Compiling a XAML-based project fails in Visual Studio with FIPS enabled

Compiling a XAML-based project fails in Visual Studio in a FIPS-enabled environment with an error message stating “This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms”. Solution: This bug has been fixed in .NET 4.7.1. (which has not yet been released). Details: After publishing a recent blog entry about Visual Studio…

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Creating a New Project in Visual Studio fails when FIPS is enabled

While testing application compatibility on Windows 10, one of my customers encountered an issue creating a new project in Visual Studio 2015 when FIPS was enabled. A new project could be completed successfully one time, but all future attempts to create a new project failed with an error message stating “Object reference not set to…

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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…

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