Shane Bartholomeusz

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How To: Win 10 Screen Sharing

Overview

Ever had to provide remote support to someone? It can be a real pain in the proverbial, including setting up the remoting software at both end points.

In this post you'll learn how to share screens between two Windows 10 devices using the little known, built-in Windows Quick Assist app. The best part about it is that it requires almost no setup. Just straight to business!

Windows 10 Quick Assist Logo
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How To: Unlock Protected Excel Spreadsheet

Overview

Think that your ‘protected' Excel spreadsheet is safe? Think again! These restrictions can easily be bypassed.

Recently, I needed to modify a protected spreadsheet however the original author of that Excel spreadsheet had left our company and no one had the password to unprotect the document. Doh!

In this post I'll show you how to unprotect an Excel spreadsheet in a few simple steps.

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Fixed: Windows 10 Search Crashing

Problem

In this post I'll show you how to fix an issue with Windows 10 Search disappearing.

While trying to use the Windows 10 Search I noticed that after I entered a few characters the Search Box would crash and clear out the text I had entered. No search results were being displayed.

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Fixed: Configure Visual Studio GIT Proxy Server

Problem

Working in corporate environment can bring it's own set of challenges when setting up tooling. A typical corporate environment will usually contain a Proxy server setup.

If you have encountered the below errors while using the built-in GIT integration with Visual Studio 2019. In this post I'll show you how to fix these issues.

Failed to connect to XXXXX.com port 443: Connection refused

Git failed with a fatal error.

unable to access XXXX

Proxy CONNECT aborted

407: Proxy Authentication Required

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Fixed: Windows Update – There were some problems installing updates (0x80240fff error)

Problem

Have you encountered the dreaded 0x80240fff Windows Update error in Windows 10? In this article I'll show you how to fix the issue.

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240fff)

Windows Update Error (0x80240fff) Screenshot
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Solved: Excel 256 Row Limit in MS Power Automate

Problem

When processing Excel files containing over within Microsoft Power Automate (or Azure Logic Apps), you might notice that only the first 256 rows will be returned …

What The? What's Going On Here?

Microsoft Flow and Excel Logos
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Handling Excel Dates in Microsoft Power Automate

Problem

Dealing with dates can be a real pain in the proverbial sometimes … and Microsoft Power Automate (aka Microsoft Flow) is no exception.

I recently had to bulk load some records from an Excel file into SharePoint Online using Microsoft Power Automate … you'd be forgiven to think that this would be a trivial task … WRONG!

Microsoft Flow and Excel Logos
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How To: Backup Synology NAS to Azure Cloud

Overview

In this article we'll look at how to configure your Synology NAS to backup your data to the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Backup Synology to Azure diagram
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Solved: Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Paused

Problem

I've been using a Samsung Fast Charge wireless charger with my Samsung Galaxy S8 for a while now, and really love the convenience of it.

After using the wireless charger for several months, all of a sudden, one day it stopped working …

I put my phone down on the wireless charger and it would start charging for a few seconds and then stop with the message “paused” on the screen. This cycle would repeat endlessly and the phone would never charge.

Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Paused Screenshot
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