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Azure Certification Free Trainings

Below are the related courses for Azure Certification For 70-532 use Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/developing-microsoft-azure-solutions For 70-533 use Establish Microsoft Azure IaaS Technical Fundamentals http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/establish-microsoft-azure-iaas-technical-fundamentals For 70-534 use Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/architecting-microsoft-azure-solutions Namoskar!!!… Read more

Windows Phone 8 Training Videos of Jump Start and Build 2012 with Training Kit Hands On Labs

There are a bunch of resources on Windows Phone 8 development for free. Windows Phone 8 Jump Start Recently we have the Jump Start and the full content is available at Channel9. Here is the list Mod 01a: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development Part 1 Mod 01b: Introducing Windows Phone 8 Development Part 2 Mod… Read more

Windows 8 HTML 5 Jump Start and Free Certification

HTML 5 certification related Jump start is now available at https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-windows-store-apps-with-html5-jump-start-  Videos are published at chanel9 at Module (01a): Designing a Windows Store App, Part 1 Module (01b): Designing a Windows Store App, Part 2 Module (02a): Developing Windows Store Apps, Part 1 Module (02b): Developing Windows Store Apps, Part 2 Module (03a): Working with… Read more

Windows Phone Post Webcast Resources

Today Sept 3, 2012 I have delivered MSDN Webcast on Windows Phone Application Development. Thanks for the amazing responses. It went for 2 hours and so many questions Below are some resources Dev Center Windows Phone Developer Center This is where you go register for marketplace, submit, and manage your app publication process for Windows… Read more

MIX11 Recording Download using IE and Zune

Internet Explorer comes with a great RSS integration and by using that we can download the recording of MIX11. I have the channel9 MIX link https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11 and after I open it in IE you get to see the RSS After that I choose the type of video I want to download and open Zune (installed… Read more

Windows Azure Tips

How to: Build a Windows Azure Application How to Configure Virtual Machine Sizes How to Configure Connection Strings How to Configure Operating System Versions How to Configure Local Storage Resources How to Create a Certificate for a Role How to Create a Remote Desktop Protocol File How to Define Environment Variables Before a Role Starts… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit for SP1

You can download it today by going here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=752CB725-969B-4732-A383-ED5740F02E93&displaylang=en Silverlight 4 ·         Hands-on Lab – Migrating a Windows Forms Application to Silverlight ·         Hands-on Lab – Migrating an ASP.NET Web Forms Application to Silverlight ·         Hands-on Lab – Working with Panels, XAML and Controls ·         Hands-on Lab – Silverlight Data Binding ·         Hands-on Lab –… Read more

Batch Download PDC 2010 Session

If you are a developer PDC is for you and this PDC 2010 has a lot of things for a Developer. You feel boring while downloading one by one. Life is easy as another great developer wrote a tool to do it most elegantly. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mark/archive/2010/11/03/pdc10-downloader.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 Once you have downloaded all of them you can rename… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework POCO Resources

Some of the available finest resources on POCO MSDN Articles Requirements for Creating POCO Proxies Loading Related POCO Entities Tracking Changes in POCO Entities How to: Define POCO Entities How to: Define a Custom Object Context How to: Customize Modeling and Mapping Files to Work with Custom Objects How to: Define a Custom Object Context… Read more

Internet Explorer 9 / IE 9 Download From Here

Internet Explorer 9 or IE9 is simply magic and launched today (Sept 15, 2010). Download it from here at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide Lots of canned demos are at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/. I personally liked the HTML 5 power http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ Namoskar!!!… Read more

SharePoint 2010 : Are you new?

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 Brief Description This guidance provides technical information about key areas of SharePoint 2010 application development. It contains a written guide, reference implementations with source code and documentation, and a library of reusable source code components. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=64B55569-2168-4545-8B7C-F185B2CF967D&displaylang=en SharePoint 2010 Walkthrough Guide Brief Description This walkthrough guide is designed to provide a… Read more

Free Web Camps Training Kit

Do you want to learn Web Technologies? ASP.NET MVC 2, ASP.NET 4 Web Forms, jQuery, Entity Framework using Visual Studio 2010 with lots of Demos, Hands-On-Labs and scenario based content. Download and start using today from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0a906559-28bd-4f5d-ac18-f895a200a2a5 Namoskar!!!… Read more

Silverlight 4 Training Kit is available

Just released a new free Silverlight 4 Training Kit that walks you through building business applications with Silverlight 4. You can also download the entire offline version of the kit here.  You can use the 8 modules, 25 videos, and several hands on labs online or offline from links on the Channel 9 site. Module… Read more

Free Guide Books from Microsoft

Over the years Microsoft is releasing Patterns and Practices books and distributing them for free. I think this one as great community effort and is continue to evolve. When I started writing code in .NET I always used to carry them with me. You cannot ask for more if you have them with you. In… Read more

What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio Beta 2?

