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Windows Server File Migration Service Guide
Apr18

Windows Server File Migration Service Guide

Starting from Windows server 2019 we see the introduction of the Windows server file migration service feature. This feature allows you to easily migrate a file server, all of its file shares and folder permissions to new physical or virtual server. This feature will sync all file shares to a new server, set the same permissions then when you are ready it will assume the old servers IP address and name. The idea is to make migrating...

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How To Delete A Plan In Planner
Apr02

How To Delete A Plan In Planner

How to delete a plan from Planner in Microsoft 365 in 4 easy steps: First login to https://tasks.office.com and click on ‘Planner Hub’. Scroll down and then click ‘All Plans’. Click on the plan you wish to delete. Now click the three dots along the top and click on ‘Plan settings’. Now click on ‘Delete this plan’. If you don’t see this it means you did not create this plan or are...

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Office 365 Your Organisation Needs More Information To Keep Your Account Secure
Mar17

Office 365 Your Organisation Needs More Information To Keep Your Account Secure

Have you recently created a new Microsoft 365 or Office 365 account and users are being forced to setup MFA within 14 days despite MFA not being configured? Me too! I’m constantly setting up new tenants for clients and performing migrations and while enforcing MFA is a great idea and having it enabled by default is good it does cause issues during the configuration stage of a tenant. The issue is being caused by a new security...

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Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request
Mar08

Unifi There Was An Error Saving The LAN Network Invalid API Request

I recently came across this error ‘Invalid API Request’ when trying the change the network address of the LAN configured at a clients site. I clicked on Networks and then clicked EDIT. You can see here the network is 192.168.1.1/24. I updated the network to 192.168.0.1/24 and clicked on Save. This kept giving the error message ‘There was an error saving the LAN network invalid API request’.. Well that not...

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How To Create a Poll In Microsoft Teams
Mar08

How To Create a Poll In Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is fast becoming the standard Office tool for collaboration, meetings, instant chat and file storage within many businesses. It’s packed with handy tools and features and one we love using here at Southern IT Networks are the Polls within chat messages. You can create a poll and send it out across your organisation and gather feedback. You can even capture that feedback into Excel for later use. Lets get started! 1....

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How To Stop Teams Loading Up After Logging In
Mar02

How To Stop Teams Loading Up After Logging In

I love Microsoft Teams so why would you want to stop it loading up after you log in? haha I get it, not everyone has embraced it yet so here is how to stop it loading up after you log in every time in 3 easy steps. Step 1: Go to your system tray in the bottom right corner. You may have to click the up arrow first, then find teams and right click on the Teams icon. Step 2: After right clicking on the Teams icon click on Settings. Step...

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Microsoft Translation Travel App
Feb14

Microsoft Translation Travel App

I was randomly browsing the Google play store the other day and came across Microsoft Translator and for fun installed it to see what its all about and was very impressed! Microsoft Translator can translate spoken or written words into many other languages. It can even say the translation out loud which makes this Translator app perfect for the word wide traveller. If your going abroad then this app is definitely going to make your...

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Server Storage Migration Service Extension Not Visible
Feb13

Server Storage Migration Service Extension Not Visible

Recently i’ve been experimenting with the Server Storage Migration feature in Windows server 2019. This feature allows you to clone an existing file server and migrate its shares and files to a new server and perform a cutover migration to the new server. I had an issue where the server storage extension was not showing up in the list of extensions despite being installed! As you can see here the extension is not listed. It...

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Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version
Jan29

Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version

I recently ran into an issue where I wanted to test a deployment using Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service feature. It turns out an Evaluation installation does not support storage migration service and it will not appears to be missing in the Windows Admin Center. I needed to upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Standard edition. which is fortunately very easy! First open up a Powershell window and run...

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How To Sync Microsoft Edge On Your Mobile With Your 365 Account And Desktop
Jan21

How To Sync Microsoft Edge On Your Mobile With Your 365 Account And Desktop

Finally we have a Windows browser we can get behind and love! Microsoft Edge AKA Edge Chromium.. Based on the Chrome source code the Edge project now contributes to the Chromium codebase and adds further integration into the Office / Microsoft 365 suite. Once you install it to your desktop and sign in using your 365 account all of your passwords, favourites and forms can all be saved and synced to any other device where you use Edge....

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