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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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
The Vista upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 6400 went pretty well in the end. I took the time to update the system BIOS first as advised by the Vista Upgrade Advisor, and also downloaded the Vista drivers from the Dell website before I started. The upgrade itself was fine, no errors or problems whatsoever. After […]Read More
My licenses for Windows Vista Business Edition arrived last week and so I thought I would document the process I followed for upgrading from Windows XP Professional. The first step I took was to download and install the Vista Upgrade Advisor, to test for software and hardware compatibility. Note: on one of my VMWare test […]Read More
I had one of those cases of bad timing recently when two things went wrong with a system at the same time. The system in question is a customer’s Windows Small Business Server 2003 server running on low end Dell server hardware – PowerEdge SC420. The first problem was relatively simple and I felt pretty […]Read More
Internet forums are all abuzz at the moment with discussion on Windows Vista: how will it perform, which version to buy, will this application work, etc etc etc. Amongst all that there is a group of people who are sticking to a belief that serious users and businesses won’t bother installing Vista until the first […]Read More
Today was the long awaited public release of the new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, the successor to Windows XP. The operating system has been available to businesses and Technet subscribers for a few months now, and was released in public betas before then. From my own play with the betas there is no doubt […]Read More