Brien Posey

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  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 things to keep in mind when purchasing a new server

    If you're in the market for a new server, you need to evaluate your choices carefully to make sure the one you buy will meet your needs. Brien Posey reviews 10 key aspects of a network server purchase.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 things you should know about deploying Office 365

    If you're gearing up for Office 365, you'll want to be prepared for some of the trickier aspects of deployment. Brien Posey looks at some of the requirements you should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    Five tips for diagnosing memory problems

    Memory problems can be tricky to troubleshoot. But working your way through these diagnostic steps can help you zero in on the cause.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 best practices for Windows security

    Security risks continue to grow for organizations both large and small. Brien Posey offers 10 suggestions for making sure your networks are as well protected as possible. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 tips for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2

    There are a lot of ways a SQL Server upgrade can go wrong. Brien Posey offers some advice on how to minimize problems and ensure a successful upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 handy PowerShell scripts for Exchange 2010 administrators

    Save time and effort tackling complex Exchange admin tasks with the help of these ready-made PowerShell scripts.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things network administrators need to know about Windows Phone 7

    If your organization is planning its mobile device strategy and Windows Phone 7 is an option, you'll want to take these factors into account. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 predictions for Windows 8

    Details on the next version of Windows are mostly nonexistent, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate about what it may offer. Brien Posey shares his ideas about possible features, changes, and Microsoft marketing strategies. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 fundamental concepts for PowerShell scripting

    PowerShell can save you a lot of time on Windows admin tasks -- but to use it effectively, you need to understand how it works. Here's a crash course in PowerShell basics to get you started. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 PowerShell commands every Windows admin should know

    PowerShell combines the speed of the command line with the flexibility of a scripting language, making it a valuable Windows administration tool. Here are a few basic commands you'll want to master. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Thing blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 free anti-malware tools worth checking out

    The cost of anti-malware apps keeps rising. Luckily, there are effective tools you can use to prevent and remove infections without spending a dime.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting VPN connections

    Targeting the cause of a VPN problem requires a systematic troubleshooting process. Brien Posey explains steps you can follow to zero in on the culprit.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting DNS problems

    Figuring out what's wrong with DNS will go faster if you have a set of troubleshooting steps to follow. Brien Posey shares his approach to isolating the cause of DNS problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 ways for road warriors to avoid snags and snafus

    From small aggravations to huge headaches, a lot can go wrong when you hit the road. Veteran globetrotter Brien Posey offers some advice that will help you stay productive when you travel.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 things you should know about IPv6 addressing

    Although IPv6 adoption seems to be moving at a snail's pace, there's no outrunning it. Brien Posey demystifies some of the addressing issues many admins are still trying to figure out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 ways to boost traffic to your Web site

    You can increase the number of visitors to your Web site by following some pretty simple, practical steps. Brien Posey shares some of the strategies that have worked for him.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things you should know about supporting mobile devices

    The explosion of mobile device usage in business has led to some tricky and unexpected support challenges. Brien Posey lists some of the concerns IT pros should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 tips for effective Active Directory design

    The way you design your Active Directory can make a huge difference in how well your network functions and how easy it is to administer. These best practices will help you maximize efficiency, simplify maintenance, and readily manage AD as needs change. This download is also available as

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 must-have Windows server tools

    The right tools can make your server administration chores much easier. Here's a list of the ones Brien Posey finds indispensable.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a photo gallery.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things you should know about long-term data archiving

    Archiving data is a far bigger challenge than performing ordinary backups. Here are some factors to keep in mind so you don't wind up with a collection of obsolete or irretrievable junk.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 signs that software is becoming more standardized

    Have you noticed that certain features keep turning up in more and more software? Brien Posey has -- and he thinks such standardization is on the rise. See if you agree with his observations.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things you should know about degunking your Active Directory database

    Sooner or later, you'll need to clean up your Active Directory to remove outdated entries or fix erratic behavior. Here are some tips for handling the chore the right way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things to consider before transitioning from Exchange 2003 to 2010

    The key to a smooth Exchange transition is planning -- and lots of it. Brien Posey takes you through the key aspects of the process.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 SharePoint deployment challenges

    Managing a SharePoint deployment entails a number of issues you might not be expecting. Brien Posey runs through some of the most common gotchas.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 reasons why Windows Terminal Services is becoming more popular

    Windows Terminal Services has recently been enjoying a resurgence. Brien Posy offers his thoughts on why that's happening.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 things Windows Mobile and the iPhone OS could learn from each other

    If you could merge the best features of Windows Mobile and the iPhone operating system, what would your hybrid OS look like? Here's one tech's vision.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 issues to consider during virtualization planning

