Tag Archives: Microsoft

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 120

Microsoft Launcher for Android Phone

John Weigle   Is the Avast safe browser incognito mode automatically installed or does it have to be downloaded separately.

Andy Toth   I’ve been experimenting with a OneNote file filename.one. I put it my OneDrive folder on partition E:\. When I open the app OneNote that file does not appear in the file/folder listing. If I browse from the OneNote app the file, which is visible in windows explorer, is not visible. If I right click filename.one and use open with OneNote it opens. It makes no difference if I use the Windows 10 installed OneNote, or OneNote in Office 2016. I am logged-in with a local account on the computer. Then I log into my MS account. The file only exists in the OneDrive folder.

If I go to another computer and log into my MS account. I can see the cloud drive the other folders and files but

filename.one is not visible. Logging into OneDrive on my phone, I can see filename.one but, when trying to open, I get the message that it cannot be opened.

Fred Krueger   Can a person’s identity and personal info be compromised by using the chat feature or messaging on facebook?

Lisa Toth   I accidentally deleted an email account I wasn’t ready to delete! Is there a way to recover the account?

News Item:   For Android phones the Microsoft Launcher serves as the home screen, app manager, and gateway to Microsoft services, with the relatively new Your Phone Companion app tying phone activity into the Windows 10 Timeline on linked PCs.

News Item:   SMS Phishing going after Cardless ATM

News Item:   A Browser Extension Apparently Stole the Private Facebook Messages of at Least 81,000 Accounts

News Item:   Equifax Has Chosen Experian for their ID monitoring.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 113

Microsoft updates Sticky Notes

Andy Toth   I logged onto my Win10 computer local account. OneDrive account is setup to automatically log in. I copied one file to the documents folder on OneDrive. This is the only file on/in OneDrive. I edited the file on my local drive. The changes were not reflected in the file on OneDrive.

Fred Krueger   Looking at updating Brother MFC firmware I find under Devices and Printers that I have near 200 listed. Most of them are the name of my computer and or my router. What is going on here?

Lisa Toth   SCAM ALERT: Local residents receiving calls from 805-233-7560, supposedly the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, but this is not a VCSO number

News Item:   Bitdefender Disables Anti-Exploit Monitoring in Chrome After Google Policy Change

News Item:   The World Bank has launched the first bond on a blockchain with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

News Item:   Microsoft to give Sticky Notes a major facelift as part of its tasks push

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 87

Microsoft team uses Blockchain

Fred Krueger   how do I join your podcast

Toby Scott   Just received a recorded call at work: “If you don’t hit 1 now to speak to a representative, Google will report that your business is permanently closed.”

News Item:   Microsoft February Patch Tuesday Fixes 50 Security Issues

News Item:   Microsoft: We’re developing blockchain ID system starting with our Authenticator app

News Item:   Rapid Ransomware Being Spread Using Fake IRS Malspam

News Item:   Olympic Destroyer Data-Wiping Malware Is More Complex Than Previously Thought

Q&A with CIPCUG, Session No. 21

Jes started with a simple question about Microsoft and when the dust settled,microsoft4it was a full on Podcast all its own (it doesn’t take much to wind Toby up).  Microsoft is transitioning from a software and hardware company into one selling cloud services.  No longer do they want to sell you Windows or Office.  They want you to subscribe to Office 365 and pay annually.  There are no margins on hardware.  Established hardware companies like Dell and HP aren’t making much.  As innovations in phones slows down, there will be less and less separating the high and low ends of the market.  Margins are thinning out there as well.  Where you can make money is selling server space to businesses, along with other services that add value in a way that smaller competitors cannot match.

Toby goes on to compare the cloud businesses of Microsoft, Amazon S3, Rackspace and Google.  Some interesting comparisons — and Jes hadn’t even heard of Rackspace.

Dr. Bunny

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