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  • Blog Post: Script Browser and Script Analyzer

    Microsoft has just released two new resources to ease IT Pros’ lives. · Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage 9000+ TechNet automation script samples covering almost all Microsoft IT products from within their scripting environment.  Script Browser even supports offline search...
  • Blog Post: InvalidCastException after applying MS14-009

    Note that in some situations after applying security bulletin MS14-009, your application that uses .NET and COM interop may experience an InvalidCastException. If so you could be running into the issue described here -   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2934830 HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: Background Transfer API chalk and talk

    On February 26th, 6pm – 8pm GMT (10am – 12pm PST) members of our Windows Store apps developer support team will deliver an online chalk and talk about how to use and debug the Background Transfer API. “ WHAT : How to use and debug Background Transfer API issues WHEN : February 26th, 2014. 10am-12pm PST...
  • Blog Post: Want to work in the UK for Microsoft Global Business Support?

    Microsoft’s Global Business Support (GBS) group is part of our Customer Service and Support team which in turn is part of our worldwide Services Organisation. In the UK we are growing rapidly and have the following positions available at the moment.  In general we have two distinct roles - Reactive...
  • Blog Post: Top Solutions from Microsoft Support

    We have a great new resource available for you called the Top Support Solutions blog with curated content from Microsoft’s support teams around the world, bringing you their expertise and guidance on the top issues we see our customers facing and how to solve them. HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: BizTalk, SQL and other webcasts from the Microsoft MEA Services team

    The Microsoft Services team in our Middle East and Africa (MEA) region have put together a series of webcasts focussing on topics such as BizTalk, SQL Server and SharePoint. There have been three so far with the next one on 26th January. Previous ones are available for on demand viewing (except the first...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Developer Solutions team blogs and videos

    The Windows Store Developer Solutions team is a global team within Microsoft Developer support that provides technical support to Microsoft’s customers developing Windows Store and Phone apps. The team authors and blog series here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wsdevsol/ and a video series here: http://channel9...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    An important hotfix package has been released: An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 “This article describes a hotfix rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computers. This hotfix rollup contains 90 hotfixes...
  • Blog Post: What to do if you have problems with a Windows Store app

    If you or one of the users of a Windows Store app you’ve developed are having problems with the app, a good starting point may be the Apps troubleshooter that is available. If you go to this page: What to do if you have problems with an app you’ll find some useful advice on what to try. Also, down at...
  • Blog Post: Malawi 2.0 – Microsoft CSS working to provide clean water

    A team of 10 volunteers from Microsoft Customer Service and Support in Europe and North America have just set off for Malawi as the “On the Ground” team of the 2012 Microsoft Customer Service and Support Malawi Citizenship project. The aim of the project is to improve access to clean water for the Malawi...
  • Blog Post: Web browser fails to connect to some SSL/HTTPS web sites

    Following the publication of Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) last week, clients that have applied the appropriate update may find they have trouble connecting to certain web sites that are using an HTTPS connection (SSL). This can happen if the server is using a certificate with an RSA key length...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Support portal for small businesses

    Yesterday we launched a new Microsoft Support portal for small businesses . Lots of information around optimizing and securing your business software assets, Microsoft’s cloud offerings like Office 365 and much more. HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: My computer is running very slowly

    A recent comment on one of my blog posts suggested that my blog was a bit too technical and did not really address the issue of why a computer might be running slowly. This is true, my blog really is aimed at software developers, system administrators and diagnostic engineers trying to keep commercial...
  • Blog Post: Great additions to System Center Advisor

    We recently added proactive diagnostics for both SharePoint and Exchange to System Center Advisor (SCA). This is in addition to SQL Server and Windows Server which were already supported. SCA builds on the knowledge and experience of 1000s of Microsoft Customer Service and Support Engineers and brings...
  • Blog Post: Find solutions at support.microsoft.com

    A new wizard style portal on support.microsoft.com has gone live. Additionally you can find a nice “hub list” of support portals for different products here . In particular, the support portal for the Microsoft .NET Framework can be found here . HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: 3,500+ code samples and rising!

    The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework continues to expand, now encompassing more than 3,500 code samples to help developers make the most of the Microsoft platform!  A new version of the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework sample browser application has also been released. Read more about it here...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Next 2012 – featuring support diagnostics!

    The Microsoft Next 2012 contest recently concluded and among the finalists this year was a video by Steve Edwards showcasing some of the great work going on within Microsoft Customer Service and Support around the world to automate the collection and analysis of the diagnostic data needed to resolve...
  • Blog Post: New software diagnostic service available

    My colleague Steve Justice has just blogged about a new software diagnostic service called Fix it Center Pro that we’ve now made available. This represents the beginning of a new era in which the expertise and experience of hundreds of Microsoft Support Professionals around the world is harnessed in...
  • Blog Post: New CLR and .NET Performance tool

    Vance Morrison, CLR performance architect here at Microsoft, has released a new tool for conducting performance investigations on .NET applications. It is called PerfView and you can read more about it on his post here . You can download it here . It is designed to have as low an overhead on the application...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft EMEA IIS/ASP.NET and web developer support team

    I recently attended an offsite meeting in Munich for our Microsoft EMEA IIS/ASP.NET and web developer support team. It’s the first time we’ve had the chance to get together in one place for several years (even though we work together everyday!) and it was great to meet up. Not everyone could make it...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft resources for developers

    I recently had reason to put together a list of general resources available from Microsoft aimed at software developers. I know there are many more out there but this was intended as a list of high level resources to get people started. If you have other suggestions in a similar vein feel free to suggest...
  • Blog Post: Fix for issue with infinite loop involving InvalidateAutomationAncestors

    I recently finished working on a support case where the customer was hitting the same issue as this one: 2484841 FIX: A .NET Framework 4.0-based WPF application may stop responding if you right-click a control to open a pop-up control but for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 rather than 4.0. As the resolution...
  • Blog Post: New post on troubleshooting 403.7 errors

    My colleague Emmanuel has published a great new blogs post on troubleshooting 403.7 “Client Certificate Required errors”. Read all about it here. HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: Tips for successful .NET Debugging with WinDBG

    Here are my tips for pain free .NET debugging with WinDBG 1) Always use a 32-bit debugger for a 32-bit process and a 64-bit debugger for a 64-bit process, both to generate the dump and to analyse it. Use usermode dumps only (managed debugger extensions are not expected to work with kernel mode) and ensure...
  • Blog Post: Version history of the CLR 4.0

    [ update 18/6/2012 LDR.569 added ] [ update 16/4/2012 – changed the format to make LDR/GDR branch versioning clearer at the suggestion of Vivek Mishra (thanks!) ; added .468 and  .476 ] [ update 15/2/2013 – added MS12-074, 2733944, 2756195 ] [ update 17/4/2013 – added 1001, 2001, 2004 and 2008 ...
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