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…

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…

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…

What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Online in 2019

Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and PowerPoint online have had continuous massive improvements since they were introduced a few year ago.  Today they are nearing parody with their full version desktop equivalents.  Notably, Microsoft announced that all new features for the desktop versions will also be available for the web versions.  So what is new, in particular: You can now copy and paste content, including pictures, from web pages or your desktop right into…

Whats New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for 2019

I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products. What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop LIST TO GRAPHICS Microsoft want out of its way to show of the Artificial Intelligence that is built into desktop Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  The coolest new Office feature demonstrated at Ignite 2018 was a simple but powerful suggestion to move text lists into dynamic graphics using…

New Functions in Excel For 2019

You would not expect much new in Excel after 30 years of development but you would be wrong if you think there is nothing highly useful and new in Excel for 2019.  I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products in 2019 but Excel was a special case.  In addition to all the common functionality explained in THIS article, Excel has some new VERY…

SOLVED: What’s The Difference Between Office 2019 & Office 365 Pro Plus

For many (most?) corporate users, Office 2019 would be a step down from what the Office 365 Pro Plus they are using now.  Office 2019 is a non-subscription based version of Office 365 ProPlus from October 2018 (yes, that is next month).  If you have Office 365 Pro Plus, you already have Office 2019. Microsoft emphatically claims that Office 2019 is the very last version of MS Office that consumers or companies will be able…

SOLVED: How To Easily Ad Google AdSense Adverts Into Your phpBB

Now that Google has Auto Ads, you no longer need to struggle to get advertisements onto your phpBB bulletin board. To Add Google Adverts To Your phpBB: Login to your Google AdSense account and expand CONTENT > AUTO ADS > SETUP AUTO ADS (blue text link in top right corner), the copy the code snippet if you don’t have Auto Ads setup, set it up! Using your favorite FTP tool (we like FileZilla) download and…

SOLVED: phpBB Upgrade Errors: No input file specified and Fatal error fix_user_styles.php

I just finished struggling through updating phpBB 3.1 to 3.2 on a GoDaddy hosting plan which required me to get through two seemingly complex errors.  Before you get started there are three things you should confirm: Your PHP level is at or above 5.4 You can do this in the PHP section of your hosts control panel (likely cPanel these days), or you can just phone your hosts support line Inside your phpBB > ADMINISTRATIVE…