SOLVED: What is Microsoft Office Lens Camera & How To Use It

Microsoft Office Lens is a free program for mobile devices (like your cell phone) that does many super useful task but the one I use the most is “straightening photos” on the fly.  For example, instead of using the stock camera app on my Samsung Galaxy S9 I used the Office Lens camera app and with litterally no work on my part it calculated the angle of the screen, that the screen was what I…

SOLVED: What’s New in Microsoft Teams & When Will Teams Replace Skype?

Microsoft Teams started as little more than a web only SharePoint Template that encouraged: Inviting specific people and groups to the Team Note taking and comment making But that was 2017.  At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida Microsoft likely mentioned Teams more than any other product.  It was drilled on in the keynote, in demonstrations, in Teams sessions, in Stream sessions, in Office 365 sessions, in OneDrive sesssions, in OneNote sessions, and in…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Easy Fix For Dirty Prints on Samsung Printers By Cleaning or Replacing the Transfer Belt

If you have ‘dirty prints’, (i.e extra carbon on the paper), you likely have a dirty Transfer Belt. This video shows how to easily disassemble a Samsung C460 printer and clean the belt. This is the same process for all modern Samsung Printers and LP-360, CLP-365, CLX-3300, CLX-3305, SL-C410W, SL-C430, SL-C460, SL-C480, Xpress C460, Xpress SL-C460 as they use the same transfer belt. Share This With Your Friends Now:

Everything You Need To Know About Intel Optane & Optane DC

We will explain everything you need to know about Intel Optane memory in a very concise point form. 1: What is Intel Optane? Intel Optane is special memory + software + memory controllers.  The basis of Optane is extremely fast Intel proprietary “3D XPoint” memory that does NOT get erased when the power is removed (i.e. it has ‘persistance’).  This means 3D XPoint memory can be used for hard drive storage when it is used…

SOLVED: How To Easily Convert Old Video Formats (Like DVD & VOB) To MP4 For Free

If you want to convert old DVD’s (like family movies) or VOB files into modern formats like MP4 this is the place for you.  The video below shows how to source and use a free video conversion tool named Handbrake.  You need virtually no technical skill to run this simple tool which you can download directly from Handbrake.fr HANDBRAKE INPUT FORMATS: FLV, H.265, M2TS, MP4, TS, VOB and any unencrypted DVD (i.e. no Disney movies) HANDBRAKE…

Simple Explanation of The Differences Between Office 365, Microsoft 365 and Windows 365

It is difficult to understand what Microsoft if offering these days.  It was hard enough when there was just Office 365 with the E1 E3 and E5 packages but today Microsoft is offering 3 different bundles (Office, Windows & Microsoft) each with their own E1 E3 and E5 sub-bundles. What is Office 365? In simple terms, Office365 is a bundle of software that (for most packages) provides Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more on the…

Whats New In Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection?

Microsoft is using the term Advanced Threat Protection with several products so it can be difficult to find the information you need.  In this article we are referring to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection which is unrelated to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. In case you want to play along at home, you can get to Office 365 ATP by: Logging into Portal.Office.com and clicking ADMIN (if you are not already there) Scroll to the bottom and…

Anatomy of an Attack: How Apple & Amazon Got Servers With Chinese Hacking Chips

Today Bloomberg reported that Apple and Amazon were (are?) using servers with an extra chip that hacks their data at the hardware level making it virtually impossible to detect.  From a technical perspective we wanted to know how this could happen, and so here is the explanation. A secretive part of the Chinese military infiltrated a chip manufacture and embedded code right in the “Baseboard Management Controller” (BMC).  The BMC is used to have direct…

SOLVED: What File Names are Invalid For OneDrive?

If you are deploying OneDrive you need to know the file size and number limitations AND the what file names Microsoft OneDrive will not accept. OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive For Business will not allow the following: Invalid OneDrive Names Details Files that Contain  * : < > ? / \ | note that this is a smaller list than it used to be so Microsoft is making advancements here.  For instance as of September 24…

SOLVED: What Is The Maximum Files Size On OneDrive For Business or Personal?

Since Microsoft merged the OneDrive (personal) and OneDrive for Business clients into the current OneDrive NGSC (Next Generation Sync Client) in 2016, the maximum files size limit has changed from 2GB to now 10GB. If you want to know which file names, characters or locations are not allowed to sync with OneDrive, see THIS short article. Sync features OLD OneDrive Current OneDrive – Max file Size 2GB 15GB – Selective sync no yes – Max…

SOLVED: Where Is the ADMX Template for OneDrive?

Microsoft removed the OneDrive GPO’s from the core ADMX’s (i.e. from Win10 or Office or…) and it is now it’s own thing.  To be more confusing, you can’t download the OneDrive ADMX files directly from Microsoft; you need to install the OneDrive client and then pull the ADMX from a local PC . After you have run a Windows Update, you can find the ADMX ADML files from: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive \<highest number>\adm HERE, from us using…

SOLVED: Intune vs GPO vs SCCM Which Rules Win & What The End of Hybrid SCCM-Intune Means for the Future

If you have a Group Policy Object or System Center Configuration Manager setting some parameter on your PC and you also have the setting configured in Microsoft Intune, Intune will win. Put simply, Intune overrides GPO and SCCM. It is also notable that Microsoft has dropped SCCM – Intune Hybrid support.  You must move your SSCM/Intune hybrid configuration to a Standalone Intune by September 2019. At the recent Microsoft Ignite Conference in Florida I asked…

Microsoft Says Replace User State Migration Tool with OneDrive For Business

At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida, Microsoft pitched using OneDrive For Business instead of the User State Migration Tool (USMT).  This suggestion was largely based on the new ONEDRIVE > MANAGE PROTECTION OF IMPORTANT FOLDERS wizard. Previously you had to manually move your DESKTOP, DOCUMENTS and PICTURES folders to folders under your C:\USERS\<YourName>\ONEDRIVE – <BUSINESS NAME> or come up with an even more creative solution like building Junction Points.  This was just not…

How To Install and Use Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center was code named Project Honolulu during its development cycles.  It went live in April 2018 and was titled “Our Re-imagined Management Experience” for good reason. At Ignite 2018 in Florida Microsoft drove home a few points over and over and over again.  One of those points was get on Windows Admin Center now.  So strip away the hype and ask why should you use Windows Admin Center (WAC) WAC is a web based…