After updating one of my Release Preview test PCs to KB4571756 my Lenovo GbE dongle quits working. Quick testing confirms a driver problem, and reverting to the previous driver version quickly fixes things.
When a thunderstorm throws a power fault here earlier this week, it takes me a while to realize that my office Wi-Fi box is MIA. I explain how I finally figured things out, and returned them to working order.
Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI lets customer run the same Azure software and services on-premises that they already access in the cloud. Depending on what’s required for on-premises hardware — especially if it’s compatible with current generation rack mounted systems — this could shake up the whole HCI marketplace. Only time (and an improved understanding of the details) will tell..
I find myself investigating another Thunderbolt mystery. Even though it doesn’t appear in the built-in Windows “Safely remove…” tool, you must eject all Thunderbolt attached devices before unplugging a Thunderbolt dock. Otherwise, you’ll have to restart your PC the next time you plug Thunderbolt back in.
Thunderbolt is present and working on my Lenovo X380 Yoga laptop. But I can’t find a way to map all the connections it supports, and the devices I might plug into a Thunderbolt dock. Magical and mysterious, indeed!
Measuring and determining Internet access speeds can be interesting, and are often inconsistent. Here I explore two views of max speeds, and the handful of things users can do to achieve a faster Internet experience. Warning: most cost money.
When I can’t RDP into either of my two Beta Channel Insider test machines after upgrading to Build 20161, I play a variation on the old “If it doesn’t work reboot” troubleshooting technique to set things back to rights.
If you work on a (usually small) private network, and RDP, file sharing, or device sharing quits working (or works only intermittently) after a Windows 10 feature upgrade, here are some tried-and-true fixes to restore things to working order.
SMB, or server message block, is a simple and easy-to-implement networking protocol. The first version, SMB1, has been around since 1983. It’s now outdated, insecure, and unsuited for modern network use. But it just keeps chuggin’ along anway.
The Microsoft Remote Desktop app makes a useful, speedy and intuitive replacement for the older Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) application. Check it out!