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17 Resolutions for sysadmins this year

As we bring 2016 to a close, it’s only natural to start to consider what the new year will bring. What bad habits will we finally drop. What good ones will we adopt?

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It’s that time again! Q4 updates for Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010, and even 2007

Just as Santa’s elves were busy busy busy getting ready for Christmas, so too were the developers at Microsoft on the Exchange team.

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The top 10 events and trends in IT of 2016

As 2016 winds down and disappears into the Deleted Items folder of history, it’s time to look back and reflect on some of the major events, developments, announcements and trends.

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Are you ready for the new Exchange APIs?

The three new Microsoft Exchange APIs can handle more than just emails, are more open-standards friendly and based on REST, and are simpler to use than EWS.

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How to stop users from installing software and breaking things?

No matter how good a sysadmin you are, there will always be users that will install something bad and break their computers. Here are a few tricks you can use to stop them.

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Smart apps are here, and they can help you run your life (and business)

Smart personal assistant apps have been here for a while, but are still limited to early adopters. What will happen when these enter the mainstream?

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Negotiating the ransom. Is it ever a good idea?

Often, ransomware attackers may not realize that they have compromised a business, and so their demands are for sums that individuals could afford. But should you pay the ransom?

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday – December 2016

Don’t let the holiday season fool you – patching is a never-ending story, and Microsoft prepared 12 patches for us this Tuesday.

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Installing Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016? Not so fast!

If you are considering deploying the latest Exchange on the latest version of Windows Server, be aware there’s a major and yet unfixed bug.

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Fear and loathing in Shadow IT

Shadow IT-it sounds like a really cool specialty, doesn’t it? “I’m a DBA, what do you do?” “It’s classified. I’m from Shadow IT.” But Shadow IT is anything but cool.

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