Articles By Michael Brown

First look at Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview

I spent most of my time with Word and Excel on a laptop and on a desktop all-in-one equipped with a touchscreen. As expected, Microsoft is tying Office 2013 and Office 365 tightly

Published on: July 16th, 2012 Michael Brown

How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

How to configure your router for blazing speeds

In many households today, broadband Internet connections are used not only for e-mail and Web browsing, but also to stream music and video, play online games and/or perhaps make voice calls using a

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Michael Brown

How to use an old PC to build out your own Windows Home Server

The attraction of a home server, such as Windows Home Server, is obvious for any household with several computers. But even if you have just one PC, the technology offers significant benefits --

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Michael Brown