Author: devonenote

  • Change Windows 10 Default Browser

    Microsoft Edge is the new default browser in Windows 10. If you upgrade from a previous version of Windows, your default browser will be set to Edge. Following are steps to change the default browser in Windows 10

  • Use Legacy Disk Cleanup Wizard in Windows 10

    In Windows 10, Disk Cleanup Wizard is integrated into new Storage Sense app, which can be launched via Settings>System>Storage. The new Storage Sense app brings more space cleanup features. However, the new Storage Sense app is very slow, if you just want to perform quick cleanup like old Windows, you can find legacy Disk Cleanup…

  • Run Disk Cleanup tool on Windows Server without Installing

    If you are getting a low disk space alert on a Windows Server, the safest way to free some space is to run the Disk Cleanup wizard. However on Windows Server, by default Disk Cleanup is not installed. Installing it through “Add Windows Features” would trigger a reboot. To avoid this you can simply install…

  • Add additional language pack to windows 10 and change display language

    In the Search box, type Add a language, and then tap or click the result Add a language to open it. In the Language dialog box, tap or click Add a language. Scroll to select the language you want from the list, or use the search box to search for a language. Tap or click…

  • Restore deleted files in SharePoint and office 365

    The SharePoint Recycle Bin provides a safety net when items (such as lists, libraries, folders, files, documents, and list items) are deleted from a SharePoint site.  The SharePoint Recycle Bin works in two stages First Stage Recycle Bin When users delete items from a SharePoint site, they are placed in the User Recycle Bin.  Items…

  • Difference between Azure Basic Tier VM and Standard Tier VM

    Start from 2014 April, Microsoft Azure introduces a new instance tier of Virtual Machine – Basic tier. These instances are well-suited for production applications that do not require the Azure load-balancer (bring-your-own LB or single instance) , development workloads, test servers and memory-focused  batch processing applications. There are few documents on what is the difference…

  • Delete a project in Visual Studio Online Portal

    Microsoft announces Visual Studio Online general available this week. Visual Studio Online (aka VS Online) was named TFS Online for preview for quite a long time. Previously if you create test projects for practice, you might find it’s hard to discover how to delete projects. You can do that in either TFS Online Portal or…

  • Windows 8.1 Skip Microsoft Account in Setup

    In Windows 8.1 you can login with Microsoft Account ( previously Windows Live ID). It give you the benefits to sync your contacts, calendar, hotmail settings, and roam your personalization settings like your Lock screen picture or desktop background across multiple devices. When you setup a new Windows 8.1, by default you are asked for…

  • Fix The Windows Desktop Search is not available error in Windows Server 2012

    Two years ago I posted a blog Fix The Windows Search service is not installed error in Windows Server 2008 R2 explains how to fix Outlook search slowly when installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Now I upgrade the system to Windows Server 2012 but notice the steps to enable Windows Desktop Search service in…

  • How to find startup folder in Windows Server 2012

    In Windows Server 2008 R2, to define an application to be startup automatically for current user, one common way is to create an application shortcut and add it to startup folder. In Windows Server 2012, you might find you can’t find this startup folder any more.  Here is the steps to find startup folder in…