Windows 10 domain joined computer cannot use Microsoft Account sync

For quite some time I enjoyed the feature of Windows 10 account sync. I could sync I favorites, wallpaper, I believe certain passwords, and app settings. I also found that I could sync these same settings with a computer joined to an Active Directory domain.  It appears that you no longer can do this.

It wasn’t until maybe a few months ago that I realized my syncing stopped working. I had to do a clean install on my home workstation, and as soon as I got Windows reinstalled, Windows asked me to sign in with a Microsoft account or a Work account. I signed in with my Work account thinking I’d be able to continue then syncing everything from my home workstation to my office workstation. I soon found out that it is not possible anymore. You have to completely avoid using a Work account if you plan to use Microsoft’s sync feature. Why? I don’t know. In my honest opinion, Microsoft loves to give their business customers the middle finger when it comes to these kinds of things. I wish more companies would blur the line between business and customer features. Alternatively, give it to us both! It worked once before, and I’m not sure why they stopped it.

Another thing that pains me is the way they make a distinction between a “Microsoft Account” and a “Work Account aka Office 365 account”, what’s the difference? One’s free from Microsoft, and the other is an account WE PAY FOR! We’re giving Microsoft money, and they decide to take features AWAY from us or punish us for using a certain type of account!

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Western Digital 10TB External Easystore Hard Drive on sale at Best Buy (Early Black Friday Deal)!

On top of getting a 10 TB external drive that normally costs $289.99 you also get a 32 GB thumb drive.  One more thing, people have been shucking this drive and according to reports it’s a white label drive with 256 MB of cache.  It is not a WD Red drive.  However, people have also been reporting that they’ve had no problems installing it into their storage servers/NAS devices.  No 3.3 mod was required to get the drive to show up and work properly.  It’s plug and play.  If you click the picture above it’ll take you right to the Black Friday special.

Free transform in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

So Adobe took it upon themselves to change the way you free transform in Photoshop CC 2019.  Before you’d hold shift and drag and it would keep its aspect ratio instead of having your text look too tall or too thin or too wide and out of aspect ratio.

I finally figured out what they did. The aspect ratio lock is on by default now.  If you hold shift it’s the reverse of what you would expect in past Photoshop versions.  I honestly don’t understand why they would do this as it’s been one way all these past years and versions and I am talking years!

Windows 10 – No network connection upon every reboot temporarily

Since the very first version of Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise, I’ve had this issue whereupon a reboot and logging back in for the first time my network connection is not available.  There network icon in the system tray near the time is also disconnected.  I’ve been able to get around the issue by giving myself a static IP address but that’s very annoying and that should not be required to have a valid Internet/network connection upon a reboot.

The symptoms are basically NO network connection, LAN or WAN.  Upon first logging into Windows, I immediately see the X on the network icon and upon opening a CMD window and doing an ipconfig command I see that I do not have an assigned IP address.

My first theory is that because I have an SSD, Windows restarts and logs me in so quickly that the DHCP service doesn’t get a chance to grab an IP address.  But that seems absurd that DHCP wouldn’t be able to either sustain or grab an IP as soon as the service is started.  I’ll continue investigating and posting my findings.