Category Archive: Microsoft

Apr 05

Remove Microsoft OneDrive from Windows 10

As system administrators, we are commonly called upon to simplify the experience for our users. OneDrive is definitely a complication for everyone who doesn’t use it, or want it. It’s one of the first questions many Windows 10 users ask me about. When I first started running into the issue, I would just fix it …

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Dec 10

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 14 – Nightmare

the problems I encountered during this installation, which was a jump from Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 7 (which had completed without a hitch) on a Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2012, could have been entirely addressed by better error handling when Microsoft prepped the CU – which would have saved my customer – and a lot of other people’s, too – a ton of money, and me a few hours of sleep.

Feb 28

It’s 2016 – so what’s happening with Windows 7?

Microsoft Windows Support until 2020

To state it simply, though, all you have to remember is that Microsoft will continue producing updates that will be distributed through the normal Windows Update process until 14 January, 2020. For most people, that’s enough. For everyone else, there are IT consultants you can call for help.

Jun 01

Farewell to Internet Explorer – Hello Edge

The year is 1995. AOL rules supreme as the internet service provider of choice, and Microsoft has just released a new operating system called Windows 95, a replacement for Windows 3.11. Personal computers were few, and far between, and those few people had were treated like gold. And, for good reason. A top of the …

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Jul 10

How to Print a Selected Range of Envelopes from Microsoft Word 2010

Picture of Microsoft Word with Answer to How To Print Selected Envelopes From Word

If you’ve ever had a multiple page document, you know that sometimes you just want to print just a selected range of pages, say, page 5-10. But what if you have a document full of envelopes that you need to print and send, but you can’t tie up the printer for the whole duration, or …

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May 07

Keyboard and Command Line Shortcuts for Windows

Here you can find a list of commands that can be run in Windows via the run line. If you cannot see the run line already, use the windows key keyboard plus the letter r to bring up the run line. Over time I will be updating this list, so check back often for more …

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Jan 13

Adding Reminders in Microsoft Outlook 2010

To add a “tickler” or reminder to follow up on an email in Microsoft Outlook 2010 you can : Flag an email in Outlook by : Finding where it says “Follow up” and clicking Add Reminder. Then set a date.   Sometimes (as in, when using an IMAP connection) the “Add Reminder” option isn’t available, …

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