Office 365 Distribution List Question

Hey Mitch! Do you know if we can add a couple hundred users to a distribution list instead of adding them one by one?One of my help desk techs was asked to create several distribution lists with several hundred users, and they do not want to have to scroll through the user list to click … Continue reading Office 365 Distribution List Question

Microsoft 365 Certified

In mid-September, the recruiting department of my company introduced me to the man who would become my manager at my new client.  He told me he reviewed my CV, and did not see Microsoft Office 365 listed on it.  I told him honestly that while I have worked with the technologies before, I never felt … Continue reading Microsoft 365 Certified

Not All Docks Are Created Equal…

Last week I was onboarded at a new company.  I will be working from home for the first time since I moved to California, so it was necessary to equip my home office.  I should clarify, I am an employee of the company that contracts me to them, so when it comes to equipment, some … Continue reading Not All Docks Are Created Equal…

Change the Way You Change Text

I remember when I first discovered the mail merge feature… it amazed the twelve-year-old me that I could write a letter once, and then AppleWorks would address that letter to the several hundred people in my database.  I was thrilled with it. Last week, I was working with a client who moved a server.  No … Continue reading Change the Way You Change Text

Windows to Go Lives!

Sometimes the universe is talking to me. This weekend, for reasons I cannot recall, I was thinking about the fact that Microsoft announced that it will be deprecating Windows to Go, and that sometime this fall I would be faced with the choice of either: Keeping my supported Windows 10 v1903 Windows to Go key; … Continue reading Windows to Go Lives!

Nothing Domestic About It

There were two more mass shootings over the past weekend.  Nine are dead in Dayton, Ohio; twenty-one are dead in El Paso, Texas.The talking heads this morning were discussing and debating whether or not these incidents were acts of domestic terrorism.  I want to know how anyone can argue that these were not acts of … Continue reading Nothing Domestic About It

United Nothing: Do you really need more proof?

I have been speaking against the United Nations for decades. I did not do so out of ignorance.  Aside from having taken a number of courses on the UN in college, I was a senior NCO with the Israeli Defense Forces Liaison to UN Forces (Lebanon) for a year and Liaison to UN Forces (Golan … Continue reading United Nothing: Do you really need more proof?

Windows to Go… Going Away.

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.

Game Over… Soon.

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.

Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

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

The People Have Said Nothing

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