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gSuite help is still terrible.

I have several comments about how using paid support for Office 365 is far superior to the experience using gSuite including my comment on this article from 2015.

Yesterday's call to gSuite support reconfirms.  Problem is a user wants to have access to Android apps on his new Google Pixelbook. Going to settings on the Pixelbook to enable the feature is grayed out.  A call to Pixelbook support confirmed the issue is the user is a member of a business gSuite account and there is a feature that has to be turned on.  I was directed to call into gSuite. Calling gSuite support is about as helpful as talking to my 2 year old niece. The gSuite tech acted as if he had no knowledge of a Pixelbook. I had to explain several times it was a product of his own company. Even going down the Chromebook route didn't help. He could simply point to turning on a feature that was already set. Otherwise, I would have to call the Pixelbook Support.

I have called into office 365 support for many issues. Sometimes the issue went beyond the scope of what the tech should have helped for their own silo, but they still were able to spend 30 to 60 minutes on the phone to solve the issue with great patience and product knowledge.

After the sale support many times goes unnoticed or untested.  When evaluating a service or software, I will call in…
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Thanks for the nudge Andrew.  Perhaps I will do just that.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Please do Scott. I'll be more than happy to edit and get it published for you.

I think a lot of people may benefit from your experiences, and it may just be the push Google needs to provide some decent support.
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Gamers in Cloud Meltdown over server speeds

If you're looking for evidence of slowdown on cloud servers following Meltdown patching, look no further than the online gaming community where players of the Battle-Royale style 100 player free-for-all game Fortnite suddenly found that getting Azure and AWS servers to keep 100 fast moving players updated with each other's real time movements is more processor heavy than anyone could guess.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/6/16857878/
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by:andyalder
One wonders why they bothered to patch dedicated back-end servers since they aren't vulnerable to exploitation unless some administrator starts browsing the web with one of them.
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Problem with "start menu not working" in Azure server that is a member of a domain. Just create a default group policy rule for  "Package Apps rule, [Group policy/application control policy/packaged apps rule/Create default rule] that way all signed apps will run.
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Can you use azure active directory to connect to a local work-group of PC's that does not have a local DC ?
The aim is to have azure act as the DC for the local machines. We dont want to use virtual desktops.

kind regards
mark
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by:pcstech-mwarren
Thanks Brian , my bad
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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.