Install the new Teams client: bulk installer, policies, changes from the classic client, system prerequisites
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by Wolfgang Sommergut
1d ago
Users will gradually receive the new Teams client depending on the license and update channel. Microsoft now offers a bulk installer for businesses looking to migrate to the new version. Subsequently, admins can enforce a specific client for users using a policy ..read more
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Install Dev Drive in Windows 11
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by Thomas Joos
1d ago
Dev Drive is a new feature in Windows 11 23H2, also included in the preview of Windows Server 2025. It is a drive based on ReFS, specifically designed for the requirements of developers and IT professionals. It offers enhanced control over volume settings and file system filters ..read more
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Configure Windows 11 Start menu with Group Policy
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by Wolfgang Sommergut
3d ago
One of the most noticeable innovations of Windows 11 is the redesigned Start menu. This changes not only its appearance but also its technical foundations. However, the settings in the Group Policy have remained mainly the same, so it is unclear which ones still apply ..read more
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Upgrade Python in Windows
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by Edem Afenyo
4d ago
This article will explain the four ways to upgrade to a new version of Python on a Windows system: installer, Microsoft Store, Winget, and Chocolatey. You will also learn how to use different versions of Python on your system and how to uninstall an old version ..read more
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Free access to an enhanced ChatGPT 4 for 4sysops members
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by Michael Pietroforte
5d ago
Members can now enjoy free access to 4sysops AI powered by ChatGPT 4 (GPT-4 Turbo). 4sysops AI is a continuously updated and does not have a cutoff date of April 2023 like ChatGPT. As you may be aware, the free version of ChatGPT only supports ChatGPT 3.5, while the paid membership of ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20 per month, provides access to ChatGPT 4 (GPT-4). 4sysops members can now access the Turbo version of ChatGPT 4 for free, which is faster than the standard ChatGPT 4 available with the Plus subscription ..read more
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If Windows 11 Copilot is not working
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by Jasmin Kahriman
1w ago
In a recent blog article, we discussed enabling or disabling Windows Copilot in Windows and Edge. One of the most common problems reported by end users is the fact that Windows 11 Copilot is not available or not working. In this blog article, I will go through various issues you might face and explain how to solve them ..read more
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Edit JSON config files with free JSON editors or Notepad++
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by Wolfgang Sommergut
1w ago
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is gaining popularity as a format for configuration files. Unlike XML or the still-used INI format, editing JSON in a text editor can be tedious and error-prone. However, there are free JSON editors and plugins for Notepad++ that simplify this task ..read more
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Analyzing Windows Event Logs with Security Onion
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by Thomas Joos
1w ago
Security Onion is an open-source platform for threat hunting, security monitoring, and log management. It aggregates free tools such as Kibana, Elastic Fleet, InfluxDB, CyberChef, and Suricata. The solution provides access to these tools via a web console. I'll demonstrate how it can be used for analyzing Windows logs ..read more
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Configure Firefox proxy settings with Group Policy
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by Wolfgang Sommergut
1w ago
If you want to centrally manage proxy settings for the Mozilla browser in a network, a Group Policy is available. Unlike Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, Firefox cannot only inherit the proxy configuration from Windows but can also receive it directly via GPO ..read more
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An example of using PowerShell to manage system and user-assigned managed identities in Azure
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by Baki Onur Okutucu
2w ago
Managed identities provide secure authentication for resources accessing other resources in Azure without requiring sensitive information such as secrets, credentials, and certificates to be handled. Microsoft Entra ID manages these identities, enabling applications to obtain tokens for authentication. In this post, I will provide an example that illustrates how to use system and user-assigned managed identities with PowerShell ..read more
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