How to fix Windows 10 Broken Search Bar

If your Windows 10 Search Bar is broken you’re encountering an issue that is spreading to many Windows 10 users at the time of this writing.

This is NOT an official statement (I’m not responsible for any side effects caused by this) about how to fix but running this script inside a PowerShell session with administrator privileges and restarting the machine can solve your issue (it worked on my machine).

Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}   

The production environment for the developer

The development platform is the production environment for the job of creating software. / Michael T. Nygard

When you work with many customers you start to collect your personal database about the best and worst practices that you see and how much they are spreaded.

A thing that is very common is that development or IT related activities are treated like second class citizens in the company. Low end laptops (some with traditional HDD and not SSD!), low budget for testing or QA environment. I can’t explain why this is happening… I suppose it’s a cultural issue. Let’s look at an analogy. Suppose your company CRM went down so people from the selling department couldn’t do their job. That would be at least a severity 2 outage!

So I couldn’t agree more with Nygard: treat IT tools as production because it really is production!

My first year at Microsoft

Time can pass very quickly. This has been definitely the case when I think that one year ago I was starting my new job at Microsoft.

The joy of being part of this amazing amazing company was flowing through my veins.

Fast forward a year and the feeling is the same. I can’t count how many skills I learned or improved. I’ve met people from all over the world, travelling for business or training purposes.

New challenges are waiting for me this year and I’m ready to take the game to the next level. Always learning, always improving!