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VMWare Guests - The app window is blank white but the taskbar thumbnail is correct

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Ran into a situation recently in a Windows 10 Guest VM running in VMWare. The windows for a single program, Avira, were blank white. The weird part was that the taskbar thumbnail showed the window contents correctly. This felt like a driver error or mismatch. I have no idea which driver, host, or guest, caused the problem or when it occurred. Fix: Disable 3D Graphics Acceleration in the Guest The fix is pretty straightforward. My guest VM settings had "Accelerate 3D graphics" enabled.  Power down the Windows Guest VM. Pull up the VM settings Un-check Accelerate 3D graphcs Click OK Restart the Windows Guest VM

Building Skills - Centralized Expertise - Central Practices - Centers of Excellence/Communities of Practice

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This discussion is about what companies can do to upgrade technical skills and implement best practices to increase the quality and capabilities of delivery teams.  It is not discussing project management or cross-team delivery issues. This is mostly built on experience with Software Delivery and Development. The general concepts are probably valid for process teams that require multiple skills. Delivery Team Complexity Software delivery continues to evolve requiring ever-increasing technical expertise as system complexity, system scale, and compliance regulations increase.  Modern applications face continually evolving security threats further increasing the burden on software delivery teams.  Shift Left initiatives increase the accountability and responsibilities of the same delivery teams .    This image shows some of the roles played by delivery teams as part of historical capabilities in addition to those added as part of  You Build It You