How to enable “Hey Cortana” with Windows Phone 8.1 Update in Australia

Currently only USA and UK Windows Phones can access Cortana Beta. Some other countries such as Australia have access to Cortana Alpha. The “Hey Cortana” feature which allows you to start Cortana listening by simply saying “Hey Cortana” is not included in the Alpha and we have to wait patiently for the Beta. There is... Continue Reading →

How to fix frequent WebDav “path not valid” errors

After experiencing some intermittent “path not valid” and very frustrating errors trying to open different types of files from my SharePoint server I’d had enough. I had to know what was going on. Here’s the behaviour I was seeing. I had used a certain machine to edit SharePoint files in applications such as WordPad and... Continue Reading →

Fix SharePoint Performance Issue with ‘Open in Explorer’ & opening non-Office File Types

I was recently working with documents stored in SharePoint (Office 365 to be exact) and was seeing poor performance when trying to open file types with applications other than Office. At first I just put it down to a slow connection to Office 365, but I quickly realised that accessing files from Office 365 via... Continue Reading →

How to install/enable the WebClient (WebDAV) Service on Windows Server 2012 to open/edit SharePoint files

Are you having trouble opening/editing files stored in SharePoint, especially non Office files on Windows Server 2012? By default the WebClient service is not installed on Windows Server 2012. Without this service running, opening/editing of non-Office files stored in SharePoint is very restricted. To enable the WebClient service in Windows 2012 follow these steps: Start... Continue Reading →

Solving the “Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device” error when installing Windows 2012 Server on Hyper-V

I’ve installed Windows 2012 server on a few Hyper-V images in the past but ran into an error that looked unfamiliar. I created my Hyper-V machine, configured it with a dynamic hard drive, added a DVD and mounted the Windows Server 2012 ISO making sure the DVD drive was top of the boot order and... Continue Reading →

How to find the Version, Culture and PublicKeyToken of an Assembly (DLL) using PowerShell

In response to a question on my article How to install a DLL to the GAC on Windows Server 2012 using only PowerShell (without having to install SDK or Visual Studio) here’s how you can find the PublicKeyToken for a DLL using only PowerShell. The output of this PowerShell statement will provide the Version, Culture... Continue Reading →

How to make Windows boot faster – find programs that autostart in Windows

Over time Windows gets slower and slower to start up. Often this is due to the software that gets installed, that automatically starts programs as Windows starts up and are always running in the background even though you are not using them. Often this may not be the core software but rather a small program... Continue Reading →

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