Microsoft Teams rolls out Background Effects. MVP Steve Goodman explains how you can set a custom background using it.Read More
How to use custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams
MVP & Practical 365 Chief Editor, Steve Goodman, walks you through how to use the new Teams feature.
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In prior versions of Exchange an organisation that wished to restrict who could send outbound internet emails could apply the restriction on an SMTP connector. In this example emails sent to the * address space are rejected by default unless sent by a group listed in the “Accept messages from:” list, for example a group […]Read More
I’ve scored myself a gutsy server with VMWare ESX 3.5 running on it and have been toying with it a little tonight. I’m fortunate to work right next to some of the world’s finest VMWare specialists, some even scoring as much as 70% on their VCP exam. One of them also writes a blog from […]Read More
I’m no programmer but I’ve seen demonstrations of web page code that allows a web site to detect your operating system, browser version, and other details that annoy privacy nutters. The sites can then (if they feel like it I suppose) use that information to tailor the web content to suit the client (eg, why […]Read More
I am posting this using Windows Live Writer, a free application from Microsoft that you can use for writing your blog posts and publishing them to WordPress, Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint, and many other blogging platforms. I hadn’t considered trying Windows Live Writer until I read this post on BloggingTips.com. That day I downloaded the […]Read More
2007 was the second year for this web site. I started it in 2006 using Mambo as the CMS and mostly writing longer articles and guides. This proved impractical after a while. My work lends itself to writing more quick fix posts for rare or obscure problems. I fill in the rest of my posting […]Read More
I compared Microsoft Office 2007 to OpenOffice to find out which is the better office suite. The five points I used to compare the two are: The interface The quality of the help files and assistance when you get stuck The speed with which common tasks can be performed The richness of the templates provided […]Read More
I am no longer a user of Windows Vista. It has been nearly a year since Microsoft released Vista. I first wrote about it when I tested the upgrade process from Windows XP to Vista Business Edition. Shortly after that I upgraded my laptop and resolved a few minor issues with the optical drive, the […]Read More
Whinging about UAC is for wimps, this is a real Windows Vista annoyance. 1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate through the folder tree in the left pane (eg, navigate to C:Temp) 2. Drag and select one or more files or folders in the right pane that you would like to delete 3. Hit delete Windows […]Read More