Posey's Tips & Tricks


Introduction to Hyper-V Switch Embedded Teaming, Part 2

Brien answers some common questions related to Hyper-V's SET capability, from how to configure virtual machines to use SET to determining your load balancing algorithm.

Introduction to Hyper-V Switch Embedded Teaming, Part 1

Switch embedded teaming is to Hyper-V what NIC teaming was to Windows Server 2012, though it never got the same level of hype. For those new to SET, Brien gives an overview of what the feature does and why it's so useful.

How To Enable Guest Access to SharePoint Online Team Sites

Here's how to let outside users access your company's SharePoint Online team sites without buying them Office 365 licenses.

Microsoft Fluid Framework: First Look at the Preview

It's still early days for the Fluid Framework, but its preview does give an idea of the future that Microsoft is envisioning for Office collaboration and file creation.

Microsoft Fluid Framework: What It Means (And Doesn't) for Office 365

Is this the universal Office application that Brien has been waiting for? The Fluid Framework preview gives a few hints about Microsoft's plans for the new technology and for the Office suite as a whole.

Windows 10X First Look: Inside the OS Settings

Microsoft's forthcoming operating system for dual-screen devices seems to borrow heavily from predecessors, from Windows 10 all the way back to Windows CE.

Windows 10X First Look: Dual-Screen UI Basics

A tour of the new Windows 10X emulator for Surface dual-screen devices shows a bare-bones user interface that nevertheless brings flashbacks to Windows Phone.

How To Install the Windows 10X Emulator

Earlier this month, Microsoft released a public preview of Windows 10X, a spinoff of the Windows 10 operating system that's designed to run on the forthcoming multiscreen Surface devices. Here's how to take it out for a spin.

Nested Virtualization in Windows 10 Hyper-V

To test the Windows 10X emulator, Brien needed to figure out how to configure Hyper-V to run on a Windows 10 virtual machine. Here's how he made it work.

How To Get Started as a Windows Insider

Microsoft's Windows Insider program is invaluable for IT pros who want to test drive new Windows 10 features before the update rolls out to their entire organization. If you haven't already signed up to be an Insider, here's how to do it.

How To Change Windows 10's Display Orientation

Put this tip in the "easy but valuable" category.

Monitoring Hyper-V with Microsoft's Best Practices Analyzer

Natively integrated into Windows Server, the Best Practices Analyzer is a key tool for assessing how much (or how little) your Hyper-V configurations align with Microsoft's recommendations.

How To Boot Hyper-V VMs in a Specific Order

While Hyper-V doesn't have a tool that controls the order in which VMs boot up, there are some workarounds available, some of them involving PowerShell.

First Look at HoloLens 2: What's Better and What Still Needs Work

While imperfect, the HoloLens 2 is a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. Brien details where the new mixed-reality headset excels and where it still falls short.

PC Showdown: Microsoft Surface Studio 2 vs. Dell Canvas

Has Brien finally found a viable alternative to Microsoft's cool but pricey drafting table of a PC? Here's how the Dell Canvas stacks up against the second-generation Surface Studio.