List is quite big!!!   Core Services    Web.config File Minification    Extensible Output Caching    Auto-Start Web Applications    Permanently Redirecting a Page    The Incredible Shrinking Session State    Expanding the Range of Allowable URLs    Extensible Request Validation    Object Caching and Object Caching Extensibility    Extensible HTML, URL, and HTTP Header… Read more

C# 4.0 and Parallel Programming Resources

C# 4.0   The Future of C# by Anders Hejlsberg at PDC 2008 https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/   Slide Deck http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pdc08/PPTX/TL16.pptx   Sample Code and Whitepapers http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/csharpfuture/   C# 4.0, Dynamic Programming and JSON http://www.nikhilk.net/CSharp-Dynamic-Programming-JSON.aspx   Easy to understand Co- and Contra Varinace http://blogs.msdn.com/charlie/archive/2008/10/28/linq-farm-covariance-and-contravariance-in-visual-studio-2010.aspx   Parallel Programming   PDC 2008 Session by Daniel Moth   Parallel Programming for… Read more

Welcome to Microsoft Web Platform

    It is amazing to see so many Web Platform utilities are clubbed together in one single place. What you may need to develop website, are available here.   http://www.microsoft.com/web/default.aspx   If you go to downloads section http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/default.aspx you will get lot of things here, Namoskar!!!… Read more

Azure : Pricing & Licensing Overview

Should you have question, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspx How will Microsoft charge for the Azure Services Platform? Subject to certain limits, Azure Services will be available without charge during our Community Technology Preview (CTP). Once Microsoft Azure launches for commercial use, we will offer a portfolio of services and you will be billed according to your… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 Walkthroughs

Watch out the videos on Visual Studio 2010 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/dd441784.aspx Here are some of them, Ø  Dynamic Programming in Visual C# and Visual Basic   Ø  Office Programmability in Visual C# and VisualBasic   Ø  Test-driven Development with Generate From Usage   Ø  F# in Visual Studio 2010   Ø  Deploying Multiple Office Solutions in… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 Download Today!!!

Resources and excitements are available for you in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Try this out from today at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151799. There are a bunch of resources available for you there apart from the bits. I have installed it with my museum PC (which hold Visual Studio 6, Visual Studio.NET 2003, Visual Studio.NET 2005, Visual Studio.NET… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services Case Study

Story of Misys Healthcare Systems is very interesting. They have increased 60% of their development process while migrating their apps to ASP.NET Ajax using Entity Framework and Data Services.   Full story at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002427   Namoskar!!!… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework vs LINQ to SQL

  I have been getting a continuous request on what we should be using? LINQ to SQL or ADO.NET Entity Framework? I have posted few articles on that, please feel free to visit   Choosing between ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL Choosing between LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework   ADO.NET Entity Framework… Read more

Azure Services White Papers

Introducing the Azure™ Services Platform Using computers in the cloud can make lots of sense. Rather than buying and maintaining your own machines, why not exploit the acres of Internet-accessible servers on offer today? Get an early look into the Azure Services Platform in this White Paper by David Chappell. An Introduction to Microsoft .NET… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework Resources

Compiled Resources http://www.renaissance.co.il/downloads/Entity%20Framework%20Essential%20Resources.pdf   Articles   Next-Generation Data Access: Making the Conceptual Level Real http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730866(VS.80).aspx   The ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa697427(VS.80).aspx   ADO.NET Tech Preview: Entity Data Model http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa697428(VS.80).aspx   ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2008/03/27/ado-net-entity-framework-performance-comparison.aspx   Channel9 Videos   ADO.NET Entity Framework on Channel 9 Pablo Castro, Mike Pizzo, and Britt Johnston http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2006/07/19/671805.aspx  … Read more

ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) Resources

ADO.NET Entity Framework Resources http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc907912.aspx   Overview: ADO.NET Data Services http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc956153.aspx   ADO.NET Data Services Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/astoriateam/   Phani Raj’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/phaniraj/   Mike’s Podcast ADO.NET Data Services (VS08 Sp1 B1) – Surfacing Data ADO.NET Data Services (VS08 Sp1 B1) – Querying ADO.NET Data Services (VS08 Sp1 B1) – .NET Clients ADO.NET Data Services… Read more

