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…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Easily Move Your WordPress Website To A New Server Host For Free

We recently migrated a dozen WordPress sites from one GoDaddy host to another GoDaddy host and then to a totally different host named InMotion.com.  As a result we had to put a lot of time and effort into learning efficient migration strategies.  We moves sites completely manually and using tools.  Below are the videos explaining what we found and how to use them. It turns out that a manual WordPress migration is quite doable, you simply…

SOLVED: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook?

This video demonstrates the Samsung DeX Pad with a Samsung S9 running Office 365 Mobile Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook as if it were a full ChromeBook.  If you want to work from your cell phone all the time, it is now an option.  When you are in office or at home, you can plug your Samsung S8 or S9 into the Samsung DeX Pad and edit your documents on a large screen with a full…

SOLVED: How To Remove Add-Ins That Are Stuck In Outlook

If you see additional icons in your Outlooks HOME ribbon and can not remove them using the normal process of FILE > OPTIONS > ADD-IN MANAGER you are likely using a hosted backend like Office 365.  In that case you can remove addins from Outlook via Outlook Web Access: Note that you can skip the first 3 steps by just clicking https://outlook.office.com/owa/?path=/options/manageapps  Surf to mail.office365.com and sign in Click the settings COG in the top right corner…

SOLVED: How To See Your Microsoft Partner Client List

If you are a Microsoft Partner and you are reselling services like Office 365 (cloud partner) it is quite hard to find a list of ALL clients you have.  It has bothered me for years that in portal.office365.com > PARTNER > CLIENTS  I do not see all of my customers.  Today I spent half an hour with Microsoft Partner Support trying to locate that list.  Four times, I was told no such list exists but…

SOLVED: In Simple Terms What is IaaS, PaaS and SaaS (as a service)?

In today’s cloud oriented world, it is easy to get confused with the “as a service” acronyms.  They are quite simple to understand if you ignore the sales jargon: What is Anything “As As Service”? aaS means that you are renting something rather than buying something.  If you connect to it online (and it is not hosted inside your company) it is an ‘as a service’ product. . What is “Infrastructure as a Service”? IaaS…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Microsoft Bookings?

Microsoft Bookings is an awesome new Office365 tool that allows small businesses to have their customers schedule services.  Bookings is simple to setup and simple to use.  This video shows how to setup Microsoft Bookings: Microsoft Bookings Frequently Asked Questions: Can I buy Microsoft Bookings sold without an Office 365 subscription? No, Bookings requires an Office365 subscription . Which Office 365 offering provide Bookings? All business and enterprise Office365 bundles provide Bookings . Does Bookings…

SOLVED: How To Check Your Office365 Quarentine

If you are using Office365 email, you will periodically need to check the messages that Microsoft has flagged as ‘likely bad’ and moved into a special Quarantine folder.  The Quarantine is on the Microsoft Office365 mail servers and NOT visible from Outlook or even webmail.  To see the Office365 quarantine you need to: SHORT VERSION: Surf to https://protection.office.com/#/quarantine LONG VERSION: Surf to https://protection.office.com and sign in Expand THREAT MANAGEMENT (left menu) Click REVIEW (left menu) Click…

SOLVED: Is Microsoft Sway Still Being Developed?

Sway is a fantastic starter program to build basic websites.  It looks like a competitors web based version of PowerPoint.   Sway is good enough to release to the public, but it is so basic that a friend of mine describes it as a version 0.9 even though it has been available for more than a year. For my customers the problem is that because Sway’s limited features do not see very many enhancements and because Sway has absolutely no promotion,…

SOLVED: CRM Online Solution Install Error ID: ErrorOnAuthorizationCheck

If you are trying to install a Solution into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Office 365 and see INSTALLATION FAILED or Error ID: ErrorOnAuthorizationCheck, there is a simple solution.  This may be two problems and not one both of which you can work around easily. 1 – CRM – INSTALLATION FAILED error The problem may be recently increased security means that some CRM Solutions will not install through the normal process of surfing to the CRM Portal,…

SOLVED: How To Delete A SharePoint Online Site Using PowerShell

If you have ever deleted a SharePoint site from Office 365 or other SharePoint Online provider, you know that sometimes the sit around for a while.  If you are trying to reuse the name of a site you recently deleted, this can be a problem.  Fortunately the solution is to force the deletion of the site using PowerShell: Download PowerShell for SharePoint Online from Microsoft, then install and run it as an Administrator . Set…

SOLVED: SharePoint Online Solutions Error You Don’t Have Access To This Page

Microsoft has been tightening up security since… forever and the latest round affecting SharePoint Online can be befuddling.  If you are trying to upload a .WSP solution to the Solutions Gallery you might see “Sorry, you don’t have access to this page” even if you are the administrator.  If you click REQUEST ACCESS and then grant yourself access, the problem still persists.  Fortunately, with many hours of playing and help from Amrein Engineering and Microsoft, we…

SOLVED: How to Change The Background Wallpaper on Sharepoint in Office365

If you are using SharePoint hosted on Microsoft’s Office365 platform you might think that you cannot change the background wallpaper, but you can. Change the Wallpaper on SharePoint: Click the COG (top right corner of the screen) Click SITE SETTINGS Click CHANGE THE LOOK (under LOOK AND FEEL) Click the first theme on the page (named CURRENT) Drag a graphic into the box in the top left corner of the screen Click TRY IT OUT…