Visual Studio extensions for C++ developers in Visual Studio 2017

点这里看中文版 In this blogpost we want to highlight several Visual Studio extensions that can make your life better as a C++ developer if you’re using Visual Studio 2017 or considering upgrading.   We have also heard from many of you that not having certain C++ extensions available on Visual Studio 2017 was preventing you from moving…


Avoid Availability Group Database Data Loss: Do not Deploy File Share Witness From DFS Namespace

Cluster Quorum File Share Witness Should Not be Part of a DFS Namespace When deploying AlwaysOn availability groups you may decide to add a vote to Windows Cluster quorum by configuring a File Share Witness. A requirement when configuring that File Share Witness is that it is not part of a Distributed File System (DFS)…


[FAQ] Azure 管理ポータルのギャラリーからデプロイした Azure 仮想マシン上の SQL Server の構成変更 (ディスク拡張) について

  皆さん、こんにちは。 BI Data Platform サポートチームです。 今回は、Azure 管理ポータルのギャラリーからデプロイした Azure 仮想マシン上の SQL Server の構成変更 (ディスク拡張) について紹介します。   Azure 管理ポータルのギャラリーから 以下のイメージを選択し、デプロイした場合、以下の構成でインストールが行われます。   SQL Server 2012 SP3 Standard on Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2012 SP3 Enterprise on Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2014 SP2 Enterprise on Windows Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2014 SP2 Enterprise…


What really happens when HADR_CLUSAPI_CALL wait type is set?

In a customer scenario we saw a query against system views related to AlwaysOn taking a fairly long time. SELECT * FROM   sys.availability_databases_cluster adc INNER JOIN sys.availability_replicas ar ON adc.group_id = ar.group_id WHERE  adc.database_name = ‘db1’  Investigation showed that the query was predominantly waiting on HADR_CLUSAPI_CALL. As the name suggests, this is coming from the HADR (High-Availability-Disaster-Recovery) functionality of SQL, known as AlwaysOn. Also CLUSAPI_CALL is short (but…


Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) update

Since the release of Visual Studio 2017 in March, there have been two minor updates (15.1 and 15.2) per the new release rhythm. The first update (15.1) integrated the Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (15063), and the second update (15.2) included fixes for the IDE and tools. Neither of these updates included significant changes to…


Improving university chemistry students engagement with OneNote, Cloud and digital inking.

Dr Sylvia Urban, senior lecturer at Melbourne’s RMIT University School of Science has undertaken research to quantify the effect of technology on learning outcomes in a recent study titled Pen-Enabled, Real-Time Student Engagement for Teaching in STEM Subjects.  Dr. Urban has won two RMIT Learning and Teaching Awards for Excellence for her championing of pen-enabled…


First Steps into Mixed Reality can result in amazing experiences

Guest Blog by UCL/Microsoft project team on Mixed Reality within HealthCare with UCLH  Hololens Mixed Reality team at UCL Computer Science Tim Kuzhagaliyev – https://github.com/TimboKZ Laura Foody – https://twitter.com/lbf_l Fraser Savage – https://github.com/savage-engineer/ Hello there. We are a group of 2nd year computer scientists from University College London (UCL) working on applications of Microsoft HoloLens…


FAQ : App Service Domain (preview) and Custom Domains

Here are most frequent questions asked about App Service domains . How do I resolve 404 error “Web Site not found”  when I browse my site ? You are seeing this error due to one of the reasons listed below : The custom domain configured is missing a CNAME and/or A record . To configure…


HDR Lighting and Displays

High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting has been used in games for a long time, popularized by titles like Valve’s Half-Life 2 using DirectX 9.0c. The rendering uses float-point render targets, allowing the lighting to exceed the normal 0 to 1 range. Then the final result is tone-mapped back into normal range for display. The result…


Unpackage, modify, repackage, sign an APPX

If you are working on a desktop application that you want to release on the Windows Store by packaging it with the Desktop Bridge, you’ll know that one of the requirements is that your application should work fine also on Windows 10 S, the new Windows edition that was introduced on 2nd May 2017. We…