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Friday, July 22th, 2016 at 11h05
From PC World: "An up-to-date PC is less vulnerable to attack, so automatic updates are generally a good thing. But sometimes an update will make things worse, rendering a PC problematic or even unusable until the problem is solved. That’s why some people prefer to hold off on an update until other people have tried it without disaster. But this requires you to take time out of your day to keep up on the news about Windows updates (a Google News alert can help)."

Friday, July 22th, 2016 at 11h01
From SQL Authority: "Some errors are generic and there is no single path / root cause for the same. It is important to know at least the basic path one needs to take while troubleshooting. One of the reasons of loving my consultancy job is that I learn something new every day. I found myself again in learning state when I was trying to help one of my clients to assist in installation of SQL Server in a new environment. While installing SQL, it was stuck at below error message."

Friday, July 22th, 2016 at 10h54
From MS SQL Tips: "MDS has two main components - a Web Application and a database (that could be on the same or on a remote SQL Server). When you patch a server hosting the MDS Web Application with an SQL Server update and if you have not completed the upgrade sequence users may get this error in the MDS Web Application on client side: "The client version is incompatible with the database version. Ask your administrator to upgrade the client components, the database component, or both. Run the Master Data ..."

Friday, July 22th, 2016 at 10h46
From Dotnetcurry: "Microsoft Azure is a Cloud Platform offering various flavors of Services like Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Many new features are added to the Azure platform on a continuous basis to enable businesses to move their workloads on the cloud and speed up overall development and delivery cycles. Overall for any Cloud application development, creating Infrastructure is the key component. Usually it takes a lot of time, efforts and co..."

Friday, July 22th, 2016 at 10h37
From Computerworld: "Security researchers released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare. PowerWare, also known as PoshCoder, was first spotted in March, when it was used in attacks against healthcare organizations. It stood out because it was implemented in Windows PowerShell, a scripting environment designed for automating system and application administration tasks."

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10h56
From SQL Authority: "This is a 133rd episode of Notes from the Field series. I know Mike for many years and Mike has always inspired me with his positive energy. I have always enjoyed spending time with him as I have always learned something new but along with it, I have also improved as a human. It is very critical that we often meet someone who is not only technically brilliant but gives us a different viewpoint of life. I really respect Mike and enjoy love talking to him."

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10h39
From Microsoft: "We wanted to extend a massive ‘thank you’ for providing feedback for our preview releases over the last few weeks. We’ve been working hard to incorporate the feedback you have provided us. You will find that we’ve fixed many issues you reported, and we are proud to be able to release the final build of our 4.0 drivers. We will continue to fix bugs and ship regular updates to the GitHub repository. The new driver enables access to SQL Server 2008+, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any PHP..."

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10h21
From Database Journal: "Query Store is a new feature in SQL Server 2016, which once enabled, automatically captures a history of queries, execution plans, and runtime statistics, retaining them for your troubleshooting performance problems caused by query plan changes. This new feature greatly simplifies performance troubleshooting by helping you quickly find performance differences, even after server restart or upgrade."

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 10h07
From C# Corner: "In this article, I will explain about making the SSIS package in SQL Server. We make the SSIS package to export the SQL Server data into Excel file. For making SSIS package, we have to install the SQL Server Data Tools, first. For making the SSIS package, follow the below steps."

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 09h57
From ARS Technica: "Firefox will begin retiring Adobe Flash on August 2 with the release of Firefox 48. In 2017, probably with Firefox 53, Flash plug-ins will require the user to actively click-to-play. In Firefox 48, Mozilla will enable a new Firefox plug-in blocklist by default. Initially the blocklist will be small, mostly containing URLs of Flash SWF files that have been identified by Mozilla as supercookies (i.e. cookies that are very hard to shake off) or fingerprinting files (i.e. they scan your system an..."

Universal Thread News
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 17h05
Level Extreme Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive Universal Thread acquisition agreement with DMIB Inc., a renowned IT services/software development Montreal-based consulting company.

Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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