Some Windows Azure Developer Resources you don’t want to miss!

Some resources for quick developer start! Start) tools) Kit 356 MB) & Azure Development Kit) Development Resources) Development Tutorial) guidelines)


Going with Windows Azure in Enterprise – For Architects

  A couple of weeks back I got the chance to meet some senior developers & architects from Islamabad in a DPE organized camp on Azure. I had to deliver an hour and a half long talk on Azure so I choose to share my experience of taking Azure to Enterprises with the audience. Basic…


Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 and the New Office capabilities in Pakistan

Karachi – November 15, 2012: Microsoft strengthened its commitment with the corporate community and their local ecosystem partners through organizing events to demonstrate the recently launched Windows 8 software. The events showcased the new software to an audience which included industrial stakeholders and local resellers/distributors. The first event in this regard was the “Windows 8…


Free e-Books / Readiness on latest 2012/2013 Product Releases by Microsoft

Sharing for information only. Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition) Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition) Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step By Step for Anyone eBook (pdf) English Deployment guide for Office 2013 Explore SharePoint 2013 Deployment Guide for SharePoint 2013 Microsoft Office 365: Connect and…


Microsoft Innovation Center Launched in Lahore

Lahore – November 21, 2012: Microsoft Pakistan recently unveiled Microsoft Innovation Center in Lahore, a one-of-a-kind venture in collaboration with Government of Punjab. MIC is established with the aim of facilitating the local IT-based economy with support from Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). Microsoft Innovation Centers are state-of-the-art technology facilities built to foster innovative research,…


Microsoft Design Guidelines / Reference Architectures / Best Practices

One of the discussions I always come across with my customers is to point them towards how Microsoft does things or what it recommends. This is a common scenario and we have lot of stuff on this falling into various categories. However 2 sites I always like and I see many people not coming across…


Creating Online Public Surveys using Excel Services in SharePoint 2013

One of the requirements we have been facing from our customers was to have an easy way of creating simple, easy, publically accessible surveys on top of SharePoint. With the SharePoint 2013 and it’s integrated Excel Services this has become very easy. In the below example I am using the pre-configured environment of SharePoint 2013…


How to customize User Profile / MySite in SharePoint 2013?

Last week I was sitting with a customer and a question popped out that how can we customize MySite in SharePoint 2013. We have a relatively simple solution for this in SharePoint 2013 and here for an example I am using the Office 365 Portal.   1) Log-in to your Office 365 portal as an Admin…


Sync SkyDrive Pro with your Desktop – SharePoint 2013 (Consumer Preview)

If you’re familiar with the personal cloud storage service you get with SkyDrive, you’ll be right at home with SkyDrive Pro, a service optimized for business and managed by your company or organization. It’s your hub for work documents: the one place to find, store, and share the files you care about for work. Syncing SkyDrive…


Sync SharePoint 2013 (Consumer Preview) Folder with Exchange Mailbox (Outlook Client)

One of the very interesting and simple things I was able to learn in SharePoint 2013 – Consumer Preview is to Sync a Folder (let’s say a folder containing documents) with your Exchange mailbox (Outlook Client). The below steps and screenshots have been taken from O365 Consumer Preview (pre-configured SaaS). So for e.g. I navigate…