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Windows 10 Preview build 15019 focuses more on Gaming features

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 15019 for PCs. If you are an insider in the fast ring, check for updates to see the new update notification. It is a successor to build 15014, released last week. The new build focuses more on ‘Gaming Features’ which is going to come in Creators Update.

 

Checkout the new/enhanced features along with the known issues before installing this build. If you are not comfortable to install, give it a pause.



How to convert an Excel column into a comma separated list?

There are several instances when we need to make a comma separated text values from an excel column. There are different but pretty lengthy process that you can find, which will eat a no. of your valuable time to process the same.

 

So, what to do? Today we are going to learn a quick and easiest way to copy a column of data to a comma separated list. Continue reading to know more.


Windows Defender Security Center coming to Creators Update

System Security is always a concern of PC users. Windows 10 provides you in-built protection from viruses and malware threats. In general, if you are using latest Windows 10 updates, you don't need to spend on another antivirus program for normal home usages.

 

Along with Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is going one more step ahead to secure your PC further with a comprehensive dashboard 'Windows Defender Security Center'.


Windows 10 Insiders build 15014 is now available for PC and Mobile

Microsoft announced a new preview build 15014 for fast ring Windows Insiders. This build has a ton of fixes and few enhancements for both PCs and Mobile devices. In a blog post today, Dona Sarkar, also announced the delay in releasing the 'My People' experience in Creators Update.

 

In this post, know about the key features/improvements that's part of this build. Also, checkout the other improvements and fixes, known issues etc. before installing it.


Windows 10 Creators Update will allow controlling ‘Blue Light’ emission

The Windows 10 Creators Update is going to bring a new feature to control the 'Blue Light' emission from your screen. This is going to help the people who use computers for a long time, especially during the night time.

 

In this post, we are going to learn how to change the Windows 10 settings to control the blue light of your screen in order to reduce the strain on your eyes.


Windows 10 Creators Update will allow to group tiles on start screen

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 15002, Microsoft added a new feature for Windows 10 Creators Update, that will allow you to group your start screen tiles to a folder. Tile folders are a way for you to organize and personal your tiles in Start.

 

In this post we will see how to group the tiles to a folder and access them. Continue reading my other posts on Windows 10 Creators Update to see what’s coming next.


Windows 10 Creators Update will allow you to exclude driver updates

It happened some time when a forced device driver update caused serious problems to Windows installation. This may happen when your device doesn’t support the driver updates that has been pushed and thus no simple way to block them.

 

With the Windows 10 creators update, Microsoft will allow you to include/exclude the driver updates during Windows update. Continue reading to know more.


Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 15002 ISOs are now available

As we are going towards the release date of Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft started pushing more builds with no. of new features and enhancements. Earlier this week, they released build 15002 for PC; accompanied by build 15007 for PC and Mobile.

 

Though the said two builds were released for fast ring insiders, instead of pushing it to slow ring Microsoft now published the ISO image for build 15002.


Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

Just after 3 days of announcement of Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 15002 for PCs, Microsoft announced one more build for fast ring users. The new build is numbered as 15007 and targeted for both PCs and Mobile devices. The new build has no. of new features/enhancements.

 

Before downloading the new build, check out the features list as well as the known issues currently available in this build. Continue reading to know further.


Windows 10 Creators Update will allow you to pause updates

You may already know that, Microsoft has aired the Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 15002 for PC. If you are a Windows Insider in the fast ring, you may have already received the first update of year 2017. This build has a number of new features and improvements.

 

Among all these, Microsoft had added option to temporarily pause Windows 10 update. In this blog post, we are going to discuss on this topic and the way to pause/resume it.


Another way to detect whether binaries are digitally signed (using C#)

Recently in a blog post, we discussed, how to detect whether an assembly is digitally signed using the C# programming language and System.Management.Automation.dll from Microsoft. That was one way to get the status of the digital signing.

 

Today we will learn another method to detect the same without using any additional dll references in our project. I hope that, it will much more interesting to learn.


Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC

Dona Sarkar, the chief of Windows Insiders, in a blog post announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC with a bunch of new features and enhancements. It's a step towards releasing the 'Windows 10 Creative Update' in the month of April.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the fast ring PC build, checkout this big update to experience it before the final public release. Make sure to checkout the bugs list before installing.


Here’s how to detect whether an assembly is digitally signed (using C#)

Digital signatures are the public-key primitives of message authentication. In common words, hand written signatures are defined to put authenticity of a file. In digital word, it’s the digital signature binds a person/entity to the digital data.

 

In this blog post, we will learn how to detect whether an assembly (.dll or .exe) is digitally signed. We will use .NET/C# to identify the same. Continue reading to know more on this topic.

 
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