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Using PowerShell for User Notification in SCCM 2012

There are many benefits to moving away from .hta or command prompt based End User pop up...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 01/04/2016

“The Server Stumbled…” or “We all have bad days”

So…. you wanted to open the Windows App Store, huh? You click on the little store thingy But…instead...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 08/31/2015

The Windows 10 Quick Guide

Microsoft has put together a handy dandy guide to Windows 10 called the Windows 10 Quick Guide. In...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 08/26/2015

Windows App Store doesn’t load after Windows 10 upgrade!

It’s back! The Windows App Store issue that makes you think you’re going to download exciting...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 08/17/2015

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts. Or How to Succeed at Everything.

I’m sure that you, like me, like to do things quickly and efficiently. I mean, come on, who hasn’t...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 08/10/2015

Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager released!

If you’re a loyal user/administrator of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (and why...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 02/03/2015

“The CPU can’t take much more, Captain!” (said in thick Scottish accent) OR "Maintenance in progress" is The Most Annoying Windows message. *Updated!

How to use the Windows Action Center for Good instead of Evil. If you are like me, you’ve told your...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 01/01/2015

Black Holes, Time Travel and Windows 8.1 OneDrive Sync

If you are seeing this error, never fear. Your computer files haven’t fallen through a black hole,...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 09/09/2014

Patching Office 365 with Configuration Manager 2012! or “How I learned to stop worrying and love the Click2rclient!”

Recently I was pulled into a customer engagement, where the customer had recently deployed Office...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 09/06/2014

Windows 8.1 Store Apps Won’t Open (Or Close Immediately) when logged on as a domain user. Make it stop! (Updated 3/14/2015)

“MAKE IT STOP!” was the subject of the e-mail I received yesterday from a customer who...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 07/22/2014

Where’s my Windows Phone 8.1 update? (blog Update #4) Available Now!

8/4/2014 10am – Windows Phone 8.1 Update Cyan on my daughter’s non-Developer Preview Lumia 520....

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 07/18/2014

Bing, Google, the 'Internet of Things’ and the Turing Test

Last week headlines exploded on every device I own “Computer passes the Turing Test”.  If by...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 06/10/2014

Want all the Windows Update Security Updates in an easy to use, downloadable ISO?

A customer recently complained to me “I wish I could get all the Security Updates on DVD...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 05/21/2014

Help! My Live Tiles aren’t Working!

“Hey!” the e-mail began. “My Live Tiles aren’t Working! They are stuck!...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 01/08/2014

Windows 8.1 and the Nuclear Option Update#3

In a previous blog post, I reviewed an issue some users were having launching the Windows 8.1 App...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 12/31/2013

How to Remove Windows 8.1 Store Apps with PowerShell (when they won’t go quietly).

Here’s an issue that I’ve only experienced once myself, but that anecdotal evidence says...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 11/02/2013

Something happened and the install of Windows 8.1 can't be completed. (And now you're annoyed)

A friend of mine called me in a panic because his Samsung tablet wouldn't upgrade to Windows...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 10/25/2013

Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'.

If you've just upgraded your Windows 8 (non RT) device to Windows 8.1 and suddenly upon reboot...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 10/22/2013

Windows App Store doesn't load after 8.1 Upgrade v. 2 (Also Works for Windows 10!)

If you're currently experiencing abandonment issues from the Windows Store after upgrading to...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 10/21/2013

Windows 8.1 Store seems confused about online status after upgrade.

After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on one of my laptops, I noticed that even though I was...

Author: David Williams Dixon Date: 10/21/2013