GADS OS on the Desktop

by ronfluegge 13. March 2019 17:20

GADS OS is a desktop application.  Ever wonder why?  Are we the only ones who have desktop applications?

Millions of developers develop and maintain Windows Forms (desktop) applications. According to Microsoft, over two million developers actively work on Windows Forms applications every month, and we're some of them.

The fact is, some applications still can’t be done well in a browser. In fact, we have a whole team at the GADS Open Source Project that specializes in high-performance desktop work and does quite well because they can do some amazing things that can’t be achieved with other technologies. We’ve been taking advantage of the Windows built-in .NET Framework to write libraries for our GADS OS desktop apps for a while now, and the apps themselves have required the full framework, installers, and everything that goes with fat client, native desktop applications.

The problem is that Web apps are browser-based, not browser agnostic.  For example, a browser-agnostic Web application will work on Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera or any other browser equally well.  All the features and capabilities that make today's browsers so powerful and complex also cause some problems for users.

Issues such as plug-ins, security settings and version requirements mean that managing browsers can be a lot of work. With large enterprise line-of-business applications like GADS data reporting and analysis, the problem of browser compatibility compounds.

NERC Announcement: GADS Conventional and Wind Training - June 2019 - Salt Lake City, UT

by ronfluegge 19. February 2019 15:34

Training Announcement 

Generating Availability Data System

Conventional and Wind Training

June 11-14, 2019

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

155 North 400 West

Suite 200

Salt Lake City, UT 84103


***ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING***

     ***DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION - MAY 30, 2019***


Click here for: WECC Office Fact Sheet and Hotel Information

GADS Conventional Training 

June 11, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain

June 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain

Click here for: GADS Conventional Training - June 2019 Registration

Continental breakfast and lunch will be included on both days.

GADS Wind Training 

June 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain

June 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon Mountain

Click here for: GADS Wind Training - June 2019 Registration

Continental breakfast and lunch will be included on the first day. 

Continental breakfast will be included on the second day.

 

Conventional GADS training will include items such as how GADS data is used, events and performance, the case for event reviews, review of cause codes, examples of poorly reported events to NERC, understanding Data Reporting Instructions (DRI), and the data submittal process at Open Access Technology International (OATI).

Wind GADS training will include the reporting implementation timeline, entity registration, processes, and reports. Additionally, the data submittal process through the NERC GADS Wind reporting application will be covered.

For more information, please contact via email: gads@nerc.net for conventional units or gadswind@nerc.net for wind plants.

Microsoft's Windows 7 has one year of free support left

by ronfluegge 14. January 2019 09:25

One year from today -- on January 14, 2020 -- Microsoft's support for Windows 7 will cease. That means no more updates or fixes, including security fixes after that date, which is the first Patch Tuesday of 2020, unless a customer pays.

Windows 8.1 customers will continue to get security updates from Microsoft for free until January 10, 2023. 


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