Category: Microsoft

Microsoft doesn’t want to use Internet Explorer

Microsoft really doesn’t want you to use Internet Explorer anymore Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser Microsoft killed off the Internet Explorer brand nearly four years ago, choosing Edge as its modern browser for Windows 10. Internet Explorer lived on as plumbing for Windows and for business compatibility, but Microsoft isn’t supporting it with new web standards – it’s legacy code. Chris Jackson, a cybersecurity expert in…

Windows Server 2016

Since the reveal of Technical Preview 4 in November 2015, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the official release of Windows Server 2016 is growing throughout the IT world. While no firm date has been officially announced at this time, rumors abound of a General Release date at some point in Q3 2016. Spiceworks has already identified the features IT pros are most looking forward to in Windows Server 2016 as…

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is an operating system from Microsoft Corporation for servers, desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, and other connected devices (i.e. Internet of Things). The OS was formally announced on September 30, 2014, in San Francisco with Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson on stage. It was released worldwide on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 for Phones was released as a Technical Preview on February 12, 2015 to various Lumia…

Rearm the Office 2013 installation

To rearm your Office installation: Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure has the following credentials: The user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Administrators group on the KMS host computer. Close all Office 2013 applications. Open a command prompt with administrative permissions. Go to %installdir%%Program Files%Microsoft OfficeOffice15. If you installed the 32-bit edition of Office 2013 on a 64-bit operating system, %Program…

Find and move Exchange Arbitration Mailboxes

The Exchange System (Arbitration) Mailboxes, like ‘Discovery Search’ are created on the first Exchange server installed in the organization. If you need to remove a database or uninstall Exchange you will need to move the arbitration mailboxes to a different database or different server, respectively. Command to search all databases for the arbitration mailboxes: get-mailboxdatabase | Get-Mailbox -Arbitration |ft name,database,servername Here is the command to determine if arbitration mailboxes are…

Report: 50 million devices now run Windows 10

How well is Windows 10 doing? Microsoft hasn’t said anything yet about how many people are running the new OS, but if figures reported by WinBeta are correct, it’s off to a strong start. According to WinBeta’s sources, Windows 10 is now running on at least 50 million devices (PCs and tablets). These numbers are very unofficial, but to put things into perspective, Microsoft announced that it sold 100 million…

Windows 10: Release date, specs & pricing

Windows 10 release (as a technical preview) has now arrived. We take a look at what Microsoft has in store for its OS users The Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available to download for laptop and desktop users, having been unveiled at a Microsoft launch event in San Francisco on Tuesday 30 September. A server-based version of the software will follow shortly after, with Microsoft announcing the finished product…

Microsoft sues Samsung

Microsoft sues Samsung for failing to hand over Android royalties   Microsoft is suing Samsung over “breach of contract” after the Korean firm allegedly refused to make a royalty payment on patent licenses. Filed in a federal court in New York, the complaint alleges Samsung has stopped making payments for patented Microsoft technology used in its Android smartphones and tablets when Redmond announced it would buy Nokia’s handset business in…

Office 2013 license transfer to another PC

Office 2013 users can now legally transfer their license if they buy a new computer or their current one breaks down. In the face of user concerns over its previous policy, Microsoft today amended its Office 2013 license agreement. Now Office 2013 customers can move the software and license to another PC once every 90 days. Effective immediately, the agreement covers Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business…