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clock April 9, 2015 06:30 by author Mark

Microsoft just announced that the upcoming Windows 9 will, in fact, be called Windows 10. Crazy days. So let's pull out 10 of the very best new features from Microsoft's upcoming Windows XP killer.
The Windows 10 release date is slated for "mid-next year" as we previously estimated. There was no confirmation as per the rumour that Windows 9 might end up being free. Starting tomorrow Microsoft will start distributing a Technical Preview build of Windows 10 via the Windows Insider Program.

1. There's loads of stuff for touch, but it's different stuff

Designed to appeal to experts and novices alike, Microsoft was at pains to point out that it hasn't given up on touch with the new OS. The Charms bar remains for the moment although we expect it to die if you're using a non-touch PC (check out Continum below).
Microsoft says it wants to support touch users who have persevered with Windows 8 and "evolve" the touch UI. (Translated: That means it is changing quite a bit.) The task switching will no longer work on the left. So with that and the charms going, that's goodbye to most of the problem with Windows 8 - and a whole philosophy down the pan.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said at the preview: "We want Windows 7 users to feel like they upgraded from a [Toyota] Prius to a Tesla, but they don't need to learn a new way to drive."

2. It's BACK!

As we've covered before, the e most noticeable change is the new Start Menu, which looks somewhat like the old start menu. It brings some features from the Windows 8.1 Start Screen, such as live tiles, and can be resized.

3. Another new Task View (the Windows 8 flippy thing has gone)


Now the Windows 8 task switcher has been unceremoniously dumped, there's a new Task View in Windows 10, too, so users can switch between virtual desktops.That'sause Microsoft now recognises that novice users use the taskbar rather than switching in other, cleverer, ways such as Alt+Tab (which also now switches between desktops).

4. Snap Assist helps you snap windows

A new Snap Assist feature also helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. You can snap windows into new screens and tile Windows - just as you've been able to since Windows 2.0 or maybe 3.0.

5. The Command Prompt enters the 21st Century

Another quite amazing feature for those of us that use it is that the command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts! So you will be able to paste in your commands! Hardly groundbreaking, but actually pretty exciting.

6. Improvements to Windows Explorer

A new Home location is the new default view in Windows Explorer. There's also a Share button on the Windows Explorer taskbar (we really hope this is in the context menu, too).

7. Continum - the special one

This is the best new thing we found out today. Continum is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices that can automatically change mode if it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. So, for example, a back button appears to help you navigate the Desktop with touch if the keyboard is removed. We reckon the charms will also disappear in non-touch mode, although we've heard conflicting news about that.

8. Windows 10 Universal apps

Windows 10 will also usher in a new app model - Universal Windows apps. Windows Universal apps are the new name for Metro apps/Modern apps/Windows Store apps. Take your pick on those old monikers, they've got a new one! Presumably (although we don't know as yet) that these will also work on Windows Phone. Windows 10 will be able to run on all devices from phones to servers and there will be a single app store across the lot.
All older Windows Store apps will work with Windows 10.

9. Modern (sorry, Universal) apps now float on the Desktop

The new Universal apps also work on the desktop and 'float' in their own Windows. Microsoft wants to banish the separation between the Modern UI and the Desktop.
These 'modern' apps on the desktop have a icon for more options - replacing the commands that used to be in the charms on the right-hand side of the screen.

10. Windows 10 has lots for Business and Enterprise

Microsoft says it hopes to appeal to business with this release of Windows, more so than Windows 8 ever did. Belfiore said they were "starting the dialogue with businesses today".
To be honest, it needs to - Windows XP is now ancient and unsupported, while precious other businesses want to make the leap away from Windows 7. But part of the reason why Microsoft is demonstrating the OS without all the consumer features is to show enterprises what the OS is capable of at this stage.
This version of Windows will have plenty of other features for enterprise, including a customised store and protection for corporate data. Mobile Device Management will be able to be used for all devices.

