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Office 2016 error opening file…

Posted by in Office

UPDATE: The issue seems to have been resolved in DisplayLink Core Software version 7.9.1336.0. It might have been fixed in earlier version but I have tested only 7.9.1336.0. Recently, I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and Office 2016. For keeping tabs on the setup, I have installed Office 2016 from my Office 365 account and the version is 16.0.6001.1038 (later updated to 16.0.6001.1043). This click-to-run version seems to be latest available as of this writing. Soon after setting everything up, I received Office documents (Word/PowerPoint) in email. As usual, I clicked…read more


Unexplained case of erratic keyboard…

Posted by in General, Technology

If you have been in IT long enough, you know very well that trouble seeks you out at most opportune moment. Just when you need your computer the most for an example, that a hard drive will go. Luckily for me this week when I am attending Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) upgrade rotation for Exchange 2013, it happened to be not that extreme but to the point where it was extremely frustrating and annoying. 2 days into training, I noticed that my keyboard decided to get stuck on a…read more


SQL Server 2012 install error enabling Windows Feature NetFx3

Posted by in Windows

While creating one of many Lync scenario labs, I chose to install SQL Server 2012 instead of my usual install of SQL 2008 on Windows Server 2012. Going about my happy routine after clicking install, I expected install to complete when I returned a few hours later. Murphy never fails though. And here I am looking at install error instead! The error read: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012  Setup —————————— The following error has occurred: Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3, Error Code : -2146498298 , Please try enabling…read more