Kunal-Chowdhury.com - Microsoft Technology Blog for developers and consumers: April 2016

How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your #Windows 10 PC?

Windows 10 now provides you an easy way to create Wi-Fi hotspots. You don’t need any 3rd party software, you don’t need to write commands in the console. Everything is now just a few clicks away, in a complete GUI. This feature is going to come with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.


Today in this blog post, I will show you the forthcoming feature in Windows 10. Have a glance on it and share us your view. If you are a Windows Insider, checkout the feature in latest build.

How to show/hide account details on #Windows 10 sign-in screen?

Along with Windows 10 PC Build 14328 for Windows Insiders, Microsoft improved the privacy of the user. The email address which was shown in the sign-in screen, will be by default hidden and if require, user can make it visible there.


Today in this small blog post, we will learn how to show or hide the user’s personal details like email address on Windows sign-in screen.

How to rearrange Quick Action buttons on #Windows 10 Mobile/PC?

If you are using Windows 10 PC or any Mobile device, you might already know about the Quick Action buttons. In latest Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows Insiders, Microsoft added the functionality to customize the quick action panel as per your need.


You can now add/remove any action button or rearrange them. In this quick blog post, we will discuss about it with a set of screenshots.

How to sync your messages across #Windows 10 devices?

Along with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC and Mobile, Microsoft also released an update for the Windows Messaging app. Now you will be able to sync your messages across Windows 10 devices that you use.


In this small post, we will learn how to activate/deactivate this feature in both PC devices and Mobile devices. Continue reading to learn more.

Here’s the list of new changes & fixes in #Windows 10 PC Build 14328

Microsoft released a major PC build 14328 for fast ring Windows Insiders, whereas the Mobile build is just a minor update to build 14327. Though there are no new features/enhancements in this mobile build, but a ton of new features/enhancements available in PC build.


In this post, I am just listing out all the new changes and fixes in this PC build with a list of known issues. Before downloading the update, don’t forget to read the known issues.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC, Mobile is now available

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Insiders preview build 14328 for the fast ring users. The build is now available via the Windows Update/Phone Update for both PC and Mobile devices. Only a few set of phone devices listed by Microsoft will get this build.


There are a lot of new features/enhancements available in this build along with fixes. As it’s a developer preview build, it also has some known issues. Continue reading to know more about it.

Messaging app improvement in #Windows10Mobile - Swipe to delete

Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile build 14327 to the Windows Insiders available in the fast ring. With this build, they introduced some changes/improvements for the insiders to test and provide feedback. Among those, one is the messaging app.


Now you will be able to easily delete the messages from the messaging app, just like what you are doing in Windows 10 PC build. Continue to read more about it.

Download ISO image of #Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295

Microsoft has now publicized the ISO image of the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295. You can now download both the offline editions (standard, enterprise, education, home single and home china editions) of the insiders build and install on your system.


Read more to know further about the insiders build and grab the link to download the said ISO image (both 32-bit and 64-bit editions).

How to reset your #Windows 10 PC without effecting your files?

Windows 10 provides you an easy way to reset your system. You can choose to thoroughly clean the system or can refresh it without effecting your personal files and folders. You can also choose whether to remove the files or wipe the whole drive making your files unrecoverable.


Today in this part of Windows 10 Tips & Tricks series, we will learn how to quickly reset your PC without effecting your personal files.

New #Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322 is available

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322 for fast ring Windows Insiders. This build is directly from the development branch and will be available only to a list of devices which are capable to receive this.


This build consists of new enhancements, bug fixes but also has some known issues, as it is a developer preview version. Continue reading to know more about it.

#VisualStudio 2015 Tips - How to execute code in Interactive window?

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, released during //BUILD/2016 developer conference, provides an easy way to execute code directly on the Interactive Window inside the Visual Studio IDE. Along with that, the interactive window is now also capable of color highlighting.


Today in this blog post, we will learn how to execute code directly in the interactive window, in just a single click. Continue reading and let us know, how much you like this enhanced feature.

#Windows 10 Cumulative Update (10586.218, April 2016) rolled out

A new cumulative update for Windows 10 users just now rolled out by Microsoft. If you have version 1511, checkout Windows Update once, if you didn’t yet receive the upgrade notification. It’s a cumulative update for April 2016 and the build no. is 10586.218.


This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Continue reading to know details.

How to prioritize app notifications in #Windows 10 Action Center?

Along with Windows 10 insider preview build 14316, Microsoft added many new enhancements for the Windows Insiders to try first before it comes to general public along with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming in this summer.


In this build, they have added the ability to select which app notifications are more important to you in Action Center. Continue reading to learn more about it.

Changes in Update Settings with #Windows 10 insiders build 14316

You might already know that, Windows 10 insiders build 14316 is already available for fast ring Windows Insiders. Along with the other new features and improvements, Microsoft also improved the upgrade experience and update settings.


Today, let’s see in this small post, what are the improvements that the giant company has made in update settings. The other improvements will follow in new posts.

How to set dark theme in #Windows 10?

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 Insiders Preview build: 14316 to it’s fast ring users. In this build, Microsoft added support to switch between dark and light themes universally. If you have installed this build or above, you will be able to change the theme of apps which responds to theme changes in the OS.


Continue reading to know about it with a easy to navigate video demonstration and at the end, share your feedback with Microsoft.

#Windows 10 insiders build 14316 available with exciting new features

Microsoft gone one step ahead in order to release their Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This time they announced new insider preview build 14316 with many new exciting features. If you are a Windows Insider and configured your system to get fast ring updates, checkout for the new build.


If you want to know what has been newly introduced, what has been fixed and the known issues currently there in this preview build, continue reading while it downloads the updates.

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