ADO.NET and Data Articles by John Papa

Many of you might be following John Papa’s article on Data and related topics. Myself have came across many of his and are still following. I would like to share a list of articles by him published in MSDN Magazine and available online for you. Data Points: Designing an Entity Data Model With the Entity… Read more

Welcome to the World of Windows Azure

I am very much excited as I should be to start with my First Windows Azure Application. I did install the Azure related bits in my machine and got the token for uploading my test application. Then with the passion cherished by created the application which I am running at http://wriju.cloudapp.net, so let us enjoy…. Read more

.NET Services White Papers (Dec 2008 CTP)

There are four papers on   Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services Microsoft .NET Access Control Service Microsoft .NET Service Bus Microsoft .NET Workflow Service   at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5057e2b3-c8e5-4b26-a601-ff9621589ce3&DisplayLang=en   Namoskar!!!… Read more

App Arch Guide 2.0 Pocket Reference

Actual Application Architecture Guide 2.0 is of 300+ pages. So it is very difficult to carry every time. Patterns and Practices team have came up with smaller editions depending upon the interests and areas.   Find all of them here, http://www.codeplex.com/AppArch/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Pocket%20Guides&referringTitle=Home   Namoskar!!!… Read more

Free EBooks at CodePlex

There are many more books available. Go and grab them   ·         Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance ·         Application Architecture Guidance ·         Common Service Locator ·         Composite Application Guidance for WPF ·         Design for Operations ·         Enterprise Library ·         ESB Guidance ·         GAX Extensions Library ·         Guidance Explorer ·         Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications ·        … Read more

Free EBooks on Architecture

Dear all, This indeed a good news for us, there has been many freely available guides. Why you should be paying others? Get the copy now for free Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Enterprise Library Guidance Explorer Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications Security Guidance for Applications Smart Client Architecture and Design Guide Team Development with… Read more

Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Released – Free E-Book Download

Happy news for all the developers around the world, we have released the Patterns and Practices guidance on Application Architecture. It is 381 paged PDF book and freely available from http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide. This books is majorly divided into four parts, Part I, Fundamentals Part II, DesignPart III, LayersPart IV, Archetypes and forwarded by S. Somasegar and… Read more

CodeRush Xpress an amazing tool to work with Visual Studio 2008

Today I have came across a tool called CodeRush Xpress, a free AddIn which can be integrated with Visual Studio and make fun of the coding. This is a combined effort which DevExpress have had with Microsoft by leveraging the existing Visual Studio 2008 IDE. One scenario is very common to all of us when… Read more

PDC 2008 Must be Enjoyed

If you are thinking that you are a looser not by attending PDC 2008, forget it. Stretch your body as you might to stay connected to your chair for long time. What is Visual Studio 2010 Windows Azure Project "Velocity" Dublin Oslo Parallelism S+S and many more.. So without wasting time join and view the… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview

Know more about it and keep you sink with http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/cc948977.aspx What’s New Overview of WF 4.0, WCF 4.0, and Windows Server “Dublin” Additional Resources Analyst Webcast: Trends and Innovations in the Application Server market Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers Forrester: “Microsoft Is a Leader in Application Server Platforms” IDC Mission Critical Application Platform… Read more

LINQ to SQL: Making it N-Tier

You can create your application use LINQ to SQL and make it N-Tier. Go ahead and watch out the MSDN Documents N-Tier and Remote Applications with LINQ to SQL LINQ to SQL N-Tier with ASP.NET LINQ to SQL N-Tier with Web Services LINQ to SQL with Tightly-Coupled Client-Server Applications Implementing Business Logic (LINQ to SQL)… Read more

Aspiring Architect Webcast Series 2008

Dear Architects,   Please block you calendar….   June 16th, 2008 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Introduction to the aspiring architect Web Cast series http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032380836&Culture=en-CA   June 17th, 2008 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Services Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Service Bus – Beyond the hype http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032380838&Culture=en-CA   June 18th, 2008 –… Read more

Architecture Journal April 2008 : An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect

While coming to office today I was reading the last article An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect of April 2008 issue. This one is probably the most realistic thought I have ever read about being true architect. Some of the cool thoughts, Knowledge of technology is only one, albeit important, domain that an architect needs… Read more

MSDN Magazine Topics Online

Windows Server (313) Windows Client (90) .NET (938) ADO / ADO.NET (89) ASP / ASP.NET (266) BizTalk (11) C# (566) C++ (274) COM / COM+ (79) Concurrency (76) Data Access (147) DataGrid / GridView (30) Delegates (18) Design Patterns (28) DirectX (9) Exchange (3) Globalization (23) Graphics (62) IIS (36) Java (7) JavaScript (84) Microsoft… Read more

