Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 critical update alert

There is an upcoming Windows 7 update and if it is not applied Windows 7 PCs (and Windows 2008 Servers) are not able to receive critical Windows updates. These are critical updates; make sure your PC administrator is aware of them!


Getting to know StandardAero's John Leaman

John Leaman is Senior Lead with StandardAero's Business Systems. His shop was one of the first to migrate an IBM i RPG application to .NET with ASNA Monarch all those years ago.


Using AVR for .NET to enable AVR Classic to make HTTP requests

Many applications, both Windows and Web, need to connect to the Internet to send or receive data. ASNA Visual RPG Classic apps do not intrinsically have the ability to make HTTP requests. This can be a crippling drawback when you have a legacy enterprise app for which you now have the requirement to send and/or receive data from the Internet. However, with a little help from AVR for .NET you can extend AVR Classic to do modern things like making HTTP requests.


Rendering text with newline characters in HTML correctly

By default, most HTML elements don't display text that contains carriage returns and linefeed characters correctly. This article shows how to resolve that issue by applying a simple CSS property.


Microsoft wants you to stop using its software!

Microsoft's Windows 7 general end-of-service date is January 14, 2020. After that, security updates will cost you. Are you ready for that?


Edge is dead, Zed

Microsoft Edge, the basket into which MS put all of its browser eggs, is now slated for "endangered species" status. In early December, several news organizations posted articles about an upcoming MS announcement that MS is moving to a Chromium-based browser for Windows 10.