Looking forward to 2016 I’ve already thought about my IT Certification goals and where I want to be this time next year. As you probably know, back in July I achieved the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA) certification in Windows Server 2012. This involved passing 3 exams, 70-410, 70-411 & 70-412, all are challenging in different ways, which I have already documented in this blog.
On the 1st January 2015 TechSupportPro.uk launched. One year on I thought it would be worth reviewing the year just gone, from where the blog started to where it is now. There were a lot of unknowns going into the project, what was I going to write about? Would I get any traffic to the site? How would I get visitors to the site, and who would they be? Well, here is what happened, read on…. Continue reading
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Last week Virgin Media experienced some packet loss on their network, which in turn impacted my surfing experience for a number of hours. After running through some diagnostics on my own devices to confirm the issue was indeed down to Virgin, it occurred to me that it may be a good time to document my network. It’s been something I have been meaning to do for a while, and you know, just not had chance to do it. So here goes… Continue reading
On Wednesday I attended the Microsoft conference Future Decoded. Unfortunately, due to my late arrival, I missed the opening Keynote from Scott Guthrie. However, I did catch the closing moments of his presentation where he demonstrated how to create a data warehouse using the Microsoft Azure service.
In this post I will report on the presentations I attended, and a few other things I ran into on the day.
One place for everything in your life. That’s the Onedrive tag line Microsoft promoted about a year ago when they gave all Office 365 subscribers unlimited storage. However its not quite as we thought…
As you may or may not know, in November I will be attending the technical day of the Microsoft event Future Decoded. Not having attended an event of this type before I’m not sure what to expect, so it’s kind of a step into the unknown, but one I’m extremely excited about. Checking out the agenda for the technical day (see below) and looking through the list of “Technical Deep Dives” I’m thrilled at the prospect.
I’ve been meaning to write this up for a while and for whatever reason I never got the time to do it. So although its a bit out of date now, here’s a few screen shots I took when my HTC 8x finally received the 8.1 update via Vodafone.
Today my Surface 2 finally downloaded the update unofficially known has “Update 3 for Windows RT”, although it’s detailed on the Microsoft web site as “Update for Windows RT 8.1 feature improvement”
Another feature of Windows 10 that is getting a lot of heat on at present is Windows Update Delivery Optimization. This feature does two things, and is turned on by default.
There has been a lot of chat on the internet regarding the privacy settings in Windows 10. When you first install and configure Windows 10 the installer will encourage you to choose “Express Settings” which I think most users (including me) will choose. However this will perhaps give Microsoft more information about you than is comfortable. So with this in mind I thought it best to go back and review the privacy setting on my two Windows 10 computers and document what I find.