Packaging issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 7/30 – Resolved

Final Update: Saturday, 30 July 2016 02:57 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 30 July 2016 ~03:00 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 29 July 2016 ~22:45 UTC. Configuration changes were made to the backend processes to mitigate this incident. Root cause is being actively investigated….


Imagine Cup 2016 世界大会、閉幕しました!

日本代表チームは惜しくも入賞を逃してしまいましたが、Imagine Cup は、テクノロジーのすごさだけでなく、そのテクノロジーをどのようにビジネスにするのか? Go to Market ストラテジーは? そのテクノロジーは既存の代替品と比べて何が優れているのか? このテクノロジーは、どれぐらいのマーケットポテンシャルがあり、どれぐらいの規模の人に役に立つのか? といったビジネス要素がとても必要だということを実感しました。 筑波大学の朝倉さん、上原さんからは、「来年リベンジする!」との一声が!是非頑張っていただき来年はファイナルステージに上がりましょう!   授賞式の後は、Imagine Cup出場の学生さん、MSP  Summitに参加した学生はHoloLensを使ったHolographic Academyへ。すごかった!とワクワクして帰ってきてくれました。   金曜日のワールドチャンピオンシップは、Game、Innovation、World Citizenship各部門の優勝チームが、ステージで、3分間のピッチを行いました。シアトルのGarfield 高校で行われた最終決選には、スターウォーズのキャラクターたちがお出迎え、マイクロソフト のExecutive Vice PresidentのJudson Althoff、Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform & Evangelism and Chief EvangelistのSteve Guggenheimer、2014年Imagine Cup優勝者、マイクロソフトのComputer Science Curriculum DeveloperのKesey Champion、ハリウッドスターが登場してのセレモニーとなりました。優勝は、Innovation部門のルーマニアチームENTy。体のバランスと姿勢をリアルタイムにモニターできる手軽なメディカルデバイスを開発しました。既に、数名の医者と数百人の患者での利用実績がある点もプレゼンテーションでしっかりとアピールしていました。 MSPの皆さんは、授賞式後、Robo World Cup Hackathon の会場で現地の子供たちのメンターとして大活躍してくれました! Imagine Cup 日本代表の筑波大学Biomachine Industrialチームの皆さん、MSPのお二人、本当にお疲れ様でした!!


.NET 4.6.2 and long paths on Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary update is almost out the door. .NET 4.6.2 is in the update (as we’ve looked at in the past few posts). I’ve talked a bit about what we’ve done in 4.6.2 around paths, and how that is targeted at both allowing access to previously inaccessible paths and opens up the door for…


SQL Updates Newsletter – July 2016

Recent Releases and Announcements Support for SQL Server 2014 RTM ended on 7/12/2016. Please upgrade to the latest service pack as soon as possible. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server%202014&Filter=FilterSP&spdate=0  Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3164674 SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 is now available Improvements include: Automatic Soft NUMA partitioning, Dynamic Memory Object Scaling, MAXDOP hint for…


What’s in a PDB file? Use the Debug Interface Access SDK

It’s easy to use C# code and MSDia140.dll from the Debug Interface Access SDK to examine what’s inside a PDB. A PDB is Program Database which is generated when an executable such as an EXE or DLL is built. It includes a lot of information about the file that is very useful for a debugger….


SSH build task

On the request of our Linux customers, we have shipped a new SSH build task that allows running commands or scripts on a remote server. This task is available on Visual Studio Team Services and will be available in the next release of Team Foundation Server for our on-premises customers. Using the task is simple. You…


Tips and Tricks on Doing “Lift and Shift” On-Prem Systems to Azure

While Microsoft Azure offers an open and flexible platform for PaaS solutions, customers and partners usually take a “Lift and Shift” approach to moving their existing apps to Azure, that is, they try to keep and run the systems “as-is” or with minimal changes. The reason why they take the approach is rather obvious, whether…


Performance issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 7/29 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 29 July 2016 19:55 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with as of 29 July 2016 ~19:14 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 29 July 2016 ~17:40 UTC. Configuration changes were made to the backend processes to mitigate this incident. Root cause is being actively investigated. We understand that…


Backup Migrated Mobile Service (Node.Js backend)

You may have gotten this error when trying to backup a Migrated Mobile Service built with a Node.Js backend: Database connection string not valid for database MS_TableConnectionString (SQLAzure). Keyword not supported: ‘driver’. Reason: Backup is using ADO.Net internally. The Backup feature uses the Application Setting MS_TableConnectionString to configure the Database backup and this legacy setting…