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How to show/hide Task View and Search icons in #Windows 10?

If you are a Windows Insider and already in the Fast update channel, you might have already got the new update for Windows 10 Technical Preview build version: 9879. In this release, Microsoft had provided options to show/hide the Task View and Search icons present in the Task Bar.

 

If you feel them annoyed in your Task Bar eating more icons space, you can now easily hide them from your Task bar. Let’s see how to do that. Continue reading to know about it.



Visual Studio - Free Community IDE for #Windows, #Android and #iOS

Along with Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 4.6, Microsoft released another version of Visual Studio on 12th November 2014. They named it as “Visual Studio Community 2013” which comes as Free for individual developers, students, open source contributors and small teams.

 

This IED is now available not only for Windows developers but for Android and iOS devs too. If you are one of them, continue reading to know more about the new edition of the IDE and to grab the link.


Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Preview is available for download

A big day for the Visual Studio community. Today Microsoft released the preview version of next version of Visual Studio named “Visual Studio 2015”, along with “.NET 4.6 Preview”. It came up with lots of new features and tools for the developers including the open source community.

 

This release does not come with Go Live license, but if you want to try out it and want to check what’s new in Visual Studio 2015 Preview, follow this post.


Microsoft “Ad Mediator” for #WPDev, #WinDev to increase ad revenue

On 7th November 2014, Microsoft released a new extension for the Windows and Windows Phone developers to increase their ad revenues by combining multiple ads network in a single channel following just few simple steps.

 

In this post, we are going to discuss about the Ad Mediator, link to download the Visual Studio plugin and later in a different post we will discuss how to integrate it. Keep reading and don’t forget to share.


Data Sense and Battery Saver coming up in #Windows 10

Windows 10, which is now in Technical Preview Release, coming up with Data Sense and Battery Saver settings. If you are a Windows Insider and already set your system in “Fast” channel to get the quick preview builds, you might already have installed the build version 9860.

 

Data Sense and Battery Saver settings pushed into this build with no functionalities actually, but confirms their availabilities in coming builds. Let’s go thru the overview of those which we might get in future.


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.


 
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