SOLVED: 3 Minute Introduction To Get Started with Azure Blob Storage Including Pricing

Understanding Azure Blob storage is often made confusing by the term BLOB itself and the large number of options Microsoft offers.  So lets clear your mind with some to-the-point straight talk. What is Blob Storage? Blob is just an acronym for BINARY LARGE OBJECT and what they are is just files that are stored inside something (like a folder).  You access blob storage typically through a browser URL (like https://<Your-Azure-Account>/blob.core.windows.net/<Container>/<Blob> ) or an application like…

SOLVED: Updating phpBB “No input file specified”

We have struggled with upgrading phpBB (php Bulletin Board) for years now.  Today was our most difficult upgrade yet, simply moving from 3.2.2 to 3.2.5 we received the dreaded: No input file specified. We wrote up a solution to this that worked for us in mid-2018 that you may find useful HERE.  However, to get it working in 2019, we required three far from obvious processes: 1 – Copy ALL Files From Latest phpBB &…

SOLVED: Where Is PHP.INI on GoDaddy Shared Hosting and How Do I Modify It?

It can be quite a challenge to find your and edit a PHP.INI on GoDaddy because php ini may not be where you think it should be and is not likely named what you think it is named. 1: Determine the PHP.INI Your Site Is Using: Create a new text file named info.php then open it with a plain text editor like Notepad Copy / Paste this command  <?php phpinfo(); ?> into your info.php then save it…

VIDEO: Office365 Forms Explanation & Demonstration

Microsoft Office365 Forms used to only be available to those with Education licenses but now available to nearly everyone with an Office 365 license.  It is a simple survey tool that can be restricted to internal corporate use or wide open anonymous use. We explain and demonstrate Microsoft Office 365 Forms in segments. The first segment is about 9 minutes long and shows you all you need to know to create and use a Form…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between a Form and a Quiz in Office 365 Forms

Microsoft Forms at Forms.Office.com is a simple survey tool that now offers a NEW FORM and NEW QUIZ option. What is the difference between a FORM and a QUIZ? Quizzes allow you to add answers to each question and display scores You can provide feedback to a users selected answer explaining why it is right or wrong There is also a count of the scores When you create a quiz or form they look the same…

SOLVED: How To Perform A Message Trace In Office365 Exchange Online

There are two easy ways to trace an email in the Office 365 GUI.  One is in the Exchange Admin Center and the other is in Security and Compliance: Trace A Message Using The Exchange Admin Center: Log into https://portal.office.com Scroll to the bottom and expand ADMIN CENTERS Click on EXCHANGE Click on MAIL FLOW from the menu on the left Click MESSAGE TRACE from the top menu bar Enter in a users email address…

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…