Children. You love them. They in turn, run into your meetings all the time. Sometimes wearing pants.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to keep them informed of when Daddy or Mommy is in a meeting? Something nice and big and obvious that they can just totally ignore, right?
That’s why I sought to design my own perfect on-air light, to automatically turn on when I joined Teams Meetings. Won’t you join me in this journey together, and you can build your own?
Why make one?
Great question, and if either of these describe you, you can probably just stop and buy one of the off the shelf products that answer this need.
- I don’t have a closed door I can work behind.
- It would be ok to just have something for my desk
- I enjoy inflicting my children upon others
But if you do want to make your own…read on!
Recently, I had a customer looking at setting up potentially tens of thousands of Point of Sale Kiosks running Windows 10 on an LTSB branch. We wanted users to have to input their password, but noticed that if a Windows 10 machine is in the docking station, the Touch Keyboard will never display!
Paradoxically, if the user has a Windows Hello Pin specified, that version of the touch keyboard will appear. But for a regular password? Nope, no On-Screen Keyboard. And using the dated compatibility keyboard (OSK.exe) was not an option.
To illustrate how weird this confluence of conditions was, I’ve provided a video
While we wait for Microsoft to create a patch to fix this, I’ve created my own workaround, using WMI Events and PowerShell!
In a perfect world, we’d wait for a hotfix. If it affected many people, Microsoft would roll out a patch for it.
Life isn’t perfect and we don’t have time to wait! Sometimes all you really need is to open up Process Monitor and then write your own hack.
Windows 10 built on the awesome features of Windows 8, and brought over the very powerful ‘Refresh My PC’ and ‘Reset My PC’ options. Truly awesome, they’re able to refresh the base OS and forklift over your files, giving you that ‘just installed’ smell we all love so much.
I love that smell so much in fact, that I buy a new car every few weeks, or sometimes sleep in cars at the CarMax down the road from my house. Mmmmm plastic and leather offgas.
However, sometimes things go awry, and from no fault of our own, we can end up with a system which will refuse to either reset or refresh. Read on to see how to fix this problem. Continue reading
This is part of the Learning Raspberry Pi Series here on FoxDeploy.com. Click the banner for more Raspberry Pi and Windows!
One of the first things you’ll want to do when you make a GUI to push out to your Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 is to make a fancy smancy GUI. To do that, you’ll need an image!
Assuming you’ve followed the guide here to make your first HelloWorld app, you might want to add an image. This will be your first image embedded in a functional app, so you’d better make it a good one! Continue reading