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FAQ: Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin and Recovery Manager for AD [ Source: Dell Software ]

April 2014- Among the functionality upgrades in Windows Server 2012 are improvements to the Active Directory "Recycle Bin" feature. Along with the addition of a GUI, organizations can now store deleted AD objects without having to do an authoritative restore. While this feature addresses many concerns that Microsoft customers have expressed since AD was introduced, it's not the solution to all AD recovery concerns.

Remote Office Infrastructure - A Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

May 2014- IT organizations are looking for simple, efficient, and manageable solutions to build branch office infrastructure rather than managing several independent entities like servers, storage, and networking. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is a shared infrastructure platform offering extensive performance and capacity in a single, compact tower chassis. This horizontal, Microsoft-based reference architecture has benefits such as:

• Robust availability and fault tolerance built into the platform to protect all virtualized applications.
• Comprehensive solutions to rapidly ...

Have You Overlooked the Obvious? 12 Ways to Win Major Value with SharePoint Apps [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- Many IT and business leaders quietly admit their usage of SharePoint has not kept up with available functionality, even though the recent launch of SharePoint 2013 has been very successful. These executives are missing out on enhancing their return on investment. Extraordinary value lies within their reach with the Apps model of SharePoint 2013, which they could tap into for a surge in corporate efficiency.

The Apps model for SharePoint offers powerful new functionality and ...

Five Tips for a Successful SharePoint Launch [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- The success or failure of a SharePoint implementation depends on how well business leaders and IT have planned and implemented it. This white paper explains some of the common pitfalls enterprises face when they rollout SharePoint and how these simple but expensive errors can be avoided.If you're a CXO, IT leader, or business executive who wants to ensure the success of your SharePoint initiative, read this white paper.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Virtualized Microsoft Applications On EMC VNX [ Source: EMC ]

October 2013- This document gives an overview of the top 10 reasons why customers deploy virtualized Microsoft applications on EMC VNX storage. It is a list that talks about our simple, efficient and powerful VNX platform and why it is beneficial for customers to use when deploying virtualized applications.

Post-TMG: Securely Delivering Microsoft Applications [ Source: F5 ]

October 2013- Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway customers need an alternative to secure their Internet-facing Microsoft applications. F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers provide the advanced features necessary to fill the gap.

Leverage Your SharePoint Investment with Enterprise Social Networking [ Source: tibbr ]

June 2013- Organizations have spent time and resources on Microsoft SharePoint. Learn how they're using enterprise social networking to enhance the value of their investment. In this whitepaper, discover how tibbr connects your organization's content with relevant people, groups and systems to drive real business outcomes.

Altair Speeds Complex Simulation and Workload Management with the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor [ Source: Intel ]

May 2013- With a sophisticated customer base for whom performance, reliability, safety, and innovation are mission critical, Altair is committed to supporting the most up-to-date, advanced computing architectures. For this reason, Altair joined Intel early on in its development of the Intel® Many Integrated Core (MIC) and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor.

This gave Altair a head start in integrating the new technologies into its products and investigating ways to improve performance, scalability, and usability. As ...

Ensuring Your Apps Work in the Real World [ Source: uTest ]

May 2013- The mobile and web matrix has grown to such epic dimensions that it is nearly impossible and extremely cost-prohibitive to cover entirely in-house. There are thousands of device, carrier and platform combinations for mobile alone. Add web browsers, anti-virus software, plug-ins and PC specs into the mix and your testing lab would need to be the size of an aircraft hangar. But somewhere in the world there are potential users for every matrix combination.
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Transitioning to Multicore Development [ Source: Rogue Wave Software ]

May 2013- As you think about your application in the context of new multicore systems you may wonder: What does it mean to transition my application to multicore? What is the essence of a multicore application? What are the tradeoffs involved? What are the changes you need to make?

This paper, part one of two, answers these questions, showing you how to transition an application to run on a multicore system smoothly and correctly.
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Enterprise Ultrabook Devices for Business [ Source: Intel ]

April 2013- Intel IT is proactively gathering data about Ultrabook devices and how they fit into the enterprise, in anticipation of a wave of new devices and form factors and the associated expectations who want to buy and use these devices at work.

Lower TCO with Intel and Windows 7 [ Source: Intel ]

April 2013- Windows 8 tablets provide a PC experience, which for many workers is essential to maintaining productivity. With Windows 8, users can run familiar desktop applications, maintaining productivity without having to find new ways to carry out tasks. They can read, edit, and print their emails and Office documents - tasks that can be a challenge on other tablets. In addition to these productivity advantages, Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8 tablets can provide enterprises with total cost ...

Three challenges driving the future of functional testing [ Source: HP ]

March 2013- The growing complexity of modern applications, the emergence of mobile and other technologies, and the need for development speed and agility are all putting new pressures on application testing teams. Unfortunately, current tools and processes can't overcome testing challenges quickly enough.

