Posey's Tips & Tricks


The Case for In-Application Backups

Application-integrated backup tools should never replace conventional backups, but they have their place.

How To Configure Windows 10 for Intel Optane Memory

Intel's Optane memory technology can significantly improve the performance of your Windows 10 system -- provided you enable it correctly. A single mistake can render the system unbootable. Here's how to do it the right way.

Dealing with a Hyper-V VM That's Stuck on Screen

A three-keystroke solution to a problem that has no discernible cause.

How To Fix the Hyper-V Read Only Disk Problem

DOS might seem like a relic now, but sometimes it's the only way to fix a problem that Windows seems ill-equipped to deal with -- like this one.

How To Improve Windows 10's Sound and Video Quality

Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that can help users get the most out of their sound and video hardware.

Tips for Running Hyper-V on Windows 10

Planning to run Hyper-V VMs on your Windows desktop? Here's how to ensure that you don't deplete Windows of the resources it needs to run smoothly.

Using Windows 10's Reliability Monitor To Track Down Potential Problems

Windows includes a built-in tool that can help you spot correlations between recent changes and current system problems. Here's how to use it.

As Remote Work Stretches On, 'Right To Disconnect' Laws Seen as Necessary

It's getting harder for employees to detach themselves from their PCs, especially in a work-from-home scenario. To prevent mass burnout, some governments are advocating for legally protected downtime.

Why Microsoft's Fluid Framework May Be the Next Big Thing

Going open source is the kiss of death for many software projects. Here's why Microsoft's Fluid Framework might just be one of the exceptions.

Remote Work Stays and VR Has a Renaissance: 2021 Technology Predictions

Some trends, like the near-universal embrace of remote work, should continue well into 2021. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it's that in tech -- as in everything else -- there are very few sure things.

Revisiting My Tech Predictions for 2020

To be fair, who could have predicted any of this?

How To Automate PowerShell Script Creation

PowerShell scripting doesn't have to haphazard. Here's how to tell PowerShell to build a script from the commands that you have already entered at the command line.

How To Create Microsoft Visio Diagrams in Excel

Microsoft recently made some significant enhancements to its Visio add-in for Excel, enabling users to create Visio diagrams from within Excel. Here's how it works.

The Bounds of Facial Analysis Tech in the Age of Video Calling

Sophisticated facial analysis tools, powered by machine learning, are already on the market. Let's hope they don't make it into your next Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting.

Visio for the Web Gets a Modern Cloud Makeover

Microsoft's venerable flowchart app had been getting a little dusty, but some recent tweaks have managed to bring it closer in line with modern IT needs.