Showing posts from August, 2016


What have I learnt today? Webcam fail in Windows 10 anniversary I read a tweet shortly after the Windows anniversary update stating that lots of webcams have stopped working.  I didn't think too much of it until I tried to join a VC this morning using Polycom RealPresence Desktop app.  It kept crashing when joining the VC and my brain kicked into gear.   I found the following link and applied the workaround registry settings and my webcam worked again! (edit the registry at your own risk!)  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform EnableFrameServerMode, and its DWORD value should be set to 0 (zero). The background is that in previous versions of Windows, only 1 application was able to access a webcam at any one point

What Have I Learnt Today? (WHILT)

When I am really busy at work, it can seem as though I haven't developed or learnt anything at all.  After a few weeks of this, you can end up feeling stale or unenthusiastic about your job. In actual fact, even through those really busy days where you attend meetings which don't necessarily require your input, you do repetitive tasks or just don't have time to think, you still learn things. I think it is really important to learn new skills and this set of blog posts will help me reflect on the little things I pick up on a day to day basis.   Most of the time they will be technical tidbits, but there might be the odd random fact too. I will call these posted "What Have I Learnt Today?" or WHILT. So what have I learnt today? Azure AD tenants I needed to do some research into Azure AD topologies to help with some merger work we have coming up. I came across this great little article on the Microsoft website