Step-By-Step: Displaying info regarding previous logons on Windows 10

The Consumer Electronics Show has always been a blur of innovative device launches from a multitude of manufactures. CES 2017 has been no different other than an increase of devices running Windows 10. This comes as no surprise as many device manufactures plan to highlight their designs by complementing them with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update…

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IT’s Latest Challenge: Innovation and Transformation

I have been oddly quite here on CANITPRO.NET as of late and with good reason.  Over the summer I was asked to contemplate Microsoft’s three core ambitions: Create more personal computing Reinvent productivity and business processes Build the intelligent cloud   Timely as the following was mentioned during the September 26th 2016 Microsoft Ignite keynote:  …

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Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your VPN connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your VPN connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and as such best practice would dictate that making a backup of said registry before proceeding…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling browser extensions in Edge

Introduced in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is the new internet browser enabling it’s users to surf the web.  The browser features the ability to enable note taking on web pages and Cortana utilization. Microsoft Edge has even shown to be better at sipping battery consumption as tested by the Microsoft Edge Team.   What the browser…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Bash on Windows 10

At Build 2016 Microsoft announced that Bash will be coming to Windows 10 via the future release of the Anniversary update.  Made possible through the partnership of Microsoft & Canonical, this first class experience is made available natively a Windows desktop and required no VM to be run.  The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is…


Step-By-Step: Enabling Windows 10 Authentication Via Azure AD Join

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory offering ushers in a new enablement of authentication.  Authenticating against a synchronized or federated on premise Active Directory deployment becomes that much more easier to enable with devices running Windows 10 as authentication occurs directly and without third party software. Some of the major capabilities introduced by windows 10 to align…


Step-By-Step: Disabling A Windows 10 Upgrade on a Windows 7 Machine for Small Business

Fellow colleague, William Sung, recently reached out to team CANITPRO.NET to inquire about how to block a Windows 10 upgrade from occurring on a Windows 7 machine. An odd request, however for some small businesses a dire ask.  In this situation, a store clerk at a small retail location inadvertently upgraded the Point of Sale…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Apps to Auto-Trigger VPNs in Windows 10

Have you ever experienced that one app that always requires a VPN connection to operate? It becomes a bigger problem when that app is not frequently used and so the people using said application are not overly familiar as to how to initiate a VPN connection.  Thankfully Windows 10 has a solution to address this…

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Step-By-Step: Removing Corrupt Windows 10 Universal Apps via PowerShell

Universal applications, surmised from the evolution of Modern Apps once trapped within the Start Screen in Windows 8, provide a uniform data creation / consumption experience across the Windows 10 platform which includes the likes of desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and most recently XBOX.  A great overview of Universal Apps from a IT professional perspective…

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Step-by-Step: Windows 10 – Provisioning using Windows ICD

Hello Folks, Anthony and I often receive emails or tweets asking us to look into specific topics or scenarios.  Well, last week we received a request from CJtheRocker to explore Windows 10 Provisioning using Windows ICD. But really, why the big deal with deploying a new OS??  IT Pros have always said “I wish there…

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