Kunal-Chowdhury.com - Microsoft Technology Blog for developers and consumers: September 2015

How to hide notifications in #Windows 10 while presenting?

Windows 10 provides an easy way to hide notifications. You can handle it in different ways; either you can completely turn off or can turn off for specific apps. If you are a presenter, you can also ask the system to turn off all notifications while you are in presenting mode.


In this post, we will discuss all the different approaches and guide you to easily handle it as per your convenient way. Continue reading to know further about it.

Outlook Add-In: How to search and highlight inside email body?

If you are building an outlook Add-In and looking for a code to programmatically search and highlight texts inside an email body, this post will help you to understand the steps with proper code snippet. Just you have to plugin to proper event based on your  business logic.


Continue reading to learn and implement the same in your Add-In and in case you are facing issues, drop a line and I will try to reply back as soon as possible.

Microsoft #Office 2016 is now available

The giant company made the announcement. 22nd September, the date was already set for this released and as expected the latest version of the company’s Office suite is now available. If you are using Office 2013, you will see a bunch of new features in this version focusing more on team collaboration.


Along with Office 2016 for Windows, Microsoft also released Office 2016 for Mac. Find out more links and videos attached in this blog post and know “why you should upgrade to Office 2016“.

How to show more tiles on #Windows 10 Start Screen Group?

With the Windows 10 preview build 10547 for fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft now allows you to add more tiles in a Start menu/Start screen group. In the prior version, it only supports 3 columns of medium sized tiles but with this build 4 columns of medium sized tiles is possible.


Continue reading this post to learn out more on this topic as well as to know the way to change the settings and allow more no. of tiles in a Start group.

#Windows 10 preview build 10547 released to #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has released another new build of Windows 10 to the fast ring users of Windows Insiders, numbered as 10547. This new build introduces new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes. As this is a preview build, it definitely has some known issues and already mentioned in release posts by Gabe Aul.


This post is just an announcement along with the features list, list of fixes and known issues. Before going to download via the Windows Update, check out the issues list.

#Windows 10 for mobile build 10536 available for #WindowsInsiders

Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 for Mobile build 10536 for the fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are already part of Windows Insiders and in the fast ring, check out the phone update to get the notifications.


Before going further to update your device, you should first know what has been fixed and what are the known issues in this build. This post will detail those referring the announcement made by Gabe Aul.

How to turn background apps ON or OFF in #Windows 10?

If you are using Windows 10 in Laptop or Tablet PCs, you might notice that it drains battery little bit quicker. This is not due to the OS, but for the apps running in the background. In Windows 10, you can easily turn OFF the background apps and when needed, you can turn them back to ON state.


Today in this blog post, we will discuss how to turn ON or OFF the background apps with proper screenshots. Continue reading to learn more about the feature.

How to map your #OneDrive as a drive letter in File Explorer?

These days, most of us are using Cloud Storage to store all our documents, pictures and other important files as a backup. Among them few important services are like OneDrive, Drop Box, Google Drive etc. and all of those mentioned services has easy to integrate apps to access your files.


OneDrive app comes along with Windows 8+ and has a very good integration with Windows 10. Apart from app, you can also map your OneDrive account as a network drive in File Explorer. In this post, we are going to discuss on it.

How to download offline maps in #Windows 10?

If you stay online while navigating in map, it takes additional time and bandwidth to download and show in your device. Why to bear that additional cost in a metered connection, whereas Windows 10 allows you to download the map data selectively for offline uses? Just download once and use it every time.


In this post I will show you how to download offline maps in Windows 10. Also, I will cover few additional settings related to it. Continue reading and then share this post.

How to clear browser history, cache in Microsoft Edge (#Windows 10)?

Microsoft Edge is the new web browser on Windows 10, came with a completely new interface and has better speed than other browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome etc. As the UI of Microsoft Edge is different than the Internet Explorer, you might get it little difficult to find all it’s settings and features.


If you are using this new browser and looking to clear the browser history, saved passwords, browser cache and other browsing data, here is how to do this. Continue reading to know about it further.

Mark the date: #AzureCon, a free virtual event on 29th September

Do you want to be the first to hear about the latest innovation on Azure platform and want to find the way to address your IT challenges? Microsoft came up with a free, virtual event named “AzureCon” and scheduled for Tuesday, the 29th September 2015. If you work on Azure or interested to learn about it, don’t miss this opportunity.


More than 50 technical sessions are planned for this event to accelerate your journey to the cloud. Join the live Q&A sessions and interact with the architects and engineers who are building the latest features.

How to fetch any files remotely using #OneDrive in #Windows 10?

I was just exploring the new features in OneDrive and found an interesting feature that came up with Windows 10. It calls as fetch any files remotely using OneDrive. For this, your PC must be synced with OneDrive having an active internet connection and the associated settings must be enabled.


In this post we will discuss more about this feature and also see the settings which needs to be enabled. Continue reading and share your views on this existing new feature.

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