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DAX Studio 2.2.6 released

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Originally posted on: release an update to DAX Studio bundling up the following fixes and enhancements: Support for the upcoming release of Power BI Desktop Dynamic Ribbon resizing Remembering of Window size and location fixing display of hierarchies in Excel 2013 fixing quoting of keywords in table names fixing an error when duplicate column names are returned in a query fixing an issue when changing databases when connected to a
Multi-Dim server fixing an issue when connecting as a non-admin I’m particularly happy with the dynamic resizing that is part of the Fluent.Ribbon control. It took a bit of effort to figure out, but it provides a much better experience than having to scroll the ribbon when window size is reduced. So on a wide screen display you still get the full ribbon in all it’s glory Then on an older 1024px wide screen a few of the labels in the Edit and Find groups drop off ...(Read whole news on source site)

Xamarin with James Montemagno

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James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin and Microsoft MVP. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries  including game development, printer software, and web services. ... For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

Topshelf OSS Library – an unsung hero for windows services development

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Creating a windows service itself is a hassle that includes various aspects of it like configuration, install-uninstall, recovery, start mode etc. Managing this settings is either can be achieved manually or by writing bunch of batch/command files that helps in deployment and management of windows services. Recently, I came across an ultimate .Net OSS library that provides control almost

Container OS comparison | via @codeship

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Container OS comparison | via @codeship

Solomon Hykes’s famous five-minute presentation at PyCon

There are several projects around management, network, storage, logging, monitoring, and more (check out this awesome mind map of the ecosystem). 

“Which is the best OS to run containers?” That’s usually followed by “Is
it CoreOS? What about RedHat? I’ve also heard about something called

Visual Studio 2015 Diagnostics Investments

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When we wrapped up the last release of Visual Studio, I wrote a blog post titled: Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments, which gathered all the links to our blog posts and other content into a single place. It seems fitting to do the same now that VS2015 has RTM’d, and the same intro I wrote last time applies, so I won’t repeat that here. When I think of the Diagnostics Investments we made in this release, I classify them into 4 broad buckets: platform support, addressing customer feedback, catching performance issues early, and historical debugging with IntelliTrace. Platform support Every
time Visual Studio needs to support a new operating system version or platform, the Visual Studio Diagnostics team has to do a bunch of work just to keep things working before even considering adding new capabilities – and we added a bunch! This release was no different, adding support for Windows 10 and the various Windows 10 device types, e.g. desktops, tablets, phones, Xbox, and HoloLens. You can now enjoy the regular awesome Visual Studio debugging and profiling experience for all those devices. The same applies to profiling and debugging .NET Native apps and debugging support for ASP.NET 5. In addition,...(Read whole news on source site)

Office 365 Groups for Admins - Group creation policies

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In this post of the Office 365 Groups for Admins series I will talk about the small but important policies we can apply to Group creation. At the moment there is very little control of the actual Office 365 Group creation in Office 365. And this tends to be one really important aspect of the Unified Groups discussion - can we allow them or not? I do hope that I over the time can update this post with new and improved governance features. Group naming policies One of the few configuration options you have for the Unified Groups is
how they are named when created. You do not configure this from the Groups settings in the Admin portal, where one could expect it to be, but rather under Admin > Exchange > Recipients > Groups. Then click on the ellipsis (…) and Configure group naming policy: The Group Naming Policy consist of two parts; General and Blocked Words. An important thing to remember is that these policies only applies to when an end-user creates a Group in the user interface (web or Outlook 2016), not when an administrator creates them using PowerShell. General Under the General configuration...(Read whole news on source site)