Back after a while!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010 Leave a comment

I know its been a quite a long time since i last posted on my own blog. The reasons are many. The main one is that i have been blogging @ http://www.infosysblogs.com/microsoft. I have not been getting enough time to blog on this site. Anyways i’ll try me best to do justice to my blog. I know that many found my blog posts useful and you have made the effort to let me know. Thanks for all your support and would to hear from you going forward as well.

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A Touching and Thought Provoking Story

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11 comments

Read  this  story  and  just  see   how  touchy  it is !!!!!!!!!!!!
I  hope  this would  never  happen  with  you all…………

This is the story of a s/w engineer who had seen dreams to buy 2 Bed
room flat in India. Please go through this. You can find valuable things.
ONE BEDROOM FLAT… WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE *ENGINEER *

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software
Engineer and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and
opportunity.
When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be
staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have
earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only
asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat. Read more…

Categories: General

VSIP Factory – A software factory for Visual Studio Extensibility

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Leave a comment

The VSIP Factory is a software factory for creating Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) packages, which is essentially a very powerful but often daunting way of extending Visual Studio. The purpose of this project is to provide an better authoring experience of VSIP packages and VSIP components.

You can find more information about the project as well as contribute towards it by visiting the following link:

http://www.codeplex.com/vsipfactory

Please contact Pablo Galiano (pga@clariusconsulting.net) if you are interested in helping out with this project.

Interview with Ray Ozzie

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Leave a comment

Thought of sharing this interesting interview article that i read today. 

Link:  http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1698

This was an interview with Ray Ozzie. When Groove Networks was acquired by Microsoft in April 2005, Ozzie joined Microsoft as a chief technical officer. On June 15, 2006, Ozzie was given the title formerly held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates of chief software architect. Gates remains Microsoft’s chairman.

Enjoy the article :)

Categories: MS News

Enterprise Library 3.0 – April 2007 Released

Monday, April 9, 2007 112 comments

The Enterprise Library application blocks help address the common problems that developers face from one project to the next. They are designed to encapsulate the Microsoft recommended best practices for .NET applications. In addition, they can be added to .NET applications quickly and easily. For example, the Data Access Application Block provides access to the most frequently used features of ADO.NET 2.0 in simple-to-use classes, thus boosting developer productivity. It also addresses scenarios not directly supported by the underlying class libraries

This release of Enterprise Library includes two new application blocks (the Validation Application Block and the Policy Injection Application Block), two guidance packages, and a configuration editor that is integrated with Visual Studio. There are also additions in functionality to the Data Access Application Block and to the Logging Application Block. The highlights of the new release include:

  • Validation Application Block. Allows you to centrally define validation rules using configuration or attributes, and easily validate data from anywhere in your application, including deep integration with Windows Forms, ASP.NET and WCF.       
  • Policy Injection Application Block. Provides an approach for separating cross-cutting concerns from business logic using declarative policies that are attached at runtime to methods on your objects. The block includes handlers that can call other Enterprise Library application blocks from policies, implementing functionality such as validation, authorization, exception handling, logging and caching. 
  • Application Block Software Factory. Dramatically simplifies the process of building application blocks and providers through the magic of guidance automation. 
  • Visual Studio-integrated Configuration Editor. Edit Enterprise Library configuration files directly within Visual Studio.
  • Environmental Overrides. Use the configuration tool to specify configuration settings that are common or different across multiple deployment environments, and merge this information into configuration files to be deployed with your applications.
  • WCF Integration. Easily integrate the Logging, Exception Handling and Validation Application Blocks into service interfaces built using Windows Communication Foundation.
  • Pre-compiled, strong-named binaries. No need to compile and strong name the code unless you want to manage and evolve the code yourself.

Enterprise Library 3.0 – April 2007 deliverable is available on MSDN at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib

Categories: Patterns & Practices

Microsoft will be phasing out the GotDotNet site by July 2007

Monday, April 9, 2007 Leave a comment

Microsoft will phase out all GotDotNet functionality by July 2007. MS will phase out features according to the schedule below.

Phase Out Schedule
The GotDotNet phase out will be carried out in phases according the following timetable:

Target Date

Areas to be Closed

February 20

Partners, Resource Center, Microsoft Tools

March 20

Private workspaces, Team pages, Message Boards

April 24

GDN CodeGallery (projected date)

May 22

GDN User Samples (projected date)

June 19

GDN Workspaces (projected date)

MS is phasing out GotDotNet for the following reasons:

  • Microsoft wants to eliminate redundant functionality between GotDotNet and other community resources provided by Microsoft
  • Traffic and usage of GotDotNet features has significantly decreased over the last six months
  • Microsoft wants to reinvest the resources currently used for GotDotNet in new and better community features for our customers
Categories: MS News

WF Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit now available for download

Sunday, April 8, 2007 Leave a comment

The first of a set of starter kits for WF and WCF on the .NET Framework 3.0 has just been released. These starter kits are planned to help developers new to these technologies to get started on their first project faster. The starter kits are not supported by Microsoft but include full source code to common scenarios examples.

The Windows Workflow Foundation Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit is a Visual Studio 2005 project that demonstrates using Windows Workflow Foundation for simple task oriented workflow in an ASP.NET web application in a minimal number of lines of code. A workflow model is used to automate work order requests at a small example company. It includes three pre-defined roles which each play a part in the work orders creation, approval and monitoring. The starter kit may be modified for other workflow models to suit other small web based task management systems.

This starter kit can be downloaded from MSDN here. Once installed you can create a new project from the template and press F5 to start the application. This is a great way to try out workflow enabled applications yourself.

Categories: NetFx3
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