VIDEO: Microsoft Increased Productivity 40% in Japan By Taking Fridays Off

Thanks to our sister site PartisanIssues.com for this short video and article It may be counter intuitive but Microsoft actually increased output by 40% in its 2500 person Japanese operations by mandating three day weekends in August 2019.  Most of the performance gains came from: reduced meeting length the majority of meetings changed from one hour meetings to 30 minute meetings having more remote meetings primarily using Microsoft Teams More than 90% of staff said…

SOLVED: How To Reset OneDrive – Stuck Processing Changes

If you are having problems with OneDrive you may be able to correct them with a simple reset: RESET ONEDRIVE ON WINDOWS 10: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset If that command does not make sense to you, just follow these instructions: Right click on the OneDrive icon in your Notification Area (blue cloud icon near the clock) and select CLOSE ONEDRIVE Copy this command: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset Click the START button in Windows 10 Press CNTL + V (which…

SOLVED: What are Connected Experiences In Office?

Connected experiences in Microsoft Office products are mostly ‘little’ things that you may not notice immediately like: Insert > Online Pictures Insert > Get Add-Ins Insert > Online Video Feedback Templates from Microsofts online repository Weather line shown in Outlook Insert > Get Add-Ins OneDrive integration into Office SharePoint integration into Office If you connected experiences are offline, read THIS short article to fix them. Microsoft has a very good article HERE but the highlights…

SOLVED: Office 365 Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook Connected Services Offline Office is Currently Offline

If you are working on Office 365 products (like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and find that some buttons relating to connected services are greyed out there is likely one of four problems: You are working on a older version of Office (circa 2015) that had a bug which is now corrected.  See THIS thread . You are only seeing the problem in Outlook and that is a simple WORK OFFLINE settings issue Click the…

What should you study to land a job in 2030?

The future depends on your ability to deal with novelty and complexity. By working together with other young professionals, you can create a better world for the generations that are about to come. You will probably deal with numerous challenges and work with robots, you can only imagine now. Professors face the daunting task to prepare your generation for the automation era. Don’t fear the unknown future, its potential will unveil new jobs and you…

Top Tools for Log Management

What are the top tools available? More important, why are they the best? Is it all about price, size or age of the vendor’s organization, or is it something else? The accepted definition of log aggregation, “Gathering log files from diverse sources and arranging the data so that it’s easily searchable,” offers a partial answer to that question. By far, three of the most popular choices are Graylog, Papertrail and ELK. Here’s a summary of…

SOLVED: Release Dates & Build Number for Every Version of Windows

Below is a list of every version of Windows: Name / Description Version Build Number Public Release Windows 10, Version 1909 10 18975 11/5/2019 Windows 10, Version 1903 10 18362 5/21/2019 Windows Server 2008, Service Pack 2, Rollup KB4489887 6 6003 3/19/2019 Windows 10, Version 1809 10 17763 10/2/2018 Windows Server 2019, Version 1809 10 17763 10/2/2018 Windows 10, Version 1803 10 17134 4/30/2018 Windows 10, Version 1709 10 16299 10/17/2017 Windows Server 2016, Version…

SOLVED: How To Add Windows Build and Sub-build Numbers To System Center Configuration Manager Report

If you need to track which specific version of Windows 10 you desktops are running, SystemCenter would seem to be a great place to start looking.  However, the default reports in SCCM do not provide the level of detail most IT administrators require. This granular detail was not available in older versions of SCCM but it is now.   Fortunately, this adding in the Windows build information is now quite easy: Launch System Center Configuration Manager…

SOVLED: What are afterSentDocuments Folder and Files?

If you see a folder named “afterSentDocuments” in your Documents folder it might cause some concern because no human intentionally added that.  It turns out that that folder and files are the ‘honey pot’ for excellent corporate security software named SentinelOne. Click to Enlarge   After talking to a pile of vendors including Microsoft, SentinalOne told me: They’re our Malware/Ransomware decoys! The SentinelOne Agent Installer installs a number of files on the endpoint. Most of…

SOLVED: Which Dell Laptop To Buy? So Many Choices

If you are looking for a laptop you likely are considering Dell.  The problem is Dell has so much product it is difficult to tell which laptop is right for your needs. They have 7 laptop product lines: Dell Brand Consumer or Corporate Market Segment Priamry Feature XPS Both ultra-portables executive laptops ultra light and thin G Series Home gaming laptops high end video card Alienware Home high end gaming laptops highest end video card…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Dell 49″ U4919DW Monitor Unboxing Setup & Configuration

In this video we unbox Dell’s impressive 49″ 4K U4919DW (actually 5K), assemble it and connect it to a very old Dell OptiPlex 9020. We were surprised to find the integrated Intel HD4600 video handled this monitor with ease. We then loaded the Dell Display Manager and demonstrate its use and how to customize it.  Lastly we explain some of the more interesting specs: built in KVM 5120 x 1440 = 7.3 million pixels! 2…