July 2009 Entries

ASP.NET Performance – Windows Update – a great example for setting performance standards
Much as people love hearing on the new features of ASP.NET, one of the frequent requests that I receive is around performance counters, high transactional sites using ASP.NET and real world applications that do very well on ASP.NET. While there are thousands of sites out there running on ASP.NET, many of them being mission critical, our own Windows Update is a great example of high performance. Windows Update is something all of us use, whether we like it or not. It helps maintain your system up ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 5:10 AM | Comments (12)

Bill Gates Live at Microsoft Research India, powered by Silverlight
Watch Bill Gates Live in the 5th anniversary celebration of Microsoft Research, India. Also, present would be the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Shri Kapil Sibal - HRD Ministry of India, Hon’ble Shri Prithviraj Chauhan - Minister of State for Science and Technology, India, Mr.N.R.Narayana Murthy – Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies, Prof.Ashok Jhunjhunwala – IIT Madras, Dr.P.Anandan – MD, Microsoft Research India. When is this event: Friday, 24th July 2009 10:30 AM IST Where do I watch this: Right ......

Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:22 AM | Comments (8)

Posting Twitter Tweets from ASP.NET using the WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2
With Twitter becoming more and more popular, I have always wanted to explore its developer wiki and find out ways to post to Twitter programmatically. While there are a tons of third party tools such as TweetDeck etc., that allow you to tweet right from your desktop, I was looking for a resource that allows me to update my Twitter status from ASP.NET. I stumbled upon this video http://www.pluralsight.com/... for read/write ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:20 AM | Comments (24)

Binding ADO.NET Data Service to WPF Client – Building a Master Detail Tree View
If you have played with the ADO.NET Data Service, you can experience how quickly you can build RESTful Services using the Entity Model and then consume them as you would do it with WCF Services. The ADO.NET Data Services offer more flexibility in terms of granular data URIs compared to REST enabling your WCF Service. To begin with, if you are REST enabling your WCF Service using the WCF REST Starter Kit, you can enable your service to basic level of REST features. However, if you want to make this ......

Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009 3:42 AM | Comments (14)

Windows 7 RC Download will end August 20, 2009
The download link for Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) would be unavailable post August 20, 2009. If one has a physical media (DVD, downloaded bits), they can still install post this date but the download option would not be available. Windows 7 RTM would be available before end of this year and it should also be available in stores etc., by then. This post is just to create awareness that if you would like to install and play with Windows 7 RC, do it right away before the download becomes unavailable. ......

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2009 2:17 AM | Comments (23)

India - Union Budget – Live on http://budgetlive.economictimes.com/ - Powered by Silverlight

If you want to catch up with the Indian Budget being presented today, i.e. July 6, 2009, you can watch it live at http://budgetlive.economictimes.com/

All of this playing out of Silverlight !!!

Cheers !!!

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 4:13 AM | Comments (3)