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ImageShrinker updated in response to OneDrive restrictions

I received an e-mail notifying me that my OneDrive quota got reduced. I use OneDrive to securely distribute non-Microsoft store apps from this blog. It was time to do two things: 1) Complain to get the storage back. It is pretty … Continue reading

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Windows store app shows: “End of Central Directory record could not be found”

I’ve seen a couple of crashes captured in the windows app store telemetry over past couple years. No one has reported exact repro steps or provided even a slightest hint in the comments yet that may point to the root … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Windows 10 and SL5 version of the tool

I updated Azure hosted SL5 version of the XLStyles Tool couple of minutes ago to stop working on Windows 10 since it went RTM last week.  There are couple of reasons for it: Silverlight is not supported in the Windows … Continue reading

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Build Conference 2015 and Significance of Windows 10

I really wanted to make this post in time for the Build 2015 Conference that opens tomorrow in San Francisco. Windows 10 will be in the spotlight. Why is Windows 10 important? It is not about the new UI features … Continue reading

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XLStyles Tool store app works great on latest Windows 10 build 9926

I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview today and went through all XLStyles Tool usage paths. All issues that came up in the previous build have been fixed (e.g., file picker started working as expected, cancelling file open action no longer … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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