Microsoft Stream January 2024 – Updates Changes

Microsoft Stream January 2024 – Updates Changes

Very interesting changes coming to Microsoft Stream platform…  Microsoft Stream Classic will retire on February 15, 2024 My FAVORITE:   Virtual teleprompter The teleprompter feature is a new addition to Microsoft Stream that allows you to add a scrolling script to your screen recording or video. This can be helpful if you need to read…

Build Specialized ChatGPT apps using ChatGPT
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Build Specialized ChatGPT apps using ChatGPT

This past week the first OpenAI Dev Days happened, and it was, groundbreaking at many levels. From the number of monthly users, developers using their APIs, GPT-4 turbo, ChatGPT store, lower pricing and many others. I will link below several articles for details. The one that caught my eye the most – mostly because it…

SureCART – A Simple Friendly eCommerce Cart Alternative
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SureCART – A Simple Friendly eCommerce Cart Alternative

Recently one of my customers had his Etsy store suspended (it’s been going around) and he asked me to create a store in his existing WordPress site. I used SureCart free version, which I have been testing on my own site, and had 10 of his items fully enabled within 30 minutes, after receiving their…

MICROSOFT B2B CONNECT

MICROSOFT B2B CONNECT

Microsoft Terms of UseIn order to access Microsoft resource(s), you must read the Terms of Use. Microsoft B2B Guest Terms of Use MICROSOFT B2B CONNECT These terms are an agreement between you and Microsoft Corporation. IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW. BY USING THIS PRODUCT, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF…

Keeping up with AI

Keeping up with AI

A list of resources I use to keep up with AI on a daily / weekly basis – It changes so much from week to week: AI Breakdown: (Daily) Last Week in AI AI Today Podcast Practical AI Podcast jorgep.com AI Newsfeed SuperHuman Newsletter Hugging Face.co This is the LLM “GitHub” f the world. —

Good Tweet From Test

Good Tweet From Test

This tweet from PaulCouvert is a great example of how AI can simplify workflows I've just created an ecommerce business using Dall-E 3. Almost everything is generated by AI and the website is created with a simple no-code tool. It took me less than 15 minutes and I'll show you how: pic.twitter.com/GlCzQMBVlw — Paul Couvert…

OneDrive v3.0
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OneDrive v3.0

Last week Microsoft announced OneDrive 3.0 Lots of excellent updated to an already great product. they are calling it The Future of File Management and it includes AI capabilities! ( OneDrive with Copilot ) to help quickly search, organize and extract information from your files.  Although not every featured mentioned is there, some are already…

The difference between LLM and a Foundational Model

The difference between LLM and a Foundational Model

A Large Language Model (LLM) and a Foundational model are related but distinct concepts in the field of natural language processing. The main difference lies in their specialization and use cases. A foundational model is a general-purpose language model, while an LLM is a language model fine-tuned for specific conversational applications. The LLC builds upon…

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory ! Much faster, and it uses 50% less memory! Announcing general availability of the new Microsoft Teams app for Windows and Mac – Microsoft Community Hub Switch to the new Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Support A great video on this topic published by:…

Checking for Windows 11 device compatibility across the fleet

Checking for Windows 11 device compatibility across the fleet

Now that we are less than 25 months away from the end of Windows 10, and the 3rd release of Windows 11 (23H2) is starting to roll out this week, many organizations are starting to plan their Windows 11 rollouts. Windows 10 Home / ProOctober 14, 2025 Windows 10 Enterprise & educationOctober 14, 2025 Windows…

Top 100 WordPress Plugins – September 2023
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Top 100 WordPress Plugins – September 2023

The WordPress plugin directory is the most authoritative source of information about WordPress plugins. It is maintained by the WordPress team, and it is the place where users can go to find and install plugins for their WordPress sites. This directory contains over 60,000 plugins, and each plugin’s page includes the number of active installations….

