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AutoHotkey Switch-Case
Many programming languages have a Switch–Case capability. Since its first beta in 2003, AutoHotkey has not had one. Finally, in the recent 28-Sep-2019 release of Version 1.1.31.00, it now has Switch–Case. This article discusses it and shows a sample usage as applied to a previous post here at EE.
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by:Luis Diaz
Very useful article! Glad to know that an alternative to if-then through switch-case statement is available in AutoHotkey!
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Luis,
Thanks for the compliment and the article endorsement...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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Angular Fundamentals
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Angular Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Angular 2, a JavaScript framework for developing dynamic single page applications.

What's in August Patch Tuesday that breaks stuff
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
I saw the title and read this - some of our windows 10 machines are encountering a problem with the August updates.  One AIO was unable to boot after the update and another Dell Optiplex 990 machine had a similar problem.
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In Case of Emergency USB Device Review
A great idea of a USB Flash Drive that caught my eye in an advertisement I read on Facebook -- but how good is it? I purchased a couple to find out so here's a review of what I think about it, from a variety of perspectives.
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
Thanks Andrew, it's an interesting product  but I do have concerns about how it would be used as intended.

Surely the first responder/paramedic who would really benefit from having this data if the patient isn't able to provide it won't be able to access it.  Most don't carry devices which will read USB and those that do will have them locked down to prevent  infection of their computer from an unknown source and secure their patient data system.

I don't often hear "let me through, I've got a device that can read USB sticks" at the scene of an accident (OK, I never hear that).

Either at the scene or on transfer to hospital care it's more likely that your 'phone or wallet will have been checked for ID, contact details and anything useful that might impact on your medical care.

I'm sure the developer has the best of intentions for their product but despite our "Age of Technology" have reservations about its implementation here.
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This is an Article to assist users with Folder Sharing on modern computers, especially given the demise of Home Groups. It is a major rewrite of an article I wrote about five years ago for earlier computers
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This article is a short story about a troublesome Intel Video Driver problem
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MoveAllWindows
An EE member wants to move all open windows at once (not one window at a time) from a primary monitor to a secondary one by pressing a hotkey. Bonus: another hotkey that goes in the other direction — move all windows from the secondary to the primary monitor. This article presents such a solution.
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One I created
One of the issues with Windows Server Backup is that, unless a user logs onto the server and checks physically, there is no way for them to know if the native backup utility is working or not. This script takes care of that.
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by:mbkitmgr
Hi McKnife.

Thanks for the feedback.  

I chose the batch file for those not proficient enough to work with PS, the PS syntax and its script execution security.  Confirmed about blat, I would prefer an SSL SMTP mailer.
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by:mbkitmgr
okay,  will rewrite in the next few days to use another SMTP mailer that uses SSL
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ArticlesVideosEE
This is my 100th publication at EE — 56 articles and 44 videos. To mark the occasion, I wrote a program to download the Title, Views, Endorsements, and Points for the specified URLs of articles and videos. Based on feedback, I enhanced the program to include number of Comments and Date Published.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Ran this a few times and works exceptionally well. Great stuff Joe - very helpful indeed.

One feature suggestion for a possible future revision - include a column for "Date Published" - Possible? :)

Thanks for your work Joe - fantastic stuff.

Endorsed!

Edit: Oh and while I have your ear, how about a column for "Number of comments" too?  Sorry, you may have opened up a huge can of worms here. You know how I can get when I like one of your creations lol ;)
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,

> works exceptionally well

Glad to hear it!

> Great stuff Joe - very helpful indeed.

Thanks for the positive feedback...I appreciate it.

> include a column for "Date Published"
> a column for "Number of comments"

Great ideas! Both already implemented. Will upload the enhanced version (and some updates to the article) as soon as my high-speed Internet service returns (connected via my mobile phone now...anything beyond these text comments would be painful).

> Endorsed!

Thanks for that! Regards, Joe
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In this article, I will present a simple way to empower restricted users to do defined administrative tasks on demand. It works on all versions (Windows Vista and higher).
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This article describes a number of issues across two Windows 10 Pro computers - one Desktop and one Laptop and the solutions I employed to fix the issues.
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Microsoft Azure 2017
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Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

Installing a new SSD drive and starting again with Windows 10
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In-line upgrade from Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2019 Standard or Datacenter with Desktop Experience over a remote desktop connection. This article shows how to do the upgrade without dropping the remote connection and without turning off the cluster.
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Be a MySQL Ninja! Install MySQL the PowerDEV way - without installers!
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Start.Me Bookmarks Manager
This article is about an excellent bookmarks manager I've been using that I thought deserved some promotion to make more folks aware of its existence. Free to use and very useful indeed. Enjoy...
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by:Brandon Lyon
This is a helpful article. One thing to remember is that keeping one (or more) Start.Me tabs open is going to consume significantly more memory than browser bookmarks.

I used to love XMarks but years ago I ditched it when I was getting synchronization and corruption issues on a daily basis. These days I just use the default browser sync in Chrome (though I'll be migrating to Firefox soon).
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Brandon,

Thank you for your very kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a Thumbs Up. Both very much appreciated!

