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Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice

By Aidan Finn - July 21, 2014

Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today's data center.

Stop Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines in Parallel using PowerShell

By Russell Smith - July 21, 2014

Russell Smith shows how to whip up code logic to stop Azure virtual machines in parallel with PowerShell.

Microsoft Replaces TechEd with Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

By Jeff James - July 21, 2014

Long live TechEd! Microsoft has just announced that it is replacing the TechED conference with a new "Microsoft unified technology event for enterprises."

Controlling SMB Multichannel in Windows Server 2012 R2

By Aidan Finn - July 18, 2014

Our two-part series on SMB 3.0 and SMB Multichannel concludes with a discussion of smart SMB design, SMB Multichannel constraints, and SMB bandwidth limits.

Configure DNS forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2

By Daniel Petri - July 17, 2014

In part two of our series on DNS forwarding, learn how to configure DNS forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2 using the Windows GUI and the command prompt.

Best Practices for DNS Forwarding

By Daniel Petri - July 17, 2014

Need to know what a DNS forwarder is? Daniel Petri compares it to root hints, and then offers some best practices on how to use DNS forwarders effectively.

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Top 10 VMware vSphere Performance Tips

By David Davis - January 8, 2013

Viva la virtualization! Make the most of it with our top 10 performance vSphere tips by David M. Davis.

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Server 2012

By Jeff James - November 29, 2012

Looking for a faster way to navigate the new interface in Windows Server 2012? Check out this helpful list of Windows Server 2012 keyboard commands and

How to Add a Windows 8 Start Menu

By Trevor Pott - October 3, 2012

Get Windows 8 working the way you want it to work. Trevor Pott clues you in on how to add a start menu to Windows 8.

Top 10 Windows Server 2012 Features

By Jeff James - September 21, 2012

While the jury may still be out on Windows 8 in the enterprise, there are plenty of useful features in Windows Server 2012 for IT admins.

Disabling User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7

By Daniel Petri - December 8, 2009

Learn your options for limiting User Account Control (UAC) notifications and/or turning them off completely in Windows 7 in this article by MVP Daniel Petri.

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