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What's new in the Office Roadmap - 2015-03-19

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Some small but interesting additions on the roadmap today. Changes 2015-03-19 New stuff on the roadmap Yammer support for Android Wear devices: (Directly to Launched) Yammer on your wrist! Ok, where's the Microsoft Band app? Enhanced NDRs: (In Development) Microsoft will now help you understand the cause and reason of NDRs in a much easier way. ExpressRoute for Office 365: (In Development) You want your own redundant fat pipe to the Office 365 Data Centers - then this is your feature. Will be launched this fall.

Nintex Form - working with managed metadata fields

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  This is a post I wrote late last year, and applies to the Managed Metadata Fields in Nintex Forms via some "JavaScript middle-tier magic".    Disclaimer My conversations with the Nintex Form team back then was that at some point they might stop using the SharePoint Managed Metadata Fields and switch to their own control (similar to what they do with the people picker).  Then the following JavaScript code around Managed Metadata fields would stop working.   Goals Nintex has a JavaScript wrapper API (NF.PeoplePickerAPI) around their People Picker
Control. Create something similar that allows me to wrap a Managed Metadata Field.   SPG.ManagedMetadataApi   (function (SPG, $, undefined) {     var ctor = function (elem) {
        this.$elem = $(elem);         var $taxonomyEditor = this.$elem.find(".ms-taxonomy");
        if ($taxonomyEditor.length) {
            this.controlObject = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy.ControlObject($taxonomyEditor.get(0));
    };     ctor.prototype = {         replaceTerm: function(label, termGuid) {
            var self = this;...(Read whole news on source site)

Xamarin.Forms: Segmented Control

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iOS has a very useful segmented control.   It is, essentially, a set of radio buttons that look more like an array of normal buttons…   It would be great to have this on iOS and Android, and by the … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

Visual Studio Tips

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Some random tips: If you need to run a web site under a different domain, so as to test multitenancy, for example, you need to run Visual Studio as an Administrator, otherwise you will get an error about an invalid hostname; If you want, you can configure Visual Studio to always start as Administrator: set the compatibility options to require additional permissions, see more here; You can have the Solution Explorer track (select automatically) the file you are editing; just select option Tools - Options - Track Active Item in Projects and Solutions; In case
you need to find some class that you don't know where is located, or you only know a part of its name, use the Edit - Navigate To option or click +; Split the editor window: select Window - Split; to close it, unselect it; You can now move a window to another monitor; Select columns across lines: click while you make a vertical selection using the mouse or cursor keys; you can then copy the selection or paste some code into it; With + or +, you can switch the order of lines; ...(Read whole news on source site)

Microsoft Tuesday - Top News - #05

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Here comes “Microsoft Tuesday – Top News - #05” with top links/announcements floating around the world of Microsoft technologies. Above the fold, you will find news on Office 2016, Skype for business, Kinect, Azure and Windows 10. Follow the links mentioned below to know more about those news topics. Don’t forget to share your feedback on “Microsoft Tuesday” that I share weekly.    Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview
with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program to our commercial Office 365 customers, an important milestone that gives IT pros and developers an opportunity to start testing the upcoming release. To be clear, this early build doesn’t yet contain all the features we’re planning to ship in the final product. However, through the course of the preview, customers should expect to see new features delivered through monthly updates.  Skype for Business is here—and this is only the beginning Enabling people to connect with one another is central to Microsoft’s...(Read whole news on source site)

How Much for that Microsoft ROM of Windows?

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On March 17, Microsoft announced that it would be piloting a program with Xiaomi, a Chinese phone manufacturer, to provide select power users with Windows 10 ROMs for their Xiaomi Android phones. This program is billed as a way to gather information, but there’s a much larger opportunity here for Microsoft. A Windows 10 ROM […]

Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild

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If you are setting up to run Team Foundation Server's vNext build system that Microsoft is previewing on VSO you may hit a "Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild with version 1.0.1" error when you try to build on Windows Server Technical Preview. The post Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild appeared first on naked ALM - Experts in ALM, TFS & lean-agile with Scrum.