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Microsoft releases #Windows 10 build 10586.420 (June update)

Microsoft released a new cumulative build 10586.420 for Windows 10 version 1511 and a separate build 10240.16942 for Windows 10 initial version. If you are using the initial version or the 1511 version of Windows 10, you will get a update notification on your device.

 

This build is available for both PC and Mobile devices. Read more to know about the changes in both PC and Mobile build.



A collection of Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft #Outlook

When you are more used to with some application software and if you use it daily on a high volume, it's sometime good to learn the keyboard shortcuts of the features that you perform regularly. Outlook exposes a lot of such shortcut keys for you to perform better.

 

It's not always possible to learn all of them, but good to have the list to learn/view time to time. Here I am listing all the shortcuts of Outlook 2010 - 2016, for your reference.


How to scope to a project or folder inside #VisualStudio?

Sometime we work on a Visual Studio solution file that has a huge nos. of projects and folders. Keeping all of them in the Solution Explorer, makes it difficult to manage. Visual Studio provides a way to make it simpler and cleaner.

 

Though it is available since Visual Studio 2012, but if you are not aware of this feature, let's discuss on this. Continue reading the post to learn about it.


Office 365 June Update - Latest Version: 16.0.6965.2053

Microsoft released a new update (version: 16.0.6965.2053) for Office 365 client applications. This includes some new features with some non-security fixes. If you are using Office 365 client or Office 2016, check for office updates.

 

This post will cover the new changes and the list of fixes bundled with this build. Continue reading to know about it further.


#Windows 10 Mobile Preview Build 14356 is now available with a set of improvements and fixes

Dona Sarkar, who has recently taken care the department of Windows Insiders Program after Gabe Aul moved to a new department, in a blog post announced the availability of new insider build 14356 for fast ring users of Windows 10 Mobile.

 

This build focuses more on the fixes on the issues reported to Microsoft along with some new enhancements to Cortana. Find more to know all these changes and the known issues.


My slides on building #UWP apps using C# and XAML

Last Sunday (29th May 2016), we have organized an event in Kolkata, clubbed with topics on different technologies. This includes topics like C# 7.0 Concepts, Azure PowerShell, UWP (Universal Windows Platform), HoloLens with Unity 3D and IoT (Internet of Things).

 

I have given a session on building UWP apps using C# and XAML. Here I am sharing my slides for you to refer. Those who missed to join the event, check it out.



Everything that you want to know about #Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14352

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14352 to it's fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are a insider and in the fast ring, check out for Windows Update to get the latest build to try before the final release and provide feedback to Microsoft.

 

Check out what has been improved, what has been fixed and the issues already known to Microsoft before upgrading to this build.


Office 365 May Update - Latest Version: 16.0.6868.2067

Microsoft released a new update on 23rd May for it’s entire set of Office 365 client applications, incrementing the version to 16.0.6868.2067. It’s the third update that they pushed in this month (May 2016) and contains all non-security updates.

 

Checkout this post to know about all the fixes they pushed in this build, though the folder pane visibility issue is still untouched.


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.


 
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