November 2006 Entries

Offline Blogging Tool - Windows Live Writer Beta
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:17 PM | Comments (0)

'Sys' is undefined - ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions (ATLAS) Web Applications
This article is outdated considering that we have the released version of ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 which is what you should be using in your applications. ATLAS was our codename for ASP.NET AJAX and if you are using ATLAS by any chance, kindly upgrade to ASP.NET AJAX by downloading the released version bits from http://ajax.asp.net . A related 'Sys' is undefined error article written by me is available at the following link:-http://geekswithblogs... First of all, ......

Posted On Friday, November 24, 2006 11:18 AM | Comments (76)

DevCon 2006 Hyderabad - Huge Success !!!
Microsoft User Group Hyderabad (MUGH) conducted the DevCon 2006 successfully at the Microsoft Campus, Gachibowli on Sunday, 19th November 2006.DevCon 2006, thanks to the active MUGH Members and Microsoft folks (including me :) ) who managed to turn out for the event for speaking / organizing etc., was a huge success.We made sure that it is clearly an User Group event and not a Microsoft event. The same can be implied with most of the speakers being Non Microsoft.Arun Ganesh (MVP), Anjana (MVP) and ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:04 AM | Comments (0)

Destination Microsoft !!!
So, where have I been all these days? I know I have been putting up some posts with regard to IndiMix, .NET Framework 3.0 etc., but havent been much active in this blog of late. Well, October 2006, I joined the blue ocean. Yes, I joined Microsoft Corporation, India. I have paved my career all these days on the Microsoft Technologies and have worked for companies ranging from start-ups, mid size to enterprise Top Tier companies, but working for Microsoft has been my dream all these years. I remember, ......

Posted On Monday, November 20, 2006 1:00 PM | Comments (3)

.NET Framework 3.0 is released !!!
The third in the generation of one of the robust development platforms to have ever been developed, .NET Framework 3.0 has been officially released.What does this mean?.NET Framework 3.0 is the super version of the code name WinFX. .NET Framework 3.0 doesnt have a separate runtime and it leverages the .NET Framework 2.0 runtime. However, it has certain cool features as below:- Windows Presentation Foundation - WPF (Formerly "Avalon") Windows Communication Foundation - WCF (Formerly "Indigo") Windows ......

Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:36 AM | Comments (0)

IndiMix 06 - The fever is catching up
IndiMix is getting hotter than ever with the dates closing in. One of the surprise elements is that, Mandira Bedi, renowned Bollywood actor, Anchor (became famous with World Cup 2003 hosting) will be conducting the online show and contests. Apart from this, there are a lot of exciting new features being unveiled during the event including the Expression Designer Suite, the integrated designer tool for developing the next generation rich user experience applications. I will be there in the event and ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 12:45 PM | Comments (0)

Windows Live Messenger - We heard you !!!
Windows Live Messenger 8.0, the next version of the popular MSN Messenger is one of the coolest services of the Windows Live. Well, whilst I post this, I remember my earlier post had lots of arguments on X is better, Y is better because of so and so etc., My job is not to justify them but, what I really like about Windows Live Messenger is that, it has the much cribbed out, missing feature - "Offline Messages". Offline Messages is one of the features which has been missing quite some time but is ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 6:24 AM | Comments (1)

Windows Live Mail Beta - Is Improved
Windows Live Mail Beta is the next version of Hotmail and one of the services provided by Windows Live. What is great is that, you dont need to get a new account or get an invite from others. All you have to do is continue your existing Hotmail Account. And that is all !!! I am pretty sure many of you would have already seen this but its for the benefit of those who havent accessed their Hotmail account for long time and for new users who would like to experience the Windows Live Mail Beta. The UI ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 8:55 AM | Comments (2)

Windows Live Writer (Beta) - Cannot resist its simplicity!!!
Windows Live Writer (Beta) is out !!! One of the coolest features is that, it is so simple in use and gives the comfort of working with a word document. I tried posting a blog to my MSN Spaces and it was really a cake-walk for a beginner like me using Blog Tools to post a blog. I have heard about other Blog engines like DasBlog, but I am sure when it is Microsoft's way, it always rocks similar to its other products. When I tried posting to Blogger, it had put a temporary post into my account for ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:05 AM | Comments (1)