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December 10, 2008  11:39 PM

Worthwhile Event



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

I just wanted to let everybody know that Microsoft is having a HUGE Windows event on Friday. The event is taking place in Redmond, but will be simulcast on the Web using Live Meeting. It is a must attend for anyone who is interested in Windows 7. Here is the agenda:

December 9, 2008  3:41 AM

Enterprise Desktop Virtualization



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

With the end of 2008 quickly approaching, it’s nice to kind of take a look back and see what the big IT trends of the year were. I don’t think that too many people will disagree with me when I say that virtualization was huge this year. Even so,...


December 6, 2008  3:16 AM

The Windows 7 Action Center



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

As much as I like Windows Vista, I have always found it to be a bit chatty. Sure, it is important to know if a problem exists that is preventing updates from being installed, or something like that, but if I am working on an assignment, the last thing...


December 3, 2008  1:48 AM

Disk Array Failure



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

Today I had to deal with a situation that I don’t think that I have ever run into before. On Thanksgiving I had a disk in one of my RAID arrays fail. Being that it was Thanksgiving and all of the stores were closed and I had a bunch of relatives in...


November 27, 2008  1:28 AM

The Worst Version of Windows That You’ve Never Had?



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

Over the last several weeks, I have tried to give you as much information about Windows 7 as I can. Writing anything in depth about Windows 7 at this point is a little bit tricky though. Shortly after the Professional Developer’s Conference, Microsoft...


November 26, 2008  4:02 AM

End User Influence on IT Policies



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

In most of the organizations that I have worked in or done consulting work for, the end users had quite a bit more influence over IT policies than they probably realize. Although there are exceptions to every rule, I have found that it is the end users...


November 22, 2008  2:32 AM

When Memory Shortages Rear Their Ugly Heads



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

As someone who writes about networking for a living, it probably comes as no surprise to most of you that I’ve got my house jam packed with high end computers so that I can recreate various configurations that are typically used in enterprise...


November 20, 2008  3:42 PM

Keeping your Education Current



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

If you have been reading my blog lately, then you know that Windows 7 is just off the horizon, and that Microsoft recently released something called Windows Azure. On top of that, Service Pack 2 for Vista and for Windows Server 2008 is currently in beta...


November 17, 2008  4:55 PM

Multi Touch Monitors



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

Being that I write about Microsoft products for a living, I spent the weekend shopping for hardware to run Windows 7 on. Although Microsoft has given me a pre beta build of Windows 7, there seems to be a definite lack of hardware specifications. Maybe...


November 16, 2008  1:16 AM

When Client Side Caching Backfires



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

A few months ago, I wrote an article for TechTarget called Windows Registry Hack Improves Offline File Access for Mobile Users (

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