Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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The New Microsoft Bing

In a post yesterday, Microsoft announced that Bing will now be called Microsoft Bing. While they did not announce anything new, the icon is changing to a flat green icon to a new blue icon with some depth in the icon itself. In addition, the new homepage continues to have the search bar, but also includes the ability to scroll and pull up news for your organization as well as news from around the world. If you use Office 365, I’d definitely recommend checking out the refined homepage:

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Best of Series: Hacking GitHub with Ease

Over the past several months I’ve put together several hacks to optimize your experience within GitHub. Here are some of the most popular articles:

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C# Corner .NET Virtual Conference

Coming October 15th-16th is a virtual .NET conference brought to you by C# Corner. You’ll hear from Joseph Guadagno, Matthew Groves, Mahesh Chand and several others. You can learn more by visiting their website at www.2020twenty.net/dotnet/ or following @CSharpCorner on Twitter.

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Using Code Scanning in GitHub

Earlier this week, GitHub has officially released Code scanning alerts. To get started, visit the repository that you’d like to enable alerts on. In my case, I’m going to get started with the repository I created in yesterday’s post.

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Create a Website Scraper for Azure Functions

There are many reasons you may need a website scraper. One of the biggest reasons I use website scrapers is to prevent me from visiting a site to look for something on a regular basis and losing the time spent on that site. For instance, when COVID-19 first hit, I visited the stats page on the Pennsylvania Department of Health each day. Another instance may be to watch for a sale item during Amazon’s Prime Day.

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I'm Hiring a Business Analyst with P&C Insurance Experience

We’re continuing to add more available roles. Previously, I mentioned that we’re hiring full stack developers as well as .NET developers. In addition to these roles, I’m now also looking for a business analyst that has commercial Property and Casualty experience.

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Google Launch Night Event Today

Google is holding their new hardware launch event today at 2pm EDT. Expected to be launched at the event are a new Google Pixel, new Google smart speaker, and a new Google Chromecast. In fact, some stores are already rumored to have the new Chromecast in stock. It will be interesting to see if there will be any other new devices such as a new Google Nest thermostat or updated Google Wi-Fi system.

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Amazon Prime Day Officially Announced, Early Deals

Amazon Prime Day is coming and it’s coming in two weeks. Amazon has confirmed that their annual Prime Day will take place October 13-14, 2020. They are currently advertising a few early deals for this event in addition to their hardware announcements last week.

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Windows Insider Includes Meet Now

Last week at Microsoft Ignite, Paul Thurrott discovered a new feature in the latest Windows Insider build called Meet Now. Meet Now is a Skype feature. In this build, some folks are seeing Meet Now appear in their taskbar. To learn more about this, head over to his blog at jasong.us/3kY0Rzl.

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Tip: Update Circle App to Allow Google Meet, Other Applications

With the kids back in school virtually and all using Chromebooks, they frequently run into issues with their Chromebooks simply due to the machines hardware configuration. Most of the Chromebooks that schools are handing out are entry-level devices that are not powerful enough to have a Google Meet live meeting and allow typing in Google Classroom at the same time. So, my daughter decided to start using her own device. Of course, I have certain types of apps blocked using Circle, a parental control and Internet filtering system that happens to have an integration with the Netgear Orbi wifi mesh system.

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