Author: Martin King

Enable Storage Sense in Windows 10 Creators Update

  Ensuring that there is enough free disk space to install updates and keep Windows running smoothly can be a problem on devices with solid state storage. New in Windows 10 Creators Update, Storage Sense can automatically delete unnecessary files to maintain a healthy level of …

July Update for Xbox One Adds Custom Gamerpics, More

Microsoft has begun rolling out the July 2017 update for Xbox One, adding custom gamerpics, console co-streaming, and other new features. Additionally, the Xbox app on Android and iOS is being updated as well. “This month’s update, which we expect to roll out later today, is …

Microsoft Issues Fix for New Surface Pro

It looks like Microsoft has issued a fix for the hibernation issue that has been dogging some early purchasers of the newest Surface Pro. “Today we’ve released a Surface System Aggregator firmware update for the Surface Pro,” Microsoft’s Brandon Records writes in the Surface Blog for …

Launch a UWP App When Windows Starts

  I recently moved over to the Windows Store version of Slack, which is not a true UWP app but a win32 desktop app packaged for distribution in the store. One annoyance is that there is not an option to automatically launch the app when Windows …

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5A Packaging Blatantly Leaked

Xiaomi has been really active in the mid-range market. Offering high-end specifications for thin wallets is one of their core fundamentals. Calling themselves, an ‘Internet Company’, Xiaomi has quickly expanded throughout Asia with Xiaomi’s core customers coming in from India, China itself and SEA countries. With …

Block Untrusted Apps Using AppLocker

  In today’s Ask the Admin, I will share my strategy for using AppLocker to block untrusted apps. Application Control, along with removing administrative privileges from users, is an essential part of your defense-in-depth strategy. Users with local administrative privileges can always find ways to bypass …

TCP Fast Open — Disabled in Microsoft Edge

  In today’s Ask the Admin, I will explain how TCP Fast Open (TFO) helps to speed up browsing in Microsoft Edge and why it has been turned off by default in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 Creators Update. Support for TFO has been …

Create a Room Mailbox in Office 365

  In today’s Ask the Admin, I will show you how to create and use conference rooms in Office 365. Office 365 has a feature with many different names. It is referred to as room mailbox, meeting room, conference room, etc. Regardless of what you call …