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…

Microsoft Says Replace User State Migration Tool with OneDrive For Business

At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida, Microsoft pitched using OneDrive For Business instead of the User State Migration Tool (USMT).  This suggestion was largely based on the new ONEDRIVE > MANAGE PROTECTION OF IMPORTANT FOLDERS wizard. Previously you had to manually move your DESKTOP, DOCUMENTS and PICTURES folders to folders under your C:\USERS\<YourName>\ONEDRIVE – <BUSINESS NAME> or come up with an even more creative solution like building Junction Points.  This was just not…

How To Install and Use Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center was code named Project Honolulu during its development cycles.  It went live in April 2018 and was titled “Our Re-imagined Management Experience” for good reason. At Ignite 2018 in Florida Microsoft drove home a few points over and over and over again.  One of those points was get on Windows Admin Center now.  So strip away the hype and ask why should you use Windows Admin Center (WAC) WAC is a web based…

SOLVED: WdsClient: An Error Occured While Obtaining IP Address

If you are using new (or different) hardware from what you built your Windows image on, you may see:  WdsClient: An Error Occured While Obtaining IP Address From the DHCP Server.  Fortunately, you can ignore most of the other solutions floating around the internet telling you to manually inject the drivers into your image.  Windows Deployment Service (WDS) has a simple mechanism to inject drivers into your image using the WDS GUI. How to Add Drivers to…

What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Online in 2019

Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and PowerPoint online have had continuous massive improvements since they were introduced a few year ago.  Today they are nearing parody with their full version desktop equivalents.  Notably, Microsoft announced that all new features for the desktop versions will also be available for the web versions.  So what is new, in particular: You can now copy and paste content, including pictures, from web pages or your desktop right into…

Whats New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for 2019

I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products. What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop LIST TO GRAPHICS Microsoft want out of its way to show of the Artificial Intelligence that is built into desktop Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  The coolest new Office feature demonstrated at Ignite 2018 was a simple but powerful suggestion to move text lists into dynamic graphics using…

New Functions in Excel For 2019

You would not expect much new in Excel after 30 years of development but you would be wrong if you think there is nothing highly useful and new in Excel for 2019.  I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products in 2019 but Excel was a special case.  In addition to all the common functionality explained in THIS article, Excel has some new VERY…

SOLVED: Why Is 64 Bit MS Office Now Recommended?

Microsoft has changed their guidance to state that from September 2018 on, they recommend the 64 bit version of Office be installed.  This is a departure from the 32bit guidance Microsoft provided previously. After Microsoft first compiled a 64 bit version of MS Office in June 2010, they immediately told consumers and companies not to use it.  The issue was not cost, stability or features; they were all the same as the 32 bit version. …

SOLVED: What’s The Difference Between Office 2019 & Office 365 Pro Plus

For many (most?) corporate users, Office 2019 would be a step down from what the Office 365 Pro Plus they are using now.  Office 2019 is a non-subscription based version of Office 365 ProPlus from October 2018 (yes, that is next month).  If you have Office 365 Pro Plus, you already have Office 2019. Microsoft emphatically claims that Office 2019 is the very last version of MS Office that consumers or companies will be able…

SOLVED: What is Server Class Memory & What Else is New In Server 2019?

I just attended another Microsoft Windows Server 2019 event at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida and I am disappointed to report that Server 2019 has been described as a “nothing burger” by some of the attendees. It should not come as a surprise that the 7th version of Windows Server since NT4 is little more than an iteration on its immediate predecessor, Server 2016.  In fairness, there are improvements but the VAST majority of…

The 12 Most Important Things You Need To Do To Get The Most Out of a Large Scale Conference

After attending a number of large scale tech conferences like Microsoft TechEd and CES, we have seen and made many needless mistakes. This article is intended to be a brief on how to get the most out of any large scale conference: Book Early: There are often discounts and premium enticements that sell out fast so book your event as far in advance as you can reasonably handle (i.e. 6 months). . Stay At the…