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Windows 10 Hyper-V Is (Probably) Not Going Away

There's a rumor that Microsoft is planning to replace Hyper-V with an alternative feature called simply "Virtual Machines." Brien breaks down just how little sense that would make.

One Way Office 365 Phishing Attacks Are Getting Sneakier

A relatively new type of phishing attack is targeting Office 365 users while completely circumventing all of the usual security defenses.

Office 2019: Meet the New Office, Same as the Old Office

While testing out the Office 2019 preview, Brien noticed something unexpected: Office 2019 seems nearly indistinguishable from Office 2016.

How To Get the Office 2019 Preview Now

With the Office 2019 release approaching, now is a good time to take the preview version out for a test drive. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.

Make Office 365 Onboarding Easier with Microsoft FastTrack

If you've ever worked through the process of linking Office 365 resources to an organization's existing IT infrastructure, then you know that Office 35 onboarding can be daunting.

Whiteboard: The Office 365 App You Didn't Know About

If you have ever seen a demo of the Microsoft Surface Hub, you no doubt have also seen the Whiteboard app being used.

Microsoft's MVP Program Evolves in Unexpected Ways

What exactly makes a Microsoft MVP? In the wake of recent developments around Microsoft's selection and renewal process, not even this longtime MVP knows for certain.

How Will Windows Server 2019 Impact Hyper-V Architecture?

Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Server product looks to be jam-packed with new features. Here are some of the standouts, specific to Hyper-V.

In Windows 10 Test Builds, Microsoft Makes Old Features Like New

Microsoft has been giving some longstanding Windows features like Notepad a facelift with each new Windows 10 preview build. But as Brien notes, some of the changes are more annoying than helpful.

Provisioning Outdated OSes with Hyper-V 2016 Integration Services

Managing Integration Services used to be a pain until Microsoft began including it in all Windows OSes, starting with Windows Server 2016. But administrators of older platforms don't need to be left high and dry.

Retrieving Detailed Information About Hyper-V VMs

There is actually quite a bit of VM info that is hidden from view, but that can be exposed through the Get-VM cmdlet if you know how. Brien walks you through the steps.

How To Use Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016, Part 2

As Brien explains, creating a virtual disk in Windows Storage Spaces is akin to creating a map to the underlying raw storage that will be used by the volumes on the virtual disk.

How To Use Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016, Part 1

In this introduction to Microsoft's Storage Spaces technology, Brien walks you through the steps of creating a storage space and a virtual disk.

Lessons from Putting Microsoft Mixed Reality to Work, Part 2

Thinking of creating some 360-degree videos using Microsoft's mixed reality technology? Here are a few more tips.

Lessons from Putting Microsoft Mixed Reality to Work, Part 1

Brien uses Microsoft's mixed-reality technology to take some 360-degree videos, and comes away with a couple of pointers.

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