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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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November 14, 2008  8:31 PM

Windows XP is Here to Stay (at least for now)



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I prefer Windows Vista over Windows XP. Even so, I seem to be in the minority. With Microsoft no longer selling Windows XP, and Windows 7 now on the horizon, I have been getting a lot of E-mail lately from...


November 12, 2008  4:18 AM

PowerShell in Windows 7



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

Although Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 were created from the same code base, they do have their differences. One of those differences is that Windows Vista does not contain Windows PowerShell. Microsoft is changing this in Windows 7 though....


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