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 →

Server stuck in endless Windows Update Reboot?

Yes, that happens from time to time. You have already cleaned up Windows Update, you have reset the Software Distribution folder. But yet your server still asks you to reboot every restart or worse, it does it for you without even prompting. The fix is actually quite easy (if you hit the same issue as me) Backup the following registry… Read more →

Microsoft Flight Simulator Updates

Yes, I am still excited. Microsoft are once again pulling the inner child out of me (which many would say doesn’t actually take much as its difficult to tell the adult and child me apart anyway). I am on holiday in Spain right now which is funny because there are no clouds here but in the video on the Microsoft… Read more →