The Developer Highway Code Free E Book

The Developer Highway Code, written by Paul Maher of DPE, is a concise handbook that captures and summarizes the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of the software development process. This companion guide should be a must for any Developer, Architect, Tester etc. undertaking software development…The book is presented in easy… Read more

LINQ to SQL Overview Video

Luca, the Microsoft Lead Program Manager, he is one of my favorite presenters. The way he demonstrate uninteresting thing and make fun of himself is one everyone should learn. Please enjoy the through presentation of LINQ to SQL at http://blogs.msdn.com/lucabol/archive/2008/03/03/linq-to-sql-overview-video.aspx   Namoskar!!!… Read more

C# 3.0 Query Expressions by Bruce Eckel and Jamie King

Bruce, a renowned author of the famous book “Thinking in Java” is now exploring C# 3.0. He wrote many other books on Ø       The Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site) Ø       Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003) Ø       C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill… Read more

C# 3.0 Feature Articles

With this exciting release of .NET Framework 3.5 I have been exploring its magic and sharing the finding with you. Here I am compiling all of them together for indexing,   C# 3.0: Vote for the keyword “var”   C# 3.0 Features: Automatic Property C# 3.0 Features: Automatic Property (Part 2) C# 3.0 Features: Automatic… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework 3.5 Beta 3 Released today

Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and a preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. Designed to make it even easier for developers to build data-centric applications and services regardless of the underlying data source, the ADO.NET Entity Framework is already gaining significant support from multiple database vendors and third-party providers, including Core Lab, Data Direct… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit Videos on LINQ

Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit videos are now available on web. Get some real exciting presentations   VS2008 Training Kit: What’s new in C# 3.0? VS2008 Training Kit: What’s new in Visual Basic 9.0? VS2008 Training Kit: .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ) VS2008 Training Kit: Using LINQ with Relational Data   For more detailed list… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Express ISO image download

As usual Express editions are free but this time you can take this and sit in a remote location and install Visual Studio with no Internet connections. Yes we can download offline .iso to avoid download & install pain. Please visit, http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/offline.aspx After downloading you can write them in DVD. This version includes all the… Read more

LINQ to SQL : Some of the best BLOGs

Some of the best blogs on LINQ to SQL I found are available for great learning, Scott Guthrie The Famous LINQ TO SQL Series Part 1: Using LINQ to SQL Part 2: Defining our Data Model Classes Part 3: Querying our Database Part 4: Updating our Database Part 5: Binding UI using the ASP LinqDataSource… Read more

MSDN Magazine : Data Point Articles

Data Points: ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview Data Points: Contrasting the ADO.NET DataReader and DataSet by John Papa Data Points: Data Bound Applications with ADO.NET and Custom Objects by John Papa ADO.NET: Tackle Data Concurrency Exceptions Using the DataSet Object by David Burgett Data Points: DataSet and DataTable in ADO.NET 2.0 by John Papa Data Access:… Read more

LINQ and C# 3.0 Articles and Samples

LINQ: .NET Language Integrated Query By Don Box, Anders Hejlsberg LINQ to SQL: .NET Language-Integrated Query for Relational Data By Dinesh Kulkarni, Luca Bolognese, Matt Warren, Anders Hejlsberg, Kit George .NET Language-Integrated Query for XML Data By Michael Champion The .NET Standard Query Operators By Anders Hejlsberg, Mads Torgersen Overview of C# 3.0 By Anders… Read more

ASP.NET 2.0 Membership, Roles, and Profile

From 4GuysFromRolla This article is one in a series of articles on ASP.NET 2.0’s membership, roles, and profile functionality. Part 1 – learn about how the membership features make providing user accounts on your website a breeze. This article covers the basics of membership, including why it is needed, along with a look at the… Read more

IE 7: More Shortcut Keys

Few days back I have talked about the IE 7 short cut keys in one of my BLOG entries at IE 7 Shortcut keys tips. I also have found a page at IE 7 in Microsoft which talks about the exhaustive list on the same. Let me share that with you here   http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/quickref.mspx  … Read more

Patterns and Practices: How-Tos

  ASP.NET 1.1 ·         How To: Create a Custom Account to Run ASP.NET ·         How To: Create a DPAPI Library ·         How To: Create an Encryption Library ·         How To: Create GenericPrincipal Objects with Forms Authentication ·         How To: Implement IPrincipal ·         How To: Implement Kerberos Delegation for Windows 2000 ·         How To: Prevent Cross-Site… Read more