Tag Archives: Search

Outlook Search broken since last Update, Fix available?

[German]Since May 5, 2020, some users of Microsoft Outlook have been suffering from the fact that the search does not work. A connection with the Office updates is suspected. Actually Microsoft should have rolled out a fix since 13 May … Continue reading

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Google search and the curse of algorithms: The logo of the 'Democratic Party' is shown as a rat

[German]The Google search suddenly returned the symbol of a rat (instead of a donkey or a mule) when searching for the Democratic Party (USA). Here is a brief look at the facts. Take it with humour in times of the … 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 ...

Windows 10: Search bug widley fixed…

[German]News from the broken Windows 10 search feature in start menu. Microsoft believes it will soon be able to fix the bug for all users. This bug caused a worldwide failure of the Windows 10 startmenu search on February 5, … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Addendum to the broken search and fixes – Part 2

[German]In Windows 10, the search in the Start menu repeatedly fails (as on February 5, 2020). This seems to be a recurring problem for which a blog reader sent me another observation and a solution that he uses in his … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Search is broken – how to fix it (Feb. 5, 2020)

[German]Currently there seems to be a serious issue for Windows 10 users (only version 1909): The search via start menu is down and works worldwide no longer. It's a know issue, Microsoft is rolling out a sever side fix – … Continue reading

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Fixing Microsoft Outlook Search Bug after June 2017 Update

[German]After installing Microsoft's Office security updates, released June 13, 2017, expecting issues with Microsoft Outlook search. Now it seems, that this issue has been fixed. Here are the details. Advertising

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Cortana search in Windows 10 Version 1607 – a 2nd look

Windows 10, Version 1607, (Anniversary Update) will change also some settings. The option to switch off Cortana in search has been removed. This observations has resulted in several web articles claiming, Cortana can't be switched off. In a 2nd look … Continue reading

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