5 benefits of Windows 10 to facilitate the learning process

Windows 10 is the most recent in the series of windows operating systems, and it’s one of the best platforms for personal computer users for multiple reasons. Along with the new features, came the architecture that’s easy on the hardware and provides a more user-friendly experience, especially while multitasking. Stability and seamless usability are some of the main reasons why Windows 10 is one of the best options for educational institutions and the provision of…

SOVLED: VIDEO: Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter with Windows Storage Spaces

We explain, configure and install the Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter using Windows Storage Spaces with Resiliant File System (ReFS). This Dell PCIe x16 NVMe adapter can host up to 4x NVMe M.2 solid state drives, providing super fast I/O of up to 9GB/s sequential read and 6GB/s sequential write speeds. This product is natively supported by recent generations of Dell Precision workstations (T5810/5820, T7810/7820, T7910/7920, and R7910/7920). Other systems…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Kaizala & How To Disable It

Microsoft Kaizala is an innovative chat tool designed for highly decentralized and/or frequently changing groups.  What makes it different from Teams or Skype is the way users register.  They only need a cell phone number and not a username and password. Kaizala is Indian (ok… specifically the Marahi) word for “what happened”.  If you are wondering why Microsoft would have selected an Indian word to name a product, wonder no longer.  Kailaza was developed in…

SOLVED: What is Office365 MyAnalytics & How Can I Disable The Emails

MyAnalytics was an Office 365 E5 feature intended to help staff make better use of their time by applying Artificial Intelligence to the data the Microsoft collects on users.  That feature was added to those with E3 contracts in the summer of 2019.  By September 2019 many users were receiving weekly emails like the sample on the right showing the results. This feature definately has some value; MyAnalytics dashboard: You can see statistics on how…

SOLVED: List of Office365 Service Names

If you are trying to make changes to Office365 using PowerShell you are likely to need the list of services.  As of November 15, 2019 the Office365 services list from an E3 and the PowerShell command to generate it is: PS C:\Windows\system32> (Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName “<upn – likely the email address>”).Licenses.ServiceStatus.serviceplan|select servicename,servicetype ServiceName    ServiceType ———– ———– DYN365BC_MS_INVOICING DynamicsNAV MICROSOFTBOOKINGS Exchange KAIZALA_O365_P3 MicrosoftKaizala MICROSOFT_SEARCH Bing WHITEBOARD_PLAN2 WhiteboardServices MIP_S_CLP1 Exchange MYANALYTICS_P2 Exchange BPOS_S_TODO_2 To-Do FORMS_PLAN_E3 OfficeForms STREAM_O365_E3 Microsoftstream…

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…