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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25424.00)

Microsoft released another build 14.0.25424.00 for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, which is a patch under the KB article KB3165756. This patch builds are cumulative service updates and cover fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.

 

If you have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download and install these patch builds in order to work smooth with your favourite IDE installation.



A single page to download all .NET Frameworks (#dotNet)

The .NET Framework is a software development framework developed by Microsoft which runs primarily on Windows operating systems. But these days, it is used by millions of developers to create apps and services on any device and operating systems with amazing performance.

 

In this post, I am going to bookmark most of the .NET redistributables for references in future. Bookmark this for your future references too.


Quick Tip: Retrieve AppData folder path for all user accounts

If you are a developer and using C# .NET to build your application, you may need to access the Application Data (AppData) folder of all the user accounts currently created in a specific system. The .NET framework exposes API to detect only the logged-in user's AppData folder.

 

To get the path for all the users of the system, you have to find it from the Windows Registry. Today we will discuss on that topic with a piece of code. Continue reading.


Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25422.01)

Today, Microsoft released a patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, which was released on 27th June 2016. It is a cumulative update with fixes to the existing Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installation. If you have installed Update 3, install the patch KB3165756 mentioned below.

 

Though it is not mandatory, but good to have install this patch as it addresses many fixes related to memory leaks, crash and other issues.


Quick Tip: Programmatically retrieve Visual Studio install directory

Sometime we need to retrieve the Visual Studio installation directory programmatically using the C#/.NET code and there’s no direct API call available to retrieve this information and also you don’t know the exact path where it has been installed.

 

Every installation of Visual Studio puts a specific registry path to keep track of the installation directory. If you know that, it’s easy to retrieve the information. Let’s discuss on this topic today.


Microsoft released #Windows 10 build 14385 for PC and Mobile

It’s a weekend but the Microsoft Windows team is busy on releasing a new insiders preview build 14385 for fast ring users. This build is now available for both PC and Mobile devices, with a wide range of fixes that you might have waited for.

 

If you are a fast ring Windows Insider, check out for new update, try the bits and give your feedback to Microsoft. But before that, you would like to check for fixes available in this build.



Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14383 for PC and Mobile announced

Dona Sarkar, the new chief of Windows Insiders division, in a blog post announced the availability of new Windows Insiders build for both PC and Mobile devices. They numbered it as build 14383. Microsoft already started airing this build.

 

If you are a fast ring Windows Insiders, do check for updates to get the notification. But before that, you may want to check what got fixed and what not. Continue reading to know more.


How to filter Console output using findstr command?

Sometime we need to filter out a console command output and display only the portion that we want to show to the user. This could be based on any specific term or string that we want to include or exclude based on our requirement.

 

Today, here in this post, we are going to discuss on this and learn how to extract/filter the said information from the console command output.


Get a free #Azure trial worth INR 50K for 2 months* (Organization)

Microsoft India is providing a free Azure trial pass of Rs. 50,000/- to organization entities to try out Azure from the India data center for 2 months. If you are from India and part of any organization, you just have to fill out an online application form to get started with.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity. Act now, grab your free trial and get started with Microsoft Cloud service in the Azure portal.


Solution: An error occurred while validating. HRESULT = '8000000A'

If you face the error message “An error occurred while validating. HRESULT = '8000000A'” while building Visual Studio setup project from command line in Visual Studio 2012 or above IDE environment, the reason is because the new IDEs do not support build outside the own process.

 

But there is a tweak which will help you to enable the same and you will now be allowed to build the MSI setup project from the command line itself.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available on August 2

Microsoft officially announced the release date of Windows 10 anniversary update. It’s going to be release on 2nd August 2016 and going to be the major update on Windows 10 platform with lot many new features, enhancements and fixes.

 

Over 350 million devices are currently running Windows 10 and will get this big update for free. Rest of the people either need to upgrade to it before 29th July or need to pay after that offer period ends.


 
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