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What To Do When Hyper-V Runs Low on Disk Space

The obvious solution (add more physical storage) is usually easier said than done. Here are some short-term fixes that can buy you some time -- and reveal some pockets of spare storage you might not know you had.

How To Perform a USB Passthrough in Hyper-V

If you're familiar with how to access a USB device from inside a VMware environment, be aware -- the process isn't quite as seamless as it is in Hyper-V. Here's how to do it in Hyper-V at the host and client levels.

Getting Started with PowerApps in Office 365

Microsoft is helping non-developers build functional apps without writing any code. Here's how.

Planning a Cutover Migration: Who Should Do It and When?

Cutover migrations can greatly simplify the process of migrating from Exchange Server to Exchange Online -- once you clear a few notable hurdles.

What's Up with Windows Apps?

With its efforts around ARM, the Universal Windows Platform and progressive Web apps, Microsoft is exploring different ways to keep Windows relevant in a new era.

Taking a Better Look at Hyper-V Private Networks

Private virtual networks are the most secure virtual network because they never communicate with the Hyper-V host or with the physical network. But what exactly happens when you create one?

Containers: The Future of Database Infrastructure?

Databases usually lag behind other servers in moving to new architecture, but containerization brings enough major improvements to convince even the most old-school DBAs.

How Microsoft Is Bringing Transparency to Windows 10

What information does Microsoft have on you? The new Diagnostic Data Viewer in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update makes it relatively easy to find out.

How To Use OneDrive for Remote File Access (And Why)

Home is where your data is. If you need to access data remotely, and neither a VPN connection nor traditional cloud storage will do the trick, consider using OneDrive as a proxy for remote file access.

Cisco To Integrate Intel's Silicon-Level Security Tech in Tetration

The new technology from Intel comes as hardware-based security and modern CPU threats like Meltdown and Spectre increasingly make headlines.

(Not) Keeping Up with the Dynamics 365s

If Microsoft makes a bunch of updates to its Dynamics business but nobody is around to communicate it, does it make a sound?

How To Take Control of Network Printing in Windows 10

Network printing doesn't have to be a free-for-all, where anyone with a connection can access any printer on a given network. Microsoft provides a few basic controls to secure and manage access.

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.

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