Community Tech Day – Delhi Chapter

Hi Friends – if you are in Delhi on 27th Sept and want to share ideas, knowledge and just have fun with your peer technologists please do come for the Community Tech Day. I will be there too and would love to meet you!   Register at – it’s FREE!


Stonehenge and the .NET StockTrader Sample Application

  Microsoft recently donated code to Apache Foundation’s Stonehenge project which aims at demonstrating real world best practices for building SOA based systems and achieving application interoperability. You can find the complete source code for the sample application called the .NET StockTrader here.

With or without SOA?

I recently got a question – "While developing applications in ASP.Net what is the difference with or without SOA architecture?". i thought – it is quite an interesting question and something I should write a post on. First things first – what is SOA? why do we need SOA? what are the advantages of SOA?…


Operating the cloud with Azure

Every body is talking about Azure – Microsoft’s Operating System for the cloud. How can i not write something about it? After all i was there during the unveiling of this paradigm changing strategy was done by Ray Ozzie at PDC. Read the transcript of Ray Ozzie’s keynote or watch the video to know more….


Hindi on Windows Mobile

For a longtime customers have been requesting us to provide Hindi language support on Windows Mobile. Without going into the technicalities of why it was not available, I would like to say that finally the gap has been filled. One of the Microsoft Partners have finally implemented a FREE Hindi font engine for Windows Mobile…


Approach document for Globalizing and Localizing .NET Applications

I recently wrote a white paper on the approach and the things that need to be considered while developing .Net applications that support multiple languages – both in terms of accepting the user input and also displaying resources. I am putting it up on my blog for consumption by all. Please let me know if…


Know your tools better: Questions from Attendees

Virtual Tech Days day one, session one. I delivered a talk titled "know your tools better". Firstly, thanks to all those who attended the talk. Thanks for having keeping patience inspite of the audio and video issues we faced. Due to lack of time i could not cover some things that i wanted to share…


Virtual Tech Day One

Hi Friends! In about 45 minutes from now i will be delivering the first session of the VTD on Know your tools better: tips and tricks on how to enhance .NET development using VS 2008 and other tools and at 3:45 IST i will be talking on PLINQ: Parallelize Your .NET Applications with Parallel Extensions….


What would you do if you were a Microsoft Evangelist?

Thanks Anand! Sorry for stealing the title and idea of your post. It was this post from Anand that inspired me to ask the same queston to the Indian developers community. As Anand mentioned – we do a lot of work in trying to give to the community whatever we can. Things sometimes seem going good…


XBAP and Silverlight

What is the difference between XBAP and Silverlight and when should i use which of these technologies? Let me step back and start with a precursor: In .NET 3.0 we have Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which allows us to create stunning UIs for desktop applications using managed code. If you still haven’t experienced the power…