OSD Video Tutorial: Part 3 – Task Sequencing

Part 3 of the series just went live – check it out here. This is session three of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the task sequence.   A detailed discussion of a basic image deployment task sequence is provided along with a review of all…


Salmon fishing Washington with some of the Power BI MVPs

In a couple of days a a bunch of the Power BI MVPs are in town for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit.  While here i offered to take some of them (Mike Carlo, Seth Bauer, and Phil Seamark) out Salmon fishing and a couple of weeks ago Phil asked me how we will be fishing. While…


A case study in investigating why Narrator’s not announcing a change in UI state

This post describes the approach taken when I recently investigated why the Narrator screen reader wasn’t announcing a change in checked state of menu item UI in an in-development product. Apology up-front: When I uploaded this post to the blog site, the images did not get uploaded with the alt text that I’d set on…


Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2018.07.13

It’s been another busy week for VSTS and DevOps, and we’re excited to see some interesting articles and podcasts about DevOps on Azure. Moving a Git Repo from Bitbucket to VSTS One of the great things about Git is that it’s easy to move your repository from one hosting provider to another – and maintain…


Archived Webcast – Modern Workplace Fire Away Friday 07-13-2018

A big thanks to all those who were able to join this weeks live webcast for Modern Workplace Fire Away Friday. Covered this week were: Introductions Modern Workplace Top 3 – Coverage of the top three announcements in Microsoft Modern Workplace over the last 2 weeks. Modern Workplace Tips – Each broadcast I deliver real…


Data imports and other asynchronous jobs are slow in all regions – 07/13 – Mitigated

Final Update: Friday, July 13th 2018 20:02 UTC The team has implemented a short term mitigation that has allowed Data Import jobs to continue. After stopping the deployment and adding additional capacity, the issue was mitigated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Sincerely,Daniel Update: Friday, July 13th 2018 17:42 UTC Our DevOps…


Join the Azure Gov DC Meetup July 25: IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices

One of the biggest concerns slowing down government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos limiting data sharing and analysis continue to pose challenges for agencies. To discuss ways to overcome these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for the Microsoft Azure…


Pourquoi Microsoft?

La Situation Le cycle s’accélère, nous sommes entrés dans la 4ieme révolution industrielle. Aujourd’hui il est urgent de se réinventer pour survivre. Une simple amélioration de l’existant n’est pas suffisante. Mais on ne construit pas un futur ambitieux sans un socle, une infrastructure technique, fonctionnelle, économique, sociétale solide. Microsoft vous propose une infrastructure prête pour…


A simpler and faster way to publish your Desktop Bridge applications on the Microsoft Store

If you have ever tried to publish a Desktop Bridge application on the Store, you would have seen a similar message after uploading your package on the Dev Center: Package acceptance validation error: You don’t have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest file of the package ExpenseItDemo.Package_1.1.0.0_x64.appx: restricted namespace: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities Package…