Windows 10 1809 RS5 – Still nowhere near ready – But its now released!

We have all been waiting for the next big operating system release of Windows 10 RS5 1809 since it was released to insiders in October 2018. The initial insiders release was eventually pulled due to lost of data and then rereleased but presented with many more issues\bugs. We recently installed the (Fixed) build on a virtual machine for testing and did not experience any significant issues however when we tried to upgrade a test machine it failed to install with. Recent reports suggest that there are many more bugs that simply will not be fixed until 2019, while not far away there is no known release date.

Visual Studio App Deploy Error: DEP0700: Registration of the app failed. [0x80073CFB]

Severity Code Description Project Path File Line Suppression State Error DEP0700: Registration of the app failed. [0x80073CFB] Another user has already installed an unpackaged version of this app. The current user cannot replace this with a packaged version. The conflicting package is 88D96A69-2E7E-4358-A75D-97B980372496 and it was published by CN=[USERNAME]. [APPNAME]

Slowly migrating away from dependance on Microsoft Products

For many decades we have been strictly Microsoft evangelist (where Microsoft had solutions that matched requirements), We became particularly excited when Microsoft announced Windows 10 mobile and Nokia designed mobile devices. Mobile we saw as a positive direction to encompass all our server and desktop efforts with mobile support. We put three years development effort into this direction and Microsoft continued to make positive statements and promised features that gave us confidence to expense time and effort. Customers started purchasing Microsoft phones. The almost overnight, suppliers did not have stock and Microsoft started to drop support for models that where under 12 months old and finally they announced that they have stopped all mobile development.