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What's new on the Office Roadmap - 2015-11-20

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Updates! Yes, updates! After some awesome announcements at the Connect(); 2015 conference the Office Roadmap is updated with some news, and a decent bunch of additions, specifically some nice new stuff in the In Development bucket. Love the Yammer updates - looks like someone has been listening after all, or have they - read the fine prints… Changes 2015-11-20 Now Launched Contact sync for Outlook for Android: Outlook for Android now syncs contacts to the native contacts application. Finally, this is great news. (New) Enforce Office 365 Identity in Yammer: An important and long anticipated (it only
took a couple of years) update to Yammer and identities. No need for separate Yammer SSO settings. Click here for more information. (New) EU Model Clauses and HIPAA BAA Availability for All Yammer Customers: Another Yammer update, also this one is VERY important. With this update Yammer is getting aligned with the rest of Office 365 in terms of customer data protection. (New) Likes Coming to Outlook on the web: No more +1 e-mails? We're certainly on the right path at least (From Rolling out) Mentions Available in Outlook on the web: Make it possible to @mention people...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1973

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Software Breakpoint Generator Extension – Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Andrew B Hall shares a post from Jakob Ehn and Utkarsh Shigihalli on a useful code exploration (at runtime) extension which scans code and inserts breakpoints for you to aid your exploration of it Today at Connect()—introducing the Microsoft […]

VSLive SF 2015: ‘Better Unit Tests Through Design Patterns’ Slides & Code

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As promised, here are the slides from the Better Unit Tests through Design Patterns: Repository, Adapter, Mocks, and more… talk that I did this week at VSLive Orlando 2015. Here’s the abstract: You’re sold on unit testing. You’re even doing “test first” development – but there are always those nagging questions. How do your user interfaces fit [...]

VSLive Orlando 2015: Enterprise Git Slides

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As promised, here are the slides from the Enterprise Git talk that I did this week at VSLive Orlando 2015. Here’s the abstract: Git is all the rage. All the cool kids are using Git. They seem to like it a lot. They’re downright passionate about it. But is it right for your project? It’s one thing [...]

Using SQL Prompt to Accelerate the Top 10 Most Common Database Scripts

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There may be some people who enjoy repetitive typing, but Grant Fritchey doesn't. He's always preferred SQL Prompt. The standard snippets suit developers fine but aren't so DBA-oriented, so he set about asking the SQLServerCentral community what they typed in the most, and set about producing a set of DBA snippets with the results.

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#Windows 10 November update: Show/Hide background image in Sign-in screen

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I hope many of you have already installed the Windows 10 November Update on your system. This new build includes bug fixes, product improvements along with many new features. Among those new feature, one is to show or hide the background image in the sign-in screen. Microsoft provided an option in the settings app. In this small blog post, I will show you how to do this. Continue reading to know about this new feature.   I hope that you read my previous article on Windows 10 Tips & Tricks series, titled how to
get fun facts, tips and more on Windows 10 Lock Screen. If not yet received, you can read it over here: Windows 10 November Update shows you to show or hide the background image in the sign-in screen page of Windows 10. To change the settings, open the settings app from the start and navigate to the “Personalization” settings as shown in the below screenshot:  From the left side pane, click on the “Lock  screen” menu item to navigate to the lock screen page. Scroll it down to find out the toggle button that says “Show Windows...(Read whole news on source site)

Announcing Sparkline Visual

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A sparkline is a miniature graph, typically drawn without axes or coordinates. Commonly used on dashboards, sparklines typically visualize trends over time, such as to show profit over the past several years. Although other Microsoft reporting tools, such as Excel and Reporting Services include sparkline elements, Power BI doesn't have one. That is until now. I contributed a "classic" sparkline custom visual to the Power BI Visuals Gallery. Once you import and add the sparkline to a report, you bind the sparkline to data using the Data tab of the Visualization pane. For example, you can aggregate a Freight field
added the Value area over the CalendarQuarterDesc field added to the Category area. The resulting graph will sho how freight fluctuates over time. You can use any field to group the data, not just a field from the Date table. The sparkline supports several formatting options. The General section lets you change the line color and width. The default properties are "steelblue" as a color and one pixel for the line width. The Animation section lets you turn on an animation effect that draws the line gradually from left to right (who says that Power BI visuals have be to static?)...(Read whole news on source site)