FIPS and Visual Studio 2015

  I have been working with customers who enable FIPS for awhile now, and as with my previous post on Power BI Desktop, this setting sometimes crops up in unexpected ways. My colleague, Sam Lester and I ran into another FIPS-related issue recently, this time with Visual Studio 2015. Sam’s done a great job to explain…

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November Power BI Update resolves FIPS issue

In October I reported, along with others (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/samlester/2016/10/25/power-bi-fails-with-windows-platform-fips-validated-cryptographic-algorithms-error-due-to-fips-algorithm-policy/) an issue with the FIPS configuration and Power BI. I’m pleased to say that my recent testing of this on the November update showed that the issue has been resolved! For folks who don’t work in environments where they need to enforce FIPS compliance, you may never…

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Power BI and FIPS do not play well together

UPDATE 27 October: Here’s a workaround to allow you to use Power BI with a machine set with the FIPS registry key set. You CAN set Power BI desktop to ignore the FIPS setting but leave the registry key set. In the \Microsoft Power BI Desktop\bin folder, if you edit the PBIDesktop.exe.config file and add after the…

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