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#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to execute code in Interactive window?

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, released during //BUILD/2016 developer conference, provides an easy way to execute code directly on the Interactive Window inside the Visual Studio IDE. Along with that, the interactive window is now also capable of color highlighting.

 

Today in this blog post, we will learn how to execute code directly in the interactive window, in just a single click. Continue reading and let us know, how much you like this enhanced feature.



Changes in Update Settings with #Windows 10 insiders build 14316

You might already know that, Windows 10 insiders build 14316 is already available for fast ring Windows Insiders. Along with the other new features and improvements, Microsoft also improved the upgrade experience and update settings.

 

Today, let’s see in this small post, what are the improvements that the giant company has made in update settings. The other improvements will follow in new posts.


Workaround to enable the #Windows 10 Insiders Preview build

If you have registered for the Windows insiders program and you are unable to receive the Windows 10 preview bits, this could be due to few issues related to configuration settings on your desktop. If you have configured your system properly but still the bits not shown in your available updates, you might have to change some settings manually.

 

In this post, I will show you the trick which will enable you to receive the bits. Do this changes with precautions. Continue reading more to learn about it.


Microsoft started pushing #Windows10 as Recommended Update

Microsoft now stepped one step forward to push Windows 10 to a major set of devices who are still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.x by marking the OS as “Recommended Update”. It’s still your decision whether to opt-in or opt-out. If you opt-in, you will of course get it as free.

 

It is still a right time to upgrade to Windows 10, but not mandatory. To know more about it and the upgrade process, continue reading this post.


Interview Question: What is the difference between “using directives” and “using block”

Let’s come to basics of programming today. It’s a common interview question asked during an interview and many time candidates become confused with the difference between using directive and using statement/block. Today we will cover this topic and discuss various difference among those.

 

To learn or brush up the basic concepts, continue reading more. I hope, this will clarify all your doubts. If any feedback, do share below in the comments section.


How to serialize/deserialize a Dictionary object in #CSharp?

Serialization and deserialization of .NET objects made easy using various serializer classes that it provides. But serialization of Dictionary object is not that much easy. For this, you have to create a special Dictionary class which is able to serialize itself. The serialization technique might be different in different business cases.

 

Today, let’s discuss how to implement the same with a sample. Code is shared in the post, which you can use in your application. Continue reading and let me know if you have any other approaches.



Microsoft released #VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 (RTM)

Microsoft has announced availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. There are plenty of new changes in this final build apart from CTP release and RC release. Apart from our favorite IDE, the final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available. Download and checkout the new features.

 

In this post, sharing the download link as well as features list and release notes shared by the giant company. Go thru them while the download is in progress.


How to create a “Resolved by me” query in #JIRA dashboard?

You might have been heard about the product JIRA. It is a bug tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It can be used as general "issue tracker", “new feature request tracker” and more, rather than solely a bug tracker. It’s more customizable than BugZilla and queries also can be modifiable.

 

Today in this small blog post, we will learn how to create a query to list down all the issues “Resolved by” a particular user or you. Continue reading to know more about it.


#Windows10 November update: Lock Screen enhancements

Microsoft brought a new set of enhancements along with Windows 10 November Update. Among them, one is lock screen enhancements which will allow you to set background image of lock screen from the Windows Spotlight and set/remove the login screen background image.

 

Today in this post, we are going to discuss on the same and will see how to set those various options in Windows 10 November update (aka. Threshold 2).


#Windows10 November Update is available again

Microsoft restores the availability of Windows 10 November Update, which was pulled just after release. The giant company also explained why it was pulled. If you have the RTM build 10240, check out Windows Update. You might have got the notification to install version 1511 by that time.

 

If you have already installed the November Update (version 1511, build 10586), there’s a patch for you. To know more about this, continue reading the post.


How to check whether Microsoft Word is installed in user machine?

If you are building add-ins for Microsoft Word, at the time of add-in installation you might want to check whether user has installed MS Word on his system or not. Based on that, you might want to show a message to the user or take proper action as per your business need.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn what needs to be done using C# to find out whether the said Microsoft Office product is installed or not. Continue reading to know about this coding tricks.



How to check whether #Outlook is installed in user machine?

On various scenarios, especially when you are building and shipping Add-Ins for outlook, at the time of add-in installation you might want to check whether user has installed outlook on his system or not. Based on that, you might want to show a message to the user.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn what needs to be done using C# to find out whether outlook is installed or not. Continue reading to know about this coding tricks.


How to optimize Update Delivery Process in #Windows 10?

Windows Update Delivery Optimization let’s enable you to receive Windows updates from various sources other than Microsoft. This can be systems in your local network or internet, which already download the update files.

 

In this post sharing with you the process to turn ON/OFF the Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 10. I hope, most of you already upgraded to this new OS.


Download Windows SDK for Windows 10

Along with global launch of Windows 10 build 10240 (RTM), Microsoft opened the path for the developers to build and publish apps for Windows 10. The Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for download. This SDK for Windows 10 contains headers, libraries and tools you can use to build apps.

 

In this post, sharing/bookmarking the link to download the SDK Tools for Windows 10 along with the known issues currently there in this build.


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.


#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.



Get ready for #Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available on 29th July for new laptops, PCs and tablets. Apart from this, it will also be available as a free upgrade for a year for any devices currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

 

If you are currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x, it’s time for you to prepare your system to make sure that, you receive it immediately when the new OS is available.


How to update Live Tile in Universal Windows apps?

Few days ago in a blog post we learnt “How to create Schedule Task in Universal Windows apps?”. Today in this blog post we will discuss how to update live tile in an universal Windows apps. Though you don’t need to create schedule task to update live tiles but you can surely use it anytime.

 

Read more to learn how easy it is to configure your app to support live tile updates and integration of it with schedule task.


Microsoft Band SDK Preview Released

The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the Band, the ability to create tiles on the Band and send notifications to these tiles for their applications. Microsoft released it’s first SDK preview for developers.

 

Using the SDK you will now be able to build app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone integrating Microsoft Band features. To know more about the SDK preview and downloadable links, read more.


Microsoft Tuesday - Top News - #02

It’s Tuesday again and as I mentioned last week, it’s time to share top 5 links on Microsoft platform which includes few big announcements too. Above the fold you will find announcement on Handwriting in OneNote for iPad, followed by various other posts on Azure Machine Learning and BigData.

 

This blog post has been composed with the help of Microsoft. Share your views/opinions to Microsoft about the links shared below by dropping a line at the comment section.

 
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