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Month: February 2021

Office 365 Apps and the Deathly Bits

Office 365 Apps and the Deathly Bits

Imagine the next scenario: You have a customer with the need for Microsoft 365 Apps but some of the employees need the 32-bit apps instead of the 64 bits apps. How are you going to make sure all new and some existing devices will get the version of the Office 365 Apps they need. I couldn’t find much information about deploying 64 bits and 32 bits Office apps and how to make sure the proper device would get the right…

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Settings Catalog: A World Beyond

Settings Catalog: A World Beyond

In this blog will I will show you how to configure the new settings catalog (preview)/how to automate it and of course how to troubleshoot this new feature from the client’s perspective. The possibility to configure settings by simply selecting the settings with a GUI instead of manually creating your own custom-made settings (Configuration Service Provider) can be great. I will divide this blog into 3 parts Manually creating the setting in new the settings catalog How to automate the…

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Remember fast startup

Remember fast startup

This short blog will be about a setting that still can cause problems. Fast startup was introduced in Windows 8 and is turned on by default if applicable. I totally forgot about this setting when deploying the modern workplace. It’s really nice your device has a fast startup, but it has some cons when you have configured  Windows update like stated in step 6 from the Windows 10 in cloud configuration guide. Windows 10 in cloud configuration (microsoft.com) These steps…

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The Day Email Needed Recovery

The Day Email Needed Recovery

There are many articles written about why you need an additional backup when working with Microsoft 365. I guess most of these articles are written by the backup vendor themselves. But what if you don’t need or want an additional backup? A long time ago I wrote an article about why I love Onedrive and the recycle bin restore possibilities. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Onedrive – Call4Cloud But what options do you have when an end-user…

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The Log Collector

The Log Collector

It’s very nice to see, Microsoft is working on some new features. One of the features which are in development is the possibility to collect remote logs. Source: In development – Microsoft Intune | Microsoft Docs Also look at the possibility to restart an app install!. That’s great. But as these features are in development, we don’t have the option to collect logs remotely. Luckily Solarwinds has a remote background feature, which allows you to gather some event logs remotely….

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B for Bitlocker

B for Bitlocker

This blog will be about the Bitlocker recovery key and how to make sure it will be escrowed to Azure. I will show you what options you have to make sure your recovery keys are safe. Bitlocker is one of the many security measures you will need to implement to make sure the data is safe when the device gets stolen. Bitlocker encrypts the data on the device so it can’t be read without authenticated decrypting using a recovery key….

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Gmail: King of the monsters

Gmail: King of the monsters

Different week, different use case. This blog will be about the impossibility of having GMAIL as your Email client in combination with android work profiles and Conditional Access. Why not using Outlook? That’s indeed a very good question, as Gmail is also not an approved app. I guess users are just used to work with the Gmail app. They prefer the Gmail calendar notifications instead of the Outlook calendar notifications. Of course, we advised to start using Outlook, but the…

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