Developer: Office Add-ins community call @ April 10, 2019

The Office Add-ins community call is our monthly event for developers to connect in real-time with the folks who are building the Office JavaScript APIs. We’ll share updates about new Office JavaScript APIs, provide tips about useful tools, samples, and resources for developing Office Add-ins, and feature a technical deep dive on a specific topic….

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Machine Learning – Building a Pet Detector in 30 minutes using Tensorflow

Ever wondered what breed that dog or cat is? In this show, you’ll see us train, optimize and deploy a deep learning model using Azure Notebooks, Azure Machine Learning Service, and Visual Studio Code using Python. We use transfer learning to retrain a mobilenet model using Tensorflow to recognize dog and cat breeds using the…


Video: Learning Machine Learning with .NET, PyTorch and the ONNX Runtime

ONNX is a open format to represent deep learning models that is supported by various frameworks and tools. This format makes it easier to interoperate between frameworks and to maximize the reach of your hardware optimization investments. In this episode, Seth Juarez sits with Rich to show us how we can use the ONNX runtime…

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Azure Developer – Service Fabric is going open source

Yes, that’s right – Service Fabric is going open Source and it was announced by Service Fabric team. Please refer the earlier blog regarding the same.  Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and over the coming months it will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub. Also check…


Developer: Learn what’s new with Microsoft Visual C++ @ Ignite 2016

Are you a C++ developer? Then this session is meant for you. As you aware that Microsoft Visual Studio provides the best in class C++ development experience whether you are targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, or IoT. With a good mix of demos and showcase for new C++ experiences, this talk goes over great…


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…


Azure Dev: Build your cloud powered apps from Visual Studio

Yesterday at //build 2016, we announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Service Fabric (ASF) and updates to the Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio. You can get started building micro-services using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio. The best feature of these tools is they let enable you to create new Service Fabric…


//Build 2016 Conference

  Today morning we kicked off the //Build 2016 conference and is underway. You can watch the sessions live @ Channel 9. Microsoft continues to focus on enabling developers to do amazing work as businesses and industries transform in support of the shift to a cloud-first, mobile-first world. At Build 2016 we will present the…

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OffCAT error – The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


Install error: OffCAT doesn’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2…. really?

Earlier I talked about OffCAT in-detail which helps to find out any known issues with Microsoft Office suite/apps. Based on this one of my customer tried and reported when they tried downloading from Microsoft downloads, running OFFCAT utility’s setup/.msi on their Windows Server 2012 R2; it doesn’t let them to install it. During the debugging…


Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

Last week we announced the Update 1 for Microsoft Studio 2015 and you can download it from Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. This release includes our latest feature and functionality updates – refer the below snapshot: . For more detailed info, you can refer the release notes – https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update1-vs.aspx In addition, it also talks about…


Introducing Open Live Writer – Open Source Fork of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer released as the open source Open Live Writer. It’s a great day for bloggers who have a favorite tool for creating content. Yes I use Windows Live Writer for my blogging and it changed my way of blogging. Today Microsoft announced that Open Live Writer was released and has been contributed to…


Invitation for Microsoft Connect(); // 2015 – Developer Conference

Microsoft is a developer company, so there’s nothing we love more than connecting with developers to share our latest tools, technologies and plans for the future. I therefore invite you to set your calendar for November 18-19 for Connect (); // 2015 – when Microsoft hosts its premier fall developer event, streamed live and for…


Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…