VIDEO: SOLVED: You might not have permission to use this network resource with a Microsoft Account

We recently tried to connect to the administrative shares (i.e. C$, E$, admin$, …) on a PC that was not part of a Domain using a Microsoft Account that was setup on that remote PC. We were frustrated to find it errored out with “You might not have permission to use this network resource” After a few hours of poking around we found the root cause was in User Access Control (UAC). What is User…

SOLVED: What Browsers Do Microsoft 365 Apps (Word, Excel, Outlook…) Support?

Below is the most current list of supported browsers for opening and editing Microsoft 365 Apps (formerly Office 365 webapps) like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and more. We offer a free 30 day trial of Office 365 for up to 25 users directly from Microsoft HERE. Windows 10: Google Chrome Internet Explorer 11 IE11 stops being supported for O365 Apps August 17 2021 IE11 stops working with MS Teams November 30, 2020 Microsoft Edge…

SOLVED: How Does Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard Work?

Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard was developed because so many tools were “sandboxing” that hackers were spending more and more time going under the security by attacking the operating system Kernel. Application Guard operates as JUST less than a full virtual machine in something called a HyperV Container.  These containers do NOT require Hyper-V to be installed but do require virtualization to be enabled in your computers BIOS. The slides below explain much of the…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Setup a File Share in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Map a Drive Letter, Use Azure Storage Explorer & Azure File Sync

We created this video to provide a full walk through of creating a drive letter mappable network share from Microsoft Azure to your computer. 02:35 Create a STORAGE GROUP 11:20 Create a SHARE 13:30 Access the share by Mapping a Drive Letter 16:50 Access the share using portal.azure.com 17:15 Access the share using Azure Storage Explorer 19:30 Access the share using Azure File Sync (your on-prem servers!) If you want to use NTFS permissions on…

FREE VIDEO: Learn Microsoft Azure In 1 Hour Boot Camp

If you are new to Microsoft Azure and want a crash course, we have what you are looking for.  Azure is a giant product from Microsoft that can be used for storing files, databases, security configurations and virtual machines.  So to get you started we created a free 6 part video with a total run time of 50 minutes that demonstrates all of the steps required to set up a Windows Server 2019 Domain Controller,…

How to Format Your Dissertation In Microsoft Word

A dissertation is the most important evidence of work for a researcher. It’s proof of your knowledge in a particular field of study. How to structure your dissertation is critical and using Microsoft word to format it is just wise. Word document formatting provides styles, which is a collection of formatting instructions that help in customizing your work. This article highlights the techniques you can use. Common Formatting Options There are a variety of options…

SOLVED: What is Flighting in Microsoft Windows 10?

Microsoft changed the release cycle of Windows products from every two or three years to potentially every week.  This was part of CEO Satya Nadella‘s plan to modernize Microsoft.  The software world had changed to a must faster paced model of releasing new code and new products.  Nadella’s recent history at the time was with Azure cloud. Azure developers release changes constantly to give people the latest bug fixes and newest features.  Neither developers or consumers…

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: Control What Programs Are Starting Up Automatically Using New Free Program From Microsoft

Over time you will have a bunch of garbage apps automatically starting up.  Things like Adobe Acrobat icons in your system tray, Google updates, printer software for a printer you don’t own anymore and more can really slow down your PC and make things a visual mess.  There used to be two easy ways to manage these programs: Use TASK MANAGER > STARTUP press CNTL+ALT+DEL and select TASK MANAGER click the STARTUP tab right click…

SOLVED: How To Disable Application Sharing In Microsoft Teams

The short version is that you cannot do this today. If you are using Microsoft Teams and you have users with many windows open, desktop sharing can become very confusing.  Users should generally share a desktop and not an application because: Users often find it difficult to understand why popups and other windows do not show to those in a meeting User are often overwhelmed by the number of choices in the list of things…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Configure Payments to Paypal or Stripe in Microsoft Bookings from Office365

If you are using Office 365 Microsoft Bookings and want to setp payments processing to PayPal Stripe, this video will show you how. Microsoft Bookings will take payments are available in Canada, the United States and Mexico today but will be global in the coming months. Set up The Office 365 Portal For Booking Payments Log into https://portal.office.com Click on the ADMIN link Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD ONs Set ENABLE ONLINE PAYMENTS to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Enable Microsoft Bookings in Office365

If BOOKINGS is not available to you in your Office365 E3 or E5 account, this video will show you how to enable it. Microsoft has changed its licensing model and removed Bookings as a default service.  It is now a zero dollar add-on so MS Bookings is free but you need manually turn it on: Surf to portal.office.com and sign is Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD INS Click BOOKINGS and make sure it is…

SOLVED: Download Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser Now… HERE

A few months ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadala announced they are giving up on their own Edge browser engine because it cannot get past 5% market share, and replacing it will a Chromium (think Google Chrome) based product. Google made its engine, Chromium, open source (aka,  public domain) in 2008 when it was new and Microsoft scoffed at it.  Today Chrome and its Chromium based derivatives have 80% of the browser market and Microsoft stopped…

Proven Tips for Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 Certification and 70-463 Exam

There’s nothing more satisfying than achieving your goals. Every IT professional dreams of rising through the ranks and attaining the topmost Microsoft certification in the long run. However, obtaining the highly covetable MCSA and MSCE certifications is never a walk in the park. But as tough as the journey might get, the prospect of enjoying the potential benefits of these certifications in the future should keep you going. This article outlines the key aspects of…

SOLVED: How To Tell If Microsoft Is Having Problems

If you are working on Microsoft connected systems (Office 365, Azure, Windows Update…) and you see some odd behavior, it might not be you.  The question then becomes, where can you go to see if Microsoft is down? We use the following five sites to see if Microsoft is having problems or is in a full outage: Windows Update Status: isitdownrightnow.com/update.microsoft.com.html  Office365 Status: portal.office.com/Adminportal/Home#/servicehealth Azure Status: azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/status Microsoft in General: outage.report/microsoft XBox Status: support.xbox.com/en-CA/xbox-live-status