Contents tagged with Microsoft

  • Visual Studio 2017 - Introducing the New Installation Experience

    As many of you have already are aware that Microsoft has released a Release Candidate version of the latest incarnation of Visual Studio during the Connect() event held at New York City in November. Visual Studio is one of the most widely used IDE in the world and the latest avatar comes with lot of new features and performance improvements under the hood. The most notable among these is the all new installation experience which considerably reduces the installation time as well as eradicates a lot of pain points that an user faced during the installation of the earlier versions of the software.

    Preparing Installation

    Visual Studio 2017 RC is free for all and can be downloaded from the Visual Studio site here and also read about the minimum system requirements is available at https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/productinfo/vs2017-system-requirements-vs before you start the installation. You will get a nice little installer utility from the download link and when you run vs_enterprise.exe, it will show the new launch screen which will tell you to accept the license before proceeding to the installation.

    Selecting Components

    Visual Studio is used by a wide variety of users for developing different types of application and majority of them doesn't need to install every garbage that comes along with the installation package. So deciding what to choose for your need was confusing and particularly about the dependencies that need to selected for a hassle free experience.

    In Visual Studio 2017, the concept of Workloads are introduced to solve this problem and now there are separate workloads for .NET desktop development, web development, UWP development etc. So if you are a web developer and selecting the Web Development workload will ensure that Visual Studio will install all the necessary tooling and dependencies that are needed for developing web applications. 

    Categories: IDE, Visual Studio

  • D-20 : What's new in Windows 10

     As you all know Windows 10 is going to be released worldwide on July 29 and through this series of posts, I will be posting about a number of features and changes coming to the new OS.

    And the much talked about features are..

    1. Start Menu makes a comeback !!!

    This was one of the most requested features in the uservoice forums since the launch of Windows 8 and finally Microsoft has responded to the criticisms by bringing it back. They haven't gone back to experience that we had in Windows 7, but introduced a new user interface with the modern UI and managed to include both the apps and old program list in one place.

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    Categories: Windows 10

  • Windows Azure Camp at Trivandrum on 30th April


    • Cloud Computing and Azure Overview 
    • Azure Architecture
    • Azure Management Portal
    • Services and Tools Needed
    • Create and debug Azure Application
    • Deploy application in Azure
    • Lunch Break
    • Moving ASP.NET application to Azure
    • Moving SQL Express database to Azure
    • SQL Windows Azure App Fabric Cache