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Why write Python in Visual Studio?

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Recently, Visual Studio 2015 was released with support for Python. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) are available to help throughout Visual Studio in all the places you’d expect, from editing and IntelliSense, to debugging, profiling, and publishing to Azure. You can find all the details and some video walkthroughs, documentation, and other resources on, and the post announcing Python Tools 2.1 and Python Tools 2.2 beta. In this post I want to talk about some of the reasons to consider using Visual Studio next time you are working in Python. IntelliSense is actually pretty
helpful I know, we talk about IntelliSense all the time. Visual Studio has always had great IntelliSense for all of its languages, so if you’ve been coding in C# or VB for the last fifteen years you aren’t even impressed anymore. Python developers have not been so lucky, having to be content with only minimal code suggestions and basic syntax highlighting. Unlike many other languages, Python code does not need you to specify types everywhere. This saves a lot of time while coding, but it requires a deep understanding of your program and every bit of help from your editor is important....(Read whole news on source site)

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Office 365 Groups for Admins - simple reporting using PowerShell

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In this post, in the Office 365 Groups for Admins series, I will leverage what we learned in the previous posts, combine it with some PowerShell magic and create some basic reports. You can use these reports as a base for your Office 365 Groups reporting in your organization. Note: all these reports require that you have connected to your Exchange Online tenant with appropriate permissions, see this post about more details. List all Groups The most simple and most obvious report is of course to use the Get-UnifiedGroup cmdlet. That one gives you the basic details such
as group names, creation dates etc:Get-UnifiedGroup | Format-Table Alias, PrimarySmtpAddress, WhenCreated, WhenChanged Show some more details Most often you need more details, specifically with the member details. Here's how you can combine the Get-UnifiedGroup cmdlet with the Get-UnifiedGroupLinks cmdlet to show how many members and owners each group have:Get-UnifiedGroup | select Id,Alias, AccessType, Language,Notes, PrimarySmtpAddress, ` HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled, WhenCreated, WhenChanged, ` @{Expression={([array](Get-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $_.Id -LinkType Members)).Count }; ` Label='Members'}, ` @{Expression={([array](Get-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $_.Id -LinkType Owners)).Count }; ` Label='Owners'} | Format-Table...(Read whole news on source site)

Working with Live XAML in Windows Universal Apps and Visual Studio 2015

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Visual Studio 2015 introduced many tools for debugging and diagnostic. We have seen PerfTips – Easiest way to get Performance Information and Debugging Lambda Expression in Visual Studio 2015 over past weeks. In this post, we are going to take look into another excellent feature for inspecting and debugging XAML UI. This feature enable a [...]

Paying the rent online

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This twit caught my attention: This is interesting, on several levels. Mostly because there isn’t any limitation here from the point of view of the bank. It is more an issue of how it always worked, and the implications of the payment method in question. Now, I’m not sure how renting works in California, but I do know how it typically work in Israel. So just to make sure that we are on the same page, let me explain a typical lease for an apartment. The lease contains a lot of legalese that probably matter
a lot, but from a financial point of view, the typical method used are checks. In particular, for each year you typically give the owner 16 signed checks. 12 checks – dated for each month, to the owner, for the rent each month. 1 security check – typically 2 – 3 months rent, to the owner, undated, marked as “security”. 3 checks – undated, blank amount, for the electricity and waters companies and to city hall. Assuming everything works out, only the rent checks are ever deposited. The others are held and returned to the renter at the end...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1916

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Information .NET Framework setup verification tool, cleanup tool and detection sample code now support .NET Framework 4.6 and Windows 10 – Aaron Stebner Microservices in C# Part 2: Consistent Message Delivery – Paul Mooney Dependency injection in ASP.NET 5 – Gunnar Peipman Windows 10 SDK With New Windows Performance Toolkit Available! – Alois Kraus Advanced […]

How to optimize Update Delivery Process in #Windows 10?

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Windows Update Delivery Optimization let’s enable you to receive Windows updates from various sources other than Microsoft. This can be systems in your local network or internet, which already download the update files. In this post sharing with you the process to turn ON/OFF the Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 10. I hope, most of you already upgraded to this new OS.   If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.x, I believe you already upgraded your system for Free to Windows 10. If not yet done, you might want to read these posts:Windows 10 is available
for download and free upgrade How to force your system to start downloading Windows 10 update? Create Windows 10 bootable USB drive using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker  Along with other new features and enhancements, Microsoft brought a new feature called “Windows Update Delivery Optimization”, which almost work like Torrent. When enabled, it will download the Windows update files and store apps from the PCs having the updates already available in your local network, as well as from PCs having the updates already available in internet along with downloads from Microsoft server. This will be in parts from different sources and...(Read whole news on source site)

How can I use MVVM with Xamarin.Forms?

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Intro to MVVM The Model-View-ViewModel pattern provided a clean separation of concerns between the user interface controls and their logic. Several reasons you would want to implement it are: A clean separation between application logic and the UI will make an application easier to test, maintain, and evolve. Rich data binding and dependency properties provides the means to connect a UI to a View Model. It enables a developer-designer workflow. When the UI XAML is not tightly coupled to the code-behind, the designers can work without independently. It increases application testability. Moving the
UI logic to a separate class that can be instantiated independently of a UI technology makes unit testing much easier. It should be no surprise that users of Xamarin will want to use this in their next Xamarin.Forms projects. In this video, I’ll show you step-by-step how to use MVVM in a new Xamarin.Forms project. Wrap-up I hope this clears things up and don’t forget to leave comments in the YouTube comment section. Feel free to email me any question that you would like answered at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . How can I use MVVM with Xamarin.Forms? was originally published...(Read whole news on source site)