Windows Server 2008 R2 WebServer Feature Install Fatal Error – 0x80070643

I tried to change the installed WebServer features on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box and hit the following error: Installation of [Web Server (IIS)] Management Service failed. Attempt to install Management Service failed with error code 0x80070643.  Fatal error during installation     + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], CimException     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FeatureMessageDetail,Microsoft.Windows.ServerMan    ager.Commands.AddWindowsFeatureCommand     + …

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Building .NET Core and .NET Standard Projects in TFS 2015

We have been using TFS 2015 with great success for a couple years now.  This includes the new build system where we can use the built in build tasks.  For example, the typical Visual Studio project build definition includes the following tasks: These worked great until we tried to build a solution which included .NET …

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Free Azure Services!

Microsoft is continuing to make Azure easier for developers to get started and try.  They now have a dedicated page to list all the free services available to all users.  In the past there has been mixed messages of the types of “free” accounts for different types of Azure users.  So this should make it …

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