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Last Sunday (29th May 2016), we have organized an event in Kolkata, clubbed with topics on different technologies. This includes topics like C# 7.0 Concepts, Azure PowerShell, UWP (Universal Windows Platform), HoloLens with Unity 3D and IoT (Internet of Things).


I have given a session on building UWP apps using C# and XAML. Here I am sharing my slides for you to refer. Those who missed to join the event, check it out.

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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14352 to it's fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are a insider and in the fast ring, check out for Windows Update to get the latest build to try before the final release and provide feedback to Microsoft.


Check out what has been improved, what has been fixed and the issues already known to Microsoft before upgrading to this build.

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Microsoft released a new update on 23rd May for it’s entire set of Office 365 client applications, incrementing the version to 16.0.6868.2067. It’s the third update that they pushed in this month (May 2016) and contains all non-security updates.


Checkout this post to know about all the fixes they pushed in this build, though the folder pane visibility issue is still untouched.

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This Saturday, on 21st May 2016, we organized an event in Kolkata Salt Lake City via c-sharpcorner Kolkata chapter on various topics like AngularJS, Xamarin, Entity Framework – Code First and Coding Horrors – How to improve your code quality with Refactoring.


In this event, I spoke on Coding Horrors and shared in-depth on improving quality of code with Code Refactoring. Those who didn’t make to join, sharing the slides (PPT) here to view.

Published by on under C# Corner |

Outlook has support to install add-ins from 3rd parties to extend the functionality or to do some additional works which outlook does not provide by default. But in some cases, it starts creating problem due to non-compatible version or bugs within the add-ins.


In such cases, if the outlook fails to start due to issues related to any installed add-ins, we need to boot outlook into safe mode to remove/disable those. Let’s continue learning, how to do this.

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These days, most of us use Skype for voice call or chat to connect with relatives and friends. Also, this is used in many organizations as chat client to connect with the other team members. If you are using the free account and don’t have Skype credit, you will see ads from Microsoft in the client application.


Sometime this is annoying! Today in this small post, we will learn about a workaround to hide the Skype advertisements from load.

Published by on under Skype |

If you are using Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10, you will find that the favorites bar is not visible in the browser. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the favorites bar to show in Microsoft Edge for your user account in Windows 10.


Continue reading to know about it and also learn how to import the favorites from other installed browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge |

Sometime it happens when malicious and potentially unwanted software including rootkits, installs themselves on your PC and make it difficult to remove even with an up-to-date antivirus program. Windows Defender Offline handles it by booting itself without loading the actual Windows OS.


Earlier, we had to manually install the Windows Defender Offline as a separate executable, but now with Anniversary Update of Windows 10 it will be quite easy. Let’s check what’s coming up next!

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Microsoft released the latest preview build 14342 for PCs for Windows Insiders running on fast ring. This build focuses on new features/enhancements and a lot of bug fixes. As it is a preview build from development branch, it also has some known and unknown issues too.


This post lists down everything that you want to know about the Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 14342 for PC. Don’t forget to check the known issues before installing this build.

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Another preview build for Windows 10 PC just aired by Microsoft, having the build no: 14342. This build is for the Windows Insiders who are in fast ring, running Windows 10 insiders preview. This new build focuses on new enhancements, features and bug fixes.


As it is a preview build from development branch, it also has some known and unknown issues. Checkout the issues listed in the post before downloading.

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