Microsoft is widely expected to launch a new version of Office 365 next week aimed squarely at consumer users.
The global coronavirus crisis has forced millions of people into remote work nearly overnight. For work-from-home newbies, Brien has some critical advice for making the transition as painless as possible.
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.
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.
Here's how to let outside users access your company's SharePoint Online team sites without buying them Office 365 licenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.