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What's on my Macbook Pro?

What do I use every day?
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Windows 10 Insider Preview 16193.1001

Windows Insider Preview 16193.1001 not downloading - Error 0x80070002Interested? Click here...
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I don't need Anti-Virus on my Mac...Right?

You don't need Anti-Virus on a Mac right? RIGHT?
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Protect your stuff!

Protecting your data & stuff - it's not as hard as you think…..
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Late 2016 Macbook Pro 13 Non-Touchbar

I picked up a late 2016 13" Retina MacBook Pro Non-Touchbar unit. Let's have a look at the performance.
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CertSrv Missing

CertSrv IIS Directory Missing
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Consumerism & IT (Working title - Everyone's an expert)

Everyone knows someone who 'does IT'… Which is fine - depending on what IT you get them to do ….
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Goodbye Evernote...

Discussions around Evernote's Privacy Policy has made me look at their offering in more detail…and it's not cool.
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Visio Stencil Shapes Wrong

Visio Stencils showing up weird and wrong.
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NO! We do not sell your data! (Working title - Email Aliases)

Different email addresses for different websites & services.
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Access Edge Static Routes

Static routes for Access Edge servers - they're important!
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Outlook 2016 - Cannot delete reminders

How to clear Outlook 2016 reminders that just won't die.
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Which network port to use? Ethernet or Wifi? On OSX.

Easy way to toggle Ethernet or WiFi ports on MacOS or OSX
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KB3194496 Fails to Install

Windows 10 KB3194496 Fails to Install.
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Microsoft Lync wants to use the OC_KeyContainer

Weird issue with Lync 2011 on MacOS / OSX:
Microsoft Lync wants to use the OC_KeyContainer keychain.
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Why don't more people use password managers?

Another data leak, another random mumble about password managers.

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Maximum MOS by Codec

Placeholder - Max MOS per Codec.
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Multiple Copies of Calculator on MacOS / OSX

The single instance of Calculator on OSX is irritating…It's easy to fix though.

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Protocol Workloads

Skype & Lync Protocol Workflows
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2016 Retina Macbook 12"

What's the new 2016 Macbook like? Let's have a look.
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This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be verified

How to fix:

This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading.
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DHCP Failover

DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2012 R2
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Bulk Enabling Skype for Business Users

Scripts to enable and manage policy for multiple users in Skype for Business or Lync 2013.
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Deleting the Skype for Business Address Books

Deleting the Skype for Business Address Books automatically.
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Encryption...It's for everyone

It's been interesting watching the encryption argument…why don't more people think about it?
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We don't want Office Web Apps

A number of people when considering Lync/Skype decide to skip the Office Web Apps role, without fully understanding the effects. Let's have a look at them.
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Windows Server Update Services

A run through of Windows Server Update Services.
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Skype for Business High Availability - Pool Pairing

High Availability in Skype for Business & Lync is kinda cool - some misconceptions however.
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OSX Sparkle Exploit

There's a lot of stuff going around about the OSX Sparkle Exploit….How to check stuff.
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Enabling Extension Number Display in Lync 2013 or Skype for Business

How do you enable viewing of extension numbers in the Lync or Skype for Business client?
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Lync/Skype for Business CALs

Brief summary of the CAL/Functionalities for Lync 2013/Skype for Business
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Why UC?

Why do I love working with UC Technology?
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Lync 2013/Skype for Business & Virtual Cores

Spotted an oddity on performance on some Skype for Business deployments….Around virtual cores.
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Stop iTunes automatically downloading tv shows

Does iTunes keep automatically download TV shows you don't want it to…? Here's how to stop it.
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Use AppleTV 4 Screensavers on OSX

The AppleTV has some very cool live screen savers with feeds from various cities around the world - here's how to get them on OSX.
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Jabber vs Lync/Skype for Business

Jabber & Skype - which is better?
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Script to delete the address books

Sometimes, clearing out Lync or Skype for Business Address books on a client and downloading a new copy can be useful. Here's how to do it automatically.
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TimeMachine Access Denied

I was getting Access Denied on my TimeMachine backups - what gives!
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Skype for Business Click to Run

You can also use Click to Run to off-line deploy Skype for Business 2015/2016, whether Basic or full fat. Let's have a look how.
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Office 2016 Click to Run

I've seen a lot of posts recently with people struggling trying to work out how to deploy Office 2016 to multiple machines when Office is being supplied through Office365. Let's have a look how it's done. Interested? Click here...
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