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This is a note for personal reference.

Enable Windows Updates on a Windows PC connected to Active Directory with Windows Updates disabled. Set the Data value from 0 to 1 on the following entry: SetDisableUXUAccess at the following registry address:

  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

 

 

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In this article I will show you how to quickly and easily add a script to your child theme functions.php file which will block access to the WP Admin bar and backend for anyone with the Subscriber role.

 

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Outlook does not have a dedicated “Send and Archive” button similar to what you might find in other email services like Gmail. However, you can manually Archive emails after sending them.

For Microsoft 365, Outlook.com, and Exchange accounts, the Archive folder is one of Outlook’s default folders, and you can use the Archive button to move messages to this folder. While it’s not a one-click solution like a “Send and Archive“, it can help you manage your sent emails more efficiently.

If you’re looking to streamline your email management, you might consider using Quick Steps in Outlook. Quick Steps allow you to create automated actions for frequent tasks, which could include archiving emails after sending them.

For more detailed instructions on archiving emails or setting up Quick Steps, you can refer to the official Microsoft Support page.

 

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If you use a password to sign into your Windows 11 personal computer (PC) you can adjust a setting which will allow you to automatically sign in, bypassing the password input requirement.

This is handy if you need to have an account password set (for example, network sharing) but don’t want to manually insert a password upon starting or rebooting your PC.

Follow the steps within this article only if you’ve physically secured your Windows 11 PC and you’re the only person using your computer.

 

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Using the desktop version of Word, I discovered that the Transcribe feature was not available. Oddly enough, I could see the transcribe feature when I go to Customize the Ribbon. However, I cannot toggle it on or off and it is not actually showing up in the Ribbon.

Turns out, it was a simply Microsoft Account Privacy Setting that was preventing the Transcribe feature from being available. This article will show you which Privacy Setting you need to enable to gain access to the Transcribe feature within Microsoft Word.

 

 

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Using the desktop version of OneNote, I discovered that the Transcribe feature was not available. Oddly enough, I could see the transcribe feature when I go to Customize the Ribbon. However, I cannot toggle it on or off and it is not actually showing up in the Ribbon.

Turns out, it was a simply Microsoft Account Privacy Setting that was preventing the Transcribe feature from being available. This article will show you which Privacy Setting you need to enable to gain access to the Transcribe feature within Microsoft OneNote.

 

 

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Microsoft 365 Copilot AI

This article is a Copilot for Microsoft 365 document originally published by Microsoft re-written here for my personal reference.

 

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Help My Email Account was Hacked

If your email account has been hacked, you must act quickly to regain control and prevent further issues.

Here are some steps you can take:

 

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Email Protection using SPF, DKIM, DMARC

Tired of having your emails go into client junk / spam folders? You can increase the deliverability of your emails while protecting your brand and clients using free tools to create SPF, DKIM and DMARC records. With these free records in place, you can help block phishing, ransomware, and spam messages.

Email service providers like Gmail and Office 365 are increasingly sending unauthenticated emails to spam or rejecting them outright. This article will show you how to add an SPF, DKIM and DMARC record to your domain to help prevent this while keeping most malicious actors out. Note, this article is only intended for my personal use and comes with no guarantee of any kind.

However, be aware of the security risks involved with DMARC.

 

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