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Remote Desktop on High DPI screens

Scott Hanselman wrote a nice blog post back in January about some of the issues you might face running Windows on a High DPI screen like that of a Surface Pro or Lenova Yoga. I'm kindof mystified that he didn't mention Remote Desktop though because thats been the number one problem for me on High DPI screens. That said, if you remote into very recent Server OS's like Windows Server 2012 R2, then apparently Remote Desktop will sort out the DPI scaling automatically. Perhaps Scott hadn't noticed the Remote Desktop issue because he only remotes into Server 2012 R2. Certainly if I was Scott, I wouldn't remote into anything less than that. But, in practice, I regularly have to remote into Server 2008 machines and yes even Server 2003. If you do that from a high DPI screen, the remote desktop is rendered at regular pixel size, which makes everything tiny. Its hard to show screenshots of High DPI screens that correctly convey the pixel size, so I've photoshoppe

Salesforce User License Transitions

In Salesforce, User License types are tied to Profiles, so to change the User License type of a User, you need to change their Profile. However, only certain types of transitions are allowed: Core Licenses: aka "Salesforce Licences". You can transition users between these six core licenses, but you can't transition from these six to any of the others. That is, you can't convert to Chatter or Community/Portal licenses. Salesforce Salesforce Platform Force.com - App Subscription Force.com - Free Partner App Subscription Work.com Only Chatter Licenses: Chatter Free This license can be changed to any of the six Core Licences listed above - but then you cannot change back Chatter External This license can be changed to Chatter Free or any of the six Core Licences listed above - but then you cannot change back Customer Community Licenses: You can transition users between these four Customer Community type licences, but you can't transition from th