Turn off Other Email Tab in Outlook

Microsoft is once again using their wisdom against its clients by enabling, by default, a ‘focused‘ inbox experience within Outlook.

In short, Microsoft Outlook attempts to determine what email messages are important, to help keep you ‘Focused‘ and what belongs in the ‘Other‘ email category.

For most of my clients, this results in ‘missing‘ emails or overlooking potentially important emails such as time sensitive ones.

This article will show you how to disable the Focused email inbox feature and remove the ‘Other‘ tab.

 

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S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology and can provide a report on the health status of hard drives.

This article will show you how to check a drive via the Windows Command Prompt as well as Windows PowerShell.

Note, these built-in Windows tools will only display simple messages about the hard drive so if you need more details another solution would be required.

Personally, if I am questioning the integrity of a drive I simply replace it.

 

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Recently had a client who was signed into his computer using a Microsoft 365 Personal account. He wanted to convert his personal computer into his business computer and do so by signing into his Microsoft 365 Business account to join his office domain.

This article covers how I was able to get him setup so that his Microsoft 365 Personal account was replaced with his Microsoft 365 Business account.

 

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Uninstall AnyDesk Shell Association

When uninstalling AnyDesk on Windows you may be prompted with the following notice: AnyDesk has been removed. Some elements could not be deleted. You can try to delete them manually. Shell association (*.anydesk)

 

 

This article covers some residual locations where AnyDesk could be after uninstallation.

 

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This article will show you how to quickly and easily clear out your Open Network Stream history within the VLC Media Player on Windows as well as Ubuntu.

 

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This article covers how to set the Windows version of Microsoft Outlook 365 so that it will automatically search ALL Mailboxes, rather than just the current mailbox.

 

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There appears to be an unresolved bug (as of writing this article) for users using Windows 10 and the free Adobe Reader in which only one PDF can be opened at a time.

Users can open the first PDF normally. However, once the Adobe Reader application is open a second PDF can not be opened. Oddly enough, double clicking on the PDF will add the PDF the to Recent Files within Windows File Explorer but it does not create a new tab or window within the Adobe Reader application.

This article provides a solution to the issue where you can not open multiple PDF’s within Adobe Reader.

 

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Convert PC to VM on Hyper-V

This article will show you how to easily convert a working physical computer into a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). Let’s get started!

 

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This article covers the various Windows Services that I have disabled on my personal computer using the Services App. This article is intended for my personal use only as a reminder of what services I altered to improve system performance. If you use this article and alter any of the listed services on your computer it may render your Windows Operating System unstable.

 

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Connecting a Drive to VM in Hyper-V

This article covers how to connect an existing internal drive or external USB drive to a virtual machine (VM) in Windows Hyper-V.

 

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