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Microsoft services (Outlook, OneDrive, Teams etc. has been down (Jan. 25, 2023)

[German]Short remark for the morning (here in Europe) of January 25, 2023: As it looks right now (09:00 UTC), Microsoft is experiencing a major disruption to its online services such as Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, LinkedIn, etc., which have been unavailable … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11: Microsoft confirms Taskbar issues with Barco ClickShare app calendar integration

[German]Small addendum to a problem of the last 14 days. Users of Windows 10 and Windows 11 may suffer from the fact that the taskbar does not work anymore. Especially from the business sector I know of some reports. Cause … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Does the Microsoft Edge 109.x crash the Application Guard?

[German]Does Microsoft Edge browser version 109.x crash Microsoft's Application Guard security feature on Windows? That is the statement of a user in blog comments. After the person concerned provided me with some information, I am taking up the topic in … Continue reading

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Windows 11 22H2: System Restore causes "This app can't open" error

[German]Once again a little hint for users of Windows 11 22H2. I still keep hearing "runs without any problem", but just in case, if Windows 11 22H2 should ever have hiccup and shows the error "This app can not be … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Taskbar and Office apps suddenly broken (Jan. 18, 2023)

[German]Brief information for Windows 10 users who are annoyed by an unresponsive taskbar since January 18, 2023. I received a call for help from German blog readers – and we found an explanaition. Anyone using Barco's Clickshare solutions may have … Continue reading

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Printing issues in Edge 109 branch – special characters like umlauts are the problem

[German]Some Microsoft Edge users are experiencing massive printing  issues with the 109 development branch. For example, quick printing no longer works for some users. For other users, the printing process crashes. After investigations, it became obvious, that the Edge 109 … Continue reading

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ASRmageddon: Why private users were affected, how to restore shortcuts

[German]Friday January 13, 2023 Windows users worldwide were affected by a buggy Defender signature update that deleted desktop shortcuts and more via an ASR rule. In a follow-up, I shed some light on why even home Windows 10/11 users could … Continue reading

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Still SQL issues in Access after Office and Windows January 2023 updates

[German]Microsoft believe they have fixed the ODBC connection issue on SQL databases with the January 10, 2023 security updates for Windows. But I  received a report that there are still issues with Access. In addition, I have received a report … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender update/ASR deletes desktop shortcuts, taskbar broken, Office apps don't start anymore

[German]Currently, there seem to be nasty problems with Windows and Microsoft Office. Users report in the blog that under Office 365, build 16.0.15831.20252, the taskbar in Windows is broken and the Office applications no longer start. In many clients, the … Continue reading

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Does AMD's Windows WHQL driver bricks RDNA 2 RX 6000 GPUs?

[German]Can a driver update bricks AMD graphics cards (AMD 6800/6900 GPUs) from AMD? There are hints from users that exactly this might have happened after a driver update – whereby we are talking about WHQL Windows drivers certified by Microsoft. … Continue reading

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