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Random Thoughts on the Microsoft Surface Book 2

We can say it now: From its hardware quality to its ecosystem of third-party apps, Microsoft's answer to Apple's MacBook Pro has been a pleasant surprise.

Migrating from Gmail to Exchange Online

A step-by-step guide to moving your organization's mailboxes from Google's cloud productivity suite to Microsoft's.

Taking a Fresh Look at Dictation in Microsoft Office

Be careful what you say -- and how slowly you say it.

Adding Metadata to SharePoint Document Libraries

How to let SharePoint users add just the right amount of information to make searching for files easier, without going overboard.

Hyper-V Predictions for Windows Server 2019

For starters, don't be surprised if Microsoft takes an axe to Server Manager in favor of Project Honolulu.

Exploring CPU Groups in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, Part 2

Microsoft's CPU Groups tool lets you group CPU resources, cap resource consumption, and bind individual VMs to the group. Here's how.

Exploring CPU Groups in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, Part 1

Microsoft lets Windows Server 2016 users allocate CPU resources at a much more granular level than before. To get started, here's an overview of basic CPU topology.

Microsoft's Surface Phone: Rumor or Reality?

Windows Phone may be dead in the water, but based on Microsoft's recently disclosed plans for Windows 10 on ARM, the company's mobile aspirations are still going strong.

Microsoft's New SharePoint Web Parts: An Overview

Here's a quick survey of the newest Web Parts available for SharePoint, including Power BI, Planner and Office 365 Connectors.

Why Gaming (Still) Matters to Microsoft

There's room for more than just business software and services under Microsoft's "intelligent cloud" umbrella. Soon, it will cover its gaming assets, too.

How To Configure a File History Backup for Windows 10

As far as set-it-and-forget-it backup solutions go, there are few more convenient than the File History feature that's built natively into Windows 10.

Report: The Future Is Hyperscale

Cloud megavendors like AWS and Microsoft are leading the hyperscale datacenter boom. But legacy workloads mean uncertainty for more average organizations.

How To Create a Windows 10 System Image Backup

Microsoft gives you the ability to create a comprehensive backup of your entire computer in Windows 10. You just have to do a little digging to find it.

A Closer Look at the Newest Azure SQL Database Features

Microsoft's cloud DBaaS has had a whirlwind month with the introduction of managed instances, database migration tools and more. Here's what each feature does and when to use it.

Using Microsoft Word's LinkedIn-Powered Resume Assistant

Microsoft's blockbuster acquisition of the enterprise social network is starting to bear fruit. Here's a quick tour of the built-in LinkedIn integration inside Word.

Synchronizing SharePoint to the OneDrive for Business Client

Though it's tempting to think of SharePoint as a Web-based collaboration platform, it's also possible to synchronize the contents of a SharePoint document library to your PC using OneDrive.

The Assumptions Hyper-V Manager Makes on Your Behalf

Some of these assumptions are perfectly valid for most situations, but others -- despite Microsoft's best intentions -- are a bit more puzzling.

Making Power BI Reports Available in SharePoint Online

A close look at Microsoft's new Power BI Web Part, currently in preview, which expands your ability to publish and share Power BI data.

Taking a Fresh Look at the Surface Pen

Microsoft's digital inking device has finally outgrown its awkward start to become a truly effortless productivity tool.

Is Microsoft Once Again Becoming a 'Devices and Services' Company?

With his advocacy of everything from Bluetooth to quantum computers, CEO Satya Nadella doesn't seem as eager to abandon his predecessor's hardware focus as he once was.

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