CctSharedPackage did not load correctly - Solved

Visual Studio 2015 was gave me this error today so I searched the InterTubes and found many people reporting the same error since around 2013.  For most people, repairing the Azure tools for Visual Studio from Control Panel seem to solve the problem but not for me.  However, I did noticed that my dev box had every single Azure SDKs and tools installed since version 1.6 so I uninstalled the old stuff and only kept the latest versions and voilà, problem solved, VS is now happy!

Moto X Play

I recently switched to a Moto X Play and so far, I'm very pleased.  The 5.5" form factor is perfect for me and the device is not too big and not too small.  It's not a flagship phone but it has enough good features to be worthwhile.

For me, the 3630 mAh battery is the killer feature.  It doesn't make the device too thick (curve: 8.9-10.9mm) or too heavy (169 grams) and I can get two days of heavy use out of a single charge.  Good job Motorola!

No Wi-Fi after Windows 10 1511 update - Solved

After updating my Dellasaurus to Windows 10 1511, I couldn't connect to my Wi-Fi network.  This box is a dev machine with some funky network switches and bridges that are beyond my basic networking skills.  The error message was that some network protocols were not installed on my machine.  Wait!  What protocols?  Where are they missing?  Thanks Windows for keeping me in the dark.

Turn out that the solution was to simply enable TCP on the Network Bridge adapter.  But why did updating to 1511 messed that up? Arf arf!

Visual Studio Talk Show - MVVM Light

Nous discutons avec Laurent Bugnion, l'auteur du framework open source bien connu MVVM Light. Laurent Bugnion travaille comme directeur principal pour IdentityMine, l'une des entreprises leaders (et Gold Partner) pour les technologies Microsoft telles que Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, PixelSense, Windows 10, Windows Phone, Xbox et généralement l'expérience utilisateur. Il est basé à Zurich en Suisse. 2015 est sa 9e année comme Most Valuable Professional Microsoft et sa troisième année en tant que directeur régional de Microsoft. Il est également l'auteur du framework open source bien connu MVVM Light pour Windows Phone, Windows 8 et 10, WPF, Silverlight et Xamarin. Il est l’auteur du livre "Silverlight 4 Unleashed" qui est une suite avancée de «Silverlight 2 Unleashed" (Publié Oct 2008). Vous pouvez le suivre sur son blog

New Azure Data Centres: UK and Germany

Microsoft announced a series of new European Azure data centres located in the UK and Germany that will open in 2016.  Interestingly, the German ones will be managed by Deutsche Telekom and not by Microsoft.  This will ensure that a German company retains control of the data and act as a "data trustee".

More info on The Verge

Don't miss Connect(); //2015

Connect(); is an annual, Microsoft-hosted event that is broadcast live from New York City to developers worldwide. This year’s event is on November 18 & 19 and features keynotes from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman plus interactive Q&A sessions with the engineering teams. The free live stream is complemented by over 60 on-demand sessions which provide deeper insights into the announcements that will be made.  

Register and attend for free!

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