Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.
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For IT workers, the worry of becoming obsolete is constant. Toss in automation, robotics and artificial intelligence and many tech tasks won't need humans. Is there any wonder why IT is trying to learn more human and interpersonal skills to move up the food chain?
IFTTT, a startup that provides automation tools, announced $30 million in new funding from leading venture capital firms.
Hexadite hopes to make automated security palatable to even the most outsourcing-cautious.
The US subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22 billion global provider of HR service, has selected FrontRange for building cloud-based automation tools to support its professional services and staffing solutions.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
The Chief Marketing Officer of LexisNexis describes how to achieve traditional marketing and demand generation objectives with social media.
WHOA.COM, a supplier of cloud services, has chosen to use monitoring and automation tools from ScienceLogic. The CEO and founder of WHOA.COM explains why.
Airbnb is taking its infrastructure tools public, making them open source on Github with the potential to both help and influence other startups.
Microsoft's Blue wave of server tools are about to be released; here's how they fit together to build what Microsoft is calling the "CloudOS".
Raspberry Pi tinkerers have a new tool from Google that helps make use of the device as a private web development environment.
My best advice to everyone who is potentially threatened by Cloud-based automation and datacenter elimination is to get thee some new skills. Quickly.
Here's my latest attempt to read the tea leaves about some recent Microsoft organizational moves.
ManageEngine, which develops a broad range of automation and monitoring tools, adds extensive cloud services and apps support to password service software.
Gizmox's VisualWebGui provides tools to enable companies to 'transpose' their legacy client-server apps for use on the web or mobile.
Microsoft now has seven $1 billion businesses that are part of its Server and Tools unit.
Organizations that deploy Big Data tools to analyze operational data soon learn staff's expertise in SQL isn't always helpful. New skills need to be learned.
The 451 Group's TheInfoPro recently released the Server and Virtualization Study, Wave 12. Peter ffoulkes, of TheInfoPro, stopped by to review the findings of the study. It is clear that the majority of those surveyed have moved towards a converged infrastructure. Adding automation and orchestration remain.
Home automation tools, combined with smart grids, offer utilities, businesses and consumers a potent cocktail of technologies to help them cut their electricity consumption. An example from the UK's Isle of Wight shows what can be achieved.
Microsoft's first security fixes of 2013 will address 12 vulnerabilities and be available for download next Tuesday.