How to prevent automatic updates in #Windows 10?

If you are already using Windows 10 Technical Preview, you might noticed that, you can not selectively install Windows updates now. Microsoft forces the updates to push in your system by default, but this recently caused some issues to few people.

 

Thus, Microsoft released a tool named “Show or Hide updates troubleshooter”, which will allow you to remove and/or block selective updates.



Download #VisualStudio 2015 (ISO + Web Installer)

It’s 20th July 2015 and Microsoft hosted a launch event online and released Visual Studio 2015 for the developers, by which you can create multi-platform apps for Windows, iOS, Android and more by using a single IDE.

 

In this post, sharing the links to download the web installer, ISO image for offline installation. Apart from the community edition, the other versions are trial versions unless you have a license code.


Microsoft released #Windows SDK for #Facebook

Microsoft announced the availability of a new open source library to integrate various functions of Facebook in your Windows apps. The new Windows SDK for Facebook will allow developers to enhance socializing in their Universal Windows apps.

 

This post will cover link to download the SDK, features list currently available and few more interesting links to continue with the integration.


How to create #Azure Mobile Service from the portal?

Few days ago, I wrote about “Introduction to Azure Mobile Services” and I hope, that gave you basic overview of the same. As ongoing tutorial on this subject, we will learn how to integrate mobile service in our app to utilize the already available APIs.

 

But before that, we need to create the service. Today, in this blog post, we will learn how to create the mobile service from the Azure portal.


#Windows 10 now provides pinning a settings icon in Start screen

Did you install the latest version of Windows 10 Technical Preview? Microsoft added “Pin to Start” option to the Settings page icons, by which we will be able to pin any settings page in the Start Screen. So, from now onwards you will be able to pin your favorite settings icon for easy access.

 

In this post, let’s briefly describe the feature introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview. Be ready for the Windows 10 launch on 29th July.


History of #Windows - Win 1 to Win 10 - an Infographic

Windows 1 was first released in the year 1985 and after 30 years having so many versions of Windows, Microsoft is going to release Windows 10 on 29th July 2015. MicrosoftTraining.net has created an infographic of different versions of Windows operating system till now.

 

As per their request, I am sharing the infographic with you. Hope, you will like that. There is also a link to the high resolution image at the end of this post.


Create #Windows 10 bootable USB drive using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker

Windows 10 updates comes as Windows update service, but in case if you have downloaded the ISO image of the Windows 10 installation media, you might want to create a bootable USB device from it for fresh installation.

 

You can easily create this bootable device from the ISO image using the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker, which is available freely. In this post we will discuss how to do it. Continue to read more.


What’s new in #Windows 10 Snipping Tools?

Windows 10, which is now near to polishing stage before final release, came with many new features and enhancements; that includes the UI, settings and apps. It’s still in Technical Preview version with the latest build no: 10162.

 

In this post, we are going to know the latest changes happened in the Windows Snipping Tool, which many users uses most of the days to take screenshots.


#VisualStudio 2015 is going to RTM on 20th July 2015

Big announcement just arrived. In a blog post, S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft announced the release date of Visual Studio 2015 RTM, .NET Framework 4.6 and Team Foundation Server 2015.

 

July 20 is the date when Microsoft is organizing the Visual Studio 2015 final release event online at 3:30 pm UTC (8:30 am PDT). Don’t forget to watch the live event.


Introduction to #Azure Mobile Services

After pausing for few days, I have decided to write a series of tutorials in this blog. This time, I have chosen Azure Mobile Services based on the overwhelming responses I have received on Azure in my past few events. It’s better to be late than never and thus I am starting with an introduction to Azure mobile service.

 

In this post, we will learn about mobile service, it’s benefits followed by in-depth chapters on the same along with integration in Windows/Windows Phone apps.

 
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