Posey's Tips & Tricks

How To Change the DNS Settings of an Azure VM

As Brien recently discovered, a glitch in Azure can cause a virtual machine to fail when it's manually configured to use a specific DNS server. Here's how the problem went down and how he fixed it.

Office 365 Troubleshooting: Think Like a Microsoft Support Tech

Before you resign yourself to a potentially frustrating and lengthy tech support call to fix an Office 365 problem, try a little DIY.

How To Migrate E-Mail from Gmail to Office 365

When a bulk migration from Google's e-mail platform to Microsoft's isn't in the cards, here's how to do it mailbox by mailbox.

Why Mixed Reality in SharePoint Is No Gimmick

Microsoft has been tinkering with mixed reality scenarios for businesses for a while now, but the new SharePoint Spaces feature promises to take office collaboration to the next level.

Why Would Microsoft and Amazon Integrate Cortana and Alexa?

A rundown (and some guesses) of what the two companies could gain by finally making their rival digital assistants play nice.

What's Microsoft Going To Do with a Repurposed Kinect?

Microsoft announced at Build that it was resurrecting its defunct gaming device for distinctly non-gaming purposes. Here's a look at a few possibilities.

How To Restore OneDrive Data After a Ransomware Attack

Thanks to a new feature in Microsoft's commercial cloud storage service, businesses don't have to choose between paying a hefty ransom or kissing their files goodbye.

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?

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.

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