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I won an Amazon Echo - Thanks @ExpertsExchange

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In December I was notified by Experts Exchange, that I had won an Amazon Echo in the Contribute on Experts Exchange and Win competition for this Experts Exchange Article

HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).

I actually think this is the Best Golden Nugget for FREE in years! (The Echo and Veeam Endpoint)

Thanks Experts Exchange and to readers of the article.

Box from Experts Exchange with Customs Duty stickers!

Box from Experts Exchange with Customs Duty stickers!

Amazon Echo sealed box

Amazon Echo sealed box

Amazon Echo sealed box

Amazon Echo sealed box

Amazon Echo open box

Amazon Echo open box

As for it’s setup, the Amazon Echo Saga continues…

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Windows 8.1 Stuck on Updating @ExpertsExchange - Turn off and Turn on again!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

I’ve recently turned on a Windows 8.1 PC, which last received Windows updates in March 2015, and just sat there doing this for days…

Windows 8.1 - Checking for Updates

Windows 8.1 - Checking for Updates

Despite my efforts, at restarting, and experimenting with different options…below

1. Waited 5 days….. just scans for updates.

2. Rebooted many times.

3. Ran Chkdsk

4. sfc /scannow

5. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

6. Windows Update Diagnostics - http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262

7. Reset the SoftwareDistribution Directory

8. There is activity in the WindowsUpdate.log

Still no updates…

I thought I would ask some Experts at Experts Exchange - you can read the full question here - Windows 8.1 fails to find Windows Updates (stuck) (Intel Compute Stick) Last Update March 2015

So,

  1. So changed Windows Updates to NEVER
  2. Restarted.
  3. Changed Windows Updates to Install Recommended.

and…

Windows 8.1 - 197+10 updates available (1GB of updates)

Windows 8.1 - 197+10 updates available (1GB of updates)

Now installing…

Windows 8.1 - Installing 207 updates

Windows 8.1 - Installing 207 updates

So moral of story, if it does not work, turn if off and on!

or post a Question to Experts Exchange!

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Mystery box from Experts Exchange?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

This morning I had a delivery from Experts Exchange.

What's in the box ?

This is what's in the box!

The reason for so many shirts, I give them to friends, staff colleagues, and students! If you want a shirt just ping me an email!

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Experts Exchange sponsor me to go to VMworld Europe 2015 in October

Friday, February 6th, 2015

For being awarded Top Contributor 2014 at Experts Exchange, my prize, not only the usual T-shirts, and trophies, but also an all expensive paid trip to VMworld Europe 2015!

So it’s not all about T-Shirts!

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This is the email from Melanie Spatola, Community Manager at Experts Exchange.

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There’s an article here written by  Brian Clausen, CEO, Experts ExchangeHow to Get the Most Career Value From Social Networking, and here The Benefit of a Global, Online Peer Network, which are interesting reading!

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3 Awards in 2015 - VMware vExpert 2015, Microsoft IT Pro New Year’s Honours List 2015 and Experts Exchange Top Contribution Award 2014

Friday, February 6th, 2015

So in 2015, I’ve been Awarded

VMware vExpert 2015 (again, fifth year this year, 2011-2015)

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Experts Exchange Top Contribution Award 2014 (this is a new award, but it’s like a supercharged Expert of the Year 2014, or MEGA Expert of the Year 2014, so again four years in a row, 2014-2011)

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Microsoft IT Pro New Year’s Honours List 2015

Now you are all probably thinking, oh no not more T-Shirts, my prize and award for being the Top Contributor 2014 at Experts Exchange, is an all expensive paid, sponsored trip to VMworld Europe 2015 in Barcelona.

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Expert Spotlight: Andy Hancock

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Experts Exchange featured an Expert Spotlight on me, you can read it here Expert Spotlight: Andy Hancock

Expert Spotlight - Andy Hancock

Expert Spotlight - Andy Hancock

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Experts Exchange new Branding and Logos Pick a new Badge! @ExpertsExchange

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Go to the rewards section of your Profile and pick a new Badge

Lifetime Member

Lifetime Member

Lifetime Member

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New Look Experts Exchange @ExpertsExchange

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

All upgraded, WOW, there’s a lot of white, and Windows 8.0 sliding panels (which I hate!)

I’ll hold judgement, ALL change!

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Experts Exchange Site Down, Whilst it’s Upgraded for Experts Exchange (The Next Generation)…..!!! @ExpertsExchange

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Experts Exchange Is Temporarily Unavailable

Experts Exchange Is Temporarily Unavailable

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Andy’s “Career” @ExpertsExchange

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

One the day, that Experts Exchange enters a new era, with a re-brand and overhaul, and a change of logo! I thought it was fitting for a bit of self promotion and Giga-EGO Boost!

It’s also fitting, that in the last two days, I’ve now entered the Top 10 Overall Experts at Experts Exchange in the Hall of Frame,

I’ve been at the Number 11 spot, for many months, and finally jumped two positions to Number 9.

Experts Exchange Hall of Frame

Experts Exchange Hall of Frame

The Hall of Fame, is a little false, because in the top 10, there are only two really active Experts, myself and Ray Paseur, so that makes Ray No.1 and me No.2, so I’m happy with that!

Also, I didn’t blog about it at the time, but last year, I won the following awards

In November I was nominated an MVE in the Gamma Class

The Tenth Annual Expert Awards

The Tenth Annual Expert Awards

Yes, I’m Expert of the Year 2013 - Again for the Third Year in a row!

2013 Expert of the Year
2013 Juggernaut
2013 The Ally
2013 The Scribe
2013 Author of the Year

The 10th Annual Expert Awards of 2013

I missed out on the Titan by 0.02%

Andrew Hancock VMware 52.90
Andrew Hancock Virtualization 43.19

I’ve now had 47 Articles Published at Experts Exchange

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