Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

Category: Microsoft

  • .NET Aspire and the future of .NET

    .NET Aspire and the future of .NET

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    In less than a year, .NET Aspire has made it from a preview release all the way through to General Availability and its inclusion in Visual Studio. The marketing keeps saying that the important part of .NET Aspire is that it makes apps “cloud-native”, but that is only a fraction of the story – and…

  • Why Microsoft Orleans is important for .NET Developers

    Why Microsoft Orleans is important for .NET Developers

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    Small to medium sized development teams often grapple with the complexities of microservices architecture. While the distributed approach offers scalability and flexibility, it can quickly become overwhelming, especially without a large team to manage the infrastructure. Enter Microsoft Orleans, a framework designed to simplify building scalable, resilient, and distributed backends. This post delves into how…

  • Improve Remote Desktop frame rate to 60fps by enabling AVC 4:4:4 encoding

    Improve Remote Desktop frame rate to 60fps by enabling AVC 4:4:4 encoding

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    I am a great fan of Remote Desktop and have been using it for over a decade. It’s built in and just works. One gripe of mine has always been the poor framerate which makes animations and transitions super janky by default. In RDP 10 it turns out this can be massively improved by enabling…

  • Missing StoreKey PFX certificates when building a Visual Studio 2019 UWP project

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    I came across an interesting issue updating my UWP app to Visual Studio 2019 and a new Azure DevOps pipeline. “Associate with Store” no longer adds password-less PFX files named *TemporaryKey.pfx and *StoreKey.pfx to your project to sign your store submissions – instead in VS2019 it now adds the certificates to your local user store…

  • An ode to Surface 3

    It is increasingly looking like the Surface 3 is going to be discontinued. Microsoft is running out of stock on the 128GB / 4GB RAM model. Third party vendors are heavily discounting it, suggesting a clearance. The biggest sign of its demise is that Intel are simply going to stop making the quad-core Cherry Trail Atom processors…