Posey's Tips & Tricks


The Real Consumerization of IT, Part 1

Rising user tech IQ, easier-to-use gadgets and the transformation of users into consumers is changing the landscape of IT.

The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

The End of the PC Era Won't Be the End of IT

Brien discusses that with the trend towards tablets, IT will survive by adapting.

Password Cracking Revisited: Rainbow Tables

Brien takes a look at cracking passwords with reader-suggested rainbow tablets.

The Evolution of Search Engine Optimization

Brien breaks down on what has changed in the world of SEO in his years of absence.

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.

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