Tuesday, January 19, 2016

OneDrive 2016 Direct File Download URL Maker

OneDrive for Business File Share Link is the download link by default;)

  • https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=8F99649728BEB2F3!2737&authkey=!ACnO8wuwLQ07PqI&v=3&ithint=photo%2cgif
Microsoft OneDrive Direct File Download URL Maker

Right-click and choose "Select all" and "Copy".  Added automatic select all.

  1. Right-click to "Share" your file in OneDrive (https://onedrive.live.com/)
  2. Pop-up will appear and choose "Get a link", click "Create link" dark blue button.
  3. Right-click and "Copy" the highlighted link. Do not "Shorten link".
  4. Paste link into OneDrive Share Link textbox and click "Get Download Url" button.
  5. Right-click and choose "Select all" and "Copy". 
  6. Paste the OneDrive Share Direct Download Link in emails instead. 
Google Chrome Warning: Very large PDF files do not preview in Chrome

PDF files approx. over 100Mb in size, do not preview in Chrome, and you get a splash page to "For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader"

You have to save the file first then open in Adobe Acrobat/Reader.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

How to Save Outlook.com Emails to OneNote Online

Just noticed a new feature in Outlook.com that is really handy feature and that is the ability to save emails on Outlook.com directly to OneNote Online! 

Here's a beginners guide to saving Outlook.com emails to OneNote Online.

How to Save Outlook.com Emails to OneNote Online

In to Outlook.com select an email message, right-click it and select Save to OneNote.

Note: You cannot select multiple messages at a time to send to OneNote Online.

Or you can select highlight an email message and then choose ... in the command bar at top and Save to OneNote.

A pop-up box will ask save to a folder or "Section" in OneNote lingo, in this case emails.

Sections are organized into a "Notebook"s.

You can quick create a New Section "folder" by choosing a higher level "Notebook" to enable New Section button to be activated. Then select the newly created Section and click the Save button.

Note: You can add additional note:)

To verify it saved in OneNote, launch it from the apps icon, rubik's cube icon at the top right and click on OneNote Online. 

Open Notebook "Personal(Web)" and voila, it's been saved to OneNote Online!

This is a great feature to save emails such as coupons, bills and receipts as a back-up.

Save the best till last - Now you can share this email "Page" to anyone specifically.

You can now remove sensitive information as necessary as well, before sharing.

Share OneNote Section or "Page" to anyone, by right-click on it and getting Copy Link to this Page....

My assistant will love this. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Windows 10 File Encryption - TrueCrypt lives on as VeraCrypt

In Window 8/10, Bitlocker implementation removed Elephant diffuser as part of the block encryption algorithm, and has been criticized to be weaker and subject to attack!  "[The Elephant diffuser is] not FIPS compliant, so certain companies and government clients can’t use it,” according to Micah Lee, The Intercept_. 
Alternatives follow; 

 is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (under Microsoft Windows except Windows 7/8 boot drive with GPT) the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).

On 28 May 2014, the TrueCrypt website announced that the project 
was no longer maintained and recommended users to find alternative solutions. Though development of TrueCrypt has ceased, an independent audit of TrueCrypt has concluded that no significant flaws are present.

VeraCrypt is the success to TrueCrypt, and is best to open source solution for an encrypted file containerIt's being actively support, is FIPS compliant and has 10 releases so far and supported for Windows 10.

deniability is maintained, by creating an hidden volume, which requires a separate password to reveal it.