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#Windows 10 preview build 10532 released for Fast Ring users

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Microsoft released Windows 10 preview build 10532 for Windows Insiders. If you are one of the fast ring beta testers, you might have already received the build notification via the Windows Update Service. It is the second public preview build after the release of Windows 10 RTM. There are few bug fixes and interesting features in this build. This post will cover what’s new in build 10532. The post will also cover a small list of known issues.   According to Gabe Aul in his official blog post mentioned that, this build version 10532 of Windows 10 for
Windows Insiders in fast ring focuses mainly on bug fixes and few improvements over the last build version 10525. In this new build, Microsoft improved the UI of the menus as asked by insiders over the past to keep it consistent everywhere. The changes are still in-progress and you will find more improved versions in the next builds. As per Gabe Aul: We’ve heard feedback about the consistency of menus within Windows 10, so we’ve made some changes to improve these and give them a modern look at and feel. We are still working on it, but you’ll see...(Read whole news on source site)

VS Online/TFS Feature timeline – the UserVoice version

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As a follow up to my post yesterday on the Feature timeline refresh, I took a few minutes this morning to walk through our UserVoice site and summarize how the work we are planning over the next several months relates.  This is a different granularity cut (because it’s based on UV suggestions) that what I published yesterday. I’m not promising that I caught every single one.  And I’m not promising that everyone I’ve listed here will get done this fall (my crystal ball isn’t perfect).  But, based on what I know now, this is a pretty good approximation
of the plan.  I stopped when I got down to UV items with less than 100 votes – not because they aren’t good nor because we aren’t doing any of them – only because there’s a ton of them and I had to draw the line somewhere or I’d spend hours more on this exercise. A few of these are longer term investments and we’ll make significant progress on them this Fall but we won’t complete them until sometime next year.  There are others we are working on but I chose not to list because I don’t expect significant...(Read whole news on source site)

Concurrent max value

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For a feature in RavenDB, I need to figure out the maximum number of outputs per document an index has. Now, indexing runs in multiple threads at the same time, so we ended up with the following code:
var actualIndexOutput = maxActualIndexOutput; if (actualIndexOutput > numberOfAlreadyProducedOutputs) { // okay, now let verify that this is indeed the case, in thread safe manner, // this way, most of the time we don't need volatile reads, and other sync operations // in the code ensure we don't have too stale a view on the
data (beside, stale view have // to mean a smaller number, which we then verify). actualIndexOutput = Thread.VolatileRead(ref maxActualIndexOutput); while (actualIndexOutput > numberOfAlreadyProducedOutputs) { // if it changed, we don't care, it is just another max, and another thread probably // set it for us, so we only retry if this is still smaller actualIndexOutput = Interlocked.CompareExchange( ...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1935

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I’m taking the month of September off from publishing The Morning Brew, the first break in publication since I started way back in January 2008. This means that today’s edition is the last one until October, as 31st August is a public holiday here in the UK and I don’t put out an edition on […]

TypeScript Tips and Tricks

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Automatically compile TypeScript files when using VS Code If you’re writing TypeScript using Visual Studio, your files are automatically compiled when you save (assuming you haven’t turned this off…the feature is found in the Project Properties > TypeScript Build screen). If you don’t use Visual Studio, and instead are using a lightweight IDE such as […] The post TypeScript Tips and Tricks appeared first on

Office 365 Saturday 2015 - Melbourne

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I visited sunny Melbourne (so strange!) for Office 365 Saturday last weekend, covering PhantomJS and SharePoint.  We also geeked out in general around the lunch desk and debated the direction of Add-Ins and the future of SharePoint development. It was so good to see many of the locals turn up - familiar faces and new faces.  We geeked out on PhantomJS and why you need to know about this tool for your toolbox, even if you don't need it right now.We then flowed onto Colin's session on making a million dollars (in progress) in the App Store. Downloads to my presentation
and zip files.Melbourne was so enjoyable.  I had to leave early to catch my flight home.  Next stop is Adelaide:Office 365 Saturday Adelaide - 12 September 2015 ...(Read whole news on source site)

Features timeline refresh

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With the TFS 2015 release behind us and a lot of planning for our next phase of work completed, it’s time to do a major refresh of our Visual Studio Online Features Timeline.  If you aren’t familiar with this page, I encourage you to check it out.  It not only gives you a peek ahead to things we’re working on, it also contains a log of the work we deliver every sprint.  Lastly, it roughly maps when the VS Online features show up in an on-premises TFS release. A little commentary on this update…
By no means is it everything we are working on.  It’s fairly coarse grained and tries to highlight many of the larger investments or things I hear people ask about a lot.  If there’s something that you really want to know about and you don’t see here, feel free to ask me.  For now, at least, I’ve opted not to have it be a huge, detailed, list. Some of the items have links to blog posts (there were a lot of those posted today on the ALM blog) or UserVoice items to provide more context on...(Read whole news on source site)

Mobile Development Panel Discussion

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Podcast Info On this episode of Eat Sleep Code, Ed Charbeneau and guests David Giard, Sam Basu, and Michael Crump share their mobile development experiences in a panel discussion. This episode was recorded with a live audience at Codestock 2015. The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and you can access it here. Mobile Development Panel Discussion was originally published by Michael Crump at Michael Crump on August 27, 2015.