Much of the emphasis at TechEd North America 2013 this week has been on the new features coming in Windows Server 2012 R2. However, with the original Windows Server 2012 just nine months in the market, many businesses still aren’t taking advantage of features that are already available. Here are 10 that are worth using in your Windows network deployment.
If your business is pursuing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy, effective network management and security becomes critical. How can you ensure resources are accessible to staff who need them but not vulnerable to attack? The answer could lie in an often-maligned technology: network access control (NAC).
Windows/Mac/Linux: Namehelp is a DNS optimisation tool that can significantly improve your web performance, whether you use a public DNS (like Google Public DNS or OpenDNS) or stick with your default ISP options. Developed by Northwestern University researchers, the app runs in the background optimizing your DNS configuration and automatically fixing the interaction between DNS and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
Being sold a mobile plan on a network that turns out not to be available where you need it is an all-too-common experience. A current ACCC court case demonstrates just how extreme the practice can be.
It’s commonplace these days to talk about how everyone should be able to bring their phone or tablet of choice into a corporate environment. That’s a noble-sounding ideal and an increasingly common reality, but what’s often neglected is the headache and cost that it can create for IT workers.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m starting a new job as a systems administrator in a few weeks. I have a few years’ experience managing a help desk, supporting between 300-400 users, and doing some Windows admin with a few servers (<10 most of the time), including SQL backups and basic maintenance. My new role is focused on the server/infrastructure rather than the help desk, performing many of the server duties I’m familiar with, however I am going to be a bit in the “deep-end” because I won’t have any mentors in the new role, and my new boss is a project manager without a lot of experience on the technical side.