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When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system.
Most companies don't need to publish full Windows desktops anymore -- users mostly just need their applications. That means there's no reason to discount RDSH in favor of VDI.
Windows 10 is still in Tech Preview, and the reviews so far are pretty good. But whether Microsoft will sort out the difficulties around licensing for virtual desktops in the new OS remains to be seen.
Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will build support for Docker containers into Windows Server next year.
With Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, upgrading is more complicated than just rolling in the next shiny new server from Redmond.
Microsoft returned to a higher number of patches in its October update, with fixes for three critical issues.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.
If the Exchange 2010 server disconnects and reconnects to Outlook, and it isn't a network problem, there are a few other areas to check.
Admins run the risk of trouble whenever users are in control of encryption, so your safest bet is to avoid that risk altogether.
Native tools are useful for Office 365 migrations, but sometimes a third-party utility can simplify the complicated task of moving data.