Solved – cannot open www.office.com with Internet Explorer – SharePoint Online redirects to Edge

So recently Windows 10 has enabled a security feature that redirects certain websites like www.office.com to the Edge browser. If you need to get into a website using Internet Explorer, for now the workaround is to disable the Edge redirect setting inside the Edge browser settings.

If you use SharePoint online a lot you have probably found that Open in File Explorer is a convenient way to manage your SharePoint files and libraries in Windows 10. You’ve also probably found that in order to view the SharePoint files in the Windows 10 File Explorer, you first need to open Internet Explorer, then open the SharePoint library, find the link Return to Classic SharePoint in the bottom left corner of the SharePoint library page, and then click on the Open in File Explorer link inside Classic Mode. Details on how to troubleshoot opening SharePoint files in File Explorer can be found here. If someone knows an alternative to opening SharePoint files in Windows 10 File Explorer using Edge, please leave a comment below.

If you want to know how to disable or remove the IE to Edge redirect, use the following instructions:

Start by opening the Edge browser.

In Edge, click on the ellipsis menu in the upper-right corner, and then click Settings. Or in the address bar at the top of Edge, type edge://settings/defaultbrowser and press Enter.

Edge Browser Settings

Next, inside the Edge Settings page, on the left side menu, click Default browser.

Change the setting “Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge” to Never.

Edge Default Browser Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge

That should do it!

Close the Settings Tab/Edge browser. Close and then open Internet Explorer browser. Go to www.office.com in IE and it should let you in.

Install OpenDNS Umbrella Virtual Appliances on Hyper-V 2012 R2

You’re probably already familiar with OpenDNS; the service has long been trusted with consumer-grade firewalls and Wi-Fi Access Points. OpenDNS is now owned by Cisco, and the service is relatively inexpensive at approximately $115 for a three-year, 250-license package on CDW. OpenDNS Umbrella extends that protection to your enterprise by categorizing your DNS traffic in the OpenDNS data centers, rather than relying on your own firewall’s DNS capabilities. This is especially useful if you are running pfSense firewalls, as the packaged domain blocking and reporting is minimal in several areas.

In addition to Umbrella, OpenDNS can protect your roaming devices by installing a remote client. For now, we’ll look at the default reporting and why it’s necessary to set up virtual appliances.

Read the rest of the article here:

Install OpenDNS Umbrella Virtual Appliances on Hyper-V 2012 R2

DVR Security Surveillance Systems

I took a few hours to review Digital Video Recording and surveillance products and specifications. I’ve learned they’re all pretty much the same re-branded Chinese boxes with Linux embedded and ultimately it comes down to hardware capabilities and if there is a company associated and reviews.

As far as most features, best price, highest quality video and 16 channel video and audio support, I would recommend this unit:

CH Channel Full D1 Network DVR Recorder H 264 HDMI 16CH Video Audio _ eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16-Ch-Channel-Full-D1-Network-DVR-Recorder-H-264-HDMI-16CH-Video-Audio-/261360151721

This one is nice because it has more features, two network cards, good quality D1 recording, H-264 and 16 channel, but does NOT include a hard drive. Also it is Generic and a lot of security “companies” buy these, brand them and charge $1200. So this one is around $600 but add on a hard drive for another $100. This unit does not include cameras.

This following DVR pretty much has the same features as the unit above but no dual network card and seems to be supported better and includes a 2TB hard drive. I would consider this unit to be the Ebay Special. A no-name – chinese knock-off that is just the same as all the others but includes better marketing and possibly a company behind it to get some kind of assistance if there are questions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELEC-HDMI-1080P-16-CH-Channel-Full-D1-Realtime-CCTV-Security-DVR-NVR-DVD-RW-2TB-/110990543571

Elec® HDMI 1080p 16 CH Channel Full D1 Realtime CCTV Security DVR NVR DVD RW 2TB

I recommend this unit because it looks like it has a company behind it, includes the hard drive and DVD-RW drive. If it’s DOA, then you can do an EBAY return. This one is $400.

This following DVR is from a reputable seller (newegg), has a 1 year warranty, but only has 4 audio inputs, and does not include a hard drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16881338138 This one is $500.

Aposonic A-S1604T2D 16 x BNC Video Recorder - Newegg.com Aposonic A-S1604T2D 16 x BNC Video Recorder 2 - Newegg.com

I looked on Fry’s website and they didn’t have anything with close to the capabilities of the 3 models above.

Here is a good article about choosing the right DVR:

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Selecting-The-Right-Security-DVR-Resolution-VS-Speed-/10000000009337378/g.html

Essentially it says the newest/best DVR’s are capable of recording in the highest D1 resolution on 4 channels with H.264 compression. If audio recording is a capability you need then the first two units I listed have 16 audio inputs. Other systems only have BNC and no audio inputs, but there are RCA-to-BNC connectors and microphones available to convert a BNC video cable into a working Mic.