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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There are two things I tend to see a lot of at the moment. Firstly virtualisation is pretty hot right now. Everyone seems to be virtualising their infrastructure as much as possible, particularly their servers such as Domain Controllers. Secondly, some companies are too cheap (or just haven’t gotten around to it yet) to setup […]Read More
I’ve been working with a new laptop at work lately. I’ve gotten into the habit of keeping a set of earphones plugged into the laptop all day so that when I want to listen to some music or a podcast I can do so without bothering colleagues, and just generally in case of random application […]Read More
I logged onto my laptop this evening to check something for work and noticed that Vista was showing a security alert in my system tray. I double-clicked the icon to open Security Center and find out what was wrong, and it informs me that my Windows Defender (the anti-spyware/malware built in to Windows Vista) is […]Read More
These are some tips I’ve been meaning to post over the last few weeks. I’ve been using my Vista laptop all day lately so I’m finding more and more of this type of stuff. Audio Skipping in Windows Media Player I’ve been spending a few days plugging away at the keyboard and listening to some […]Read More
Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World is written by the internationally renowned security expert Bruce Schneier. Bruce has authored several books on security and this one is a fascinating read that is sure to open your mind up to new ways of thinking about security in everyday business matters. This book has […]Read More
Installing Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 to an existing Windows Small Business Server 2003 server involves a few steps. After confirming you have a good, working backup of the server, you then need to ensure that .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 are both installed. I ran the WSS 3.0 installer and chose to upgrade the existing […]Read More
Every now and then I’ll see someone in a forum post the results of a ping or tracert in a troubleshooting thread, and comment that it took a long time for them to type out the results manually. Obviously thats the hard way of doing it, so here are some very simple tips to make […]Read More
My Dell Inspiron 6400 has the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless network adapter in it. Prior to the upgrade to Windows Vista this was operating fine using the Intel PRO/Wireless utility software that installs with the driver. After the Vista upgrade I activated the CPU/Memory utilisation gadget in the sidebar. Over a few days I noticed […]Read More