Microsoft Launches a New Online Tech Community for IT Pros

This has been rumored for some time, but it now seems that Microsoft’s latest iteration of online community is live. Launched on September 2nd, but in beta testing for months, the Microsoft Tech Community asserts to bring multiple communities together in a central location. Sound familiar? That’s essentially what Microsoft did by ending 5 different conferences and merging them into Microsoft Ignite.

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Five Linux Server Distros Worth Checking Out

Pretty much any of the nearly 300 Linux distributions you'll find listed on Distrowatch can be made to work as servers. Since Linux's earliest days, users have been provisioning "all purpose" distributions such as Slackware, Debian and Gentoo to do heavy lifting as servers for home and business. That may be fine for the hobbyist, but its a lot of unnecessary work for the professional.

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Windows IT Pro 2016-09-08 17:00:00

Yesterday the big news was that Hewlett Packard Enterprise had confirmed that, in a deal worth about $8.8 billion, it would <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/hpe-offloads-non-core-software-assets-to-micro-focus-in-8-8-billion-deal/">"spin-merge" its non-core software</a> with Micro Focus. This will give HPE 50.1 percent ownership of a new combined company that HPE thinks will generate $4.5 billion in annual revenue. The deal was confirmed Wednesday as HPE announced its third quarter results.

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