SOLVED: How To Easily Setup Delivery Optimization In Windows 10

If you have been running a network for a while, you likely are: using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or SCCM with WSUS to manage Windows patches and download them locally using local file shares for Office patching. Historically, this minimized network traffic but in recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has made significant strides in what they call Delivery Optimization eliminating the need for local copies of patches. Put simply Windows 10 Delivery Optimization…

SOLVED: WordPress Stuck at BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

If your WordPress site is stuck on: BRIEFLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. CHECK BACK IN A MINUTE the solution is FTP into your site and delete (or just rename) the .maintenance file in the root. CLICK TO EXPAND GRAPHIC: If problems still occur, rename the PLUGINS folder under WP-CONTENT.   If you are now able log in, rename the PLUGINS folder back to PLUGINS but rename each of the folders in the PLUGINS folder one at…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 2FA Cannot Be Verified or VERIFICATION REQUIRED: Additional verification is required for login

If you have enabled two factor authentication and/or reCaptcha in Wordfence but can no longer sign in because: VERIFICATION REQUIRED: Additional verification is required for login. Please check the email address associated with the account for a verification link. AND/OR The 2FA Code Could Not Be Validated. Please Try Logging In Again The solution is: to use and FTP program like FileZilla to get into your WordPress site rename to the WP-CONTENT > PLUGINS >…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Top 5 Free & Easy Things You Can Do To Secure Your WordPress Website

WordPress is the number one web management tool on the planet which makes it the largest target for hackers.  If you have a WordPress web site you should be very concerned with security.  Fortunately there are five fast and easy things you can do to dramatically improve your sites security posture: Reduce Your Attack Surface by Removing all unused themes & plugins Update all Themes, Plugins and WordPress itself to the latest build Install and Configure…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Source & Install the Latest Office365 GPO Templates

We explain how to find and install the latest Office365 GPO Templates into your Active Directory. We also explain: Office365 templates are suffixed with “16” which is very confusing to many.  Microsoft decided to end their GPO file naming with Office 2016, so Office 2016, Office 2019 and Office 365 Pro+ all use the same ADMX templates.  So word.admx, excel.admx, powerpoint.admx, etc, apply to all Office 2016/19/365Pro+ ADMIN > XXXX.OPAX files are only used by…

SOLVED: Email Sent From OnPrem Exchange Accounts Not Received By O365 Hosted Exchange Accounts

If your on-premise Exchange environment is in hybrid mode with Office 365 Hosted Exchange, you may find that email sent from mailboxes created onprem to mailboxes created in O365 Hosted Exchange is not received. The issue is that your on-prem Exchange is unaware of the cloud created mailboxes.  The solution is to create an Exchange Contact of type “Remote User Mailbox”.  Unfortunately this cannot be completed through the EMC GUI and you will have to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Easily Set a Password for a Room Resource in Office 365

If you have a Crestron room manager or a Teams / Skype phone system for your boardrooms/conference rooms/huddle rooms, you will need to set a password for your room Resource in Office 365.  The problem is, Office365 Exchange Resource accounts do not have password fields. Typically the solution you will see on the internet is to run a PowerShell command and while that works it is a giant pain the butt. The easy way to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Kaizala & How To Disable It

Microsoft Kaizala is an innovative chat tool designed for highly decentralized and/or frequently changing groups.  What makes it different from Teams or Skype is the way users register.  They only need a cell phone number and not a username and password. Kaizala is Indian (ok… specifically the Marahi) word for “what happened”.  If you are wondering why Microsoft would have selected an Indian word to name a product, wonder no longer.  Kailaza was developed in…

SOLVED: What is Office365 MyAnalytics & How Can I Disable The Emails

MyAnalytics was an Office 365 E5 feature intended to help staff make better use of their time by applying Artificial Intelligence to the data the Microsoft collects on users.  That feature was added to those with E3 contracts in the summer of 2019.  By September 2019 many users were receiving weekly emails like the sample on the right showing the results. This feature definately has some value; MyAnalytics dashboard: You can see statistics on how…

SOLVED: List of Office365 Service Names

If you are trying to make changes to Office365 using PowerShell you are likely to need the list of services.  As of November 15, 2019 the Office365 services list from an E3 and the PowerShell command to generate it is: PS C:\Windows\system32> (Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName “<upn – likely the email address>”).Licenses.ServiceStatus.serviceplan|select servicename,servicetype ServiceName    ServiceType ———– ———– DYN365BC_MS_INVOICING DynamicsNAV MICROSOFTBOOKINGS Exchange KAIZALA_O365_P3 MicrosoftKaizala MICROSOFT_SEARCH Bing WHITEBOARD_PLAN2 WhiteboardServices MIP_S_CLP1 Exchange MYANALYTICS_P2 Exchange BPOS_S_TODO_2 To-Do FORMS_PLAN_E3 OfficeForms STREAM_O365_E3 Microsoftstream…

SOLVED: How To Reset OneDrive – Stuck Processing Changes

If you are having problems with OneDrive you may be able to correct them with a simple reset: RESET ONEDRIVE ON WINDOWS 10: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset If that command does not make sense to you, just follow these instructions: Right click on the OneDrive icon in your Notification Area (blue cloud icon near the clock) and select CLOSE ONEDRIVE Copy this command: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset Click the START button in Windows 10 Press CNTL + V (which…

SOLVED: What are Connected Experiences In Office?

Connected experiences in Microsoft Office products are mostly ‘little’ things that you may not notice immediately like: Insert > Online Pictures Insert > Get Add-Ins Insert > Online Video Feedback Templates from Microsofts online repository Weather line shown in Outlook Insert > Get Add-Ins OneDrive integration into Office SharePoint integration into Office If you connected experiences are offline, read THIS short article to fix them. Microsoft has a very good article HERE but the highlights…

SOLVED: Office 365 Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook Connected Services Offline Office is Currently Offline

If you are working on Office 365 products (like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and find that some buttons relating to connected services are greyed out there is likely one of four problems: You are working on a older version of Office (circa 2015) that had a bug which is now corrected.  See THIS thread . You are only seeing the problem in Outlook and that is a simple WORK OFFLINE settings issue Click the…