FMS Email Newsletter

May 2018

For Microsoft Access, SQL Server,
Visual Studio .NET, and VB6 Professionals


Greetings!

We're rushing our May issue to you because of the Microsoft Security Patch last week that is creating mayhem with Remote Desktop connections. We were among the first to provide information on this problem and a work-around. Tens of thousands of people from around the world have used our findings to address their environment. Read our Remote Desktop Authentication Error blog post for details on this rapidly changing situation.

Last month, I had a wonderful time speaking and attending the annual Portland Access User Group Conference in Silver Falls, Oregon. I enjoyed speaking with fellow Access Enthusiasts and the beautiful hike through, by and behind the beautiful waterfalls! Next year's Access conferences for both Portland and Austria are announced so save the days!

Luke hiking with fellow Access Enthusiasts

We've added more technical content to our site with a new paper on Converting Microsoft Azure SQL Server Databases to SQL Elastic Pools, and updates to our very popular Append Query and Delete Query papers.

We've only included a subset of recent news here. For additional information, visit our News Announcements page and receive our latest notifications from our Like Us on Facebook Facebook page, FMS BlogBlog, and FMS TwitterTweets.

All the best,

Luke Chung
President

Contents


Remote Desktop Connection Authentication ErrorRemote Desktop Connection Error

Remote Desktops connections are failing due to a security patch Microsoft released on May 8, 2018. Users see this error when they try to connect to a PC, Virtual Machine, Azure VM, and other hosts:

Remote Desktop Connection Error

This is the text in the error dialog with a link to a Microsoft site that's quite confusing:

An authentication error has occurred.
The function requested is not supported

Remote computer: [computer name]
This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation.
For more information, see https:/go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=866660

It's also impacting VPN connections. We wrote a blog post on the issue, symptoms, causes, and workaround by adjusting the host machine's Remote Desktop security settings.

This is a brand new situation so please share your experience with us on the related blog post.

Remote Desktop Authentication Error Has Occurred


Microsoft Azure and SQL ServerConverting Microsoft Azure SQL Server Databases to SQL Elastic Pools

Microsoft Azure lets you easily create and deploy enterprise quality SQL Server on the cloud at a very cost effective price. As you add more databases, larger databases and require more power, it is more economical to share SQL Server resources across all your databases. Microsoft Azure offers SQL Server with Elastic Pools to do so, but doesn't give much information on how to convert existing databases to an Elastic Pool.

Read our new paper with step-by-step instructions on how to convert existing databases to an Elastic Pool without changing connection strings.

Configure Azure SQL Elastic Pool

Converting Microsoft Azure SQL Server Databases to SQL Elastic Pools to Share Server Resources


Q & A with Bill Gates at Harvard University

Bill Gates participated in a Q&A with students from Harvard University. The students asked questions on global health and development, technology, clean energy innovation, Alzheimer’s research, philanthropy, and education – as well as current events, his favorite books, and why he loves coming back to Harvard four decades after he dropped out.

Bill Gates at Harvard University

Watch the video: A Conversation with Bill Gates at Harvard University


Portland Oregon Microsoft Access User ConferencePortland Oregon Microsoft Access User Conference 2018

April 28 - 30, 2018, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The Portland Access User Group held their annual event at the conference center in the beautiful Silver Falls State Park a few hours south of Portland, Oregon. The weekend event brought together some of the top Microsoft Access developers, enthusiasts, and Access development team members.

Photos from the 2018 event are available in our Facebook Album.


Upcoming Microsoft Access Conferences in 2019

Access DevCon in Vienna, AustriaMicrosoft Access DevCon 2019 in Vienna Austria

April 27 - 28, 2019

Fellow Microsoft Access MVP Karl Donaubauer is hosting the Access DevCon in Vienna, Austria in 2019.

Registration information is available at the Access DevCon web site.

Microsoft Access Conference near Portland, Oregon2019 Microsoft Access Conference near Portland, Oregon

September 28 - 30, 2019, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

The Portland Access User Group will hold their annual event at the conference center in the beautiful Silver Falls State Park a couple hours south of Portland, Oregon.

Registration information is available at the PAUG conference web site.


Visit our Upcoming Events page for other activities.


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