· I should go back and see just how many posts I have written about certifications… if I can count that high. It has long been a topic that I have been passionate about, and that has not changed. When I looked at my Microsoft Learning Transcript the other day I was surprised to see … Continue reading Certification Exams… At Home Again.
We have all come across them, and some of them are more or less annoying. A CAPTCHA is usually a secondary verification system after we’ve entered our password to make sure that we are real, and it is not a bot (automated system) trying to access our account. I got a notification from a friend … Continue reading CAPTCHA… Working or Not?
The first public presentation that I delivered to a Microsoft community audience was the launch of Windows Server 2003 R2. As a user group leader at the time, I was sent a copy of the product, along with a lot of materials to help me to deliver the presentation in the MPR room at Microsoft’s … Continue reading Has it been that long?
I remember sitting in a MCT Airlift for Windows 7 when we were introduced to Aero Shake. I was a huge fan of Shake, which allowed someone with a very busy desktop to take the title bar of the window they were using, shake it, and all of the other open windows (desktop clutter) would … Continue reading Shake Your Thang!
Welcome to Windows 11. It is amusing how many complaints I have gotten from people about the new taskbar. Why amusing? Firstly, I do not work for Microsoft! While it may be fun to gripe about it to someone who once was a Microsoft contractor, I cannot do anything about it. Oh, you want me … Continue reading Windows 11 Taskbar
Last week I was reminded of something that happened to me on the first day of either Kindergarten or Grade 1… I don’t remember which. I was either five or six years old; we were picked up in the morning by a big yellow school bus, and dropped off in the afternoon by the same. … Continue reading Memories Of A World We Once Knew
The first class that I took on Microsoft Windows was with a very nice French-Canadian instructor whose name I think was Denis. He told an interesting story that I wish I had retained the details of. He told us that following The Great War (WW1), the government of France decided that codes and secrets and … Continue reading The Secrets of The French…
There are a lot of you out there who do not like Amazon. They are trying to take over the world, they are putting the little guy out of business, and more of that. I respect that position, and respect anyone who would rather not do business with them. I am not in that camp. … Continue reading Amazon Dumbness
Every so often I encounter a problem that needs to be escalated. This one had a lot of us scratching our heads for a couple of weeks.It is a French server, but in simple terms: When trying to run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to connect the Exchange Server to Exchange Online, we ran into myriad … Continue reading Errors Unknown and Unknowable
I am sinking in spam.“Hi Mitch! I would love to connect with you on LinkedIn!” –Someone I’ve never heard of, but we might have mutual connections…Ok, I connect. Why? You can never know too many people professionally. From someone who has often been out of a job or between contracts, it is often important to … Continue reading LinkedIn Spam
**Note: This article is written around a single PowerShell module (ExchangeOnlineManagement). However, the steps will work for any PowerShell module. Have at it! –MDGPS C:\> Install-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement PackageManagement\Install-Package : No match was found for the specified search criteria and module name 'ExchangeOnlineManagement'. Try Get-PSRepository to see all available registered module repositories. At C:\program files\powershell\6\Modules\PowerShellGet\PSModule.psm1:9491 … Continue reading Importing PowerShell Modules When You Cannot Install PowerShell Modules.
It seems like such a short time ago that my son (the elder) was in elementary school. In 2010 I helped his school by upgrading their systems from an unmanaged Windows XP environment onto Windows 7… along with Office 365 for e-mail. The story was picked up by IT World Canada. While I was given … Continue reading How Time Flies
If you were to ask me to pinpoint the exact moment of IBM’s downfall and the great rise of Microsoft, it would be in the room in Armonk, New York where the IBM developers and the Microsoft developers were trying to create a new operating system for the new IBM-AT (based on the 16-bit 80286 … Continue reading Busting the Myth: Windows 11 Hardware Requirements
Every once is a while I do a quick Internet search of my name. If you’ve never done it, it can be fun and enlightening. And sometimes it can be maddening. To wit, I found this page about me today. Mitch Garvis Net Worth 2018: Wiki-Bio, Married, Dating, Family, Height, Age, Ethnicity (networthpost.org)Now let me … Continue reading I Want My Money!
I am not going to lie. It is good to be back in Canada. It was a stressful return, but most of it is now behind me, and I can relax.A couple of weeks ago a friend came to visit (and brought my Princess Sophie to me!). She has lived most (or all) of her … Continue reading Welcome to Canada! Welcome to Second Rate Customer Service