    Virtualizing your servers offers significant advantages, but effective planning is crucial to your success. Make sure you have satisfactory answers to these key questions before you get underway.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 issues to consider when developing a cross-platform backup strategy

    A number of extra factors can complicate the process of backing up multiple server platforms. Asking these critical questions will help ensure that your plan is viable.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 reasons why you should begin phasing out Exchange public folders

    The Exchange public folders feature has become a little long in the tooth. Brien Posey explains why it's time to consider alternatives.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Top 10 new features in Exchange Server 2010

    You'll find some significant additions to the latest version of Exchange Server. Brien Posey runs down some of the most notable new features.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 common backup mistakes

    Despite their best intentions, IT pros sometimes fall short when it comes to implementing a reliable backup solution. See whether any of these mistakes sound familiar.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 common network security design flaws

    Solid planning and design can help reduce the potential for security breaches. Here are some security design missteps to watch out for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons to consider upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 offers numerous improvements that should make life easier for a lot of admins. Brien Posey runs down the key features.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons why you should learn to use PowerShell

    PowerShell combines command-line speed, the flexibility of scripting, and the power of a GUI-based admin tool. See why now might be the time to master it.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 reasons why Windows XP will be around a while

    Windows XP continues to demonstrate formidable staying power. Here are some reasons why many organizations want to hang onto it.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10+ ways to recover a corrupted Word document

    Few computer experiences are worse than having a Word document blow up on you. But before you resign yourself to losing the document contents, check out these techniques for salvaging your text.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 reasons why Windows 7's XP Mode is a big deal

    Windows 7 features a new twist: XP Mode, which lets you run your Windows XP apps without compatibility issues. Brien Posey explains why XP Mode is significant and outlines its benefits.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack

    Sometimes, configuring Windows to meet your needs requires a trip to the registry editor. Here's a look at some simple hacks that can save you time and prevent a variety of problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Hunt down hard disk resource hogs?

    Find out how to narrow your search for the cause of system slowdowns by configuring the Performance Monitor and Task Manager to reveal rogue processes that can tie up valuable system resources. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Using Microsoft Excel with SharePoint 2007

    Excel and SharePoint 2007 offer interactive features that simplify many collaborative tasks. Here's a look at what you can (and can't) do when working with Excel data and SharePoint lists.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft Office blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10+ ways to recover a corrupted Word document

    Few computer experiences are worse than having a Word document blow up on you. But before you resign yourself to losing the document contents, check out these techniques for salvaging your text.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 PowerShell commands every Windows admin should know

    PowerShell combines the speed of the command line with the flexibility of a scripting language, making it a valuable Windows administration tool. Here are a few basic commands you'll want to master. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Thing blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting DNS problems

    Figuring out what's wrong with DNS will go faster if you have a set of troubleshooting steps to follow. Brien Posey shares his approach to isolating the cause of DNS problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 fundamental concepts for PowerShell scripting

    PowerShell can save you a lot of time on Windows admin tasks -- but to use it effectively, you need to understand how it works. Here's a crash course in PowerShell basics to get you started. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 free anti-malware tools worth checking out

    The cost of anti-malware apps keeps rising. Luckily, there are effective tools you can use to prevent and remove infections without spending a dime.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 tips for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2

    There are a lot of ways a SQL Server upgrade can go wrong. Brien Posey offers some advice on how to minimize problems and ensure a successful upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons why you should learn to use PowerShell

    PowerShell combines command-line speed, the flexibility of scripting, and the power of a GUI-based admin tool. See why now might be the time to master it.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 things you should know about IPv6 addressing

    Although IPv6 adoption seems to be moving at a snail's pace, there's no outrunning it. Brien Posey demystifies some of the addressing issues many admins are still trying to figure out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 tips for effective Active Directory design

    The way you design your Active Directory can make a huge difference in how well your network functions and how easy it is to administer. These best practices will help you maximize efficiency, simplify maintenance, and readily manage AD as needs change. This download is also available as

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 reasons why Windows Terminal Services is becoming more popular

    Windows Terminal Services has recently been enjoying a resurgence. Brien Posy offers his thoughts on why that's happening.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2011

    10 handy PowerShell scripts for Exchange 2010 administrators

    Save time and effort tackling complex Exchange admin tasks with the help of these ready-made PowerShell scripts.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    Five tips for diagnosing memory problems

    Memory problems can be tricky to troubleshoot. But working your way through these diagnostic steps can help you zero in on the cause.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things you should know about long-term data archiving

    Archiving data is a far bigger challenge than performing ordinary backups. Here are some factors to keep in mind so you don't wind up with a collection of obsolete or irretrievable junk.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 things you should know about deploying Office 365

