Video: Installing, running Microsoft SmallBasic in Azure Cloud @ Azure DevTestLabs

Recently, i created a new Azure VM (virutal machine) in Azure DevTestLabs, tried burning my hands in installing Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2. Here is the related video:   So it works super fast. Now you’re good to do programming in Azure Cloud as well. All the best for your cloud development. Happy coding!!

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Views not getting applied for the very first time

Recently i worked in a issue with a developer customer where they tried applying the Outlook views programmatically. They noticed that the Outlook views are not correctly set or applied – specifically, when you create the Outlook profile for the first time and run against it. It happens for the very first time, when you…

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Free preview of Microsoft Stream

Today we announced the free preview of Microsoft Stream, a new business video service that democratizes access to and discovery of video at work. Starting today, anyone with a business email address can sign up for the preview in seconds and begin uploading, sharing and tagging videos in their organization. By taking the “work” out…

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Microsoft Office 365, Exchange Developer : How to include EWS Managed API via NuGet in your Visual Studio solution?

As you aware Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API provides a managed interface for developing .NET client applications that use EWS. By using the EWS Managed API, you can access almost all the information stored in an Office 365, Exchange Online, or Exchange Server mailbox – on-premises starting from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010, 2013,…

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Video: Install Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2

In recent times, i was talking to a Smallbasic user and with a developer enthusiast. They’re interested to know is there any article/video how to install Smallbasic v1.2. I got this video for them: Let we get started – code, create games. Happy coding!!

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Developer: How to find bitness (x86 or x64) of a given application?

I hear this query a lot how to find a bitness of a given application. Recently one of my customer followed by blog post and asked is there any alternate way exists to find out the bitness of installed Outlook in your environment.  He is an app developer, so he installed Microsoft Visual Studio at…

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Now you can download Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

On June 27th, we released the latest Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. Fixes been made and in Update 3 you will see many such fixes addressing customer feedback around performance and stability. Here are the related resources for you: Download it from @ Visual Studio Update 3 What’s new @ https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2015-update3-vs#what-s-new Related releases @https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2015-update3-vs#related-releases Send…

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How to: Uninstall/re-install Office 2016/2013, Office 365 and old versions

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). – Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. – If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually. – You can Download the Easy Fix Tool Here are the related…

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Simple, rich Visual programming–Microsoft SmallBasic

Featuring a friendly development environment that is easy to master, Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. Based on .NET Framework, Small Basic uses a very simple language and a rich and engaging set of libraries to ease both kids and adults into the world of programming.   What’s NEW: It’s not…


Free access to Microsoft Azure Cloud services, Office 365, EMS, SharePoint & more!!

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education, and support benefits. IT Pro Cloud Essentials provides IT Implementers with hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities, and access to experts in areas that matter most to increase knowledge and create a path to career advancement. With this you can, –…


FYI: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 & end of support next year…

Yes you heard it right, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is approaching the end of support by next year; you can refer the Support lifecycle for it. Customers who are using Exchange Server 2007 for any of their email and calendar services should begin planning to move the associated mailbox data and resources to Office 365…


Improving Office 365 End user adoption with FastTrack

Microsoft FastTrack lets you discover what’s possible with Office 365, plan for successful rollouts and enable new users and capabilities at your own pace. Now you can understand more by looking at the following the video… Microsoft FastTrack, the customer success service for Office 365, is designed to help you move to the cloud and…

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Fix: Use autodiscover service to receive connection settings during OpenMsgStore() call

Today we released the hotfix which provides the ability for non-Outlook MAPI applications to use the Autodiscover service to receive connection settings during IMAPISession::OpenMsgStore, when the target is an Exchange mailbox. To enable this ability, install April 5, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3114941), and then follow these steps described at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3114974 Hope this helps.


Now JSON Support is available in Azure SQL Database (preview)

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database (preview). You can use new JSON functionalities to integrate Azure SQL Database with other services that exchange data in the JSON format. For more info, you can refer the related documentation. With the new JSON functionalities, you can do the following: Read data from JSON text by…