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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 18317 to the insiders in the Fast Ring. The new build, released on 16th January 2019, includes some enhancements to Windows 10 which we are expected to see in April 2019 feature release.

 

Along with the new enhancements, the build also includes few known issues. Make sure to check the release notes before upgrading to this build.

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Microsoft released new Windows 10 preview build 18312 to the Windows Insiders, who are in the Fast Ring. This build includes Reserved Storage feature, which will get enabled based on when you complete the reserved storage quest.

 

In addition to this, there are some additional improvements included in Build 18312. This includes improvements to Reset this PC, new command-line options to the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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Microsoft released a new servicing update (version 15.9.5) for Visual Studio 2017 to patch the existing issues that was reported by the customers. Download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and stay updated with all fixes.

 

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Visual Studio for the C++ compiler. Make sure to read this security warning before upgrading.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309 from the 19H1 branch to the Windows Insiders in the fast ring. Though this build does not include long features list, but includes a notable changes to the Windows experience.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, check for updates. But before that, check the known issues that still present in this new preview build.

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Earlier this month, Microsoft said that the company will now move its Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google's Chromium based open-source rendering engine to improve website compatibility and support Chrome plugins.

 

And now Microsoft has opened-up the signup page for beta testers to test Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Join the "Microsoft Edge Insiders program" today to know when preview builds are available.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 (19H1) Insiders Preview Build 18305 to the insiders in the Fast Ring. This build includes Windows Sandbox, a new containerized desktop environment feature targeted to be release in Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

 

This new insiders preview build 18305 also includes a numerous improvements to Windows 10. Continue reading to know whats coming up in the next feature update.

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Microsoft on their support site announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is now available to all users who manually select "Check for updates" via the Windows Update page.

 

But in case Microsoft detects an application incompatibility on your device, the update will not install on it to safeguard you against any miserable issues.

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After a recent turnout of Windows 10 Insiders Preview ISO images from the Microsoft download site, Microsoft now pushed a new ISO image of Windows 10 Build 18290 for the Windows Insiders. This build was rolled out to Fast Ring insiders on November 28th and not rolled to Slow Ring.

 

Insiders, who are looking for a fresh installation from a DVD/USB can now download Windows 10 19H1 build 18290 ISO and proceed next.

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During the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 Conference, Microsoft announces that the Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Windows Forms and the Windows XAML Library (WinUI) are now open source and hosted on GitHub.

 

That means that, you can now contribute to these projects in their respective Git repositories. Are you ready to start contributing?

Published by on under News | WinDev

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1, which is available for download beginning today. If you are a developer and would like to experience what's coming next to Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, you can now download the preview version through the early adopters program.

 

Here's how to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 preview and glimpse of the new features and enhancements released with this build.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2019

If you are using Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), Microsoft Edge now supports password less authentication to sign-in to MSA accounts using WebAuthn and FIDO2 specifications. This makes Microsoft the first company to support password free authentication.

 

Let's discuss about password-less authentication and how to configure your Microsoft account to sign-in using Windows Hello and/or Security Keys.

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During //BUILD/2018 event, Microsoft announced a set of new features and capabilities for the Windows developers. Microsoft now releases an updated version of the Windows 10 SDK, which brings the new capabilities to Windows apps.

 

The latest version of Windows 10 SDK comes as part of the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (v15.9.1). Here's the key features included in this build.

Published by on under News | SDK

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 is now available for download. The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 includes a set of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to this latest version.

 

Continue reading to know how to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and the key features, enhancements added to this latest release.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272, which you can now download from the Microsoft server. This is the first SDK preview build released for the 19H1 development branch, meaning that it's for the next feature update for the OS.

 

Here you can download the latest preview build of Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK). You must be an Windows Insider to access this.

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It's more than a year, when .NET Standard 2.0 was announced by Microsoft. Now, time is to get an update to it with new features. Microsoft announces the next version of .NET Standard 2.1, which will include around 3K new APIs.

 

Apart from this announcement, Microsoft also announced that, anyone can now submit proposals for API additions and a review team will review those time to time.

Published by on under .Net | .NET Standard

Visual Studio 2019 Preview build (version: 16.0.0 Preview 1) is now available online to download from Microsoft servers. The installer link was found by @WalkingCat, and before Microsoft removes it from the download server, you can now download it.

 

Lucky to grab the build on time. Sharing here few screenshots from Visual Studio 2019 (Early) Preview. Please note that, its not yet released by Microsoft.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2019

Mady Marinescu, from the Windows Defender Engineering team, in an official blog post announced that the Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox to provide you extra security layer. With this development, its the first Antivirus solution which can run in a sandbox.

 

To know more about this capability and to learn how to enable this feature in Windows 10, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Security

After releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on 2nd October 2018, Microsoft stopped distributing the update over the Windows Update channel as well as via Media Creation tool, due to users reported personal data files missing issues.

 

If you are one of the affected user, STOP using your system immediately and contact Microsoft support as mentioned below to help you recover those lost files.

Published by on under News | Windows

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version: 1809), which was released by Microsoft on 2nd October, has been pulled from Windows Update and Microsoft site due to some critical issues reported by the first set of users.

 

The rollout has been paused for some time while Microsoft investigates the isolated reports of users missing some files after updating to the latest version.

Published by on under News | Windows