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How to delete a tag from Git remote repository?

There could be some situation when you tagged your code in local Git repository and pushed it to remote and later you decided to delete the tag. This is simple to delete the tag reference from local, but how to perform the same in remote?


Today we are going to see the bash command(s) by which you will be able to remove the tag information from Git. Let's see, how!

How to read Microsoft Excel document contents using C#/.NET?

Recently, we learned how to read text contents of Microsoft Word document from a .NET application using the APIs exposed in 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll'. There may be a business requirement to read contents of Excel sheets too.


Today we are going to learn how to read Microsoft Excel documents. The complete source code has been shared for your easy reference.

Visual Studio 2017 release date announced

Visual Studio 2017 is going to be release on 7th March 2017. Twenty years ago, on 28th January 1997, the first version of Visual Studio was launched. Over the years, it grew rapidly and became a first choice for the developers.


Microsoft in a blog post announced the release date, along with the 'Launch Event' (starting 8:00 AM PST on 7th March) to share the latest innovations from Visual Studio, .NET, Xamarin and Azure.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 is now available for PCs

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 for PCs. If you are a Windows Insiders in the fast ring, check for Windows Update to get the notification. It's one steps towards the release of Windows 10 Creators Update and contains few new features, bug fixes.


Before downloading the build, don't forget to check the fixes and most importantly the known issues currently available in this build.

How to read Microsoft Word document contents using C#/.NET?

There could be some possible business needs for your .NET application to read the text contents from a Microsoft Word document. This can be simply done using the APIs exposed in the dll named 'Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll'.


Let's have a quick look on how to do it using C#/.NET. Also find the complete source code shared here for your easy reference.

Windows 10 Preview build 15019 focuses more on Gaming features

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 15019 for PCs. If you are an insider in the fast ring, check for updates to see the new update notification. It is a successor to build 15014, released last week. The new build focuses more on ‘Gaming Features’ which is going to come in Creators Update.


Checkout the new/enhanced features along with the known issues before installing this build. If you are not comfortable to install, give it a pause.

How to convert an Excel column into a comma separated list?

There are several instances when we need to make a comma separated text values from an excel column. There are different but pretty lengthy process that you can find, which will eat a no. of your valuable time to process the same.


So, what to do? Today we are going to learn a quick and easiest way to copy a column of data to a comma separated list. Continue reading to know more.

Windows Defender Security Center coming to Creators Update

System Security is always a concern of PC users. Windows 10 provides you in-built protection from viruses and malware threats. In general, if you are using latest Windows 10 updates, you don't need to spend on another antivirus program for normal home usages.


Along with Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is going one more step ahead to secure your PC further with a comprehensive dashboard 'Windows Defender Security Center'.

Windows 10 Insiders build 15014 is now available for PC and Mobile

Microsoft announced a new preview build 15014 for fast ring Windows Insiders. This build has a ton of fixes and few enhancements for both PCs and Mobile devices. In a blog post today, Dona Sarkar, also announced the delay in releasing the 'My People' experience in Creators Update.


In this post, know about the key features/improvements that's part of this build. Also, checkout the other improvements and fixes, known issues etc. before installing it.

Windows 10 Creators Update will allow controlling ‘Blue Light’ emission

The Windows 10 Creators Update is going to bring a new feature to control the 'Blue Light' emission from your screen. This is going to help the people who use computers for a long time, especially during the night time.


In this post, we are going to learn how to change the Windows 10 settings to control the blue light of your screen in order to reduce the strain on your eyes.

Windows 10 Creators Update will allow to group tiles on start screen

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 15002, Microsoft added a new feature for Windows 10 Creators Update, that will allow you to group your start screen tiles to a folder. Tile folders are a way for you to organize and personal your tiles in Start.


In this post we will see how to group the tiles to a folder and access them. Continue reading my other posts on Windows 10 Creators Update to see what’s coming next.

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