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Telemetry: crashes coming from Korean market seem to be caused by Wowsoft products

October 2019 XLStyles Tool telemetry analysis: crashes coming from Korean market seem to be caused by Wowsoft products. Continue reading

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New Windows 10 versions of the XLStyles Tool and Windows 7 end of life impact

Windows 7 is reaching the end of life milestone on January 14th 2020. I see a lot more users upgrading to the store app in the last couple of months. As a result of this I’m pushing out several updates: … Continue reading

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Windows 10: private app store for XLStyles Tool

UPDATE [10/12/19]: see this post for an important update regarding private store distribution improvements. I’ve received questions from a small number of users that have Windows App store disabled by their IT departments.  Microsoft fully supports private store app distribution … Continue reading

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ImageShrinker updated in response to OneDrive restrictions

I received an e-mail notifying me that my OneDrive quota got reduced. I use OneDrive to securely distribute non-Microsoft store apps from this blog. It was time to do two things: 1) Complain to get the storage back. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Windows store app shows: “End of Central Directory record could not be found”

I’ve seen a couple of crashes captured in the windows app store telemetry over past couple years. No one has reported exact repro steps or provided even a slightest hint in the comments yet that may point to the root … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Windows 10 and SL5 version of the tool

I updated Azure hosted SL5 version of the XLStyles Tool couple of minutes ago to stop working on Windows 10 since it went RTM last week.  There are couple of reasons for it: Silverlight is not supported in the Windows … Continue reading

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