Tag: Google

G Suite Migration for Outlook Error 0x8004106b

TL;DR: You’re logging in using a non-primary alias for the account. Use the primary alias and your email will migrate smoothly.

We’re migrating around 100 email accounts that were on Exchange over to Google. This has involved changing some peoples alias so that they match up with everyone elses (<initials>.<id>@<domain>) however we’ve added their old address as an alias so they can still recieve emails sent to their old address (eg: <fullname>@<domain>).

Due to some political reasons we’re unable to touch the exchange server, so we’re using the G Suite Migration for Microsoft Outlook tool. It’s been fine up until today where we started seeing the following:

Notice that there are the same number of Processed and Failure items

What was odd was that this was only happening for one of the techs. He must have been doing something wrong! We monitored their steps and it all looked fine though. Taking a look into the trace file we could see the error appearing as Failed with 0x8004106b. Googling this didn’t result in any usable results, but as we were looking into it another tech appeared and just happen to glance at the screen as the original tech was attempting to migrate a user again. Our spreadsheet contained some info including the primary email address and the alias for us to check and the tech noticed that the guy with the sync issues on his users was using the non-primary alias to log in. After trying the primary alias, the emails migrated successfully.

Interestingly, the Contacts and Calendar data synced correctly.

Videos not loading in Google Drive

TL;DR: Check that Third Party Cookies are enabled in Chrome and/or G Suite Device Management user settings.

We use Google Drive a lot at work. We are also beginning to use video as a method of training or recording information that you would typically write down. We do still write this stuff down, but sometimes a video is easier to create and consume alongside a document.

We’ve had an issue recently where, seemingly randomly, some people wouldn’t be able to play any videos through Google Drive. They’d open the video and the youtube video player would load, but the video itself wouldn’t start.

Right clicking and downloading the video worked, but that’s not really a suitable workaround to the issue.

We weren’t really able to find anything online about this issue either, but we did find out what caused it so if someone else searches, here’s what we did to resolve the issue.

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Google Night Sight

A short while ago Google released an update to their Camera app which adds in their Night Sight feature. It is essentially a low-light camera. It takes several photos in quick succession and combines and enhances the batch to produce one image.

I’ve recently been playing with it and it is surprisingly good! Check out some of these nighttime pictures, taken during a long late night walk with nothing but a fairly bright moon sometimes hidden behind the clouds using a Pixel XL.

I want to say those spots are stars but I’m pretty sure it’s an artifact. Possibly from the building at the bottom of the image
Night time sheep!
The moon behind some clouds
A car driving towards me in the distance

The only issue is the blurryness. Due to the nature of how the feature works it can only really be used on a still subject. Any movement within the frame or of the camera itself will make for a blurry image. Some of the images above probably suffer from this. Still, can’t complain! I like the feature a lot.