SCOM 2012 R2 UNIX/Linux Discovery can fail with error message : “Data at the root level is invalid. Line 2, position 1”.

Problem Description : The UNIX/Linux Discovery Wizard in SCOM 2012 R2 can fail with the error message : “Data at the root level is invalid. Line 2, position 1” . Solution : This problem can of course have different reasons but in our case we figured out that the problem is caused because of a…


Consultar a quantidade de memória virtual disponibilizado pelo Sistema Operacional

O PowerShell pode ser utilizado para obter o tamanho do espaço de endereçamento virtual disponibilizado para os processos pelo Sistema Operacional.   Para maiores detalhes sobre memória virtual, consulte o artigo Gerenciamento de Memória do Windows.   Passos:   1. Execute o powershell.exe. 2. Digite o seguinte comando para obter o tamanho do espaço de…


Coding isn’t always easy – but it’s always worth it

Malaysian Microsoft Student Partner Yong Chin Choy looks focused as he works on his latest coding project. Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Microsoft Student Partner Yong Chin Choy of Malaysia. Yong Chin Choy is 20-years old and pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at INTI International University in Malaysia. You…


Passion + purpose = Hackathon gold!

In November, Major League Hacking hosted the first student-organized HackHarvard at Harvard University. Microsoft sponsors many hackathons around the country, encouraging students to develop solutions using technology like the Microsoft Band, the Kinect and Microsoft Azure. The company awards prizes to the teams who best display Microsoft solutions. Photo courtesy of Major League Hacking Though hackathoners can create…


Beginners welcome: Sister-and-brother duo dominate coding competition

Think you’re too young to make games? Think again. Sister and brother Connie (12) and Jonathan Renton (15), both from Scotland, crushed the 2015 Break into Code competition and placed in both of their age groups. The contest was an entry-level challenge to make a brick-breaker game using Microsoft Research’s TouchDevelop. Connie placed first in…


Want to see your Imagine Cup idea funded? Follow in Team Prognosis’ footsteps!

Way back in August, well before Team Prognosis spent a week on Microsoft campus getting a crash course in business, they had applied for the prestigious Horizon 2020 grant with the European Commission. In November, they received the good news that their proposal had been accepted and they would be getting €4M! Konstantinos Mavrodis, Vicky…


Why does cloning from VSTS return old unreferenced objects?

UPDATE (2017-08-09): We rolled out commit reachability bitmap indexes to VSTS and removed the clone cheat mentioned below. Cloning will no longer download unreachable objects!. We still don’t have true object-level git gc on the server yet, but clone sizes will be smaller now. TFS on-prem will get these changes in v.Next (not in any…

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35 games & 10M downloads – it all started with Imagine Cup

Abiola Olaniran grew up in impoverished Nigeria. At age 26, he is now CEO of Gamsole, Africa’s leading game studio – boasting 9 employees and headquartered on Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria. We asked him how he made the improbably leap from poor child to the number one gave developer in Nigeria. Spoiler: He entered…


Don’t change the world – hack it

A hundred students at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., were treated to a Monday morning dose of inspiration when Dr. James Whittaker kicked off Computer Science Education Week. It was one of nearly 200K events worldwide hosted by code.org’s Hour of Code. Whittaker, the energetic and distinguished technical evangelist and Microsoft engineer, started them…