Category: Microsoft

More Flight Simulator Updates from X019

I have had one of those weeks where its been meeting, phone call, installation, legal, HR….. and no fun. Then tonight, I got to sit down and read up on the thing I have been looking forward to (as have at least 50% of my kids). Flight Simulator (next) The team released a new trailer today, and screenshots. Take them… Read more →

Its ramping up….

Today was insane, I came back from work and I have a ton of articles that I am reading through, some of which are just unbelievable if you love Flight Simulator! There is so much, but here is a few. Oh, how I remember being important enough o be invited to these things before 🙂 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/the-new-ms-flight-simulator-taught-me-how-to-fly-an-actual-plane/ Last but not least,… Read more →

Flight Simulator Tech Alpha is Open :)

I fell asleep last night waiting…. but its open now, You will be filling out a survey and sending in a detailed DXDiag of your gaming machine to Microsoft. Then the wait begins! From flightsimulator.com – QUIT STALLING Apologies to those folks living outside the PST time zone. We’re trying to improve the timing of our posts and clearly we’ve… Read more →

The MVP Program

Today, I was forwarded a blogpost by a MVP, and his resignation from the program. The thing is, its not really something you can resign from, you just don’t renew or you kinda “decline your award”. I made it to 11 years in the program, and I have been long gone now – mainly because the products I worked with… Read more →

Sloped Runways

Posted last week on the Flight Simulator Insider blog was this: Philosophical Question If a tree falls on a sloped runway but there is no one there to see it, is the runway still sloped? Answer: We hope so, because we’ve got curved/sloped runways in the next iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Thats going to be awesome 🙂 Read more →

Flight Simulator – Today is the day…. (updated)

… that it all really starts again… Over on the Flight Simulator news page, they have announced the following important dates: AUGUST 15th – Insider Program Kickoff (preview of Development Roadmap Release) AUGUST 22nd – Development Roadmap Release (General Release) AUGUST 29th – Build Program Kickof One of the most important topics we see being discussed in the community is WHEN we plan… Read more →

VSS Permissions issue

I was working today on a 2012R2 server that would give random error messages during the backup relating to registry permissions. Unexpected error calling routine RegOpenKeyExW In my case this was showing FRS and WINS VSS issues, but vssadmin list writers would show all error free. In the end, to fix this issue, I checked further into the details tab… Read more →