Kunal-Chowdhury.com - Microsoft Technology Blog for developers and consumers: November 2016

Visual Studio 2017 - 'Lightweight Solution Load' to shorter load time

If you have a big solution with so many projects in it, the all new 'Visual Studio 2017' provides a new feature called 'Lightweight Solution Load', that helps to reduce the solution load time and substantial improvement in memory usage.

 

Today in this blog post, we are going to discuss about this feature along with the option to enable or disable the 'Lightweight Solution Load' feature.



How to insert an element at the middle of a post using #jQuery?

There could be some possible business cases where we need to insert a HTML element inside a post. This should not be a static one but a dynamically injected at the middle of the article. So, what to do in such case? How can we insert it by writing some code?

 

Today in this blog post, we are going to see the same with the help of jQuery code. This will not only reduce the burden of writing huge code, but also give a better performance.


Git Basics: How to remove files from the working tree and the index?

Earlier we discussed about 'git add' to add files to index, 'git mv' to rename or move files. We have also discussed about 'git commit' to push the changes to staging. Now what to do if one wants to remove a file from working tree and index?

 

We are today going to discuss on this topic. We have a command 'git rm' to handle this case. Let's start today's discussion, part of the 'Git Tutorial Series'.


Visual Studio 2017 - New Installation Experience

The all new 'Visual Studio 2017' IDE, which was released as 'RC (Release Candidate) bits' during the Microsoft's Connect() event, introduces a new installation experience. If you have already installed the bits, you might have experienced that.

 

As it is currently in RC build, let me describe the new installation experience here to help others to know about it before they finally start using it.


Git Basics: How to move or rename a file or directory in a workspace?

Hopefully you are finding my posts on Git Basics helpful. As of now, as part of the Git Tutorial Series we learned about the changes, the commit to the staging area, viewing the working tree status and pushing the changes to the remote repository.


Continuing the series, today in this blog post, we will learn how to move or rename a file or directory in a Git workspace and update the Index.


Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14965 ISO is now available

Microsoft has released the ISO image of the Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14965, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft servers by generating the temporary link. Standard, Enterprise, Education and Home editions are available for download.

 

Read more to know further about the insiders build and grab the links to download the said ISO image (both 32-bit and 64-bit editions) from secure Microsoft servers.



Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 14971 for PC

Microsoft's Windows insiders chief Dona Sarkar in a blog post announces a new build 14971 for the fast ring PC users. If you are a Windows Insider on the fast ring, check for updates. It has a number of new things for you to try.

 

It also has a set of improvements and fixes; including few known issues. Download, install and check out if you can figure out any issues. Do report via the Feedback app.


How to create an offline installer of Visual Studio 2017 RC?

During the Connect() developer event, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 RC (Release Candidate). The said post contains all the Microsoft server links to download the public build, which is a web installer and you need to connect to internet while installing.

 

In case you need an offline installer to download once and install in multiple systems, here's the post to generate the offline installer. Continue reading the know more about it.


Visual Studio 2017 RC is now available for download

During Connect() developer event on 16th November 2016, Microsoft announced the Release Candidate (RC) bits of next major version of Visual Studio named as 'Visual Studio 2017', which is already known to us as 'Visual Studio 15'.

 

In this post, I am going to share the direct download links of different editions of Visual Studio 2017 RC from Microsoft servers.


Connect with anyone on Skype, without needing to register

Do you know that, Microsoft has opened up the Skype software on web for everyone who wants to connect with the other and above all, you don't have to create any account, no need of separate download of the software.

 

By joining Skype as a Guest, you can quickly chat, do a voice call or video call without any hassle. It's going to be perfect if you’re new to Skype and don't have the time to create any account.


Slides from my session @ 'Azure MVP Bootcamp - 2016, Vizag'

Microsoft Azure MVP Bootcamp, organized by Miracle Software Systems and Vizag Microsoft User Group (VzMUG), happened on 12th November 2016. I was one of the speaker of this event, invited by Miracle Software Systems to speak on Azure Platform.

 

I have given a 90 minutes session on 'Azure App Services and Overview to UWP', demonstrated in front of 100+ audiences. Here I am sharing my slides and few snaps from the event.



Visual Studio post build event returns error MSB3073

Is your Visual Studio instance returning error code MSB3073 while executing the post build event? If you faced such error message and already spent time on investigating the root cause, you came to a proper landing page.

 

Recently, I too faced it and later noticed the cause which I am going to document here to save your further investigation time. Hope that helps.


Skype insiders program announced by Microsoft

Microsoft today announced the new insiders program for Skype. This will allow enthusiastic community members to test it and provide feedback to shape and enhance the Skype experience. This will be currently available for Windows, iOS, Mac and Android platform.

 

If you are such a community user, you can sign-up for it. You can also request for other platforms like Xbox and Microsoft will get back to you soon.


Git Basics: How to Reset your local Git repository branch?

Earlier we learnt how to fetch, pull and push the changes. We also learnt how to stash and clean your current working tree. But what if we want to reset the current HEAD to the original state and start from the beginning?

 

Today we are going to discuss how to do this with the ‘git reset’ command. Continue learning more about Git on my ‘Git Tutorial’ page.


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for Mobile and PC released

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 insider preview build 14959 for mobile and PC. Dona Sarkar, in an official blog post, announced the availability of the new build for fast ring Windows 10 users. Checkout the post to know what’s new and improved in this build.

 

Read the known issues before downloading this build. If you are stuck at 0% downloading build 14951, wait for the timeout to happen before attempting to downloading this build.


Git Basics: How to remove untracked files from the working tree?

I hope that, you are finding my posts on Git Basics/Git Tutorial helpful. In the last post on this series, we learned "How to stash the changes in a dirty working directory?". Today we are going to discuss how to remove untracked files.

 

Everyone needs to clean the working tree when some job is done or want to reset the directory. Let's learn how to do this using the command "git clean".


 
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