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Widespread outage on Office 365 – 30 Jan 2019

Microsoft have widespread outage on the Office 365 login/authentication servers this morning and it's affecting multiple tenancies. The official report from the Microsoft 365 Service health status page says: "Current status: We've identified a network issue that is affecting authentication to...
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Apple Releases macOS 10.14.3 and iOS 12.1.3

Apple today pushed software updates for a range of its devices. They are all minor releases that simply offer a few bug fixes and security updates, with no new features. iOS has been updated to 12.1.3 and it fixes a...
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Microsoft Office 365 Price Increase in Australia

From 1st Jan 2019, Microsoft are increasing the pricing of Office 365 subscriptions by up to 8% in order to bring them in-line with pricing in other regions. The last price adjustment for Office 365 was more than 3 years...
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DNS Speed Testing on Telstra nbn in Melbourne

I've recently seen a number of people recommending that I use various 3rd party DNS resolvers - CloudFlare, OpenDNS etc. One problem I've encountered with using some of these DNS servers is that they're set up for the North American...
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Xero not loading in Safari in Mojave

This is here just so I can remember what I did later when I need to undo it. I've got a problem where Xero is simply not loading in Safari 12 on macOS Mojave. After I've logged in at login.xero.com,...
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How to take a screenshot on your Mac

This is new to me, as it's a new feature in macOS Mojave. On older systems, to capture a screenshot, you can use Shift+Cmd+4 and either select a rectangular region of the screen, or tap Space Bar and then click...
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How to create a bootable installer for macOS

With the recent release of a new Mac operating system, macOS Mojave, it's worth digging out and rehashing the instructions to create a bootable installer. I carry around an external drive with me with multiple installer partitions on it. I...
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Fix a Broken Open Directory app

Back in 2016 I posted some steps to repair Open Directory when the LDAP database has problems. On some servers this happens very rarely, on other servers it happens after every. single. reboot. I don't know why the databases are...
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The upcoming Office for Mac 2019

Microsoft will be releasing an update to Office for Mac next month. This update will change the branding from Office 2016 to Office 2019 and it will also require macOS Sierra (10.12) as the minimum OS version. It's strange that...
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