell

Monitoring the speed at which code is executed will give a window into avenues to improve it for efficiency.

Microsoft Releases First Semiannual Windows Server 2016 Update

Windows Server version 1709 was released on Tuesday, Microsoft announced.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

There's plenty of tweaks targeted at IT pros in Microsoft's latest update for Windows 10.

Introduction to SQL Server Management Objects with PowerShell

Open up new reporting options for your SQL Server with these PowerShell tips.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Improve Log File Access

Microsoft will make it a little easier for IT pros and developers to read update log files for debugging purposes with the release of the Windows 10 "fall creators update" (version 1709).

Azure Active Directory Access Control Features Previews Released

Microsoft is highlighting three Azure Active Directory previews for controlling user access to network resources.

Microsoft To Expand Advanced Threat Protection Services

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services seemed to be a unifying theme at last month's Ignite conference.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 Now Available

The final SQL Server 2012 service pack is now available for download.

Encrypting Data with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here are three commands you can use to encrypt and decrypt data.

SharePoint Server 2019 To Receive PowerApps, InfoPath and Sync Client Support

Aside from the announcement that a preview for SharePoint Server 2018 will be arriving in mid-2018, few details of the upcoming offering has been released.

Microsoft Outlines Latest Windows 10 Deployment Approach

Microsoft at Ignite last week discussed how its Windows 10 deployment direction does away with the traditional imaging process and instead relies on Azure Active Directory domain joins, mobile device management (MDM) and self-provisioning by end users.

SQL Server 2017 To Receive Monthly Updates

Once SQL Server 2017 is released, it will also arrive with a faster update release pace.

'Comanagement' Capabilities Coming to System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune client management products will be receiving a new "comanagement" capability, Microsoft announced this week.

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