Microsoft Office LTSC 2021 and M365/O365: Missing Sounds Fix

We installed Office LTSC 2021 and noticed right away that there was no sound feedback from any of the Office applications. Apparently, they are not enabled by default in this version. Getting started with Office Sounds To get them going: Click FILE Options Ease of Access Tick Provide feedback with […]

Windows Borders Tip: Add Some Colour to the Edges

One of the annoyances when working with multiple windows open is the inability to see their edges out of the box. A simple remedy: Start Settings Colors Choose an accent color Tick Start, taskbar, and action center Tick Title bars and window borders For those of us who are visually […]

Veeam R&D Forums Digest: THE WORD FROM GOSTEV for February 7-13, 2022

One of the most important e-mails that hits our Inbox on a weekly basis unless there’s a break in there is the Veeam R&D Forums Digest by Anton Gostev. I’ve mentioned it before but this week’s post is especially important so it’s below verbatim. To subscribe: Sign into the Veeam […]

Windows Server 2022 and RUFUS

We are setting up a new 2-node AMD EPYC Rome S2D (Storage Spaces Direct) cluster and hit a bit of a snag with the new version of RUFUS that lists the following options when formatting the drive: Windows 11 with TPM/SecureBoot Windows 11 without TPM/SecureBoot Our cluster nodes refused to […]

Starlink: North Central Alberta (N of YEG) Good to Go

We’ve had a lot of grief with our WiFi LTE based ISP connection (Xplornet) since the beginning of last year. We tried tech support a number of times even going so far as to pay for a technician to come out and verify that our antenna was pointing correctly as […]

Weekly Veeam R&D Forums Digest

Whether you use Veeam or not, it’s a _really_ good idea to subscribe to Anton Gostev’s weekly Veeam R&D Forums Digest. Veeam R&D Forums User Control Panel Anton always keeps us up to date on what’s happening with the various Veeam products whether it’s support issues, updates, KB pointers, upcoming […]

Apple M1 ARM64 – Parallels, Windows, and Office Caveat

We are setting up a new Apple MacBook Air with the M1 ARM64 based processor. There are a couple of caveats when it comes to setting up Windows and Office on the new chip: Parallels for ARM64 is in Beta Mode Windows for ARM64 is in Beta Mode The same […]