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Windows 10: The Sands of time

Windows 10: The Sands of time

This short blog will be about some Windows 10 time sync issues. It’s summertime again, time to set your clock one hour forward. Windows 10 has a built-in mechanism to configure the clock/time automatically for you. If it’s working, it’s great but yesterday some customers called. Their Windows 10 device did not automatically changed the system time. When you have admin privileges you can manually sync the time, but you don’t have this luxury if you’re a user without admin…

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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 Man Who Shot Office Hardware acceleration

The Man Who Shot Office Hardware acceleration

This simple blog will be about why Outlook can be seriously lagging while typing. And I mean seriously lagging. Some letters will pop up 10/15 seconds after typing.  The probability this issue will be resolved by buying a new laptop is very small. I have seen this happen on all kinds of devices, old and new devices. Open your Task Manager and look at gpu-engine. You will notice: GPU 0 – 3D This means Outlook is using hardware graphics acceleration. …

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The Windows firewall rises

The Windows firewall rises

In this blog I’ll explain how to deploy your Windows firewall baseline policy rules into Intune. Configuring firewall rules on your Windows 10 device shouldn’t be forgotten. If you remember my blog about securing Windows 10 endpoints, you’ll know I recommend deploying it with a PowerShell script. When writing this blog, the Microsoft defender firewall rule migration tool was released. Of course, I tested it, but it didn’t work out great at the time. Trying to change imported firewall rules…

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