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The Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Microsoft combined the old Service Packs and New Windows Versions (95, 2000, XP, 7, 8…) model, into a new process that provides new features in full versions of Windows released several times each year under the Windows 10 banner.  Microsoft released “RTM” Windows 10 in July 2015, then build 1511 in November (get the code.. 15 like 2015 and 11 […]


SOLVED: IE11 For Server 2012 R1

IE11 is not supported on R1.  This is quite frustrating and if Microsoft has not released IE11 for Server 2012 R1 by now (summer of 2016), they aren’t ever going to.  This is likely because Windows Server 2012 R1 has a Windows 8 core and Microsoft will be killing off Windows 8 as quickly as it can […]


SOLVED: How To Determine What Version of PowerShell You Have Installed

If you need to know what version of PowerShell you have installed there are many ways to figure it out: In PowerShell, type: get-host In PowerShell, type: get-host | select-object version In PowerShell, type: ConsoleHost deprecated In PowerShell, type: $PSVersionTable In PowerShell, type: Get-PSSnapin Check the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1 \2 \3 \4 \5 If you would […]


Samsung Crushes Apple iPhone In the US. Has Apple Lost It’s Mojo?

Samsung has again outsold Apple in it’s strongest market, the US, but this time the margin is even larger at about 20%: …The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge accounted for 16 percent of all smartphones sold in the US in the three months ending May 2016 as opposed to 14.6 percent for the latest […]


SOLVED: What is Augmented Reality? What is Mixed Reality? What is Virtual Reality?

The number of reality terms floating around the tech world these days are unreal (get it?).  Ok that was weak, but the new realities we have coming from companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, HTC and others are anything but.  However the terms are confusing so below is a primer on what each of the different […]


What is the Most Important Account You Have? The Answer Will Shock You

If you were thinking your bank or Facebook were the most important accounts you have, you would be wrong.  The key to the question is asking yourself, what guards your accounts?  The answer is email. Email is the single most important account you have because it is most often used to reset your other accounts.  […]


What are the Top Ten Ways Hackers Get Your Passwords

There are dozens of common ways for hackers to uncover your passwords.  Below are the top ten ways this occurs in 2016: phishing –  spam messages (emails, texts…) asking you and millions of others for passwords usually by asking you to reset or verify your credentials spear phishing – sending YOU targeted messaging that relates […]


SOLVED: The 10 Best Ways to Make a Secure Password

Today there is news that Microsoft will flat out block the use any of the most common passwords (like 123456, password and baseball).  So how can you create a password that does not drive you nuts.  When it comes to digital security but clearly a password must be complex enough that it does not lend […]


VIDEO: Please Help The People of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada – City on Fire

In the unlikely event you have not heard about the devastating wild fire in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada, please take 3 minutes to watch this summary of the events of  May 3 to 6, 2016. The town has been devastated in what is Canada’s largest and most expensive disaster.  This happened so quickly most of […]


SOLVED: SCCM Cannot Deploy Client – Some of the selected resources are not assigned to any site

If you are trying to deploy the SCCM agent I found one PC that that just would not install the SCCM Agent but instead would error out with: ERROR: Some of the selected resources are not assigned to any site when the PC plainly was assigned to a site.  In case you care, I was using both SCCM […]


SOLVED: How to Disable Clutter Feature in Outlook / Office 365 / Powershell

“Clutter” is a feature enabled in all Office365 hosted email addresses as of summer 2015.  Clutter uses Microsoft’s machine learning named Delve to figure out what is not important to you and moves those messages into a Clutter folder.  If you want to disable Clutter, you have three choices: How To Disable Clutter in Outlook Unfortunately […]


SOLVED: Failover Cluster Manager Shows, Unable to Determine Monitored Services

If you see Unable to Determine Monitored Services I have found three reasons this may occur: The guest VM operating system does not support Monitored Services.  I found this occurred with Linux VM’s. The guest VM is on an different network segment.  I don’t understand why the host would care what guest network is, but […]