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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.



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.


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.


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.


Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’ is planned to release in Spring 2017

During the big event on 26th October 2016, Microsoft made the announcement of it’s next major release of Windows 10. They named it as ‘Windows 10 Creators Update’, which we already know as ‘Redstone 2’ update. This release is going to be more focused on 3D, mixed reality and more.

 

Though the giant company didn’t announce the release date, but it’s planned to release sometime in Spring 2017 as free update.



Future of Visual Studio LightSwitch

The Visual Studio LightSwitch team, in a blog post, announced an important update about the LightSwitch tool that was used to accelerate the development of line-of-business apps. They are going to draw a line to end this tool from the future versions of Visual Studio.

 

If you are developing apps using LightSwitch, it’s time for you to think and start planning for a smooth migration. Continue to read more about it.


Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14931 ISO is now available

Microsoft released the ISO image of the Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14931, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft server 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.


Received Microsoft #MVP Award for the 7th consecutive year

It’s a big day of life when you receive Microsoft MVP Award and it becomes a golden moment when the giant company reward you for the 7th consecutive year. Yes, I have been re-awarded for the 7th time as a Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional.

 

This time also I have been awarded in the “Windows Development” category for my contributions toward the vast developer community.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25431.01)

Microsoft released a new patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, pushing the IDE build version no. to: 14.0.25431.01. This is the fifth cumulative update for VS2015 Update 3 covering fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.

 

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download this patch (optional) and install it on your development environment to have a smooth IDE experience.


An important update on Windows 10 Insiders Preview build expiration

Everything in this world has an expiration, similar with Windows 10 Insiders Preview builds. Dona Sarkar, the chief of Windows 10 Insiders division in a blog post warned about it to the insiders running very old preview builds.

 

If you are running older builds, it’s time to upgrade to latest stable builds or to the latest insiders build in order to stop getting the expiration notifications and forced reboots.



Microsoft released September updates for Windows 10 systems

Microsoft released new updates for Windows 10 eco system targeting both initial OS build 10240, 10586 and Anniversary Update build 14393. If you are using any of the above OS builds, check for Windows updates to download the latest patch.

 

This post will cover the list of fixes pushed in this update as per September patches. Continue reading to know more about all the fixes.


Xamarin Dev Days Kolkata 2016

Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Like the other parts of the world, we (the Kolkata Geeks team) arranged the whole day community program on Xamarin, bundled with multiple sessions and hands-on lab.

 

More about the event, session photos and slides is going to be publish in this blog post time to time. Stay tuned for all the updates.


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 is now available for PC, Mobile

It’s the time for hustling. The Windows Insider Chief, Dona Sarkar, in a blog post announces the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14905 for both PC and Mobile users running in fast ring. If you are one of them, check for updates.

 

This post will note down all the things that you want to know about this new build. Do note that, it’s the first insider build for mobile after the Anniversary Update released.


Windows 10 Release Preview build 14393.82 available for PC, Mobile

A new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been rolled out with build no: 10.0.14393.82, for the insiders who are currently in "Release Preview" ring. If you are in Fast ring or Slow ring, will not get this update as it is being delivered from the current branch.

 

Though it is still unclear about the changes in this build, but hopefully they are some critical bug fixes and performance improvements.


Skype on WinPhone 8.x, WinRT and some Android, Mac, iOS devices to continue work until early 2017

Microsoft, in their Skype FAQ page updated that, the Skype app will continue to work on Windows Phone 8.x and Windows RT devices until early 2017. This also includes some Android, Mac and iOS devices running older version of the OS.

 

It’s because of their move towards transitioning Skype experience on cloud. Skype for other systems will not have any impact.



Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 14901 started rolling out

After the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update followed by couple of fixes as cumulative updates, Microsoft now started pushing new insiders build from the development branch for fast ring Windows Insiders. Initially, this will have no big features, but some structural code changes.

 

As it is going to be serve from development branch, will have bugs. Find what's new coming with this build and the issues already known to Microsoft.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25425.01)

Microsoft released another patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, pushing the IDE release version no. to: 14.0.25425.01. This is the fourth cumulative update for VS2015 Update 3 covering fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.

 

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download this patch and install in your development environment to have a smooth IDE experience.


Just few hours left before the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends

The giant company "Microsoft" released Windows 10 last year, on 29th July 2015, offering a free upgrade from genuine Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems. The free upgrade offer is going to end on 29th July 2016 and will have a charge of $119 for upgrades.

 

If you didn't yet upgrade to the new operating system, just few hours left before Microsoft stops this free upgrade and apply a nominal charge. Why to pay, when you can grab it for free?


A patch for Windows 10 insiders rolled out, bumping the preview version to 14393.3

Microsoft has released a cumulative update (patch) for Windows 10 preview build 14393, bumping the version to 14393.3. You can install this bits only if you are a Windows Insider in the fast ring and have installed the previous 14393 update.

 

The patch consists of minor bug fixes, improvements to stability and performances. We are expected to see few more patches before the final release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this August.

 
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