Installing the new Windows Server management tool is easy enough, but figuring out how to make it work for you will take some time and experimentation.
Here are some of the more practical ways Microsoft is using its vast machine learning and AI assets to make its productivity suite more useful.
Where the Surface Pro fell short, the newer Surface Book 2 more than makes up for it.
From Brien's perspective (floating in outer space high above Mars), Microsoft's latest efforts at melding virtual reality and augmented reality are a vast improvement over the HoloLens.
Instead of twiddling your thumbs as you wait for a long-running script to complete, you can have PowerShell play a sound to alert you when it's done.
Bash is fairly easy to install, but using it is another matter. Here are some commands to help IT pros dip their toes in Bash.
Whether you like Apple or not, this is an important step in Microsoft's effort to solidify Office and Office 365 as industry standards.
Brien walks through the steps of troubleshooting a (very) slow Windows 10 virtual machine. Hint: Disable your virtual memory at your own risk.
Initially underwhelmed by Microsoft's project management app, Brien sees what it can do in a real-world scenario.
You don't need to buy a Microsoft Surface Studio to get the most out of the flashy-looking peripheral.
Here are three Windows 10 features that are more like bugs, and one suggestion for a feature that might not have occurred to Microsoft yet.
According to Brien's take on the Microsoft tea leaves, the year ahead should bode well for Hyper-V and Azure customers. On the other hand, Windows 10 S users may want to brace themselves.
For those new to the field of quantum computing, here's an overview of what this emerging tech can do.
Microsoft's investments into this emerging technology made some big waves this year.
From AI becoming more mature to Microsoft's augmented reality advances, Brien's predictions from the start of this year were right on the money.