Posey's Tips & Tricks


It's Time for Microsoft Application Unification

While Redmond has gone to lengths to provide the same OS experiences on the PC, tablet and phone, universal applications over all devices would help to further the "One Microsoft" focus.

Why Nadella Is a Great Choice for Microsoft

While Brien Posey was initially rooting for an outsider for the Microsoft CEO position, here's why he thinks Nadella is a perfect fit at Redmond.

The Argument Against Global Cloud Storage

Cloud storage providers' data retention policies and limited Internet access overseas could provide a headache for those with data not stored on site.

What We Need from Windows 9: A Wish List

If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.

My Predictions for 2014: Apple's Popularity Drops, Microsoft Continues Transformation

Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.

A Look Back at My 2013 Predictions

Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?

The Real Consumerization of IT, Part 2

Now that we've defined how the industry is changing, how does IT adapt?

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?

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