Regards, Andrew
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DNS Benchmark from Steve Gibson -
Your configured DNS nameservers may be impeding your Internet experience. Improve the response times you get from websites by using a faster DNS Server. This article shows you how to both find better DNS servers to use, as well as how to configure your copy of Windows 7 and 10 to use them.
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by:Basem Khawaja
Very useful article and very informative. Thank you Andrew once again for all of your contributions.
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by:Andrew Leniart
You're very welcome Basem and I appreciate your comments.

If you wouldn't mind endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon at the end of the article (just below the "red arrow pointing downwards to the Thumbs Up icon" above in the article itself) I'd really appreciate it!

Regards, Andrew
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Restore F8 functionality to Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode -
Frustrated trying to get Windows 10 to boot into Safe mode when you need it to? Do you miss tapping the F8 key that earlier versions of Windows had? If so, then I'm with you, so I changed my copy of Windows 10 to accept F8 for Safe Mode once again. Read on to learn how...
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BootSafe Software Review -
Review of a small standalone freeware utility that is designed to remove the guesswork in trying to get Windows 10 (and all other versions of Windows) to boot into various Safe Mode configurations. Includes a short interview with the author of the program.
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,

Great article! Having recently struggled with a Safe Mode boot on a W10 system, I can certainly see the value of this utility (haven't tried it yet, but it's on my to-do list). Kudos to you for writing the article and sharing with our community; and kudos to Nick for writing the software and providing it at no cost.

Btw, for anyone interested in learning a bit more about Nick and the d7xTech and Foolish IT company names, check out this EE group discussion:
Hello from d7xTech (formerly Foolish IT)

Article endorsed! Regards, Joe
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by:Andrew Leniart
Many thanks for your kind comments and endorsement Joe, I truly appreciate it.

Regards, Andrew
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I am providing the resources that Microsoft Provides as support to its community. A lot of it is technical and may be beyond what an average user might need. But for a site such as Experts Exchange, I thought it might be a good guide to what Microsoft has available.
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by:Wesley Miller
Made changes as advised to better explain the intent of article and a salutation on providing feedback.
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by:PeeterB
Excellent! Great to have all that in one single article .... (I knew some of them .... but not others, and had forgotten some ..!)
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Repair Windows 10 using DISM Commands
Learn how and when to use the Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command in this helpful article and guide that discusses repairing problems often encountered with Microsoft Windows. Demystifies the DISM command function in layman's terms.
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CompTIA Security+
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CompTIA Security+

Learn the essential functions of CompTIA Security+, which establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and leads professionals into intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Experts Exchange Feature Guide
The purpose of this article is to show the bundle of features available to you at Experts Exchange, and where to find them. I will be updating it whenever changes to the site are made, so bookmark it and keep referring back if you suddenly can't find something. Enjoy exploring and using the site!
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by:Ugra Narayan Pandey
Very useful article and explain in detailed, each feature and their use.
Thanks for the Article, still learning new things in Expert-Exchange and this article help me lots!
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by:Andrew Leniart
You're very welcome Ugra, I've very glad you've found it useful.  And thank you for endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon - very much appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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Tutorial for Including Alternate Text
The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how, with a minimum of effort, you can make your articles much more accessible for the blind and other readers with visual impairments at Experts Exchange.
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by:Andrew Leniart
That's wonderful of you Joe and I'm certain your efforts will be appreciated by many indeed!

The world could use more developers like yourself. Thank you very much for your kind words and this feedback. Very much appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,
I want to let you know that the comments in my last post were not empty promises. I now have a beta version of TrayLaunch that contains the four features mentioned in that post, i.e., all functionality available via keyboard (including right-click on tray icons via hotkeys); alternative text for all graphics and screenshots in the manual; command line calls for all features; and 24 colors (A-Z, except for C and O, explained below).

Also, I added the ability to increase the font size in the program's GUIs. There are now the typical letter "A" boxes representing five font sizes, which I'm calling: tiny, small, medium, large, huge. The small size is the point size that is in all prior TrayLaunch versions. I decided to put in one smaller choice, but three larger ones.

The select-color-stars-to-run dialog box with the 24 colors and five font size choices looks like this now:

TrayLaunch 5.0.15 (beta) select color stars to run
The font size selection is sticky, automatically saved, and used in all GUI dialogs. That screenshot is from W7 with "Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys" ticked via Control Panel>Ease of Access Center (it works the same in W10). As you can see, each color has Alt+<first-letter> as its access key. This is why O and C are not for colors, since Alt+O is the access key for the OK button and Alt+C is the access key for the Cancel button.

Once again, wanting you to know the impact of your article! Btw, as a beta user, you'll be getting the new version soon. :) Regards, Joe
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If someone asked you: "what is the single dumbest thing Microsoft has ever done?", what would you answer? Since I am mainly an IT security guy, here is my answer from a security perspective.
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Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a normal Windows environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. The method and script provided here will - literally - turn the process into a one-click process for the user, even in a Citrix environment.
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Step by step instructions, including screenshots, showing you how to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to upgrade to the latest version build of Windows 10. Enjoy...
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I have personally never liked the standard Windows Service template that comes with Visual Studio. This article describes how I created a Visual Studio template build on the Topshelf library that I use to develop stable Windows Services.
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