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Setting alternative ringing plans in Skype for Business

In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in meetings, and have missed incoming Skype calls because I didn’t bring my computer (I only bring my computer if it is relevant to do so, opting for pen and paper a fair bit of the time). I decided it was time to delve into the alternative ringing plans in Skype for Business. To get started, click the call forwarding icon in the bottom left of your Skype for Business window, and go to Call Forwarding Settings:

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Creating a safe working environment through information sharing

In my job, I use a number of collaboration tools. From email and instant messaging to browser-based collaboration platforms, they help me get information, generate information, and share information. My ambition is that the vast majority of questions any of my colleagues may have about the peculiarities of our customer-facing systems. Our documentation systems are open – at least to reading – by default. This way, anyone can look up information on any system.

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Review: Yuba Supermarché

About eighteen months ago, I realized that there was no way I could reasonably justify the costs of owning my much-loved Tesla Model S. Despite the freedom owning a car provided us, the truth was that I drove less than eight thousand kilometers per year, had annual costs for insurance, road tax, and maintenance to the tune of NOK 40’000, and that I defaulted to going by bike or public transport for the vast majority of my travels.

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Do you 10Q?

Two years ago, an acquaintance posted about 10Q. Simply put, once you’ve registered, the site sends you a question per day over the course of ten days. At the end of the period, your answers are locked in the vault, and inaccessible for a whole year. A year later, your vault is unlocked, and you are presented with another question per day for ten days.

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PowerShell: Find all groups containing a specific string

Sometimes, you need a list of all groups whose name contain a specific string, whether that is in the beginning, middle, or end of the group name. As we’ve seen previously, looking up groups in PowerShell is done with the Get-ADGroup command. Adding the -filter parameter allows us to find groups that satisfy our needs. Using asterisks as wildcards, we can specify whether the string should be at the start, middle, or end:

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Reviewed: Bose QC 35 II

As I noted in my review of Bose NC700, I found the pass-through functionality to be as tiring as the noise cancelling. Soon after completing that review, I concluded that the combined effect of that and the lack of a collapsing feature meant that they were not for me. Being a long-time Bose user, there was really only one option for me; the Bose QC 35 II. Here’s my review:

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