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By Beth Pariseau ,Sander Van Vugt ,Clive Longbottom Evaluate Jun 24, 2016

Assessing the value of configuration management systems

IT configuration management tools help to automate and test new releases. The central idea is that these types of products and practices help reduce surprises when new releases move into production. Configuration ... Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate May 19, 2016

How can VM configuration improve security?

Keeping your hypervisor patched is an obvious step to prevent attacks, but proper VM configuration management is also important to overall security. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Get Started Jul 07, 2016

How do I configure wireless access on Windows devices?

Users connect their Windows devices to wireless networks outside the office when they're on the go. This lets them be productive, but it might be something IT administrators want to control. Continue Reading


By Jesse Scardina News Jul 05, 2016

Configure-price-quote integration effective for Salesforce

SteelBrick's technology gives Salesforce users the ability to generate quotes on the go, which they say has increased efficiency and forecasting accuracy. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Get Started Jun 23, 2016

Customize security settings with the Security Configuration Wizard

The Security Configuration Wizard can help organizations secure servers, but admins should be cautious when converting security policies into group policy objects. Continue Reading


By Ashish Kumar Mehta Manage May 27, 2016

SQL Server tempdb configuration simplified in 2016 release

With SQL Server 2016, tempdb will get enhancements to help speed up applications. Find out about the changes and learn how to properly configure tempdb in SQL Server 2016. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Get Started May 27, 2016

What to configure in Windows Server local security policy

Organizations should configure the local security policy for new servers to handle patch management and for protection against unauthorized access. Continue Reading


By Beth Pariseau News May 20, 2016

Configuration management tools seek foothold in containers

Some IT pros argue container management supplants the need for configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef, while others say there's room for both. Continue Reading


By Tayla Holman Get Started May 11, 2016

Learn the basics of PowerShell Desired State Configuration

PowerShell DSC allows administrators to define and manage the configurations of operating systems and applications. Here's how it works and how to use it. Continue Reading


By Meredith Courtemanche Manage Jul 22, 2016

An automated approach to OpenStack migration and configuration: Free chapter

Configuration management eases the burden of OpenStack administration, including instance migration, as described in this free downloadable chapter from OpenStack Administration with Ansible. Continue Reading