    If you're gearing up for Office 365, you'll want to be prepared for some of the trickier aspects of deployment. Brien Posey looks at some of the requirements you should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 reasons why you should begin phasing out Exchange public folders

    The Exchange public folders feature has become a little long in the tooth. Brien Posey explains why it's time to consider alternatives.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 must-have Windows server tools

    The right tools can make your server administration chores much easier. Here's a list of the ones Brien Posey finds indispensable.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog and as a photo gallery.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 reasons to consider upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 offers numerous improvements that should make life easier for a lot of admins. Brien Posey runs down the key features.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Using Microsoft Excel with SharePoint 2007

    Excel and SharePoint 2007 offer interactive features that simplify many collaborative tasks. Here's a look at what you can (and can't) do when working with Excel data and SharePoint lists.This download is also available as an entry in our Microsoft Office blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Top 10 new features in Exchange Server 2010

    You'll find some significant additions to the latest version of Exchange Server. Brien Posey runs down some of the most notable new features.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 issues to consider during virtualization planning

    Virtualizing your servers offers significant advantages, but effective planning is crucial to your success. Make sure you have satisfactory answers to these key questions before you get underway.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 common backup mistakes

    Despite their best intentions, IT pros sometimes fall short when it comes to implementing a reliable backup solution. See whether any of these mistakes sound familiar.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // May 2007

    SolutionBase: RADIUS deployment scenarios

    There are many different ways that RADIUS servers can be deployed, both in ISP and in corporate environments. Here are some of the less common types of RADIUS deployments.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack

    Sometimes, configuring Windows to meet your needs requires a trip to the registry editor. Here's a look at some simple hacks that can save you time and prevent a variety of problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    10 reasons why Windows 7's XP Mode is a big deal

    Windows 7 features a new twist: XP Mode, which lets you run your Windows XP apps without compatibility issues. Brien Posey explains why XP Mode is significant and outlines its benefits.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 reasons why Windows XP will be around a while

    Windows XP continues to demonstrate formidable staying power. Here are some reasons why many organizations want to hang onto it.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 common network security design flaws

    Solid planning and design can help reduce the potential for security breaches. Here are some security design missteps to watch out for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 issues to consider when developing a cross-platform backup strategy

    A number of extra factors can complicate the process of backing up multiple server platforms. Asking these critical questions will help ensure that your plan is viable.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 things Windows Mobile and the iPhone OS could learn from each other

    If you could merge the best features of Windows Mobile and the iPhone operating system, what would your hybrid OS look like? Here's one tech's vision.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 SharePoint deployment challenges

    Managing a SharePoint deployment entails a number of issues you might not be expecting. Brien Posey runs through some of the most common gotchas.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things to consider before transitioning from Exchange 2003 to 2010

    The key to a smooth Exchange transition is planning -- and lots of it. Brien Posey takes you through the key aspects of the process.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things you should know about degunking your Active Directory database

    Sooner or later, you'll need to clean up your Active Directory to remove outdated entries or fix erratic behavior. Here are some tips for handling the chore the right way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 signs that software is becoming more standardized

    Have you noticed that certain features keep turning up in more and more software? Brien Posey has -- and he thinks such standardization is on the rise. See if you agree with his observations.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things you should know about supporting mobile devices

    The explosion of mobile device usage in business has led to some tricky and unexpected support challenges. Brien Posey lists some of the concerns IT pros should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 ways to boost traffic to your Web site

    You can increase the number of visitors to your Web site by following some pretty simple, practical steps. Brien Posey shares some of the strategies that have worked for him.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 ways for road warriors to avoid snags and snafus

    From small aggravations to huge headaches, a lot can go wrong when you hit the road. Veteran globetrotter Brien Posey offers some advice that will help you stay productive when you travel.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    10 tips for troubleshooting VPN connections

    Targeting the cause of a VPN problem requires a systematic troubleshooting process. Brien Posey explains steps you can follow to zero in on the culprit.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Hunt down hard disk resource hogs?

    Find out how to narrow your search for the cause of system slowdowns by configuring the Performance Monitor and Task Manager to reveal rogue processes that can tie up valuable system resources. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 predictions for Windows 8

    Details on the next version of Windows are mostly nonexistent, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate about what it may offer. Brien Posey shares his ideas about possible features, changes, and Microsoft marketing strategies. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things network administrators need to know about Windows Phone 7

    If your organization is planning its mobile device strategy and Windows Phone 7 is an option, you'll want to take these factors into account. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 best practices for Windows security

    Security risks continue to grow for organizations both large and small. Brien Posey offers 10 suggestions for making sure your networks are as well protected as possible. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey