Azure Backup updates

October 5, 2015

We will soon be able to get backup of Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V VM, SharePoint Server and Windows Clients in Microsoft Azure Backup without System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

I assume that the binaries will be released during or after the Microsoft launch event October 6th 2015


The Agent isn’t accessible yet but the download links are there with a link to a text file. AZbkp2 Stay tuned for an updated post once the binaries are released.

Bring Microsoft Ignite to Europe in 2016!

August 19, 2015

I have been asked many times and in various ways if I know anything of a Microsoft Ignite Conference. There are many people in Europe and other parts of the world that aren’t able to attend a non-European conference due to travel restrictions.

I don’t have any information if Microsoft are planning a European Ignite conference or not. But what I do know is that the TechEd conferences in New Zealand and Australia has been rebranded to Microsoft Ignite. We want TechEd Europe rebranded as well.

So why am I writing this you might ask. We, the attendees should show Microsoft how important a European Microsoft Ignite conference is.

Microsoft Ignite gives industry professionals the best opportunity to explore new Microsoft solutions and trends, ask interact directly to the experts that developed the solutions, exchange ideas with Microsoft and Microsoft Partners and share challenges with peers to learn their success strategies.

Please sign the petition and get our voices heard! Bring Microsoft Ignite to Europe!

How to disable Autocorrect in Windows 10

July 6, 2015

In 2013 i made a blog post covering how to disable autocorrect in Windows 8.1 and now it’s time to show how to do it in Windows 10.

Step 1: Left click on “Notification Center”


Step 2: Left click on “All settings” in “Action center”


Step 3: Left click on “Devices” in “Settings”


Step 4: Left click on “Typing” in “Settings”


Step 5: Toggle switch “Autocorrect misspelled words” in “Settings”


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Windows 10: Falied to logon to the Spotify desktop client.

June 22, 2015

I recently experienced a issue with the Spotify client on my Windows 10 Build 10130.

I wasnt able to logon using my Facebook account and recived the following message.

image The only thing that worked was the tip “If you have a Facebook-connected Spotify account, you can also login using your Facebook email address and password as your Spotify username and password. (These won’t be stored.)”.

This is how you do that.


  1. Go to Security Settings:​w
  2. Find App Passwords and click Edit
  3. Click the Generate App Passwords
  4. Click the Generate App Passwords (again :) )

  5. Enter a friendly name for the app, for instance: Spotify
  6. Click Generate Password
  7. Log on to Spotify using your Facebook Email as username with the password you just created.

Happy listening..

And so it begins…

June 1, 2015

Just received this popup on my Surface Ler Thanks for the heads up


Microsoft Ignite: My session is in the Session Catalog

April 22, 2015

How cool is this? My session on Chef can now be found and added to the schedule.


So if you are wondering what Chef is and are attending Microsoft Ignite, make sure to add it to your schedule.

See you in Chicago.

Microsoft Ignite: Packing tips

April 17, 2015
Packing for your trip?

I’d like to share some packing tips that I have gathered over the years traveling to various conferences. (Some doesn’t apply to all trips but you get the idea.)

In your pockets:

  • Credit cards/money
  • Remember your travel documents (Passport, VISA, ESTA or other travel documents). If you plan to use your phone during checkins and such, take a screen shot/photo of barcodes and confirmation mails. (There is nothing more annoying then waiting behind someone that suddenly lost internet connection and can’t get to the e-mails.)
  • Mobile phone

In your Carry On:

    • One change of clothes. If your luggage gets lost you will at least be able to change when you get to the hotel.
    • Hygienic articles, toothbrush, toothpaste and so on
    • Your computer and other necessary equipment like portable power bank, different adapters and a HDMI cable to be used in the hotel room for movies and an extra screen if some work needs to be done.
    • Pain killers, and nasal spray. I got that tip from a flight attendant some 20 years ago. There is nothing worse than clogged ears during a flight. Use it about an hour before take-off to clear the canal between ear and nose. Have worked really well :)
    • Power adapters, bring two. One for the necessary phone charge in the conference area and one for your hotel room.
    • Your pair of comfortable shoes (if not worn)

In your luggage:

    • A power strip that you connect the extra adapter to. Makes it easier to charge all the equipment in the comfort of your room.
    • One change of clothes that are a bit nicer, a button down shirt and a pair of pants and shoes. It is nice to be able to dress up if you get invited to a nice evening occasion. A suit isn’t really necessary.
    • Several pairs of socks and underwear. You will walk a lot so blisters and “infantry fire” is your worst enemy so change often. ( Swedish article about the military term, translate it if you want to know what it is)
    • A warmer sweater/hoodie the AC in the conference area tends to be set to arctic temperatures.

Hey I almost forgot, don’t pack any t-shirts! You will get plenty of those in the Ignite Expo area.

If you have any further suggestions let me know and I update the post.


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