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If you're passionate about PC gaming and being able to access and play a wide a range as possible then there are systems which you’ll inevitably encounter. The first of these is the operating system of Windows.


While this is not the only line of operating systems which can be used to play video games, they do by far offer the greatest choice in terms of compatibility, which is why they remain the primary choice among enthusiasts.

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Early this week, Microsoft released an update (version: 15.6.3) of Visual Studio 2017 with a list of fixes. The team has now released one more update to it, incrementing the version number to: 15.6.4. This new update contains a set of new fixes, reported by the customers.


Before upgrading to this build, you may want to know what has been changed/fixed. Continue reading more to know about the changes.

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Speaking at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference in March 2018, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella claimed that Office 365 offers the greatest opportunity for Microsoft as a program and enterprise in the company’s history.


Microsoft has also witnessed rising revenue and greater business potential in both their Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI.

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Within a week after releasing the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Update 2 (15.6.2), Microsoft pushed another new update which incremented the build number by one. With this update, the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 is going to be the version 15.6.3.


The latest build version of Visual Studio 2017 contains a set of fixes for the user reported issues. Read more to know about the fixes.

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While working with Microsoft Outlook, some time you may face that the client application crashes due to Fault Module: MSPST32.DLL file. This is often an indication that the associated Outlook data file has been corrupted.


If you encountered this error, check this blog post to know how you can recover from this crash by fixing the root cause of the issue.

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If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, and opted in to Skip Ahead, Microsoft has aired a new build for you with new features, changes and a set of fixes. Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17623 for PC is now available.


This build focuses on High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), External GPU Safe Remove Experience and Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) improvements.

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You may face the error WixAttachedContainer - The system cannot find the file specified when you run Visual Studio 2015 installer from the Control Panel in maintenance mode by clicking the Modify/Repair option.


Today in this post, we will discuss the cause behind this issue and how to resolve it. Continue reading to know more.

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Microsoft released a new update (version: 15.6.2) to the Visual Studio 2017. This build addresses customer reported issues, along with a security vulnerability in the public versions of .NET Core which could cause a DoS attack.


If you are using Visual Studio 2017, make sure to update to this build. Listing herewith the issues fixed in this build.

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The expectations of consumers have changed immeasurably in recent years. Digitally-savvy web users now demand flawless and engaging online experiences. Gone are the days of static text displayed as if you’re reading a book.


A new markup language has enabled developers to take user experiences to the next level, delivering rich content that’s secure and operates efficiently within your web browser.

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While Microsoft is preparing the major update of Windows 10, targeting this Spring, the development team has already started working on the next feature branch Redstone 5 (RS5) and delivered the second build (17618) to insiders who opted for Skip Ahead.


The new build brings back the feature 'Sets' which allows users to group apps in a set of tabs. To know more about the features and fixes, check this post.

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In HTML, generally we use the following layout display modes: none, block, inline, table and positioned. There exists one layout module, named Flexible Box Layout, which allows you to create a flexible layout and make it as a Wrap Panel.


In this blog post, we will learn about Flex Box Layout and how to use it to create a wrap panel by just using HTML and CSS.

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Microsoft released a new preview build 17112, to the Windows Insiders in the fast ring. This build is from the Redstone 4 development branch and contains no new features rather than a bunch of fixes to make it ready for the next major release.


If you are a Windows Insider, check for updates to get the new builds. But before that, read the list of fixes and known issues in this build.

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It gives me immense pleasure to announce that my second book, titled Windows Presentation Foundation Development Cookbook, has been published by Packt Publication. You can now buy this book from publisher's website, Amazon and will gradually be available on Flipkart.


If you are a beginner or an intermediate, and would like to learn about WPF, this book is for you. It covers almost all the topics that you need to learn.

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Visual Studio 2017 provides you an easy way to upgrade your project's targeted language version, directly from the editor window. The Light Bulb, which is known as Quick Actions, automatically suggests you to upgrade the language version.


In this blog post, we will learn how to invoke it to perform the change for the associated project. Continue reading to learn more.

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Do you know that, Microsoft Visual Studio allows you to select the default language version of your project? The advanced project settings helps you to control the targeted C# language by changing the compiler version.


By default, the compiler accepts all valid language syntax that it can support. But if you want to change it to point to a specific version, let's learn how to do that.

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Microsoft released a new build (Windows 10 Preview Build: 17107) to the insiders in the fast ring. As we are heading towards the final release from the Redstone 4 branch, this build contains minimal changes but has numerous bug fixes to stabilize the forthcoming RTM build.


Continue reading to know what has been changed in build 17107. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' still present in this build.

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Microsoft released a new update of Visual Studio 2017, which bumped up the latest build version number to 15.5.7. This new build contains few changes to Team Explorer focusing to Git, and fixes to some customer-reported issue.


To know about what has been changed and fixed in this release, continue reading this blog post. Don't forget to check the 'Known Issues' before upgrading.

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If you are still using Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8.x devices, time to think now to switch to a new device. Microsoft, in a forum post announced that, starting 20th February 2018, they have stopped the notifications services in Windows Phone 7.5/8.0 devices.


That means, if you are still using those devices, you won't get any push notifications, live tile updates and you won't be able to use the Find my phone feature too.

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During application development, we often use XML files. To use XML files, we need XML objects; and to create the XML objects, we need to write the classes and properties based on the XML nodes/attributes, which we do manually.


Do you know that Visual Studio already provides an option to automatically create the entire class structure based on the XML input? Let's discuss this today.

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