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OneDrive: the Family Plan Loophole

When you get a Microsoft 365 Home plan, you get 1TB of OneDrive storage per user. That’s a good amount of storage, but you might want more. For example, I have a lot of photos going back almost 20 ...

Visual Studio Code: Remote SSH Development

One of the greatest improvements to my website development workflow came the day I discovered I could directly code on a web server in Visual Studio Code. Before this realization I was opening file...

Visual Studio Code: Using GitHub

Working in Visual Studio Code but need that connected to your GitHub repository? No problem. Getting connected to GitHub from Visual Studio Code is straightforward. It’s also possible to connect to...

Microsoft Search: Introduction

Microsoft Search may be the most underrated feature available as part of Microsoft 365. Maybe that’s because Microsoft themselves haven’t been promoting it that heavily, or maybe it’s because it is...

PowerShell: Updating Site Scripts and Designs

This post begins a series on SharePoint site provisioning, unpacking some of the problems I’ve faced and overcome in building SharePoint site provisioning solutions. Site scripts and site designs ...

SharePoint: Desktop Sync Files

What Goes Where? The first question to consider when planning a file structure in Microsoft 365 is what files go where. That’s more complicated in an online cloud collaboration system than it is f...

CiviCRM: Overview

The platform I worked with more than any other in my previous job was CiviCRM. CiviCRM is an open-source CRM system aimed primarily at non-profits that builds on top of an existing WordPress, Jooml...

IT on Film: Flight Attendant Episode 3

In episode 3 of The Flight Attendant (HBO Max), Megan agrees to do some corporate espionage against her husband’s large company. It isn’t clear what the company is – maybe it will explain as the st...

WordPress: .com vs .org

For years I’ve built most of my sites using the open source WordPress platform, i.e. WordPress.org. I recently decided to try the free offering of WordPress.com instead. Setup Setup is significan...

Security Essentials: Multi-factor Authentication

I typically have two main pieces of advice for basic information security that anybody can and should do. Use multi-factor authentication everywhere it is offered Use a password manager to ge...