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 … Continue reading How to fix Windows 10 Broken Search Bar

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 … Continue reading The production environment for the developer

How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ

The Microsoft Visual Studio Setup Project is an old technology to create installer developed by Microsoft. It is out of support from nearly a decade and not present in Visual Studio anymore but when I visit customer sites I find legacy technologies and I need to deal with it on the short-term. A couple of … Continue reading How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ

.Net Core Static Analysis with SonarQube / Project GUID

When we want to analyze a .Net Core project with SonarQube we need to make sure that our .csproj file has a <ProjectGuid> attribute. You can generate a GUID with Visual Studio from the Tools menu: Tools, Generate GUID. If you don't have a GUID inside your project file SonarQube will skip the analysis. Cheers!

Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

I was experimenting with deploying a completely new Web Site to a machine with a brand new IIS installation to see what are the required parameter to do a basic deployment.I share here my findings. The best approach is to deploy with a deployment group job. This way can use the IIS tasks that Microsoft … Continue reading Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

Docker PowerShell commands and AutoHotKey

Commands I'm doing quite a few exercies with Docker in the last fiew days. I start to notice that I need a toolkit of useful commands to cleanup all the containers or images that I move around. I record here, for future memory, a collection of useful PowerShell script. Bonus point: an AHK (AutoHotKey) script … Continue reading Docker PowerShell commands and AutoHotKey