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Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.4 is now available

Within a week after releasing the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.3 on 9th of January, Microsoft released another update for the IDE, that includes fixes to some issues reported by the community.


To know what are the new fixes part of this new update (version: 15.5.4), check out this post. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading.

Microsoft Edge improvements in #WindowsInsiders build 17074

In case you missed, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17074 to the fast ring Windows Insiders, which contains a tons of new changes and improvements to its existing version. This includes a set of changes to its Edge Browser too.


In this post, we will discuss about the changes performed in the latest version of Microsoft Edge that comes with build 17074.

Windows 10 build 17074 released to #WindowsInsiders with tons of new changes

Last year in December, Microsoft released the Insiders build 17063, which had a tons of new features like Timeline and Sets. After a month of development and testing, they have released another build for the insiders in the fast ring.


The new build 17074 contains a list of new changes and fixes, focusing more on Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell and Settings.

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5.3 is now available

Microsoft released a new update (version 15.5.3) for its existing Visual Studio 2017 installation. If you are currently using Visual Studio 2017, you may like to update it, as it contains few fixes on top of the previous build.


If you like to check, what has been fixed in this new update, here's a list of these fixes. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' section.

Do you know that, you can easily copy code from C# Interactive Window?

C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio, allows you to test code snippet without compiling the application. It supports several features like syntax highlighting, intellisense and more, and comes with a feature like 'Copy Code', that allows you to copy only the code part from that window.


In this quick blog post, we will discuss about the 'Copy Code' functionality part of the C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio.

'Mastering Visual Studio 2017' (book) is now available on Flipkart at a discounted price

My book, 'Mastering Visual Studio 2017', is now available on Flipkart at a discounted price. This book focuses on coding with the new, improved, and powerful tools of Visual Studio 2017. It covers topics on improved debugging, unit testing capabilities, accelerate cloud development and many more.


If you are a developer, using Visual Studio, you won't want to miss this opportunity. Grab the book now, as it's available at a discounted price.

Windows 10 will allow you to control the permissions an app has requested

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build: 17063, Microsoft added support to see the permissions an application has requested. You will have total control over it to allow or disallow a specific permission for that application.


In this quick post, we are going to discuss about this feature, which has been newly introduced with Windows 10 build 17063.

Solution: Add-in can only be connected or disconnected by an administrator

It often happens that, when you attempt to remove a COM Add-In from an Office application, it shows a message saying that 'This add-in is installed for all users on this computer and can only be connected or disconnected by an administrator.'.


If you face this case, it is because the said add-in was installed using admin permission. To disconnect that add-in, you need to follow the steps as mentioned in this post.

Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018

Life is a pleasant journey which never ends until we stop breathing. During the journey, we learn new things and forget the older ones. Year comes and leaves... never waits! It's time to say 'Bye' to 2017 and welcome the new year 2018.


May the new year bring new hopes, new aspirations, new joys and and new successes in your life's journey. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year!

How to force an Outlook Add-In to load always?

Outlook's resiliency logic, which was introduced with Outlook 2013, allows you to control the way slow add-ins are handled. It gives users option to disable add-ins that take more than 1 second to load, during Outlook launch.


In this post we will learn how to force Outlook to always load a specific add-in, by modifying Windows Registry settings.

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