Posey's Tips & Tricks


How Important Is Password Complexity?

Brien Posey breaks down exactly how difficult it actually is to crack modern passwords.

What Will the Post-PC Era Look Like?

Is the demise of the PC exaggerated or inevitable? And once gone extinct, what's next for the enterprise?

Microsoft Gets Serious About Business (Again)

Brien discusses how Microsoft is refocusing on the enterprise after a string of weak consumer offerings.

BYOD: Moving from the Exception to the Rule

Brien discusses how the BYOD movement may be leading towards IT requiring employees to bring their own personal devices to work.

Adding More Space to Your Virtual Server Disks

Brien shares his experience of beefing up thse size of his virtual drives with physical storage.

Re-Examining Office 2013 on Windows RT

Due to reader reaction, Brien clarifies exactly what is missing on the RT version of Microsoft Office 2013.

Quick Look: Windows Phone 7.8

Brien chronicles the update process and gives his initial thoughts on the mobile OS update.

Get Your Active Directory Organized

In order to get the most out of Active Directory, you need to give a lot of thought to an efficient configuration that matches your workflow.

Making the Switch to Office 2013

Brien chronicles what went right and wrong during his Office 2013 migration.

Best Practices for Exchange Archiving

Using carefully configured archive mailboxes can help youwork around Exchange storage limits and corporate retention policies.

Enhance Your Windows Server Security

There are a variety of features and settings for securing your Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure, so be sure you make the right choice.

Getting Rid of Nag-Ware

Being bogged down by application messages can disrupt anybody's productivity. Brien discusses how you can cut down on these nagging (and sometimes harmful) messages.

Coping with a Battery Backup Failure

Brien discusses his process of replacing a backup battery and gives some insight on how to avoid this issue in the future.

Clearing Up Microsoft Office/Surface Rumors

Is it true you don't receive the full version of Office on your Surface tablet? Can you not upgrade to a different version? Brien Posey takes some time to clear the air on these and many other questions.

The Future of Microsoft Surface

To find lasting success for Microsoft's tablet, the company needs to show how the device has lasting staying power compared to the competing iPad.

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