sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

You see only a white screen when viewing Lync 2013 desktop sharing

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago someone was sharing with me his desktop and I was able to see only a white screen like the following:


Seems that the failure is on the client computer and it is related to ActiveX Security settings in IE.

To fix this you need to open PowerShell in administrator mode in order to change registry settings and execute the following commands (depending on your Windows version)

  • Setting the compatibility mode for Lync 2013 64 bits or running Lync 2013 32 bits on Windows 8 32 bits
    • Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}”-Name “Compatibility Flags” -Value 8388608
  • Setting the compatibility mode for Lync 2013 32 bits on Windows 8 64 bits
    • Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}”-Name “Compatibility Flags” -Value 8388608
  • All you need to do is restart the application sharing session and the issue should be resolved, no need to restart client or computer
References: Ståle Hansen blog

Till next time!

sábado, 26 de marzo de 2016

TFS 2015 on premise - Bugs on dashboard compatibility

Hi there,

First of all as I promised, I have re-write all the articles in english :). Now lets go to the real stuff:

On August 6, 2015 MSFT has released a new version of TFS with a lot of new features and on November 30 update1 was available. 

To see the changes you can visit the following links:

There are a lot of new features as manage the capacity users, configure the dashboard boxes, see the user's photo and more. One important change is that we can now change the way that we interact with the bugs, showing them as user stories, at the same label as tasks or not showing them at all.
The problem for me was that I have done this change a long time ago manipulating the TFS templates. After the update on the portal I can see a problem with the templates at the time of configuring as the bugs interact.

Is pretty easy to fix this, you have to rollback the changes from the older versions:

  • Categories.xml

           I have removed the bug from the task category.

  • Commonprocessconfig.xml

           I have removed the "resolved" state for the "Task" backlog

  • Bug.xml
          I have added the field Agregue el campo “Story Points” from type                                           Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.StoryPoints. TFS use it to reporting purposes.

To get those files and modify them, you have to install the TFS 2015 Power tools and export them. Do the modifications and import the again. Remember to open and admin cmd console and go to: cd %programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE

  • Categories:

              witadmin exportcategories /collection:[collection url] /p:[project] /f:"[folder]/categories.xml"
              witadmin importcategories /collection:[collection url] /p:[project] /f:"[folder]\categories.xml"

  • Commonprocessconfig.xml

           witadmin exportprocessconfig /collection:[collection url] /p:[project] /f:"[folder]/commonprocessconfig.xml"
              witadmin importprocessconfig /collection:[collection url] /p:[project] /f:"[folder]/commonprocessconfig.xml"

  • Bug.xml (more info here)
              witadmin exportwitd /collection:CollectionURL /p:Project /n:TypeName [/f:FileName] [/e:Encoding] [/exportglobalists]
              witadmin importwitd /collection:CollectionURL [/p:Project] /f:FileName [/e:Encoding] [/v]


jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

MSFT | MCP connected with LinkedIn!


It's time to celebrate! We can add now the MCP certifications to the LinkedIn profile and is pretty easy:

  • Log in into the MCP portal and provide your credentials,
  • On the dashboard you will find the option to add the passed certifcations (at the bottom of the page)

  • After certifaction selection we are going to be redirected to the LinkedIn portal. We check the certification information and save! (I always add my MCP ID as license number)

  • We will see the certification under the corresponding section

I hope this will be helpful! I promise to re-write all my articles in english and add a new one about the TFS 2015 on premise version.