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Microsoft Tech Summit – Day One

Waking up quite early I decided to go to RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the Tech Summit. I got there a few minutes before 8 AM. This turned out to be excellent timing, because I was there exactly when the doors opened. I registered myself, enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and took a stroll around “The

Microsoft Tech Summit – Day Before

Long and boring journey, thanks to Deutsche Bahn, German Railroads. I have difficulties to understand how they can’t get mobile connectivity to work on their trains. Regardless of the provider, the most heard words from people trying to make a call are “Disconnected again!” The same with mobile data: the Internet becomes useless when connectivity

Technical writing and sources

Years ago, when I was working on a relatively large Help Desk for corporate customers as a Subject Matter Expert, one of my tasks was to write simple “Quick Start” documentation for users. I can still remember how ashamed I felt at one point, when working under an impossible deadline. That’s when my boss found

My now resolved Office Issues – All’s well that ends well

As I have recounted in a preceding series of posts on this site, starting in mid-January and lasting some few weeks I encountered various weird issues with Office 365. Here’s a list of those posts in chronological order, oldest first: https://win10.guru/insider-build-upgrade-the-tale-of-a-brick-formerly-known-as-a-laptop/ https://win10.guru/the-tale-of-a-brick-formerly-known-as-a-laptop-part-two/ https://win10.guru/office-365-activation-and-account-errors/ https://win10.guru/office-365-issues-the-story-continues/   No matter what I did or tricks I essayed, Office

MVP Summit 2018: Day 0

The pre-show day at the MVP Summit 2018: Day 0 delivers unexpected information, insights, and value. Looks like this is going to be a great conference!

Office 365 issues – The Story continues

In mid-January I worked through a real fight to get my laptop’s Windows Insider Preview upgraded to build 17074 and then, to get Office 2016 (Enterprise E3 plan) installed. That fight made me write three longish posts about it. If you have 10 minutes to spare, grab a cup or glass of the beverage of

Nvidia drivers – Bloatware?

In preparing to inject drivers from Build 17074 into 17083 for deployment, I notice the DriverStore is hugely bloated with nearly 15 GB of Nvidia drivers. DriverStore Explorer rides to the rescue, and I inject about 1.5 GB of drivers instead.

January ’18 Win10 Foibles & Follies

The Internet and the news media have been abuzz with consternation and complaints about Windows 10 lately, but the current state of affairs didn’t really register with me until I saw this statement on TenForums.com today: “I have never hated something that’s not alive as much as I hated windows 10.”  This came up in

Office 365 activation and account errors

Last weekend I fought for four days to get Windows upgraded to build 17074, and to get Office installed, activated and working with my OneDrive for Business and SharePoint services. Read the full story here. Once I put those misadventures behind me, I thought everything was fine. Fast forward to early today (Saturday): I turn my laptop and external display plus other devices on, make a huge pot of coffee, then open Outlook to check my email. Because I always use the black (dark) theme for Office applications, I noticed something was wrong as soon as Outlook opened using its default blue theme instead. “Not again!”, I thought.

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