Don't cut corners when it comes to protecting Office 365 data, Brien warns.
Microsoft's preferred interface for Windows Server is Windows Admin Center, but can it really replace Hyper-V Manager for managing virtual machines? Brien compares the two management tools.
One of the biggest security risks in any organization happens when a user walks away from their PC without logging out. Microsoft has the solution (and it's not a password-protected screensaver).
Even the most innocuous PC user might not want this Windows 10 feature tracking everything they do across PCs and Microsoft accounts. Here's how to keep your Windows 10 history locked down.
Nobody likes to be lectured about security. When it comes to enforcing e-mail security practices among end users, some benevolent trickery is sometimes needed.
Microsoft is said to be planning a new "Life" edition of Office 365 for spring 2020, but Brien is most intrigued by the password manager that's reportedly coming with the bundle.
A new feature in Microsoft's Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection service promises to fill in the gaps of traditional anti-phishing defenses.
For better or worse, the next 10 years will bring more intelligent devices to more areas of our daily lives. From the proliferation of AI to what that means for user privacy, here are Brien's tech predictions for 2020 and beyond.
From Google Glass to the Microsoft HoloLens, the past decade has dramatically changed the face of the tech landscape. Here's a year-by-year look at the biggest game-changers of the decade.
After the Windows 8 fiasco, Microsoft has mostly succeeded in cleaning up the GUI with Windows 10, with one exception: The administrative tools are still scattered all over the place.
Though handy, Hyper-V guest clusters can extra complexity to your workloads that can cause problems with backups. Here are the four most common error messages and how to fix them.
When the touchscreen on your Windows 10 laptop goes bad, there's no reason to throw that baby out with the bath water.
Brien answers two thought-provoking reader questions. First, do Hyper-V VMs have direct hardware access? And second, how is it possible to monitor VM resource consumption from the host operating system?
The differences between these two Hyper-V versions are pretty significant, depending on what you plan to use them for. Here's a quick rundown of each platform, from their features to licensing quirks to intended use cases.
Microsoft is testing out a new technology called "Fluid Framework." It could mean that Brien's dream of one Office app to rule them all might soon become reality.