Posey's Tips & Tricks


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.

Will the Hypervisor Be the New OS?

Brien lays out his argument on why you will soon start to see features of a traditional operating system shifting to the hypervisor.

Bing Injects Social Networking Into Internet Search

While Brien had some preconceived concerns with mixing social networking with an Internet search engine, Bing's newest update left him pleasantly surprised.

Microsoft Looks To Be On the Right Track With Surface

Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.

Predictions and Suggestions for Microsoft's Upcoming Product Lineup

Brien discusses some of the changes Microsoft is going through with its products' latest lifecycle and provides some suggestions for what he would like to see.

Mobile Management with Intune Misses the Mark

Windows 8 on mobile devices will be managed with Microsoft's cloud-based management tool. Here's why that's a bad thing.

An Insider's Guide to TechEd, Part 2

In this entry, Brien shares some knowledge and pointers on tackling the sessions and the exhibit hall of TechEd.

An Insider's Guide to TechEd, Part 1

Brien provides some helpful hints on how to get the most out of TechEd's attendee party and vendor freebies.

Dumping the Home Network for Office 365

Brien discusses what brought him to the switch and how things are going with Microsoft's hosted suite.

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