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Hi Friends,

Just a short note to explain why those of you who have been following me may be curious as to why I suddenly disappeared from EE all of a sudden and apparently started ignoring all of your messages for the last couple of months.

Without going into too much detail, I've basically been in and out of hospital with a rather serious condition. My last stint in hospital was 4 1/2 weeks and I'm finally now home again on a "Hospital in the Home" program where district nurses regularly visit my home and I go back into the hospital once a week for doctors reviews.

The situation I'm in isn't about to change real soon, but I'm confident I'll beat it eventually  :-)

So that's my story gang.. My apologies for the lack of replies and if I do seem to disappear, please know it has nothing to do with Experts Exchange forums, which I continue to thoroughly enjoy.

Best..

Andrew
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by:Nichole LaRue
Sorry to hear about this! We're all thinking about you and wishing you well.
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Hi Andrew,
Sorry to hear about your health. Get well soon and wishing you speedy recovery.
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Join us this year — on November 28-29 — as we aim to travel 10 million virtual miles to make new friends, open hearts and open minds in order to create a kinder, more compassionate world!  
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Have a look at Microsoft Education website, there are many free courses and you can have more fun there. I am sure you can gain more with Microsoft as they are really generous and you do not need to be a Premium Member to attend any course.
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Let’s learn something new is the term known Error Database. What is this KEDB? And how it is connected to software testing world?

The key to progress lies in climbing the stairs step by step, instead of a single jump skyward. Approaching slowly and carefully expects knowledge to be stored, utilized and enhanced. In Information Technology Infrastructure Library one such tool that enables associations to make this progress is the Known Error Database.

What is a Known Error Database Tool?

A known error database is a database that portrays the majority of the known issues inside the general frameworks. It depicts the circumstances in which these issues show up, and when conceivable, it offers a workaround that will get the client around the issue and back to profitable work. The configuration management system is part of known error database.

This database also turns out to be a part of the general Problem Management Database, where IT can go to distinguish and organize issues that need perpetual resolutions. Workarounds are just impermanent fixes with the goal that work can precede until the point when issues are definitely settled.

The ITIL known error database must incorporate screenshots of the issues, and additionally the content of error messages, and portrays the issue from the perspective of the client.

Advantages of a Known Error Database

IT groups inside undertakings build up a known error database format as it offers …
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WhatsApp Recall Message feature finally arrived...

But, both the sender and receipent needs to update the app first.

WhatsApp Recall Message
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I did windows update (Windows 7 ) on desktop that did not use for almost a year.  After updates,  I have no control of my C: drive or changing users etc.  I just keep getting error messages that say I have to talk to administrator, but I was the administrator and now apparently the updates made someone else the administrator and can even open the C: drive, as I have no authority.  What happened?




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You have entered this as a post, but it look like it is a question. To get the best response from the Experts, you should probably re-submit this as a question using the "ask a question" button at the top of the screen, or this link: https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp

Note: Please be sure to pick Windows 7 as one of your topics so the correct Experts see your question.
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by:Shiv Gupta
To recover deleted or inaccessible Outlook PST data, you can use an Outlook PST recovery software. You can also get it back with some easy manual process from here: https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
You can also use a professional tool from here: http://www.pstrecoverytool.org/
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hi how to recover my deleted mail in trash and in inbox
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by:13L@CK_H3@RT
find the redo/restore option :)
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by:Sandeep K
If your emails are deleted then you need to use third party tools. The Microsoft inbuilt utility, Inbox repair tool only fix the corruption issues of Outlook data file. But for the recovery needs, you need to use pst recovery tools.
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How to recover my lost messages from Android phone ?
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I hope you can find your answer here
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Thanks ,it is very kind of you to help me ,by the way , i have solved this problem ,i have restored deleted messages from my Android phone , fortunately, I recover messages on Android in time, or the data will be overwritten ,
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We have a chronic issue with our Exchange Server 2013 environment. Currently, our environment consists of a single Exchange Server. After installing the latest Windows Server 2012 r2 security rollup, the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service stopped working and the Exchange DB changed to an unmounted service. We were finally able to restore operation of the Exchange Server by recovering the DB and remounting. We found out post rollup, from Microsoft support, that there was an issue with .NET 4.7 Framework installation which was included in the latest rollup and was not fully tested on the version of Exchange that we are currently operating. We were able to successfully roll back from the update. However, there is an ongoing issue with the Microsoft Exchange Replication service, wherein it crashes and does not restart. When the service is not running, it causes issues with OWA, ActiveSync and Mailobox Transport. All incoming messages remain in the SMTP queue and are not delivered. Once the Mailbox Exchange Replication service has been restarted, Exchange operation appears to return to normal and Mail flow resumes. One of the directly related error messages posted in the Application Event log is below:

Faulting application name: msexchangerepl.exe, version: 15.0.1320.0, time stamp: 0x58fe8372
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18666, time stamp: 0x58f33794
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x00000000000095fc
Faulting process id: 0x76bc
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Thank you, Brian! Much appreciated!!!!
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https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/1000-sonicspy-apps-spread-fresh/

An active Android-focused spyware family called SonicSpy has burst on the scene after being found lurking within 1,000 mobile apps, some found in Google Play.

Lookout Security researchers Michael Flossman found that SonicSpy can manipulate a victim's device via 73 remote instructions, including the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make outbound calls, send text messages to attacker specified numbers, and retrieve information such as call logs, contacts and information about Wi-Fi access points.
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by:Brian Matis
Ugh... Really seems like Google could use some better ways to keep this kind of stuff out of the store.
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Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya
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What technology will not last?:
Anything that Google puts out that is not related to Search, Advertising, Chrome browser, Apps for work, err, I mean gSuite or Android.   Most anything else is not worth trying to learn or grasp because just after you adopt it's gone.  Voice, Talk, Hangouts, Messenger - Pick one dammit!  I'm so confused.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I have worked with many smaller businesses from professional offices, universities, regional home builders, remodeling companies, insurance, small teaching studios, hospitals, and retail.   A couple of things that really stands out for those that are successful are focusing and going all in.    