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clock July 23, 2014 06:29 by author Ben

YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET with SQL Server as the back-end database. The source code is entirely written in C#, and is licensed with the GPL license. And now YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) has release the new version YAF.NET

Here is the important features of YetAnotherForum.NET

  • Added Admin Page to Import List of Banned Ip Adresses (You can find Huge list of Bot IP Lists here:
  • DNN YAF Whats New Menu List Item is now fully Templatable
  • Host Admins can control admin groups access to YAF event log by event type. They can set permissions to delete events by type too, i.e. readonly mode for each event.
  • Added New Host Admin Page for Host Admins to restrict simply admins to various admin pages individually.
  • Added New Notification Bar for System Messages (In the Host Settings you can choose Between Modal Dialog or Notification Bar for Messages, also the Display Duration can be defined there). Also added an option to show the alert dialog for messages on Mobile Devices.
  • Added new "Fancy" Theme
  • Added Keystroke For Quotes to the YAF BBCode Editor you can now use CTRL+Q for inserting and "[quote]"..."[/quote]"
  • Added Indicator to a Private Message if its an Reply
  • Added new BB Code Feature to the Editor for indent text
  • Added HoverCards to Username. If enabled it shows an Hover Card (Which shows some quick info about the user) when you hover an user name. This will also show an Hover Card on the Twitter & Facebook Profile Button.
  • Added Display Options for the Event Log, you can define Start and End Date and also Event Type
  • Added settings to control number of records in the event log.
  • Added Option to send PM to all Buddies of a User
  • Added DNN Option to Remove Tab Name/Title from the Current Page Title you can choose between "Dont Remove", "Always Remove", "Remove only if matches the Board Name". Default Value : "Always Remove"

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to install YetAnotherForum.NET on your server:

Make sure your server / Host has the following requirements:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Use version 1.9.3 or earlier for .NET Framework 2.0) or the latest .NET Framework.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or above. SQL Server 2000 works, but requires removal of some SQL forum database optimizations.

1. Download YAF from Note that current version available is YAF and my article is based on this version. For future versions the installation and Integration instructions may change.

2. Create a virtual directory in IIS pointing to D:\YAF-v1.9.6.2-FINAL-SRC\YetAnotherForum.NET. Above is the assumed path where you have downloaded YAF.

3. SQL Server database is required for installing the YAF. SO keep SQL Server installed on the machine. Then Create an empty SQL Server database for YAF named yafnet(say).

4. If Web.Config is not present in the forum root,copy one of the samples provided in the "webconfigs" folder into the root of the web application and rename it to web.config.

5. Setup a valid connection string in db.config as per the format provided by YAF.

6. Configure the SMTP settings in mail.config as per your hosting environment and as per the format provided by YAF.

7. Then try to open http://localhost/YetAnotherForum.NET/install/Default.aspx and install the forum as per instructions appearing on the installation wizard. It will create/update the forum database and create admin user. Note that all the passwords should have a special charector in it.

8. After the installation the URL will come something like http://localhost/yaf/default.aspx if the above page opens without any error that means your installation is complete.

9. Then you need to copy your installation folder to the root of your website.

10. Suppose you want the forum to appear on the Default.aspx Page, Then Merge the Default.aspx page from the forum with Default.aspx page from your website.Also you need the merge the web.config file from the forum to web.config file of existing website.

11. Now run the default.aspx page of the website and forum should appear on the page.

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clock May 30, 2014 07:58 by author Ben

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The ASP.NET hosting platform is compatible with YetAnotherForum (YAF) Forum application. YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET.
It is 100% written in C#, YAF is a combination of Open Source, Microsoft's .NET platform and an international collaboration of the .NET developer community. ASP.NET forum solutions are not so much on the market and YAF is absolutely the best solution.

The YAF project is lead by Jaben Cargman of Tiny Gecko and grows and changes daily. YAF runs on any hosting server that's configured with 2.0+ and SQL Server service. Some key features for YetAnotherForum:

  • Licensed under GPL
  • Web Based Administration
  • Unlimited number of boards forums and categories
  • Template-based design
  • Unicode (UTF-8) encoding
  • DotNetNuke, Umbraco, MojoPortal Modules

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