There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release.
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Microsoft's SkyDrive service has gained a lot of traction over the past couple of years, given that it works well across numerous platforms (including Gmail and Xbox 360) and is easy to use. With Office 2013 and Office 365, Microsoft introduced a SkyDrive Pro service that is oriented toward businesses and enterprises.
First there was the fiscal cliff. Now there's the sequester. Neither caused the sky to fall, but both will have a slow, steady impact on the economy. That means CIOs should tread carefully when crafting IT budgets for the next couple years--and shouldn't be surprised to hear 'No.'
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 builds upon previous releases in 2007 and 2010 to better support big data, mobile users and public-facing websites. However, choosing between server- or cloud-based versions of SharePoint 2013 may frustrate IT executives. Here are five highlights and two concerns of the Microsoft's latest SharePoint iteration.
Thinking about upgrading? Hang back at least a year before implementing this release, our expert advises.
Too many companies take a reactionary approach to social media, pouring resources into the 'next big thing' that's already happened. It's better to develop a comprehensive digital media strategy that targets the right social platforms, customers and disruptions and addresses the necessity of remaining flexible and responding to criticism.
Distributed Denial of Service events and other cyber-attacks are an unfortunate inevitability of doing business on the Web today. The four steps presented here will help your company prepare for and respond to a DDoS attack.
Odds are, Jan. 2, 2013 won't begin any differently than your last work day of 2012. Even if Congress and the President reach a deal, though, CIOs will feel the impact of the fiscal cliff as the new year progresses. Here are four lessons you should apply to the 'new normal' that austerity demands.
SharePoint 2010 can be a great collaboration tool. Here's what you need to know to find your way around.
Techniques for using SharePoint 2010 to its maximum benefit.
Enterprise social networking helps employees collaborate in a comfortable way. To have a real impact, though, you'll need a robust platform - one that integrates with your corporate directory, takes governance seriously and meets three additional important criteria.
CIOs often think of change management in terms of workflows, deployment strategies and budgets. It's just as crucial, though, to make sure executives, subordinates and other colleagues are equal partners in the process. That way, when change does happen, employees actually embrace it.
At its conference this week, Microsoft pulled out all the stops to convince developers why they should build Windows 8 apps.
Amid the Windows 8 buzz, Microsoft has released to manufacturing Office 2013, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync server products. Not surprisingly, there's a heavy emphasis on the cloud. There's also already talk of what might appear in the first service pack releases, which brings into question the whole RTM model.
Microsoft's new operating system has received mixed early reviews. Get past the missing Start menu and the 'ribbonised' File Explorer, though, and you'll likely find a faster OS that should make workers more productive – especially if you give them new Windows 8 tablets.