For any of these that tried something by testing the waters with a toe dip, they end up failing and never had a chance of success.  For any that went "all in", there was success.  

I worked with 3 start ups that branched off from the same place to go on their own.  Two where gun shy, didn't put enough effort into marketing and ended up blowing whatever money they did put in. The third acted as if they were taking over the region and their marketing efforts reflected that.  This company went to $10MM in sales within a couple of years.    Probably closer to home for many, try taking Google's offer for free initial $100 in PPC ads and keep that budget for a few months.  Your going to fail.  Now try to dominate in your market and for many micro local businesses, that is going to mean spending $1,000 to $5,000 monthly on PPC.  Assuming they have a good system to keep people in the funnel moving towards a sale, they will succeed.  There is a point where you are just pissing into the wind throwing your  money out and no return.  

With many of these Google products, to the outsider, it feels like they do not go all in.  Inbox for instance.  It's a nice front end, but you can't use it 100% as is, you have to use the gmail interface.  Google+, I feel was not focused. They tried to do too many things at once with it.  A business was forced to have a g+ account, which took over for Google local and that alone was very confusing.  I did not like that aspect of it, but did enjoy the groups that were for development. It was a good way to learn about new items.  

My point with Google is, if they are going to put something out, go all in or go back to labs and say it is not a full fledged product yet and may never be.  When it is ready to come out of beta/labs, then go all in and dominate like they have the ability to.  Instead, it feels like they throw a bunch of stuff against the wall to see what sticks with no conscience to those that tried to adopt.
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> or go back to labs
  I meant, go back to using the now defunct Google Labs
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Chat Client Protip—Out of Office:
With email communication, letting people know you're on vacation is a solved problem—just set your out of office notice. But what about when—like most of us at EE—you communicate primarily via chat client and it's hard to tell if you're just away from desk or on vacation?

Well, one of my co-workers here came up with what I thought was a pretty brilliant solution, which was to change his display name to append "ON VACATION" to it. Now it's pretty darn obvious and personally, I've found it very handy. Will have to try it next time I'm out!
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by:Daniella Barion
That's even better, no doubts.
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by:Brian Matis
Cool, I'll have to try it for when I'm out tomorrow :-)
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get-to-the-point.PNGSay what you need to and nothing more. Increase engagement with concise posts!
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by:Jim Horn
Vivacious verbs?  So are we selling real estate now at the expense of technical content?
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by:Experts Exchange
Of course not, just sharing overall tips in this article.
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ask-a-question2.PNGThe best part about utilizing a technology community is the endless amount of opinions available to you. Try polling our community in a Post to see how interested others are in what you are passionate about.
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by:Craig Kehler
Hey Jim on the off topic concerns, we are seeing an increase in traffic overall based on our efforts. See more information here
http://blog.experts-exchange.com/ee-blog/community-update/

I looked at the stats for the My SQL Server topic and the questions asked, excluding deleted, were up year over year for April and May but saw a decline in June. I'll see if I can find further indications why this is the case.

One thing I use that you may find useful is Google Trends. It can help you see how in general search terms are trending.

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=2015-06-12%202017-07-12&q=%2Fm%2F0120vr

We are very interested in the health of topics, feel free to message me if you have some further insights or concerns.
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by:Jim Horn
(reading for the first time)  Nice article.  Gotta like that action.  I suppose it's difficult to interpret results and do a cause-and-effect to what EE initiative led to the increase(s) in volume.    

It was very unexpected when Gene agreed to sponsor my SQL Saturday last year, to include free memberships, and was disappointed when that didn't translate to signups.  Perhaps I need to rattle a few cages in my local SQL community.

One thing I never really understood (keep in mind I'm not an SEO guy) is why tags were discontinued from articles in place of the question title.  Last year I tried doing a Google search for keywords that should have resulted in my articles in the search results (SQL Server GROUP BY, SQL Server CASE, etc.) and results were not that hot.  

For some reason my two Requirements Document Template articles get significantly higher views then the other articles.   Maybe I just nailed the title correctly.  A Google search for 'requirement document template reporting' shows my article as #2.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
and I've got plenty of Bee - photos!
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by:Lucas Bishop
I don't get what all the buzz is about?
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share-info--1-.PNG Sharing articles is an excellent way to facilitate discussion on topics you feel passionate about. Adding your opinion or perspective, however, creates an engaging post that encourages others involvement!
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Huh... I didn't know there were games over Messenger... Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?

Sounds like some cool stuff, but I do start to get worried about Facebook becoming quite a monopoly.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?


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I am in a forest. Visible items: Trees.

Some obvious exits are:

NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST
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Amazon just announced Chime.  Looks like they're taking on HipChat/Slack/Hangouts/Skype/etc.
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by:Michael Arciniega
I'm surprised they went with only 2 users in their plus offering as well. Having 5-10 would have allowed for at least a portion of a company to use it and convince the others that it was worth it.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah I really want to try this but I can't see more than 3 users in a call with screensharing costing $15 per person. They need to work on their offerings.
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Chat / IM

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. Non-IM types of chat include multicast transmission, usually referred to as "chat rooms". Depending on the IM protocol, the technical architecture can be peer-to-peer (direct point-to-point transmission) or client-server (a central server retransmits messages from the sender to the communication device).