How to configure the new Home Screen in #Windows 10?

Microsoft Windows 10, currently under Technical Preview, came with a new Home Screen when you launch the File Explorer. It pins all your favourite icons, frequent folders, recent files and more to help you easily launch the frequent files/folders from a single place.

 

Today in this post, we will discuss how to configure the Home screen, add or remove icons, organize the tiles properly.



How to Use Virtual Desktops in #Windows 10?

Finally virtual desktops were added natively in Windows. If you are using Windows 10, you will be able to use it directly. Though all the functionalities not yet available, but it’s good to see it  by default in Microsoft Windows operating system.

 

In this post, today we will be describing more about Virtual Desktop feature and guide you to understand how to work with it. Continue reading and share your thoughts.


What are the experimental Console features in #Windows 10?

Windows 10 – all you heard about it. Microsoft recently released a Technical Preview version of it to the Windows Insiders opted for it. In this release, there is an option to play with some new features coming into Console Window.

 

Today in this post, we will go thru them and understand what these options actually means. Continue reading and share your views about those cool new features.


How to bring back the Start screen in #Windows 10?

Those who have already installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview might noticed that the Start Screen is no more there by default. Rather, Microsoft placed the old Start menu with additional features like adding Live Tiles into it.

 

In this Tips & Tricks post about Windows 10, we will discuss how to switch between Start menu and Start screen. If you love the Windows 8 like Start screen, you will be able to bring it back.


Awarded as Microsoft MVP for the 5th time - [Windows Platform Dev]

Another October for me. The golden moment of my life when I first received the MVP award from Microsoft in the year 2010 and since then continuing it. It’s the 5th continuous year when I received the award from Microsoft for the contributions I have done for the developer community.

 

First three years I was Silverlight MVP, last year it changed to Client Development MVP and this year it changed to Windows Platform Development MVP.


Windows Phone 8.1 Email Compose - What’s changed for #WPDev?

Who don’t want to put a link in the apps/games to provide feedback directly to the developer via email? To do this in Windows Phone Silverlight applications was pretty easy. We just had to create the instance of the EmailComposeTask and call the Show() method.

 

But this has been changed a bit in Windows Phone 8.1 RT applications. In this post, we are going to discuss this along with comparison to what has been changed.


Dear #WinDev and #WPDev, DevCenter is now a life time Subscription

A big news just shared by Microsoft today for all the developers in Windows Platform. Yes, it’s for both Windows Phone and Windows developers. Dev Center account is now a life time membership and that means, you don’t have to renew your account every year.

 

If you are a dev, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to build for any or both the Windows platforms. Read to find out more on this topic.


Windows Phone 8.1 Phone Call - What’s changed for #WPDev?

You might already know that, Windows Phone 8.1 SDK came with few API changes targeting the Windows Runtime. If you are a developer and looking to launch the phone dialler from your app, this post will help you to know the changes.

 

In this post we are going to discuss “How to programmatically do a Phone Call in Windows Phone 8.1” with a comparison between the API changes.


Recap: Transforming Data Center Roadshow, Kolkata - 2014

It was the big day for the Kolkata developers and IT Pros, when we organized the first successful event in the city of Kolkata targeting the IT Pros as the audience. Thanks to these vast audience for attending the event and make it successful.

 

Today, I am going to share some snaps and little bit of recap of the event. It was our great pleasure to have Biplab Paul (Program Manager, South Asia MVP Community) among ourselves.


How to create your laptop a Wi-Fi Hotspot using Connectify?

If you don’t have any Wi-Fi router but still want to connect all your devices like laptops, tablets phones etc. to the internet, you can make your laptop a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot and connect all those devices via it. This way you can save your money purchasing a hardware device.

 

In this post, I am going to share a way to create a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot using Connectify. Though a paid version of this exists, but you can use the free version with limited functionalities.

 
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