It came up in conversation with a friend recently that he believed that a Windows Update (hotfix, patch, whatever you want to call it) broke something on his computer. What can I say? It happens… sometimes. No problem Fred, all you have to do is roll back the updates that were applied last week and … Continue reading Which Patches?
In April of 2012 I was extremely excited as I walked to the stage at an event in Redmond, Washington and did my first ever presentation on Windows to Go. I loved the idea of being able to take my installation of Windows – operating system version, applications, documents, the works – with me anywhere … Continue reading Windows to Go… Going Away.
Microsoft announced this week that they are going to shut down the servers that support on-line games for Windows 7, XP, and ME. These include: Internet Backgammon (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Checkers (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Spades (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Hearts (Windows XP, ME) Internet Reversi (Windows XP, ME) MSN Go … Continue reading Game Over… Soon.
It has been seven years since my buddies Raymond and Erdal and I got on stage at a conference in Redmond and demonstrated – for the first time ever to a non-NDA crowd – the functionality of Windows to Go (WTG)… and nearly four years since I picked up my Spyrus Worksafe Pro 64GB key … Continue reading Upping My On-the-Go Game
I have written and posted myriad articles over the years about Windows To Go (WTG); I have been running Windows off a USB device on-and-off since Windows 8 was in beta, but very consistently for the past three years. While larger devices are available (at greater cost) I have been satisfied with my 64GB Spyrus … Continue reading Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip
An article came across my feed this morning about last week’s elections in Israel. It read: The people have spoken. They want to live in Netanyahu’s Israel. I find that a deceptive headline.Many of us who are familiar with the country have joked for years about how difficult it is to come to a consensus … Continue reading The People Have Said Nothing
I have received a lot of spam in my day, and I have looked at some of it to see what tricks the bad guys are playing. I received this e-mail on my phone this morning. Please note, it was in my Inbox, and did not go into Junk. Does Microsoft use contractions? You’ve in … Continue reading Trusted Senders…
I wrote an article that went live earlier called “Do You People READ?” that was inspired by someone who reached out (through an automated tool) on LinkedIn. I even admitted in the article (a word that I seem to be having tremendous trouble typing today on this damned ‘ergonomic’ keyboard) that I was having a … Continue reading A Class Act!
“Hi Mitch, Looks like you run the marketing system over at Taos. I’m in a similar state here at Fannit; running marketing channels for both our clients and for ourselves. It can feel a bit like being on a treadmill, isn’t it? I’d like to connect and swap stories sometime.”I received this message this morning … Continue reading Do You People READ?
According to this morning’s Google Doodle, today is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.On this day thirty years ago – March 12, 1989 – Tim Berners-Lee turned on his first web server at the CERN labs in Switzerland. In doing so he changed the world.Tim had a few thoughts about what to call … Continue reading Happy Birthday WWW, and Thank you TIM!
Since I started working on Microsoft Azure certifications, I have noticed a lot of things that are quite different from what I am used to. for instance, the single, non-technical AZ-900 exam does give you a certification (Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals). Okay, I passed that exam... but when I went to start looking for courseware … Continue reading Azure Exams: Different?
I received this e-mail - apparently from myself - earlier this week. I have actually gotten many of these e-mails over the past few months. On the surface, my e-mail has obviously been hacked - after all, how else could the sender send an e-mail from my own account? Here's the problem... it was not … Continue reading Am I Being Watched? Possible, unlikely…
Last week my company launched a certification challenge. Yes, they would be rewarding employees who passed certification exams, but they also asked if I would be able to teach a class. My pleasure... but before I teach it, I'd like to pass the exam. I decided that the best way to light a fire under … Continue reading Azure Fundamentals
I know, I went dark. It has been more than a month since I posted a blog article… and that was just a sample to show my friend Jeff how to do it. To put it mildly, the last two months have been a whirlwind. I will try to start from the beginning. A little … Continue reading Ch–Ch–Ch–Changes!
If you have tried to log on to Facebook over the past couple of hours and have not had any luck, do not try adjusting your set. The company is experiencing very widespread outages across the Americas. According to http://www.downdetector.com, the outage is greatest on the east coast of North America, but Brazil and Peru … Continue reading Facebook Down?