Posey's Tips & Tricks


How To Disable Touch Input in Windows 10

When the touchscreen on your Windows 10 laptop goes bad, there's no reason to throw that baby out with the bath water.

Hyper-V Architecture: Some Clarifications

Brien answers two thought-provoking reader questions. First, do Hyper-V VMs have direct hardware access? And second, how is it possible to monitor VM resource consumption from the host operating system?

Windows 10 Hyper-V vs. Windows Server Hyper-V: Which Platform for Which Workloads?

The differences between these two Hyper-V versions are pretty significant, depending on what you plan to use them for. Here's a quick rundown of each platform, from their features to licensing quirks to intended use cases.

Is Microsoft Finally Reinventing Office?

Microsoft is testing out a new technology called "Fluid Framework." It could mean that Brien's dream of one Office app to rule them all might soon become reality.

How To Block Self-Service Purchasing in Microsoft's Power Platform

Microsoft threw Office 365 admins a bone when it gave them the ability to block users from purchasing Power Platform tools without IT approval. Here's how to prevent total anarchy.

Beware These New Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks

Admins, take note: Hackers are increasingly targeting Office 365 with new and more sophisticated phishing schemes. Here's a snapshot of the most common methods.

How To Copy Files from a Host Server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Brien walks you through one of Hyper-V's best features: its ability to copy a file directly from a host server to a virtual machine without leveraging the network stack.

How To Remove the Windows 10 Action Center

Microsoft meant well with Windows 10's Action Center, but the constant pop-up notifications are often more annoying than helpful. Here's how to get rid of them.

Top 4 Overlooked Features of a Data Backup Strategy

When it comes to implementing an airtight backup-and-recovery plan, these are the four must-have features that many enterprises nevertheless tend to forget.

Inking Gains Traction in Office 365

From PowerPoint to Excel, Microsoft is beefing up its support for digital inking across its Office 365 apps. Here's a snapshot of upcoming features.

What Does Office 365 Support for New Surface Hardware Actually Mean?

Microsoft has spilled a lot of ink touting the ways that its new Surface-branded peripherals will be bring Office 365 features to life.

The Future of Office 365 Pricing

With a raft of new Office 365 features in the pipeline, Microsoft also seems ready to change the way it bills its subscribers. Will it replicate Azure's pay-per-use model, or will it look like something else entirely?

What Happens When You Use a Virtual Reality Headset in Space?

And now for something (almost) completely different, Brien sees how well a HoloLens-like headset weathers the unique conditions of a zero gravity flight.

For Nadella, the Ignite 2019 Keynote was Business (Almost) as Usual

In many ways, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered a very typical Ignite opening keynote -- with a few notable exceptions.

Configuring a Shared Virtual Hard Disk in Hyper-V

Creating a shared virtual hard disk is a relatively easy process. Brien walks you through it.