Posey's Tips & Tricks


How To Try Out Microsoft's Project Honolulu

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.

Office 365 Gets Serious About Artificial Intelligence

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.

My Wish List for Microsoft Surface, Revisited

Where the Surface Pro fell short, the newer Surface Book 2 more than makes up for it.

First Impressions of Microsoft Mixed Reality

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.

How To Play Sounds with PowerShell

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.

How To Navigate the File System in Windows 10's Bash Shell

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.

Latest Round of Office 365 Updates Show Some Love to Apple Users

Whether you like Apple or not, this is an important step in Microsoft's effort to solidify Office and Office 365 as industry standards.

How To Improve the Performance of Windows 10 in a Hyper-V VM

Brien walks through the steps of troubleshooting a (very) slow Windows 10 virtual machine. Hint: Disable your virtual memory at your own risk.

Taking Another Look at Office 365 Planner

Initially underwhelmed by Microsoft's project management app, Brien sees what it can do in a real-world scenario.

How To Adapt the Surface Dial to a Useful Task

You don't need to buy a Microsoft Surface Studio to get the most out of the flashy-looking peripheral.

What Changes Should Microsoft Make to Windows 10?

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.

Posey's Tech Predictions for 2018

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.

Quantum Computing: A Quick Primer

For those new to the field of quantum computing, here's an overview of what this emerging tech can do.

Microsoft's Quantum Computer and Why It Matters

Microsoft's investments into this emerging technology made some big waves this year.

My 2017 Tech Predictions Revisited: How Did I Do?

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.

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