The Truth About Slow Download Speeds in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

If you’re an avid player of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you may have experienced frustratingly slow download speeds despite having a high-speed internet connection. While many users have suggested various fixes, the real issue lies in the throttling of Microsoft Servers hosted in Azure. According to users on the Flight Simulator forum thread, the slow download speeds have been a major… Read more →

Teams Panels now need a paid licence

Today some sites upgraded their Yealink Panels from Firmware to and immediately logged out with this message. “Your current license is not supported on this device.” It seems that Microsoft announced this change in a convoluted way. (In other words hiding the fact that it now needs a paid license and that Teams Rooms Basic doesn’t cut it… Read more →

Azure AD Connect Old Version Download

Microsoft, we know, like to retire old versions of servers. That does not, however, help engineers who are migrating customers from On Prem to Azure AD but have no budget to spend on an upgrade to 2012 R2, and have focussed that spend on Azure / 365 instead. So, for all you legends out there, making the SME work, and… Read more →

Minecraft Server on QNAP (2022)

The kids have been hounding me for some time to setup a Minecraft server so today, about a year after they first started, here I am! Gah. According to many articles out there, this stuff should be more straightforward. But alas, the QNAPClub site was down, and every time I tried to find a docker install for the QNAP that… Read more →

Post Upgrade to Windows 10 – 2004, Broken DirectAccess

For a few weeks we have been fighting with an issue where Windows 10 was upgraded from 1909 build to the new 2004 build and then DirectAccess Stopped Functioning. I troubleshooted this with Microsoft PSS team and they did not find the issue, but after some troubleshooting today, I have found that removing ESET Endpoint AntivirusĀ 7.3.2032.0 fixes the issue immediately.… Read more →

More Flight Simulator Updates from X019

I have had one of those weeks where its been meeting, phone call, installation, legal, HR….. and no fun. Then tonight, I got to sit down and read up on the thing I have been looking forward to (as have at least 50% of my kids). Flight Simulator (next) The team released a new trailer today, and screenshots. Take them… Read more →

Review: Spacetalk Watch

The first in Ireland….. I initially did a video review of the watches, but realised very quickly that I am not pretty enough and my video skills…. suck. A while back, I reviewed the Vodafone V-Kids Watch. Since then, and I will get in to it later, I have been looking for a replacement to better serve the needs of… Read more →