Posey's Tips & Tricks


Kaizala: Office 365's Latest Bet on Mobile Collaboration

Microsoft's newest Office 365 addition seems like a solid business app, but does it bring any functionality that isn't already scattered throughout the rest of the suite?

How To Pause Windows 10 Updates

Few things are more frustrating that being interrupted by an unwanted reboot. Here's how to make Microsoft's Windows 10 updates work around your schedule.

How To Attach Windows Server to an iSCSI Target

Windows Server has a built-in iSCSI initiator that it can use to connect to an iSCSI target. Before it can do so, however, you'll need to enable and configure the initiator. Here's how.

How To Replace an Aging Domain Controller

If the hardware behind your domain controllers has become outdated, here's a step-by-step guide to performing a hardware refresh.

Moving an Old VM to a New Hyper-V Host

So you want to know whether a Hyper-V virtual machine built on a legacy host will be supported by a newer server? There's a PowerShell command for that.

Forklift Container

A Better Way To Upgrade Hyper-V Storage

It's time again for Brien to perform a major storage upgrade on his Hyper-V hosts. But this time, he's taking a new approach.

Customizing Microsoft Office 365

While the overall look and feel of Office 365 is pretty standard across organizations, there are several ways to personalize it and make it fit better with your company's specific needs.

Creating Policy Configurations for Office 365 Users

For decades, group policies have been the go-to method for securing devices on a Windows network. In this age of BYOD, however, that may not be enough.

How To Monitor Servers with PowerShell

Brien walks you through the basics of building a PowerShell script that examines remote servers one at a time.

How To Make Hyper-V Virtual Machines Portable

There are plenty of reasons to make Hyper-V VMs portable. The key is to make sure they work consistently, regardless of where each VM is running. Here's how to do it.

Creating a Linux VM in Hyper-V the Easy Way

Hyper-V in Windows 10 has a built-in tool called Quick Create that lets you automate the process of setting up new virtual machines. Here's how to use it.

Defending Against Office 365 Account-Takeover Attacks

With hackers infiltrating one in three Office 365 customers, an IT pro's best bet is to be suspicious of almost everything.

Android: The New Windows Phone

How Microsoft is using its "Your Phone" and "Launcher" apps to sneakily turn Google's smartphone platform into (almost) the mirror image of its own.

What Causes Hyper-V Replication Failures?

Hyper-V replication failures happen rarely, but their impact can be catastrophic when they do. Know the scenarios that are likely to trigger a replication failure.

Windows 10 and the Incredible Shrinking Application

If you've noticed some of your Windows 10 applications taking less and less screen real estate over time, you're not alone. Here are some workarounds.

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