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#Windows 10 build 10565 released for Fast ring #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders and has already aired to the Fast ring users. If you are one of them, you might have already received update notification of the Windows 10 build 10565. This build came with some new features and bug fixes.

 

Read more to find out the list of new features, bug fixes and known issues. As it is a preview build, known and unknown issues are quite possible.



#VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 CTP now available

After the final release of Visual Studio 2015 in the month of July 2015, Microsoft has released the Update 1 CTP version of the all new Visual Studio 2015 IDE. This update has few new features for the developers, bug fixes and known issues. It’s a preview release and hence cannot guaranteed as bug free.

 

In case you want to try out the latest bits, find the download link in this post. Don’t forget to check out the release notes before downloading it.


How to create PDF documents in #Windows 10?

More or less everyone in this computing world are familiar with PDF documents aka. Portable Document Formats, which opens in Acrobat Reader or any other compatible PDF Reader applications. Prior to Windows 10, it was not quite easy to create PDF document unless you have Acrobat Writer or Office 2013 installed in your system.

 

With Windows 10, Microsoft brought this feature by default with the operating system, by which, you can now easily create PDF document from any files or web page. Let’s check how to do it.


Honored to be Microsoft #MVP for sixth time

October 1st is generally a big day for me like others who are in the same renewal cycle of the most precious award called “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)”. I am happy to announce that, I have been rewarded as Microsoft MVP for the sixth time is a row for my continuous support in the developer community.

 

Thanks a lot to Microsoft, Microsoft MVP Award team and Biplab Paul for this special recognition. This means a lot for me. Thank you all my community friends for your support and feedback throughout the year.


How to hide notifications in #Windows 10 while presenting?

Windows 10 provides an easy way to hide notifications. You can handle it in different ways; either you can completely turn off or can turn off for specific apps. If you are a presenter, you can also ask the system to turn off all notifications while you are in presenting mode.

 

In this post, we will discuss all the different approaches and guide you to easily handle it as per your convenient way. Continue reading to know further about it.


Outlook Add-In: How to search and highlight inside email body?

If you are building an outlook Add-In and looking for a code to programmatically search and highlight texts inside an email body, this post will help you to understand the steps with proper code snippet. Just you have to plugin to proper event based on your  business logic.

 

Continue reading to learn and implement the same in your Add-In and in case you are facing issues, drop a line and I will try to reply back as soon as possible.



Microsoft #Office 2016 is now available

The giant company made the announcement. 22nd September, the date was already set for this released and as expected the latest version of the company’s Office suite is now available. If you are using Office 2013, you will see a bunch of new features in this version focusing more on team collaboration.

 

Along with Office 2016 for Windows, Microsoft also released Office 2016 for Mac. Find out more links and videos attached in this blog post and know “why you should upgrade to Office 2016“.


How to show more tiles on #Windows 10 Start Screen Group?

With the Windows 10 preview build 10547 for fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft now allows you to add more tiles in a Start menu/Start screen group. In the prior version, it only supports 3 columns of medium sized tiles but with this build 4 columns of medium sized tiles is possible.

 

Continue reading this post to learn out more on this topic as well as to know the way to change the settings and allow more no. of tiles in a Start group.


#Windows 10 preview build 10547 released to #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has released another new build of Windows 10 to the fast ring users of Windows Insiders, numbered as 10547. This new build introduces new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes. As this is a preview build, it definitely has some known issues and already mentioned in release posts by Gabe Aul.

 

This post is just an announcement along with the features list, list of fixes and known issues. Before going to download via the Windows Update, check out the issues list.


#Windows 10 for mobile build 10536 available for #WindowsInsiders

Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 for Mobile build 10536 for the fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are already part of Windows Insiders and in the fast ring, check out the phone update to get the notifications.

 

Before going further to update your device, you should first know what has been fixed and what are the known issues in this build. This post will detail those referring the announcement made by Gabe Aul.


How to turn background apps ON or OFF in #Windows 10?

If you are using Windows 10 in Laptop or Tablet PCs, you might notice that it drains battery little bit quicker. This is not due to the OS, but for the apps running in the background. In Windows 10, you can easily turn OFF the background apps and when needed, you can turn them back to ON state.

 

Today in this blog post, we will discuss how to turn ON or OFF the background apps with proper screenshots. Continue reading to learn more about the feature.


 
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