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#Windows 10 now provides pinning a settings icon in Start screen

Did you install the latest version of Windows 10 Technical Preview? Microsoft added “Pin to Start” option to the Settings page icons, by which we will be able to pin any settings page in the Start Screen. So, from now onwards you will be able to pin your favorite settings icon for easy access.

 

In this post, let’s briefly describe the feature introduced in Windows 10 Technical Preview. Be ready for the Windows 10 launch on 29th July.



History of #Windows - Win 1 to Win 10 - an Infographic

Windows 1 was first released in the year 1985 and after 30 years having so many versions of Windows, Microsoft is going to release Windows 10 on 29th July 2015. MicrosoftTraining.net has created an infographic of different versions of Windows operating system till now.

 

As per their request, I am sharing the infographic with you. Hope, you will like that. There is also a link to the high resolution image at the end of this post.


Create #Windows 10 bootable USB drive using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker

Windows 10 updates comes as Windows update service, but in case if you have downloaded the ISO image of the Windows 10 installation media, you might want to create a bootable USB device from it for fresh installation.

 

You can easily create this bootable device from the ISO image using the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker, which is available freely. In this post we will discuss how to do it. Continue to read more.


What’s new in #Windows 10 Snipping Tools?

Windows 10, which is now near to polishing stage before final release, came with many new features and enhancements; that includes the UI, settings and apps. It’s still in Technical Preview version with the latest build no: 10162.

 

In this post, we are going to know the latest changes happened in the Windows Snipping Tool, which many users uses most of the days to take screenshots.


#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.


Introduction to #Azure Mobile Services

After pausing for few days, I have decided to write a series of tutorials in this blog. This time, I have chosen Azure Mobile Services based on the overwhelming responses I have received on Azure in my past few events. It’s better to be late than never and thus I am starting with an introduction to Azure mobile service.

 

In this post, we will learn about mobile service, it’s benefits followed by in-depth chapters on the same along with integration in Windows/Windows Phone apps.



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 rollback from #Windows 10 Preview to #WindowsPhone 8.x?

Windows 10 Technical Preview is already there and I hope, many of you already installed in your device(s) and tried it out. It’s still in development stage and little bit unfinished or buggy. Hence, if you want to revert back your OS after installing the preview release, this post will help you to do so.

 

In this post, we will cover how to rollback your Windows 10 Technical Preview installation for phone to Windows Phone 8.x (8.0 or 8.1, based on the availability for your device).


These #WindowsPhone 8 Apps will Transform your Phone!

While there is a massive tug of war between Android and iOS, Windows is slowly moving up by bringing out it’s game. Windows is already the software of choice when it comes to powering laptops, desktop, netbooks and tablets and is now hoping to get the same affection in the mobile world as well.


With a host of apps under Windows Phone 8, your phone can be transformed to perform great tasks to save time and effort and get you everything you require at the tips of your fingers.


Microsoft Tuesday - Interesting Links - #11

Last week it was a busy schedule and I hope, all of you watched the //BUILD/2015 event either in-person, live streaming or by visiting the CH9 site. There are couple of announcements made during the event and I am composing today’s post based on that.

 

Are you following this channel to know the latest and greatest happening in Microsoft platform? Do write a small feedback below. Read more to find out this week’s interesting links.


#VisualStudio 2015 RC and #Windows 10 developer tools for UAP

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 RC build along with Windows 10 development tools (SDK) for developers to build apps targeting Universal App Platform (UAP). If you are a developer, download the latest bits and start exploring the new features before it finally releases.

 

This post will cover the links to download the latest build of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Windows 10 developer tools and ISO image of the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview.


 
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