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St. Louis Office 365 User Group Kick-off Meeting

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For those of you in the St. Louis area, we'll be hosting our first ever Office 365 User Group meeting this Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the Microsoft office at 3 CityPlace Drive, Suite 1100, Creve Coeur, MO 63141​. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please spread the word! If you are interested in becoming a part of the group and can't make it, please contact me and I'll fill you in on the details.
Category: Office 365; Training and Certification
Published: 7/28/2015 8:27 AM

Nick Craver - Why you should wait on upgrading to .Net 4.6

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Nick Craver - Why you should wait on upgrading to .Net 4.6



We are not upgrading Stack Overflow to .Net 4.6, and you shouldn’t upgrade yet either. You can find the issue we opened on GitHub (for public awareness) here. I will update this post as soon as a fix is relased.



Update #1 (Jul 27th): A pull request has been posted by Matt Michell (Microsoft)


Changing the VS2015 Icon in Windows 8/8.1

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/cskardon/archive/2015/07/28/changing-the-vs2015-icon-in-windows-88.1.aspxSo – you install VS 2015, pin the icon to the start bar and ‘whaaaaaa???’ you discover it’s exactly the same Icon as for VS 2013, which is not handy. Luckily, it’s pretty simple to change that bad boy. Step 1 In the start menu, right click on the program you wish to change the icon for, and select ‘Open file location’ (in these pics, I’ve already done the update) Step 2 Right click on the icon and select ‘Properties’ Step 3
Then click on Change Icon Step 4 Pick a new Icon (I used one from: http://www.iconarchive.com/tag/visual-studio) Step 5 If you have it pinned to the TaskBar, you’ll probably need to unpin and re-pin, if you don’t then the job is done – well done you! Extra notes for those not on Win 8+ It’d probably work in exactly the same way for Win 7, but I don’t have it so :p ...(Read whole news on source site)

Be Careful Installing .Net 4.6 / Visual Studio 2015 with SharePoint 2013 (July 2015)

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Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/bjackett/archive/2015/07/28/be-careful-installing-.net-4.6--visual-studio-2015-with.aspx   Quick publish on this item and I’ll update once I have more details.  One of my customers is exploring Visual Studio 2015 / .Net 4.6 which was just released a week or two ago.  During some testing I found out that (as of July 28 2015 when this is published) you cannot install SharePoint 2013 binaries onto a server that has .Net 4.6 (or Visual Studio 2015 which includes .Net 4.6) installed.  I received the below error message.    Since .Net 4.6 is an in-place upgrade of .Net 4/4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2 SharePoint
has an issue with finding .Net 4.5.x after applying 4.6.  I am testing out removing the associated KB for .Net 4.6 to see if this is reversible should you accidentally deploy this to a dev / test farm.  I’m also testing if you can install .Net 4.6 / Visual Studio 2015 onto an existing SharePoint 2013 farm.   Removing associated KB… On Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1/ Windows Server 2008 SP2 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you will see the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6  as an installed product under Programs and...(Read whole news on source site)

The Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2015. Thank you for joining us!

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Thank you to all of the amazing Microsoft Partners who joined us in Orlando for Worldwide Partner Conference 2015! As always, one of the biggest highlights of the entire event for me is being able to see and connect with you, our Microsoft partners and influencers from around the world, whether I knew you before or if this was my first time meeting you. In addition to having the opportunity to meet you, I love hearing the incredible stories you all share with me about yourselves, your companies, your successes and your plans for the future are inspiring and exciting
at the same time. Continuing on the now annual tradition that began several years ago as just an experiment (Connecting with others – A HUGE value of #WPC10 (Look who I found), I am very happy to bring you the collection of pictures from the Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2015. For those not familiar with The Fantastic People of WPC concept, it is quite simple. Since building connections is such a huge value of WPC and for me, being fortunate enough to get to spend time with all of the partners from around the world, I...(Read whole news on source site)

Using Shared Project across multiple applications in Visual Studio 2015

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Shared Project is a great way of sharing common code across multiple application  We already have experienced with the Shared Project type in Visual Studio 2013 as part of Windows 8.1 Universal App Development, But with Visual Studio 2015, it is a Standalone New Project Template; and we can use it with other types of app [...]

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