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Anatomy of a Low Impact Visual Studio Install

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At //build 2016, Microsoft announced the first public preview of a quick way to get Visual Studio “15” Preview. We’ve previously shared posts about what we’re building and why: Faster, Leaner Visual Studio Installer Visual Studio “15”: Installing just what you need In building faster ways of getting VS, we needed to reduce the size... Read more

RavenDB 3.5 whirl wind tour: Can you spare me a server?

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One of the most important features in RavenDB is replication, and the ability to use a replica node to get high availability and load balancing across all nodes. And yes, there are users who choose to run on a single instance, or want to have a hot backup, but not pay for an additional license because they don’t need the high availability mode. Hence, RavenDB 3.5 will introduce the Hot Spare mode: A hot spare is a RavenDB node that is available only as a replication target. It cannot be used for answering queries or talking with clients,
but it will get all the data from your server and keep it safe. If there is a failure of the main node , an admin can light up the hot spare, which will turn the hot spare license into a normal license for a period of 96 hours. At that point, the RavenDB server will behave normally as a standard server, clients will be able to failover to it, etc. After the 96 hours are up, it will revert back to hot spare mode, but the administrator will not be able to activate it again without purchasing another hot...(Read whole news on source site)

Ghostwriting thought leadership

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A good piece by Lauren Ingram (at least I assume she wrote it :) on whether we need to start getting more transparent about the ghost writing that goes on in corporate content strategy. As you probably know much of the ‘thought leadership’ content produced by CEO and higher management in big enterprise is ghost ... Read more The post Ghostwriting thought leadership appeared first on Craig Bailey.

It’s not just Australia that has fucked internet

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Here’s an all too common example of political incompetence and bungling when it comes to technology and infrastructure planning. And I thought it was just the NBN that had issues – at least we’ve got something rolling (albeit limping) out… Of course The Backburner nails it in a piece that you’d be forgiven for thinking ... Read more The post It’s not just Australia that has fucked internet appeared first on Craig Bailey.

The Morning Brew #2079

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Software Announcing NuGet 3.4.3 – Harikrishna Menon Chocolatey For Business / Professional Register for May 2 – Rob Reynolds Information Implementing an ASP.NET Core RC1 Logging Provider – Shawn Wildermuth Why You Should Do Periodic Reviews of Legacy Code – Erik Dietrich Agile and the Theory of Constraints – Part 1 – Eric Gunnerson A […]

How to rearrange Quick Action buttons on #Windows 10 Mobile/PC?

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If you are using Windows 10 PC or any Mobile device, you might already know about the Quick Action buttons. In latest Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows Insiders, Microsoft added the functionality to customize the quick action panel as per your need.   You can now add/remove any action button or rearrange them. In this quick blog post, we will discuss about it with a set of screenshots.     In recent Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322, Quick Action functionality has been improved.
Now onwards, we can add, remove or rearrange the quick action buttons as we want. You can do so by following the below steps.   Open the settings app either from your Start screen or from the app list. Now click on the “System” settings menu item, followed by “Notifications & actions”. This will navigate you to the notifications & actions settings page, as shown in the below screenshot:        This will list all the Quick Action items/buttons, those are available in your quick action navigation panel. You can customize them as per...(Read whole news on source site)