Over the past year, the pandemic has disrupted traditional work patterns. With many working from home, many organizations now focus on how to help employees manage their work/life balance. Platforms like Microsoft Viva Insights can help, but there are many steps admins can take using existing technology to support a wellbeing mindset in their organization. An easy and effective change is to implement a transport rule that reminds people they have the “Right to Disconnect” when an email is received outside work hours. This article walks you through how to implement a timed disclaimer in Exchange Online with Azure Automation.
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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
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