Microsoft’s Best Free Server Tools for IT Admins

InfoWorld’s J. Peter Bruzzese provides an overview of the 10 best free server tools Microsoft has to offer. ‘Free is a term rarely associated with Microsoft offerings, especially at the server end of the spectrum,’ Bruzzese writes. Yet remaining competitive has provided Microsoft great incentive to deliver some very powerful server admin tools for free. ‘Of course, by and large, Microsoft’s free server tools are aimed at offering value to paying customers. But some provide a free entry-level solution for large IT organizations to begin experimenting and small IT organizations to implement.’ From Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, to SharePoint Foundation 2010, to migration and planning tools, IT admins would do well to explore the free server tools Microsoft does actually offer.