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Create Multiple Edge Web Apps for each Microsoft Teams Guest Tenant

Since Chromium Edge went general availability I’ve switched to it as my primary browser away from Google Chrome. One of the useful things chrome had was the ability to create web apps with specific profiles, which allowed me to easily be signed into multiple Microsoft Teams guest access tenants concurrently. I wrote a PowerShell script to generate per tenant chrome web apps in their own dedicated...

Change New Tab Page in Chromium Edge to Google

I’m fully switched over to Chromium Edge Beta and it’s great, but one thing that was niggling me is that new tab pages always default to Bing search. You can change the address bar search to google Settings / Privacy and Services / Services / Address Bar / Search engine used in address bar You could almost think Microsoft are trying to hide it . You can set your start page to google (or anything...

Change the Default Search Engine of New Chromium Edge Browser

Now new chromium edge has hit beta, I’m giving it a go as my primary browser and have uninstalled Chrome.
One of the first non obvious things to do was change the default search engine, for me I want the default to be google.

Privacy and Services

Address Bar

Where you can pick your preference

Microsoft UC User Group London January 2014: Everything you wanted to know about Lync Edge and more

Adam, Justin and I are pleased to be starting 2014 with what promises to be another great Microsoft UC User Group London, as always at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station. As you know, we always try to cram loads of content in, and always end up running a little tight for time :-). So this month we are going to do a double session on Lync Edge. There is a lot to Lync external...

Lync Location Database (LIS) is Not Available Externally via Reverse Proxy

Came across this one on a customer, they have an exclusively “dirty” Wi-Fi, where all Wi-Fi users are external and have to connect to all services via VPN/DMZ/Lync Edge. This model works fine, as long as you scale you edge services ok. However they wanted to set locations based on the LIS, so that when Wi-FI users were in a certain area (based on the AP BSSID) their location would be set. We set...

How to Disable Remote Desktop (RDP) from listening on an External NIC

Of course you’ll usually have you Lync Edge server (or any other server in your DMZ) behind a firewall with only selected ports open, and/or at the very least have the Windows Firewall on, however in certain situations it’s good to know how to stop Remote Desktop Service listening on the external network interface. If you do have RDP listening on an Internet accessible NIC you’ll soon see a lot...

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