Move Google Chrome profiles to a new computer

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Before I discovered the value of Chrome profiles, or “People” in Chrome nomenclature, I would open an Incognito tab to manage a client’s Office 365 environment. However, the saved credentials would be lost upon closing the Incognito browser window, which means we’d have to log in and supply the MFA code again. Worse, I couldn’t … Continued

Save money on Azure Reserved Instances

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Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs), are billing plans under which Azure customers may purchase VMs on a monthly basis or on prepaid one- or three-year terms. RIs are not tied to a specific VM, but to VMs of a specific size*; therefore, RIs can be reapplied to a VM that replaces a VM that was … Continued

Change Azure Service Administrator account

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You might notice that there’s no place in the modern Azure portal (portal.azure.com) where you can change the classic Service Administrator account for your Azure subscriptions. It’s hidden here: Account Center. Once you are in the Account Center, click on the subscription that you want to edit. Once in the subscription, select “Edit subscription details”. … Continued

Outlook reply body formatting is all wrong!

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One of our clients sent in a support request for a problem that perplexed her. She noticed that when replying to some messages, double line spaces (breaks) were inserted when she pressed Enter instead of the expected single-spaced line break. What she was seeing is Outlook inheriting the formatting of the email that she was … Continued

Email is identity; protect yours with 2FA!

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We’ve seen clients lose 100s of thousands of dollars in fraudulent wire transfers by not protecting their email. But when I encourage some clients to adopt a stronger security posture and implement multi-factor authentication, I receive the typical “We don’t have trade secrets in our email” type of pushback. Even if that’s true and they … Continued