Migrate user workspaces to Azure Government with Citrix Xenapp/XenDesktop 7.16

In October, we announced that Citrix Cloud included the ability to provision non-persistent user workspaces into Azure Government and today I’m pleased to share that Citrix’s traditional on-premises XenApp and XenDesktop products also includes that capability – with the release of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.16.  Provisioning user workspaces straight from your existing on-premises Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop…


Background Task Support in WSL

Starting in Windows Insiders Build 17046, WSL supports background tasks (including daemons). In the past, if you opened WSL and started sshd, httpd, screen, or tmux  you needed to have a console window open to keep those tools running. But, starting with 17046, these processes will continue running in the background even after the last…

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LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) の判定方法

こんにちは、Platform SDK (Windows SDK) サポートチームです。 今回は、Microsoft の新しいサービシング モデルである LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) の Windows をプログラムから判定する方法をご案内します。   プログラムから判定する方法には二つあります。 一つは WMI の Win32_OperatingSystem クラスの OperatingSystemSKU プロパティを参照する方法で、もう一つは Win32 API の GetProductInfo() の第五引数に返される値を参照する方法です。 以下に、MSDN ライブラリのリファレンスから該当箇所を引用し、それぞれ URL をご紹介します。   ◆ Win32_OperatingSystem class https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/windows/desktop/aa394239.aspx OperatingSystemSKU Data type: uint32 Access type: Read-only Qualifiers: MappingStrings (“WMI”) Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) number for the…


Power BI fails with “Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms” error due to FIPS Algorithm Policy

Loading a Power BI report fails with error “This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms.” UPDATE (April 4, 2017) – The FIPS bug encountered when using .xls files as a data source has been fixed in the April release. The April 2017 release includes the fixes for both FIPS-related…


[Quick Fix] Windows 8 – Windows 10 – Keyboard stopped working

This might be catalogued as random stupidity from my part, but Binging for it didn’t really bring me to the information so here goes. I’m currently working on a 3 year old laptop that has been travelling with me pretty much around the world. 16GB, Core i7, 2xSSD, it never lets me down. Yesterday while…

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