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Data privacy and anonymous browsing were once luxuries that people, despite having the possibility to afford them, opted to ignore. However, times have changed, and those "optional" traits quietly became necessities because hackers and cybercriminals have developed innovative ways to steal identities, data, and money.

 

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using a Windows 10 PC is very straightforward. In this post, we will learn how to set up and run a VPN.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

While running an MSI installation using the Windows Installer Service, you may sometime encounter a fatal error with Exit Code as 1603. This 1603 error code is an MSI error code which indicates a failure, that is generic and computer-specific.

 

If you face this issue while installing an application package using the Windows Installer, here's a list of known causes that generates 1603 errors.

Published by on under Solution | Tips

Do you know that Windows 10 has a cool trick to enable slide to shutdown feature? If you have a touch screen you would more likely to use a finger slide option to shutdown your system. In this short quick tip, we will learn how to do it.

 

This can be done by executing the command SlideToShutDown.exe, which resides in the %windir%\System32 directory of any windows system.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Prior to the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8, the Visual Studio Installer was downloading and installing the setup files in parallel. As a result, you had to always stay connected to online during the installation time.

 

If you have slow or limited internet connection, it was becoming difficult for many people. Now, this has been solved.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft started rolling out its 'Folder Protection' feature to OneDrive, which is also known as "Known Folder Move". This feature keeps your system safe and protected by automatically taking backup of important documents from user data folders like Desktop, Documents and Pictures.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you might have already received this update in early July. For non-insiders, here's how to enable this protection.

Published by on under Known Folder Move | OneDrive

You might be aware of the Reader Mode / Read View in latest web browsers. This feature enables you to get out of the distracting elements while reading a content of a web page. Microsoft Edge provides a small book icon in the address bar to help you to create a clutter-free layout.

 

Along with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711, Microsoft added additional themes in reader view to make your browsing eye-comfortable.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Tired of remembering and writing the complete path of the registry key? In latest Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17711, Microsoft introduces a new feature to Registry Editor that will help you to navigate to the registry key path easily with auto-fill.

 

In this quick blog post, we are going to see how this feature would ease our work. A video demonstration has been included.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Do you know that you can logically organize your Azure resources by category? Once you login to Microsoft Azure portal, you can categorize them by using Tags. Tags enable you to retrieve related resources from different Resource Groups.

 

To know how to organize Azure resources using tags, let's discuss this in today's post as part of my Azure Tips and Tricks series.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

Microsoft is planning to ship many new features and enhancements in the next major version of Windows 10, that includes a lot of improvements to Microsoft Edge. One of them is the ability to control the media autoplay feature on the browser.

 

If you want to know how to turn off or disable autoplay media in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, here's the simple mentioned steps.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | Tips

Have you heard about Global Directory and Subscription Filter on the Microsoft Azure Portal? This filter allows you to select a set of Azure Subscriptions and save them as default Azure subscriptions. Using this, you will be able to better manage your resources online.

 

If you didn't hear about this subscription filtering yet, we are going to quickly discuss about it in today's Azure Tips and Tricks post.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

If you are using Microsoft Azure Portal, you may already know how to change the theme of the portal. This can be done from the Azure Portal Settings itself, which provides you four different themes at this moment.

 

But, do you know that you can easily switch from one theme to the other without navigating to the portal settings? In this quick tip, we are going to discuss about it.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

Microsoft Azure allows you to easily move Azure Resources from one Subscription to the other, if they are under the same account. You can use the Azure Portal to quickly perform this operation. Today, in this article we will learn how to do this.

 

Just follow the step-by-step process mentioned in this article to move Azure Resources from one subscription to the other.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

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.

Published by on under CSS | CSS3

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.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2015

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.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2015

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.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

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.

Published by on under Office | Outlook

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.

Published by on under Office | Outlook