.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User’s Guide

.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User’s Guide Introduction This .NET Framework cleanup tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to remove selected versions of the .NET Framework from a computer.  It will remove files, directories, registry keys and values and Windows Installer product registration information for the .NET Framework.  The tool is intended…

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[Quick Fix] Windows 8 – Windows 10 – Keyboard stopped working

This might be catalogued as random stupidity from my part, but Binging for it didn’t really bring me to the information so here goes. I’m currently working on a 3 year old laptop that has been travelling with me pretty much around the world. 16GB, Core i7, 2xSSD, it never lets me down. Yesterday while…

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Introducing Nullable Reference Types in C#

Today we released a prototype of a C# feature called “nullable reference types”, which is intended to help you find and fix most of your null-related bugs before they blow up at runtime. We would love for you to install the prototype and try it out on your code! (Or maybe a copy of it!…


Overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX build numbers

For newer versions click here -> Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations builds Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3     (Roadmap survey) Version Build Availability Download link Recent kernel build 6.3.6000.3012 28 Nov 2017 KB4054082 Cumulative Update 13 6.3.6000.149* 13 Sep 2017 KB4032175 Cumulative Update 12 6.3.5000.138* 21 Nov 2016 KB3199741 Cumulative Update 11 6.3.4000.127 29 Jun 2016 KB3157865…


C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code

Post updated on 12/11/2017 with content updated to reflect the features in the latest version Post updated on 10/26/2016 to add a section about how to use task extensibility to build your C++ code Post updated on 8/29/2016, Aug release of C++ extension. Introduced support for debugging Windows apps and improvements to Clang format Post updated…

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Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner–what to expect

*** Update 11/17/2017 – this post has been out a while, but is still largely relevant.  The Planner folks are looking at improving this experience with the better capability for multiple plans per group that Teams introduced, and a new feature was added to Plans allowing an existing Plan to be chosen within a Team…


MSVC conformance improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5

The MSVC toolset included in Visual Studio version 15.5 preview 4 includes many C++ conformance improvements. Throughout the VS2015 and VS2017 releases we’ve focused on conformance with C++ standards, including C++17 features. With VS2017 version 15.5, MSVC has implemented about 75% of C++17 core language and library features. These features can be enabled by using…


Announcing the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core

Porting existing code to .NET Core used to be quite hard because the available API set was very small. In .NET Core 2.0, we already made this much easier, thanks to .NET Standard 2.0. Today, we’re happy to announce that we made it even easier with the Windows Compatibility Pack, which provides access to an additional 20,000…