Windows 10 1903 breaks client connector for Windows Server 2016 Essentials - We found a fix!
Making a Windows Forms Container Transparent
Protecting Windows Servers has been our focus, data protection and blocking know threats.
With the slow demise of great solutions for Small Businesses by Microsoft, the latest and probably the last offering of Windows Server Essentials is a huge disappointment. Such are poor offering triggers businesses to look for non-Microsoft solutions.
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]
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.
We revisted our Generic MemoryCache for VB.Net to with improvements for both performance and reuse.
Using MemoryCache in VB.Net In this example performance is increased by putting the object into cache (which happens to be a row of data from a database), if that data is not accessed within a sliding expiration time (in this example 1 minute) it will be removed from the memory cache and if accessed later will re fetch from the database and once again place it in the cache.
For many years now we have kept a third party disk defragment tool in our tool kit, the product was UltraDefrag. We started with version 6 in the days when Microsoft's built-in defrag did a pretty poor job and using the free version of UltraDefrag delivered a noticeable performance boost. Begin a free tool we could install it temporarily on clients computers when being serviced and recommend the product to customers. Many of our customers reported that they installed UltraDefrag and made a donation to the author.
A long standing issue with Windows Server 2016 Essentials Health Monitoring dashboard has never been resolved by Microsoft, it's now 2018! The issue relates to deleting or ignoring various alerts shown in the dashboard.