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 …

Office 365 – Give permission on a mailbox

Michael Cloud, How To Guides, Office 365, TechTalk

You may find it necessary to grant a user /admin the ability to open and view the contents of another users mailbox. 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 …

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 …

Shrewsoft VPN cannot connect on WiFi

Michael How To Guides, Networking, TechTalk

We have seen instances of VPN connections not connecting on WiFi after changing to Windows 7 64bit. Part of the problem comes in because of Cisco’s  lack of Windows 7 VPN client like they did for the 32 bit versions. As a consequence a lot of IT departments, are recommending ShrewSoft VPN client as an alternative. ShrewSoft have a client that you …