I started noticing my Surface Pro (1st gen) was not going to sleep since the upgrade to Windows 10 and was draining my battery. I checked many power options, but found the Surface Type Cover Filter Device Driver was missing.
Note: I am using a Surface Type Cover and not a Surface Touch Cover. If you have a Surface Touch Cover and having issues with the device not sleeping, it may be worth trying this, though do so with caution!
Microsoft are currently offering a second shot to resit any MCP exam taken between July 12 2015 and January 12, 2016 if you don’t pass on your first attempt. You must reschedule your free retake within 30 days of failing your MCP exam.
I decided to be brave and upgrade my Surface Pro to the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Upon successfully installing I immediately clicked on the windows button… only to notice the start screen/metro interface launched instead of the start menu, little confused.
It seems, well in my case you need to turn the start menu on.
Head to the Control Panel and open Taskbar and Navigation, click the Start Menu tab, tick Use Start menu instead of the Start screen.
Click ok, you will need to logoff and then log back in for the changes to take effect. Then BOOM clicking the windows button will now bring the start menu up. 🙂
Microsoft has made some changes to the MCSA for Server 2012 and SQL 2012 by introducing electives. This I feel is good idea as it allows you to pick an exam that may be more relative to your job role. So in my case I will be taken the following mandatory exams:
70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server
70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
and then I can decide to do 70-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.
First week of new job and going rather good as well as experiencing some strange behaviour… one of our clients had an unusual error with the Internet not working on all client machines. They were attached to the network fine and the server had Internet access.
Seems there may be a bug in Server 2008 R2 which may require the DNS cache to be cleared… and boom the clients had Internet access….
Within DNS Manager, right click “Cached Lookups” and select “Clear Cache”.
When trying to open an Microsoft Access 2003 database that has security features enabled you may get the following Microsoft Access error displayed “You do not have the necessary permissions” on newer versions of Access:
You do not have the necessary permissions to use the ‘.mdb’ object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the appropriate permissions for you.
To overcome this slight problem, you need to create a shortcut and link the MDW (Microsoft Access Workgroup information file) with the MDB .
You will need to create a new shortcut Right click New > Shortcut>. When asked type the location of the item. You will need to enter the following, replacing MDB/MDW> to where your files are located and the version of Office you are using. It may be worth opening notepad so you can get the path right and then copy and paste.
Before creating the shortcut, you can test if this will work by going Start > Run and pasting the path into the run box and clicking ok, if this fails then the shortcut will fail. Check the quotes and path to ensure they’re correct. Once it opens via the run box you can then create the shortcut.
Now when opening the newly created shortcut you should see the database open as normal and presented with a login screen.