Posey's Tips & Tricks


Getting Around with Windows Phone 7.5

While Microsoft Windows Phone 7 didn't feel like a complete product at release, the new Windows Phone 7.5 update, which includes new search and navigation features, helps to breathe new life into the mobile OS.

Windows Server 8: Microsoft's Game-Changing Technology

Brien shares the renewed faith in Microsoft that Windows 8 Server has given him in the future of Microsoft (and for Windows admins).

Hands-On First Impressions of Windows Phone 7 'Mango'

I lay out the good and the bad of the improved Windows Phone 7 OS.

Windows 8: Hyper-V on the Desktop

Virtualization solutions in Windows 8 will help with the data size for mobile devices.

Voting in Outlook 2010: How To Create an E-mail Poll

Here's step-by-step instructions on how to add custom polls in your Outlook messages.

The Road To Becoming a Microsoft MVP

While the official requirements are shrouded in secret, here are some tips to improve your odds.

Hedging Your Bets Against Lightning

Surge protectors are always a smart choice, but they do not make your computer 100 percent immune from power issues.

Malware Removal: 3 Steps To Take

Computer malware has been a big problem for decades, but it seems to be on the upswing lately, requiring a thorough response.

Server Interruptus: Why Hardware Vendors Need SLAs

The time has come for hardware vendors to offer service level agreements.

Observations from Tech-Ed 2011

While the cloud was turned down this year, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 took the center stage.

Check Your Bandwidth Before Moving to the Cloud

Limitations by ISPs could foil backup service plans.

Where Is Microsoft Headed With Windows 8?

Over the last month or two, quite a bit has leaked about Windows 8.

Server Power Outage Checklist: What To Do When the Power Returns

It's important to follow a checklist to make sure all's well after a server power outage.

Diagnosing Virtual Server Performance Problems

An Internet slowdown issue turned out to be a problem with virtual server memory allocation. Find out how Brien solved it.

How SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Will Affect Hyper-V

Here are some steps to take for those planning to run Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization with the new SP1 update.

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