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Slides from my session @CSharpCorner event on Code Refactoring

This Saturday, on 21st May 2016, we organized an event in Kolkata Salt Lake City via c-sharpcorner Kolkata chapter on various topics like AngularJS, Xamarin, Entity Framework – Code First and Coding Horrors – How to improve your code quality with Refactoring.

 

In this event, I spoke on Coding Horrors and shared in-depth on improving quality of code with Code Refactoring. Those who didn’t make to join, sharing the slides (PPT) here to view.



How to start Outlook in Safe Mode?

Outlook has support to install add-ins from 3rd parties to extend the functionality or to do some additional works which outlook does not provide by default. But in some cases, it starts creating problem due to non-compatible version or bugs within the add-ins.

 

In such cases, if the outlook fails to start due to issues related to any installed add-ins, we need to boot outlook into safe mode to remove/disable those. Let’s continue learning, how to do this.


A workaround to hide the #Skype advertisements

These days, most of us use Skype for voice call or chat to connect with relatives and friends. Also, this is used in many organizations as chat client to connect with the other team members. If you are using the free account and don’t have Skype credit, you will see ads from Microsoft in the client application.

 

Sometime this is annoying! Today in this small post, we will learn about a workaround to hide the Skype advertisements from load.


How to add favorites bar in #Windows 10 Microsoft Edge?

If you are using Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10, you will find that the favorites bar is not visible in the browser. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the favorites bar to show in Microsoft Edge for your user account in Windows 10.

 

Continue reading to know about it and also learn how to import the favorites from other installed browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc.


How to use Windows Defender Offline on #Windows 10 PC?

Sometime it happens when malicious and potentially unwanted software including rootkits, installs themselves on your PC and make it difficult to remove even with an up-to-date antivirus program. Windows Defender Offline handles it by booting itself without loading the actual Windows OS.

 

Earlier, we had to manually install the Windows Defender Offline as a separate executable, but now with Anniversary Update of Windows 10 it will be quite easy. Let’s check what’s coming up next!


Here’s everything that you want to know about #Windows 10 Insiders preview build 14342 for PC

Microsoft released the latest preview build 14342 for PCs for Windows Insiders running on fast ring. This build focuses on new features/enhancements and a lot of bug fixes. As it is a preview build from development branch, it also has some known and unknown issues too.

 

This post lists down everything that you want to know about the Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14342 for PC. Don’t forget to check the known issues before installing this build.



Microsoft released #Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342 for PC

Another preview build for Windows 10 PC just aired by Microsoft, having the build no: 14342. This build is for the Windows Insiders who are in fast ring, running Windows 10 insiders preview. This new build focuses on new enhancements, features and bug fixes.

 

As it is a preview build from development branch, it also has some known and unknown issues. Checkout the issues listed in the post before downloading.


How to copy/save the #Windows 10 Spotlight lockscreen images?

The Windows 10 spotlight images for the lockscreen are not new. You might have already experienced this, if you upgraded to the November Update (version 1511, build 10586). Spotlight images when set, downloads some beautiful images from the internet and shows on your lockscreen.

 

By default, the download location of the spotlight images is hidden but in case you want to copy those beautiful images and set them as wallpaper, you can do so by following the trick mentioned below.


If you don’t upgrade to #Windows 10 now, you have to pay $119 later

Last year when Microsoft launched Windows 10, they announced a great offer to it’s millions of consumers with a free upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1 for first year. Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices and you might be one of them.

 

If you didn’t yet upgrade to the new OS, here’s your last chance to upgrade for free. Otherwise you will blame yourself in future when you have to grab it for $119.


#Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14322 ISO is now available

Microsoft released the ISO image of the Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14322, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft server by generating the temporary links. Standard and Enterprise editions are only available for download at this point of time.

 

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.


Solution for Folder Pane (navpane) disappearing on #Outlook 2016

If you are using Outlook 2016 or any prior version of it and facing issue related to the first pane/left pane/folder pane/navigation panel/navpane, which is frequently disappearing after outlook restart, this post will help you to resolve it.

 

Just follow the simple steps mentioned here in this post and let us know, if this solves the problem that you are looking for.


 
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