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,…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to connect to AzureAD AzureRM & AzureCLI using PowerShell

In this short video we explain and demonstrate how to connect PowerShell to AzureAD AzureRM & AzureCLI: How to Connect to AzureAD? Launch a PowerShell as an administrator Make sure you are running PowerShell 5.0 or newer: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Install the required module: Install-Module MSOnline Sign into Azure: Connect-MsolService Run your commands: Get-Command -Module MSOnline How to Connect to AzureRM (aka. Azure Resource Manager – ARM)? Launch a PowerShell as an administrator Make sure you are…

SOLVED: VIDEO: PowerShell Command Line to List all available Azure Products in a Specific Data Center

In this video we explain and demonstrate how to connect to Microsoft Azure and list the services that are available at a specific data center. Azure PowerShell Commands: What version of PowerShell do I have? – You need to be at v5 $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Install Azure Command Line – You only need to install this once on each machine you work on Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://aka.ms/installazurecliwindows -OutFile .\AzureCLI.msi; Start-Process msiexec.exe -Wait -ArgumentList ‘/I AzureCLI.msi /quiet’; rm .\AzureCLI.msi…

SOLVED: How To Record Audio PowerPoint

There are three ways to use PPT to add audio: INSERT tab > click AUDIO add what you want then RIGHT CLICK on the audio > select STYLE and select PLAY IN BACKGROUND.  This will set the audio to play through all slides INSERT > RECORD SCREEN (this will allow you to screen capture whatever is on the screen and the audio with it, including the very PPT you are working on – you can…

SOLVED: Google Search Console Reports: Crawl Blocked by Robots.txt

If you notice your web traffic decrease substantially in a short period of time, you should see what Google thinks: surf to Google Search Console (formerly names Google Webmaster Tools) click URL INSPECTION in the INSPECT ANY URL bar type in your root domain (i.e. https://www.URTech.ca ) If you see the following, you have a serious problem: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Crawled as Googlebot desktop Crawl allowed? No: blocked by robots.txt Page fetch Failed:…

SOVLED: What are The New Names for Office 365 Products?

On March 30th 2020, Microsoft announced naming changes of Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium businesses. “…The Office suite is core to the Microsoft productivity experience, and that’s not changing. But over the last several years, our cloud productivity offering has grown well beyond what people traditionally think of as “Office.” Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are more important than ever before. But in Microsoft 365 we’re breathing new life into these apps with the…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Azure Blog Storage and Azure File Storage

The main difference between Azure Blob Storage and Azure File Storage is the folder structure that is possible: Azure Blob Storage does not provide for folders; it is a flat structure Azure File Storage allows for folders just like any other file server Blob Storage is cheaper than File Storage but both types of storage have the same redundancy options.  By default all data stored is stored in a single Microsoft data center and is…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Easy PowerShell to List The Email Addresses in a Dynamic Distribution List From Office365

This is the “How Can I See the User/Member/Email addresses in a Dynamic Distribution Group” segment from our larger explanation of what Dynamic Distribution Lists are in Office 365 Hosted Exchange, How to Create and Manage an Office 365 Dynamic Distribution List, and How To Display The Users in Dynamic Distribution Group Easy PowerShell How to Show The Email Addresses in a Dynamic Distribution List Open a POWER SHELL as an administrator then enter these…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What are Dynamic Distribution Lists & How To Show Members Email Addresses in Office365 Hosted Exchange

If you have ever worked on Dynamic Distribution Lists (aka Dynamic Distribution Groups) in a hosted Exchange environment like Office 365, you will know that there is no method of listing the users emails in that distribution group, inside the Exchange web console.  In the video below we explain: What Dynamic Distribution Groups are How to create a Dynamic Distribution List How to list the emails in a Dynamic Distribution List How Office365 interacts with…

SOLVED: Teams Audio Conferencing Dial In Number is Missing

If a user finds that their DIAL IN number in Teams is not showing in Teams Meeting invites, there are three things to do to solve it. If you know what you are doing and have run through the more obvious stuff, just scroll down to #3 to see how we fix it. 1 – Determine if this a Teams issue or an Outlook Issue Make sure this is not really an Outlook problem by…

SOLVED: Word Could Not Verify Your Office365 Subscription

If you had an Office product (like Visio or Project) installed with a license key and a different Office product licensed by an email address (like most corporate deployments of Office365), your Office may error out with: “we ran into a problem while trying to install the product key 0x80070005 “ “Word Could Not Verify Your Office 365 Subscription” “Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office Program by…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Buy & Assign Office365 Licenses, Basic Office365 Administration and Help

If you are an admin of the Office 365 tenant, you can easily add more licenses for Office, Visio, Project, BI, CRM or anything else and then assign them to your users. surf to admin.microsoft.com (which I always get to via portal.office.com so I don’t want to remember all of the sub-sites, like Teams, Admin, OneDrive…) in the SEARCH USERS GROUPS, SETTINGS OR TASKS (top center) type the name of the person you want to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Export All Email Addresses and Alias to A File From Office365 Exchange Online

If you work with Exchange you know that there is no way to search for email alias using the console.  That can be very frustrating when you need to assign an alias to someone and Exchange Online tells you it is already in use.  (We have the instructions for How to Find The Owner Of an Email Alias in Exchange On-Prem HERE.) Fortunately it is not very hard to export all of your email aliases…

SOLVED: Setup Office365ProPlus To Using Windows 10 Delivery Optimization

If you have Office365 ProPlus (aka Office 2016/2019) you will know that it updates constantly.  Originally patches were released weekly but from 2018 one they are released monthly. To be clear, Office365 Pro Plus patches are released on the second Tuesday of each month (aka Patch Tuesday), just like Windows Updates.  However, Office365 patches update using a completely different data source.  Microsoft calls their Office365 source the “Content Delivery Network” or CDN. Originally Microsoft told…