How to – Change the display name of user in Microsoft 365


Recently we had to update the display name of one of the users.

Below are the steps to achieve the same –

Login to Microsoft 365 admin center with System Administrator account.

Navigate to Active Users

Select the user, click on ellipsis () and select Manage Contact Information

Edit the details and click on Save changes.

After successful update.

We can see the display name changed for the user and the same reflected at other places immediately.

Hope it helps..

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Fixed –Available for specific video sites error- Chromecast in Windows 10 / 11


While trying to cast a tab from Chrome Browser on Windows to Android  TV, we started getting the below error.

“Available for specific video sites”

Casting was working properly from the android phone, infect even from the chrome browser it had been working properly earlier

As it turned out, setting the system’s date /time correctly on the Windows Laptop fixed the casting issue.

Hope it helps..

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Fixed- Noisy Fan in Windows 10 / 11


Recently my laptop started making lot of noise continuously, for no obvious reason (it was not getting heated).

One solution that helped a lot was to set

Fan Always On = Disabled in System Configuration setting in the BIOS Setup.

Also came to know about this wonderful utility –

https://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Advanced Fan Control

And lastly cleaning the dust

Hope it helps ..

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How to – Quickly generate sample data


At times we need to quickly generate sample data for some of our development, testing, reports needs.

Through https://generatedata.com/ we can do it in matter of seconds.

Just select the data / types and the format and click on Generate

For e.g. we have selected Name, Phone, Email, Country type and CSV as the data format.

We can further edit the selection, preview the data, and save and generate the data.

Clicking on Generate, allows us to specify the number of rows.

We can than download the file.


Generated Sample Data –

Also check – https://nishantrana.me/2020/05/26/using-data-spawner-component-ssis-to-generate-sample-data-in-dynamics-365/

Hope it helps..

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Fixed – Monitor taking too long to show display


Was using a BenQ GW280T monitor, which I had bought 10 years back around December of 2011. AT the time of writing it is almost 10 years for it. The monitor had been working flawlessly till last month., when it suddenly started taking around 2-3 minutes to show the display. The main power button’s light will flicker on and off till then. 2-3 minutes continued for the next 10 days or so and then then the duration increased to and then approximately around 10 minutes for some 15-20 days.

However, right now, it has started taking around 4-5 hours, directly from 10 minutes.
https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/monitor-taking-minutes-to-start-is-it-dying-fixable.205974/

Took it to the nearest repair shop, who mentioned that the issue was because of the failure of the capacitor. The repair took 1000 rupees (approx 14 USD) and the Monitor was up and running again. So if you are also facing the similar issue, better get it repaired instead of buying a new one.

Hope it helps..

 

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Fixed – Copy Paste not working in Remote Desktop Connection – Windows 10


Copy and Paste which was working as usual suddenly stopped working one fine day.

Other common Windows issue –RDP not saving credentials 

https://nishantrana.me/2018/10/28/fixed-windows-10-remote-desktop-rdp-not-saving-credentials/

Had the following setting enabled

Restarted the following process on the remote machine, but that also didn’t help.

 

Finally updating the following setting on the remote machine helped fix the issue

Go to command prompt – open Local Group Policy Editor

gpedit

Navigate to: Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Remote Desktop Services \ Remote Desktop Session Hosts \ Device and Resource Redirection \ Do not allow clipboard redirection

Although it was not configured so it should not have affected the setting, however explicitly set is as Disabled.

Restart the remote server. This fixed the issue. (do the same for the client machine as well if that doesn’t work).

Hope it helps..

 

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