Windows 8 Metro apps cannot connect

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, Networking, TechTalk, Windows 8

I recently noticed I was having a problem with Windows 8 Metro apps. Some of them worked and some just refused to connect to the internet for updates. All I kept getting was an error – “There was a problem. Please try again.” This is because I have two network cards in my machine, one ethernet and one wireless. The …

Windows 8 RTM has landed

Michael TechTalk, Windows 8

16 August 2012 – Why do I start off with the date? Well today is the day that the highly anticipated Windows 8 RTM has been released to MSDN subscribers. From tomorrow Volume License users will also be able to download and install Windows 8. As an early adopter of almost all new tech the very first thing I did …

TechRadar site compromised

Michael Security, TechTalk

This should come as no surprise as everyone is vulnerable now days. But TechRadar has announced that all registrations, commenting and log-ins have been disabled whilst they investigate a security compromise. if you have an account over there please keep your eyes open for further news. Of course you don’t need to go rushing off changing your password everywhere because you don’t use the …

Yahoo has 450,000 Usernames and Passwords stolen

Michael Cloud, Security, TechTalk, Yahoo

  Yahoo has admitted that around 450,000 plain text user names and passwords were stolen by attackers identifying themselves as ‘D333Ds’ Yahoo’s statement – ‘We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network, previously Associated Content, containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company usernames and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11,’  This reminds me of a conversation I had yesterday with …

Open other users Mailbox in Outlook

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

How do I open another users mailbox from within Outlook? Before you start please make sure you have the appropriate permissions assigned. If you are not sure or need to know how to do this please refer to this article. http://www.opsactive.com/office-365-give-permission-on-a-mailbox/ In the left had side of your outlook pane, look for your username/email address, this is the very top level of your …

Office 365 – Send as permission.

Michael How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

You may find it necessary to grant a user permission to send on behalf of another. Here are a few quick steps to guide you through this process. Connect to your Exchange Online Powershell and enter the following [note color=”#CCD6DB”]$Cred = Get-Credential [/note] Enter your credentials and then enter the following two lines to complete the connection to your Office 365 tenant admin. [note …