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Received Microsoft #MVP Award for the 7th consecutive year

It’s a big day of life when you receive Microsoft MVP Award and it becomes a golden moment when the giant company reward you for the 7th consecutive year. Yes, I have been re-awarded for the 7th time as a Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional.


This time also I have been awarded in the “Windows Development” category for my contributions toward the vast developer community.

Git Basics: How to list, create, rename, delete a remote connection?

Continuing the on going series on "Git Basics", we will today learn on "remote connections". I hope, you are enjoying reading this series and read the last post "How to create, move, delete, list Git branches?". Bookmark it for future references.


Today in this post, we will cover how to create, list, rename and delete a remote connection on local Git repository. We will learn all the related commands.

Git Basics: How to create, move, delete, list Git branches?

Git is now a common tool in software development, for version controlling. In the last post, we described about "How to rename a Git branch?". Today we are going to learn more about Git branches and it's commands.


Continue reading to know how to create/rename/move/delete/list Git branches. Also, don't forget to check other posts on Git Basics/Git Cheat sheets.

Git Basics: How to rename a Git Branch?

These days, Git is one of the most popular version control systems available for software development. Git was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 for development of the Linux kernel and gradually used as a free software distributed under GNU General Public License version 2.


Though there are many UI tools available for Git, but sometimes working with Git command is very tricky. Today in this post, we will learn the basics on renaming a Git branch.

How to change the default XAML document view in Visual Studio 2015?

Not many of us wants to work in the designer view of Visual Studio while working with the XAML files. This could be due to no requirements of changing the UI layout rather than few data bindings. By default, Visual Studio loads the XAML designer view.


In this post we are going to learn how to disable the designer view and/or change the way it loads the default document view.

Synchronize your Visual Studio 2015 settings across devices

It’s now a connected world and the applications that you use these days should run in multiple devices. Thus needs a smooth synchronization of it’s data. Visual Studio 2015 provides a way to synchronize it’s settings to multiple connected devices through One Drive.


In this blog post, we will learn how to synchronize the Visual Studio settings so that, you can have the same settings in all devices that you use.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Patch (KB3165756, 14.0.25431.01)

Microsoft released a new patch for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, pushing the IDE build version no. to: 14.0.25431.01. This is the fifth cumulative update for VS2015 Update 3 covering fixes for high-impact bugs noticed by product team and the community.


If you are using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, you should download this patch (optional) and install it on your development environment to have a smooth IDE experience.

An important update on Windows 10 Insiders Preview build expiration

Everything in this world has an expiration, similar with Windows 10 Insiders Preview builds. Dona Sarkar, the chief of Windows 10 Insiders division in a blog post warned about it to the insiders running very old preview builds.


If you are running older builds, it’s time to upgrade to latest stable builds or to the latest insiders build in order to stop getting the expiration notifications and forced reboots.

Microsoft released September updates for Windows 10 systems

Microsoft released new updates for Windows 10 eco system targeting both initial OS build 10240, 10586 and Anniversary Update build 14393. If you are using any of the above OS builds, check for Windows updates to download the latest patch.


This post will cover the list of fixes pushed in this update as per September patches. Continue reading to know more about all the fixes.

How to edit Environment Variables in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Setting the environment variables are sometime a necessary part of the developers and the system administrators. This some time screws up our life, mostly when working with the path variables separating by commas (‘,’).


In Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft provided a simple UI playing with these environment variables, which we are going to discuss today.

Xamarin Dev Days Kolkata 2016

Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Like the other parts of the world, we (the Kolkata Geeks team) arranged the whole day community program on Xamarin, bundled with multiple sessions and hands-on lab.


More about the event, session photos and slides is going to be publish in this blog post time to time. Stay tuned for all the updates.

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