SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Set Office 365 Pro Plus To Run on a Kiosk with Shared Activation

In this video we explain how to set Office 365 Pro Plus (Office 2016, Office 2019) to run on a kiosk by using Office Shared Activation.  We also also show how to verify it. Shared Office Activation lets you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to computers that are accessed by multiple users.  Some examples of supported scenarios for using what Microsoft calls “shared computer activation” (and I call Kiosk Mode) are: More than one employee…

SOLVED: Scrub Office License, Credentials & Identity To Solve Sorry, Another account from your organization is already signed in on this computer

When starting an Office 365 Pro Plus (Office 2016, Office 2019) product like Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook you may be prompted to log in.  At that point you may see: Sorry, another account from your organization is already signed in on this computer   There are two ways to solve this but each one starts with closing ALL Office products including Skype and Teams.  For some reason, you also need to close Internet Explorer…

SOLVED: Command Line To Uninstall Office365 Pro Plus

PROBLEM: For several years we have uninstalled Office using a command like: \\cal-s2\office365$\Office365ProPlus\setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config \\cal-s2\office365$\uninstall-Office365ProPlus.xml but it now errors out with: Office Deployment Tool SETUP [mode] [path] SETUP /download [path to configuration file] SETUP /configure [path to configuration file] SETUP /packager [path to configuration file] [output path] SETUP /customize [path to configuration file] /download Downloads files to create an Office installation source /configure Adds, removes, or configures an Office installation /packager Produces an Office…

PlayStation, Switch & XBox Game Consoles Are Officially Dead, What’s Next?

Watch this short video of Microsoft announcing Project xCloud and remember this was from Oct 2018.  They explain how they are adding some hardware to their Azure data-centers to allow XBox One games to stream to any device including something as lowly as an Android cell (and yes that is an XBox One controller she is holding.) Google just leaked that they will be pushing their new game streaming platform “Project Stream” into production, likely…

SOVLED: How to Completely Reset Azure Storage Explorer

If you are having problems with Azure Storage Explorer there are several things you need to do to reset it back to factory: Uninstall any existing version Azure Storage Explorer Delete the STORAGEEXPLORER/APP saved credentials from Windows Credential Manager If you are working on a Mac you need to find STORAGE EXPLORER in your keychain Delete C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Delete C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\StorageExplorer Download and Install the free version of CCLEANER and run it…

SOLVED: Azure Storage Explorer Cannot Read Property ‘ConnectionString’ of Undefined & Other Troubleshooting

Azure Storage Explorer is Microsoft’s tool to directly access files in Azure Storage.  It is still relatively new and it has problems from time to time including the infamous “Cannot Read Property ‘ConnectionString’ of Undefined” 1: Fix Azure Storage Explorer Cannot Read Property ‘ConnectionString’: For most people the solution is to Delete Azure Storage Explorer configuration Close AZURE STORAGE EXPLORER Use Windows File Explorer (My Computer) to open %appdata%\storageexplorer For almost everyone this will be…

SOLVED: Performance Differences Between Azure Storage Data Centers Sites

If you are considering using Azure Storage via Azure File Sync or Azure File Share, you need to know how fast files transfer.  To figure this out we setup Azure storage shares in Toronto, San Antonio, California and Ireland than ran some tests. Specifically, we used Azure File Sync which moves ALL of the files to the Microsoft Azure cloud but lets you cache files on your local servers to dramatically increase performance of your commonly…

SOLVED: Azure File Share Connection Problems

If you are using Azure File Shares you will find connection errors on various Operating Systems and configurations.  This article is designed to tell you what you need to know quickly. Azure File Share Requirements: SMB3 : You need to be on Windows 8.1 or above or Windows Server 2012 (original ‘R1’) or above because Azure File Sharing requires SMB 3.0 See the OS/SMB table at the bottom of this article for more details .…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Allow Other Azure Administrators to View & Modify Your Work

If you are working with Azure and other Azure administrators cannot see your work, the problem is likely permissions. In this video we show how to grant admin rights to other Azure admins: Log into portal.azure.com as the administrator you created the changes in Click ALL SERVICES and find SUBSCRIPTIONS Click on the Subscription in question Click ACCESS CONTROL (IAM) Click ADD ROLE ASSIGNMENTS Select OWNER from the ROLE drop down list Find the person you…

SOLVED: How To Deregister A Server Endpoint From Azure Storage Sync

If you are using Azure Storage Sync and want to remove a on-premises server you may be tempted to just DELETE it from the the SYNC GROUP, but that will not do the trick. If you want to deregister / unregister an on-prem server from Azure Storage Sync you have to: Go into STORAGE SYNC SERVICES Click on the Sync Service in question Click REGISTERED SERVERS Click on the server you want to remove Click…

SOLVED: Azure General Purpose v2 Storage Pricing Demystified

If you are new to Azure, the wide variety of pricing can be overwhelming (for us too!), so we reviewed the numbers to come up with some simplified calculations. Yes, we know these are oversimplifications but if you just need to wrap your head around the scale, these metrics should help. HOT vs COOL PRICING Hot is 80% more expensive than Cool storage Hot is nearly free for read’s, while Cool costs about one and…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Setup Azure File Sync From Nothing In Just 20 Minutes

The instructions and video below assume you know very little about Azure and have nothing but a Windows Server 2016 (or 2012R2 or 2019) server. In case you don’t already know, Azure Storage lets you create a real UNC share on to an Azure cloud disk, kind of like what many people thought One Drive For Business was going to do.   You can also use Azure File Sync to take old files from your existing…

SOLVED: How To Remove A Unwanted GUEST Account From Teams

If you have previously accepted an invitation to join a Team as a “Guest” from outside your organization, it is far from obvious how to remove that account when you are done with it. To remove an unwanted Guest account in Teams: Surf to https://myapps.microsoft.com Click you icon in the top right corner and then the ORGANIZATIONS cog Click  SIGN IN TO LEAVE ORGANIZATION beside the organization you don’t want to be connected to anymore…

VIDEO: How To Easily & Legally Use Microsoft Office For Free

If you need to edit or create some Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents, Microsoft has created an easy and free way to give you that access. On any PC or Mac, just surf to www.Office.com and either sign in with your Microsoft account (or create a new one as we demonstrate in the video).  Then you can easily work in the most current versions of Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Sway and more completely for free.