Office Mix – One of the great product from Microsoft

Today I am so excited to meet Office Mix, a PowerPoint Add-in from Microsoft.
You can record the slides, screen, audio and add special notations using this Add-in. The result can be exported as a video or uploaded to your mix site for sharing. Videos are quick and neat.

Digitize your learning, solutions, tips, and so on using Office mix.
Use the power of the technology and publish your expertise as video recordings to enable to community to use it.

https://mix.office.com/en-us/Home

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Desktop App Converter

Windows 10, the latest OS from Microsoft introduced the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app development. UWP apps can run on all Windows 10 devices such as Xbox One, HoloLens, phones and much more. When we migrate to the new OS, how we will take our old windows applications ? Do you want to run the same as a legacy application, which will not able to use any of the modern app features like Contracts, start screen and so on ? Or do you want to convert the same to UWP app with minimum effort ?

Microsoft released a new tool – Desktop App COnverter, currently in preview to make this migration smooth. Desktop App Converter allows developers to bring their desktop apps to UWP.

Find more about the tool at
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/06/15/the-path-from-a-desktop-app-to-a-universal-windows-platform-uwp-app/

Download the tool from
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52757

 

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New Start – ASP.NET Core 1.0

All ASP.NET lovers following the great web application development framework may be thinking, why we need to think of the old and dead version1.0 ? We were already in ASP.NET 4.6 and waiting for ASP.NET 5, no time to think about 1.0. Hold on.

Microsoft renamed our dearest ASP.NET 5 as ASP.NET Core 1.0. ASP.NET Core is written from scratch and it is a new beginning; so renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0. As mentioned, it is a new start, so don’t expect all the ASP.NET 4.6 features right now in ASP.NET Core 1.0. They will incorporate more relevant features from ASP.NET 4.6 in future versions.

Along with this, MS renamed the supporting frameworks to declared a new beginning
ASP.NET 5 => ASP.NET Core 1.0
.NET Core 5 => .NET Core 1.0
Entity Framework 7 => Entity Framework Core 1.0 / EF Core 1.0

Now, how we are going to google on the new features ?

All the existing articles refer ASP.NET 5, whereas new articles will refer the same as ASP.NET Core 1.0.
Google two times or use OR ? 🙂
Is google bring data relevant to ASP.NET Core 1.0 or ASP.NET 1.0 ?

New version change removed the myth – ASP.NET 5 is a higher version of ASP.NET 4.6. As usual we expected ASP.NET 5 as the next version of ASP.NET with more features than ASP.NET 4.6.

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My Book status – 10-Jan-2016

I have been writing few books, capturing my experience on various technologies, for a while. March 2014, I have started my endeavor to express my knowledge through books. It was really a challenge to take such a step to publish books without any advertisement. But, I am so happy to see the reach of my books without any kind of marketing.

Thanks to all my readers; thanks for your support. I will be updating my books and sharing more code samples through Github.

My book status as of 10th Jan 2016 is shown below.

Status on Jan 2016

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Exploratory Test using Chrome plug-in

Exploratory testing is one of the feature Microsoft packaged in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). MTM require license to Visual Studio Ultimate/Enterprise, which prevented many testers from using this feature. Exploratory testing allows the tester to test the application in an ad-hoc manner and find issues. MTM allow the tester to capture the screen shots, record the steps, capture the running environment details and annotate the screens, and log bugs directly from exploratory test windows.

Now, MS is released the same power packed features as a Chrome plug-in in Visual Studio market place. Download and install the plug-in and connect to TFS to log the bugs directly. Tool allow the testers to capture many details as part of the bugs.

Install the same from https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items/ms.vss-exploratorytesting-web

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