Posey's Tips & Tricks


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.

Microsoft Still Needs To Make a Case for Windows 8

Brien suggests some areas of action Microsoft should take to make Windows 8 a success.

Windows RT Revisited: the Bad and the Good

Brien's back with some more thoughts after spending extensive time with Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet.

My Predictions for 2013

From increasing tablet sales to the reveal of Windows 9, Brien runs down what he expects to see in the coming year.

Windows 8 -- What Microsoft Got Right

Brien points to Windows 8's metered Internet settings and others as very useful touches Microsoft included in its latest OS.

First 48: A Weekend with Microsoft's Surface Tablet

After only using the device for a couple of days, Brien shares some of his initial thoughts on the the Windows RT-based hardware.

First Impressions of Windows Phone 8 SDK

As a fan of Windows Phone 7, is there enough in Microsoft's newest mobile platform to justify the switch for Brien?

My Predictions for Windows Phone 8

Will Microsoft finally find some success in the phone market with its Windows Phone 8 devices?

Windows 8 Impressions: Some Minor Bugs in a Solid OS

Brien throws caution to the wind and fully installs Windows 8 on a hard drive to see if Microsoft's latest OS can stand up to the day-to-day tasks for a techie.

Is PowerShell Making System Center Obsolete?

Brien discusses how Microsoft's continued push and integration for PowerShell may be shifting the role System Center has in the enterprise.

TechNet and Windows Server 2012 Licensing Changes

Brien runs through some of the issues he's run into with Redmond's updated licensing policies.

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