IT . Network Access Protection
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Sadissa Babeni

Is Network Access Protection Still Worth It?

Microsoft will not continue to develop the Network Access Protection feature, starting from Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this was one of the best features of Windows Server introduced with Windows Server 2008.  [+]

BYOD . Security
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Mobile Device Management – Bridging the gap between security and productivity

In order to make the idea of using personal devices in the workplace a reality, companies must manage them as they would any other company asset. The question then becomes: how to reconcile this with IT security concerns of the organization’s infrastructure and information? [+]

Partner Network
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Majd Madina

SherWeb and Arrow Team Up in the Cloud

We’re excited to announce a new partnership deal with Arrow Electronics, Inc. This agreement means that Arrow, a global technology distributor with sales of $21.4 billion in 2013, will now market SherWeb’s cloud offering to its American and Canadian solutions providers. [+]

IT Nation . Partner Network
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Majd Madina

Reinventing Your Business – IT Nation’s Key Takeaway

The booths are now packed and suitcases are ready to go. Over a thousand peeps are flying home after another great edition of IT Nation with this year’s conference theme of reinvention still fresh in their minds.  [+]

Cloud Servers . Powershell
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How to Send a Server Health Check by Email

It can be helpful to know how your server is doing over time. For one, it lets you know ahead of time if you need to add additional resources. This article will show you how to schedule a simple PowerShell script that will send you an HTML email with the server’s average CPU usage, memory usage and free disk space. [+]

SMTP . Windows Server
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Rick Barber

The Ins and Outs of Microsoft SMTP Server

Chances are that if you have a Windows cloud server, you’ll want to send email from it. Fortunately, Microsoft includes a free SMTP server. Unfortunately (at least for most people), it’s not installed by default! The good news is that installing a SMTP server is a simple process. Here’s how. [+]

Case Study . Partner Network
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Sarah Busque

From Happy Customer to Thriving Partner, One Move to Gain a Competitive Advantage

They say you can’t judge someone until you’ve walked one mile in their shoes. That’s one thing Forte Computer Services has known for a long time, and the cornerstone of how it developed its business. Dealing with providers itself, FCS knows that although it takes good products, services, and solutions to draw customers in, it also takes flawless support and continuous follow-ups to retain them.  [+]

Cloud Servers . Powershell
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David Charron

How to Start/Stop Your Performance Cloud VM with PowerShell Automation

If you’re like me, you like to get right down to business and would rather use script than a mouse and user interface to get things done. Here’s a step-by-step on how to quickly write scripts to start and stop your SherWeb Performance Cloud VM without having to go through the web interface. [+]

Change Management . Process
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Sadissa Babeni

8 Ways to Supercharge Your Change Management Process

Change management is responsible for controlling the lifecycle of all changes, and for ensuring changes are made with minimum disruption to IT services. [+]

Anti-Spam
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Étienne Bonin

As The Global Spam Problem Evolves, So Does Our Anti-Spam Arsenal

Organized criminal spamming groups have adapted to recent improvements in spam filters by sending short bursts of spam to evade filters. On average, spam filters take five minutes to respond to a new campaign. [+]