ServiceNow and Its Growing Significance
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ServiceNow and Its Growing Significance

The ServiceNow platform has long held a prominent position in the IT service management domain, often associated with terms like “ticketing tool” or “support tool.” However, a significant shift occurred several years ago when ServiceNow recognized the potential to extend its platform beyond IT service management, adapting it for diverse business areas within the enterprise….

Alternatives to ChatGPT

Alternatives to ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI that allows you to have human-like conversations with a chatbot. you can access the web-based app chatbot visiting chat.openai.com and creating an OpenAI account. The website is powered by a large language model called Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT). GPT is powered by a deep neural network (DNN)…

List of AI Tools

List of AI Tools

Disclaimer: There is absolutely no way anyone can keep up with the new daily releases (and closures) of AI tools and experiments – This is a list as of a certain point in time, and plan to update from time to time. It is by no means complete or fully accurate. It is placed here…

Microsoft Intune Suite

Microsoft Intune Suite

On March 1, 2023 Microsoft announced Microsoft Intune Suite which consolidates its endpoint management and security solutions to streamline protection for cloud-connected and on-premises endpoints.  It includes: The new Intune Suite can be added all Microsoft Intune subscribers (including Microsoft 365 E3 and E5) which already include core Intune (now called Intune Plan 1) for an additional…

Pins on a Map
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Pins on a Map

I volunteer for a non-profit that runs an event every year — Artists invite the public into their house studios and they need to create a map of the artists home. They were doing it manually with a lot of hard work over several session at one of the collaborators ( wine and cheese wants…

Moved the Site

Moved the Site

Over the weekend I moved my site to a new hosting provider. Although things are much easier than years ago, it is not a trivial task/project. My website platform is WordPress and I have been using it for many (15+) years. It is an amazing content management system (CMS) tool. Over the years, I have…

Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios
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Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios

Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. It is designed to simplify the process of deploying Windows devices for organizations of all sizes. Windows Autopilot supports a growing list of scenarios that organizations commonly need. These needs vary based on organization…

Windows 11 Compatibility for Businesses
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Windows 11 Compatibility for Businesses

As a first step in your jorney to Windows 11, you’ll need to know which of your current devices meet the Windows 11 hardware requirements. Most devices purchased in the last 18-24 months will be compatible with Windows 11. Verify that your device meets or exceeds Windows 11 requirements to ensure it’s compatible. Microsoft released the PC…

Microsoft Launches Security Experts
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Microsoft Launches Security Experts

In early May 2022, Microsoft announced the launch of their Microsoft Security Experts Services  Security Experts is a new managed service category that combines expert-trained technology and product innovation with human-led services. Right now Microsoft is doing a lot of the work directly, but soon they will have multiple certified security expert partners  Video  introducing the…

Windows Autopatch
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Windows Autopatch

A a few weeks ago Microsoft announced a new service called Windows Autopatch for business customers that provides the ability to keep Windows, Office, Teams and Microsoft Edge software on devices enrolled and managed by Microsoft Intune up to date automatically. The service is now on public beta and scheduled to be GA sometime at…

Cybersecurity Podcasts News
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Cybersecurity Podcasts News

I need to stay up to date with the cybersecurity topics and aside from several news sources i check on a daily / weekly bases I also listen to the following podcasts: I found a lot more at this site Other News Resources / Sites: https://cybersecuritynews.com/ https://thehackernews.com/ https://cisoseries.com/ https://www.cnbc.com/cybersecurity/ https://www.wired.com/tag/cybersecurity/

Microsoft Modern Work Webinars
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Microsoft Modern Work Webinars

The Microsoft Cloud Acquisitions Team of Technical Specialists have has a new YouTube channel around the Modern Work stack and their first set of webinars is a  high-level overview of the Security Features available with M365. I particularly liked the Advanced Identity Concepts AD Premium Plan 2 one — very well presented and good content! Loved this Worth…