Friday, June 18, 2021

Windows 11 is coming! Here’s an excellent Windows Central tour

Microsoft almost kept it’s secrets about the new Windows interaction ‘till the June 24th event.
Windows 11 is coming and, as always, the one and only Zac Bowden from Windows Central has all the current info about it.

In an excellent first hand video, Zac goes through what’s new in Windows, so take a look at his YouTube video:
Windows 11 First Look - New Start, Taskbar, Widgets, Tablet Improvements, Sounds + MORE

Microsoft Teams – Create a To-Do task from chat

Here’s a nice feature that was announced by Microsoft in 2020, and it’s finally rolling out.
You can now easily create a To-Do task from a chat line.

To achieve this, you just need to:

  • Click the “…” on any chat or channel message
  • Select “More Actions”
  • Select the option “Create Task”

Intune – Common q&a about device policies

One of the most common things when transitioning to a modern endpoint management, it’s about the way IT admins are used to make changes or deploy a software, and the time it takes that change to take effect in devices.

Intune is not an exception and sometimes it may feel a little frustrating when it seems that nothing is really happening.

We this in mind, Microsoft compiled a series of q&a about how are the device policies apllied when using Intune.

Take a look here:
Microsoft Docs - Common questions and answers with device policies and profiles in Microsoft Intune

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Microsoft Teams for Home

I believe this could me the final move to end Skype.

Microsoft Teams is now available for personal use, and it brings some of the perks of it’s enterprise versions like Together Mode, Tasks Assignments, Dashboards etc.

To get more info and download the free app:
Use Teams with Friends and Family | Microsoft Teams

Saturday, May 15, 2021

[SOLVED] Bluetooth headphones volume control not working in Windows 10

Sometime ago I had an issue with my bluetooth heaphones. For some reason, I couldn’t control their volume in Windows.

After some research I’ve found out that this issue was related with something called “absolute volume” which enables you to control your headphones volume independently from Windows volume.

At least for me this was causing issues, making it impossible to control headphones volumes from Windows,at all.

So, here’s how I solved it:

  1. Open registry (regedit.exe)
  2. Navigate to: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Bluetooth\Audio\AVRCP\CT”
  3. Create a new DWORD (if not exists) called “DisableAbsoluteVolume”
  4. Set the new entry to “1”

And you’re done!

VMware Horizon – Get user login date

Here’s a nice SQL query to get users login to your VDIs:

SELECT a.ModuleAndEventText,a.Time
FROM event_historical a
INNER JOIN
(SELECT ModuleAndEventText,
MAX(Time) as Time
FROM event_historical
GROUP BY ModuleAndEventText
) AS b
ON a.ModuleAndEventText = b.ModuleAndEventText
AND a.Time = b.Time
WHERE EventType = 'Agent_CONNECTED';

Microsoft Edge–Uninstall from command-line

Need to uninstall Microsoft Edge using a command-line or remotely?

Here’s how:

  1. Open an elevated command-prompt
  2. Navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\[version number]\Installer”
  3. Run the following command-line: setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall

And it’s all done!