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NuGet Package Source Blank After VS.NET Update

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I recently updated VS.NET 2015 to Update 2 which was just released, but hit a snag with NuGet. Upon opening VS.NET and trying to download NuGet packages, I kept getting errors that the package didn't exist. I noticed the "Package source" dropdown was blank and had no selectable values. Even if I went to the VS.NET options for NuGet, I could no longer see the default package source configured. Something must of went awry during the VS.NET update.

Thanks to a nudge from this Connect report, the recommendation was to update the NuGet package
manager from the 'Extension and Updates' menu. Sure enough there was an update, and after installing and restarting VS.NET, the "Package source' values were once again populated with and I could download packages.

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How to show/hide account details on #Windows 10 sign-in screen?

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Along with Windows 10 PC Build 14328 for Windows Insiders, Microsoft improved the privacy of the user. The email address which was shown in the sign-in screen, will be by default hidden and if require, user can make it visible there.   Today in this small blog post, we will learn how to show or hide the user’s personal details like email address on Windows sign-in screen.     In this recent Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 14328, Microsoft listed a set of new fixes and
enhancements. Among them, one was the user’s privacy. Previously in Windows Sign-In screen, user’s email ID was used to get displayed by default. This leads to security concern for most of the user and this was reported to Microsoft via the Feedback app. Microsoft listened to user’s voice and the concern has been removed in this new Windows build.   Now onwards you can show or hide your email ID in the Sign-In screen as per your need by following the below simple steps.   Open the Settings app either from your Start Screen or app...(Read whole news on source site)

SQL SERVER – Computed Column and Conditions with Case Statement

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When I do not find anything on my blog, I write a blog post about it, so next time I do not have to recreate the scripts from the beginning. Just another day, I was doing performance tuning for an organization, I had to create a computed column with CASE statement and I suddenly realize that I do not have such a script on my blog so I decided to write a blog post on this subject. The post SQL SERVER – Computed Column and Conditions with Case Statement appeared first on Journey to SQL Authority with

Hosting a custom application inside of a CMS is a terrible idea

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Building applications inside of a content management system is now a failed experiment. A new style of api-first, headless content management systems inverts the relationship and provides a pleasant and productive development process. The Benefits of App-In-CMS The appeal of building an application inside of a CMS is that you get stuff for free. We greedy software developers cannot resist pre-built authentication, security, widgets and of course content management. For very simple, short-lived applications where control over the output or quality engineering are not important then app-in-cms may be OK. Hosting a custom application inside of a CMS is a terrible
idea The old idea about how to merge user editable content into custom applications was to build applications inside of content management systems. Early productivity advantages (such as built-in user management and authentication) are soon overtaken by compromises required to stay within the CMS framework and challenges related to versioning and deployment. Architectural and functional compromises soon leak out and affect the user. It is common to get three months into a CMS-based application development project only to realise that it should have been a standalone application and that the CMS framework is now a liability. When designing and building software...(Read whole news on source site)

Thoughts from a Windows 10 user

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There’s a lot of speculation at the moment, mostly I think from the tech press, that there’s no future for Windows 10 Mobile (aka Windows Phone). To the point that Terry Myerson apparently released a statement to clarify that Microsoft is committed to mobile for many years. Over the past couple years I’ve been increasingly critical of Microsoft’s mobile strategy as well – it is hard not to be when the platform has such low market share, there’s been a lack of flagship devices released, and there’s still a major issue with apps (that don’t exist or that are quite poor compared to iPhone/Android versions). So at
the beginning of this year I “threw in the towel” and switched to the iPhone. This was after talking to a lot of people in person and via twitter about whether to go iPhone or Android. The overwhelming advice was that if you live in the US you should go iPhone, so I did exactly that. After a couple weeks with the iPhone I wrote a comparison between Windows 10 Mobile and the iPhone – from my perspective. I’m selfish – I’m looking for a good answer for me, so my blog post was about me and my personal experience. After a couple more months...(Read whole news on source site)

The Latest of Microsoft Office Developer Tools: Office Add-in Commands and SharePoint 2016 Support

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Office’s message at Build was loud and clear: Office is an open market for developers who want to reinvent productivity, backed by a consumer base of 1.2 billion users. Qi Lu welcomed developers to the Office ecosystem in his Build keynote, and showcased new robust extensibility features that enable you to create custom experiences in... Read more