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: How To Figure Out What Switches a Piece of Software Has

If you have been an administrator for any length of time you have found yourself being unable to script an installation or change software because you don’t know what the switches are for that software.  We recently had the same problem and found a very cool solution. We needed to run the new Microsoft Windows Update tool through command line but it is officially unsupported and therefore undocumented… very annoying.  The tool is called USOClient.exe…

SOLVED: What is a Windows 10 Enablement Package

Windows 10 was originally supposed to ship new versions (not just patches, but actually new features) 4 or more times per year but that was reduced several times to what we have in 2020 which is two releases: a substantial new version each Spring named after the year and half or the year and the month (ie. Windows 10 20H1 = Windows 10 2004) a major patch with few feature upgrades in the fall again…

SOLVED: Cannot Upgrade Windows 10: Updates Failed or This Tool Can’t Update Your PC

If you have a Windows 10 PC that just will not upgrade to the next build there are several things you can do. In the instance shown in the screen shots below, I was seeing: Windows Update sit on DOWNLOADING for hours and then failing with THERE WERE PROBLEMS INSTALLING UPDATES 0x80d02002 Windows 10 Media Creation Tool failing with THIS TOOL CAN’T UPDATE YOUR PC.  THE LANGUAGE OR EDITION OF WINDOWS CURRENTLY INSTALLED ON YOUR…

Password Managers & Their Use For Better Protection

How To Achieve Better Internet & Password Protection Buying goods and services online, downloading content or watching videos online are some of the activities that work. These activities often raise questions about user rights and the legal environment. In addition to raising awareness of where and how the necessary information can be found and providing advice on online activities, consumers should be encouraged to expand their perspectives and explore online markets outside their home country.…

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…

How to Enhance the Security of your Windows 10 Device

Online security is a significant concern for many people. As a result, more people have adopted various measures to enhance the security of their Windows devices. While doing so, most people barely notice the numerous simple things that they can do to secure their Windows 10. For instance, there are simple safety features that are available on Windows 10, and they never disappoint. If you are using a device with Windows 10 and want to…

How to Recover a PDF Document?

Three Ways to Recover a Damaged Acrobat Reader File No files on your computer are insured against damage, and this also applies to PDF files. Active Acrobat Reader users can regularly encounter the slightest crash during copying or saving a document. When you click on it, a message like this will appear: Errors appear due to damage to the hard drive, incorrect operation of the antivirus, browser, or mail client. There are dozens of possible…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Complete Google/Nest Home Mini Review: Unbox, Setup, Factory Wipe, App Install, Commands

In this video we provide a complete end to end review of the Google Nest Home Mini.  We unbox and set it up, then wipe it out and start from scratch. We show you how to install the Google Nest HOME app, find the new Home Mini, configure it and explain the buttons (including ‘long tap’ and the microphone).  We then demonstrate a number of voice commands including: make phone calls play white noise set…

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: Top 10 New Features in Windows 10 20H1 That You Actually Care About

Every new release of Windows 10 brings thousands of changes and hundreds of enhancements but because it is a mature product, most of these are obscure.  Windows 10 20H1 (aka 2004, which will be released in a few weeks) is no different.  We have been using the new build for months now and following the changes as they develop and here is what is new in Win10 20H1 that at least some people are going…

SOLVED: How To See & Edit What Is Automatically Starting Up On Windows 10

Over the years more and more products have set themselves to automatically startup.  In the mid-2000’s Microsoft decided that these performance sucking startups were getting annoying enough to start exposing them to end users and there have been several built in tools to view and manage start up apps.  We are going to explain all of the ways software starts up automatically on a current version of Windows 10: How To See All Programs Starting…