Posey's Tips & Tricks


How To Track Down Hyper-V VM Errors

Occasionally, Hyper-V's error alerts raise more questions than answers. Here's how to clear up these mystery errors.

How To Use .CSV Files with PowerShell, Part 2

In the second part of this series, Brien shows how to import a .CSV file into a PowerShell array, including two methods for zooming in on just the specific data you need and filtering out the rest.

How To Use .CSV Files with PowerShell, Part 1

When it comes to bulk administration, few things are handier than .CSV files. In this two-part series, Brien demos his top techniques for working with .CSV files in PowerShell. First up: How to create a .CSV file.

Microsoft's Surface Pro X: It's Like the Surface RT, But Better

There's a lot about the Surface Pro X that's reminiscent of the ill-fated Surface RT. But despite the similarities, this might just be one of the rare cases where the sequel is better than the original.

Why You Should Back Up Office 365 Before Changing Subscriptions

Upgrading to a higher-level Office 365 subscription plan like E5 should be safe. But downgrading to a less costly subscription plan (for example, going from E5 to F1) is more likely to put your organization's data at risk.

What Would an Office 365 'Life' Edition Look Like?

Microsoft is widely expected to launch a new version of Office 365 next week aimed squarely at consumer users.

Top 5 Tips from a Work-from-Home Veteran

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.

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.