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How to set custom colors in Windows 10 Creators Update?

Windows 10 Creators Update allows you to set custom colors to its background as well as its accent color. You can now modify it based on your mood, instead of just depending on the default color sets that comes with Windows 10.

 

In this post, we will discuss how to access the custom colors and assign them to Windows background and accent color.



A new build 15063 is available for Windows 10 Insiders

Microsoft has released a new insiders preview build for fast ring PC and mobile users, after releasing couple of PC builds last week. If you are a Windows Insider in the fast ring, check for updates.

 

Build 15063 contains no new features other than improvements and fixes. Check the release notes and known issues before installing it.


How to temporarily defer installing Windows 10 Creators Update?

As the big giant is planning to wave out the Windows 10 Creators Update in April 2017, most of the people are excited to get the updates as soon as it is available. But there are some people or corporates who does not want to install the update immediately.

 

This post details about how to delay installing the Creators Update at the beginning and temporarily push it to future for couple of months.


Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way to release in April

Microsoft is preparing for the next big update for Windows 10, that's the Creators Update from the Redstone 2 branch. If you are running Windows 10, you might have already started receiving the promotional message on your Windows Update page.

 

This message appears on the Windows Update page for the users who are running the latest version of the Windows 10 anniversary update.


How to amend your last commit in Git repository?

There could be various reasons when you would like to amend your last commit. One of them is improper commit message and/or wrong committer information. In any of the case, you may like to change the previous commit.

 

In this small post, we will learn how to amend your last Git commit message as well as the committer information (username and email). Continue reading to know more.


'Enter' key does not work in Visual Studio Package Manager Console

Microsoft has recently released Visual Studio 2017 and you might be already started working in it. If you are using NuGet Package Manager Console, you may face an issue which prevents you to press the keyboard 'Enter' key.

 

If you faced this issue, which has been already logged, here is a workaround to resolve it for the time being while Microsoft is working on the fixes.



Get early access to 'Visual Studio Preview'

Microsoft has started a new program to provide early access to the Visual Studio Preview to try out the latest features, bug fixes incorporated to Visual Studio 2017 and help to shape the future by making the IDE even better.

 

Visual Studio Preview has the most recent code pushed with new features, bug fixes and can run side-by-side with stable version of the IDE. Read more to know about it and get the preview installer.


Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15055 released for PC + Mobile

Going one more step towards the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft released one more build for Windows Insiders in the fast ring. This build consists no new features other than the bug fixes. The build 15055 is available for both PC and Mobile devices.

 

A lot of issues have been fixed in this flight, also has few known issues. Before installing it, you should read them carefully.


.NET Core Tools 1.0 are now available

Along with Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft also released the .NET Core Tools 1.0, which are supported on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems to build cross-platform applications. Though it is part of the Visual Studio 2017 installer, but you can also download them separately.

 

In this post, sharing the links to download the .NET Core SDK and .NET Core Runtime for different environment for easy access.


How to create a Visual Studio 2017 offline installer?

Microsoft released the final version of Visual Studio 2017 on 7th March 2017, which brought a set of new features and enhancements for the developers to build apps for any platform in any language. It comes in web installer only. No ISO/DVD images are available.

 

In case you need an offline installer, you can easily create that and customize it as per your need. Follow the steps mentioned below to create the installer.

 
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