This resource explains how automated capabilities can help you accelerate the testing process and drive development efficiency - read on to learn more now.

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Windows 7 Migration: An Industry View of App Compatibility [ Source: Dell Software ]

January 2013- In the two years that Windows 7 has been available to the enterprise, many organizations have made the move, and common challenges have been identified. This white paper discusses those challenges, so you know what to expect when planning your migration.

App Compatibility in Windows 7 Migrations [ Source: Dell Software ]

January 2012- Uncertainly over Windows 7 compatibility with legacy and homegrown applications is delaying Windows 7 migrations and desktop virtualization. This paper addresses new solutions that help IT organizations test for and fix application compatibility issues, helping to smooth the migration to Windows 7.

The Total Economic Impact To IBM WebSphere Application Server Migrating From An Open Source Environment [ Source: IBM ]

October 2012- This analyst report shows the total economic impact of migrating from an open source solution to IBM WebSphere Application Server -- a 44% return on investment (ROI) producing a net value of over $1 million, with numerous benefits, including reduced support costs, reduced support incidents, higher application availability, and more.

This report from Forrester, a highly respect independent analyst, provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the WebSphere Application Server ...

Desktops for the Future [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- With IT departments finding more room in their budgets to tackle much-needed projects, desktop operating system refresh is moving to the top of the list.

After all, OS upgrades enable organizations to rethink and restructure their entire desktop infrastructure into more efficient and productive environments. With the expiration of Microsoft support for Windows XP looming, upgrading to Windows 7 presents an opportunity to create a streamlined environment primed for virtualization, cloud computing and other ...

Windows 7 Migration: Why Now Is the Time to Say Goodbye to Aging Client Systems [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- As client hardware, software and operating systems age, the costs - and the associated security risks - of retaining older systems eventually outweigh the expense of replacing them.

With the 2014 expiration of Microsoft extended support for Windows XP, many enterprises and government agencies are deciding that the time has come to make the move to Windows 7 on new and, in some cases, older systems.

This detailed UBM TechWeb white paper explores ...

Windows 7 Migrations: 4 Steps to Reducing Challenges [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- The expiration of Microsoft Windows XP support is driving enterprises and government agencies to prepare for the imminent move to Windows 7.

The complete impact assessment process in this UBM TechWeb guide, which includes detailed assessment worksheets, will help IT managers accurately plan resource requirements, overcome common migration hurdles and tap into the application environment optimization that migration makes possible.

Windows 7 Migration: Analyzing Internal vs. External Deployment Strategies and Costs [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

June 2012- With Windows XP's 2014 retirement looming, enterprises and government agencies are intensifying Windows 7 migration initiatives. Most organizations are faced with the choice of managing their migration internally or tapping a third party to do it.

To make an informed decision, this UBM TechWeb analysis identifies the phases associated with a migration strategy and estimates the time and costs associated with successfully concluding each step.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 - deployment made easy [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2012- Adding additional file-based storage to your Microsoft Windows environment is easier than ever with the new HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® Processors, and run on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition.

HPs newest Network Attached Storage solutions, with two-nodes integrated into a converged 3U chassis, are designed for a better file serving experience.

In this in-depth architecture and deployment guide you will ...

The Benefits Side of a Windows 7 Business Case [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Organizations should build a business case around Windows 7 deployment to ensure the project's funding and success. The strength of the business case should help decide when the project should be completed.

Q&A: The Relationship Between Windows 7 and Hosted Virtual Desktop Technology [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Windows 7 and hosted virtual desktops are approaching maturity. Gartner answers questions about whether to combine them into a single project, and how migrations change with HVDs.

Microsoft Windows 7 and Office Key Initiative Overview [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- To avoid disruptions, CIOs and IT leaders must position their organizations to complete a migration to Windows 7 in a timely and cost-effective manner. But, as they work through the preparation and deployment processes, they will be confronted by a host of challenges and risk.

In this research paper, Gartner research presents tools, best practices and policies to reduce Windows 7 and Office 2010 migration costs by as much as 50%.

Creating a Timeline for Deploying Windows 7 and Eliminating Windows XP [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. Therefore, organizations must decide when to begin their migration to Windows 7, set a target date to have Windows XP out and define the scope of the project.

This research paper reviews Gartner's key findings and recommendations for deploying Windows 7.

Simplify your Migrations to Windows Server 2008 R2: Tips and Tricks [ Source: Dell/Windows 7 ]

September 2011- When and how should you migrate to Windows Server 2008? Experts agree that a phased approach to migration is the way to go. This technical brief dives deep into migration recommendations and explains how to plan thoroughly, adopt a phased approach and who to ask for help.

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