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Microsoft releases the Windows UI Library (WinUI Library) that includes new and popular UWP XAML controls and features. These are backward-compatible on all Windows 10 versions since the latest insider builds down to the Anniversary Update.

 

Check out this post to know more about this UI library and to find the links to download and install in your project.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Office 365 some time crashes if "Block signing into Office" policy is enabled. To resolve this application crash, you need to disable this policy. You can control the policy settings via the Windows Registry Editor.

 

Today we will learn about this policy settings and how to block signing into Office by modifying the Windows Registry value.

Published by on under Office | Office 2016

Recently Microsoft announced that they are ending the support of classic Skype version 7 and after 1st September 2018 everyone needs to upgrade to Skype 8 to continue its services.

 

Along with the announcement, Microsoft listed out some upcoming features that will be available next in Skype version 8. It includes call recording, read receipts, private conversation etc.

Published by on under News | Skype

Microsoft has started rolling out an updated version of Skype (version 8) for the desktop that replaces the classic Skype (version 7). They have also announced that the classic version of Skype will stop working after 1st September 2018 and only the Skype 8 will work.

 

So, if you are using Skype and in the old version, upgrade to the latest version of Skype for the desktop to avoid any inconvenience once it reaches the end of support.

Published by on under News | Skype

After ages, Microsoft started thinking about their Windows Notepad users. In a latest insiders preview build, Microsoft added few new improvements to the lightweight Notepad app, which will start rolling out in next major update of Windows 10.

 

Continue reading to know the major improvements currently included in Windows Notepad app in latest insiders update.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

After the Internet Explorer browser had reigned supreme for more than two decades, in 2015, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Edge as the new default internet browser on Windows PCs.

 

The browser has been well-received but, according to user figures from Microsoft itself, there are just 330 million active Microsoft Edge users, which is a far cry from the more than one billion people who use the leading web browser, Google Chrome.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Update 5. This build fixes numerous issues identified by developers/customers in previous builds. If you are running Visual Studio 2017, update to the latest version 15.7.5 to resolve a bunch of issues that have been fixed by Microsoft.

 

To grab the latest version of the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7.5 and to see the issues fixed with this build, continue reading.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

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