Tips and Tricks from my Experience

EntLib 5.0 & Unity 2.0 Release Dates

Posted in 2010, 21, Community, EntLib, January, Micrsoft Promotions, Thursday by Chakravarthy on January 21, 2010

Am a big favorite of EntLib. I started using this from v1.1 during June 2005. The good thing from the latest version is that they are not adding any more blocks, on top of it they are removing some unwanted code.

They are targeting to release this by 14th of April after 2days of VS2010.

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IE 8 Beta1 and SL2.0 – Today

Posted in ASP.NET, Blogs, Micrsoft Promotions, Silverlight, Tutorials, Webcasts by Chakravarthy on March 6, 2008

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Today, I’ve downloaded IE8 beta 1 as well as Silverlight 2.0 installed on my laptop. This day have seen many products released at Mix 08 by great personalities like Scott GuthrieBob Familiar, Guy Burstein, IEBlog, etc. According to Jane Kim at an interview for Mix08, Activities and WebSlices are two of the most exciting new features in IE8.

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Apart of IE8.0 and SL2.0, there are other products such as

I’ve downloaded all these .. and am trying out one by one .. what about you??

What’s behind name, "Microsoft"

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions by Chakravarthy on February 12, 2008

Did you ever thought that Bill Gates named their company as “Microsoft”?.. it was a billion dollar question to me all these days. At the early days when Bill is forming his company along with his friends, sought recommendations for a good and fancy name. Every one gave their won stylish and trendy names. They are not ready till their first cheque is due to them. While Steve Balmer is talking about a product that is the brain child of Bill, mentioned as “.. it is a SOFTware for MICROprocessors .. “, these words lead the idea to name their company as Microsoft. And the rest is history and preset.

Does any has proof to violate this information??

Standards @ Microsoft

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions by Chakravarthy on January 8, 2008

With the new year roll out, Microsoft has initiated a new website with the caption as mentioned at the subject of this post. Yes, they are starting a new initiative with all the Standards that are in place with the industry giants and the best out of Individuals, Corporations, Acadmics, who not … every one ..

http://www.microsoft.com/standards/ is the link for all such standards. The initial thought for this resulted from the Interop team. They have a separate home for them as http://www.microsoft.com/interop. The history has 2 yrs old story to come out with such standards towards Interoperability. And finally they are with the standards that are in best practice with industry.

I just started going through one by one.. did you ??

VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

Posted in ASP.NET, C# v3.0, Code, Micrsoft Promotions, Tips, Tutorials by Chakravarthy on December 17, 2007

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management.

VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions by Chakravarthy on December 17, 2007

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management.

I’ve downloaded this, if any one require this, you can drop me a mail or can collect from me.

Microsoft Products at No Cost – Free

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions, Tips by Chakravarthy on December 17, 2007

Who says that Microsoft manufactures products only to sell ?? Microsoft has many products that are free to download. As am into .NET and specially with Visual Studio, am aware that Visual Studio is free to download from Microsoft’s website. Yes, that’s true.. Microsoft give Visual studio 2008 Express Editions, MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 as well as the Runtime for the latest .NET framework 3.5.

Here is the link to learn more towards free products as well as priced products. To know more about the product information about Visual Studio 2008, click here.

Laptop under $100

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions, Tips by Chakravarthy on December 11, 2007

That’s true, you read the title correct. BBC recently wrote about this on 6th Dec 08. Microsoft is working out towards the XP operating system to be a reality on the co called $100 laptop or XO. If things go as scheduled, $100 Laptop or XO will be a reality by the mid 2008.

James Utzschneider, GM for Marketing and Communications from Microsoft, wrote about this at his blog. According to him, about 40 engineers are working towards mid 2008 to come out with a production-quality release. The XO laptop works with 1GB Flash memory, when compared with traditional Hard Disk Drive.

OLPC, One Laptop Per Child, organisation is having a great idea towards making this product into a reality. During June 2008, Intel announced a laptop under $220 with a title as “Classmate PC“. This is similar to that of XO laptop, but some of the basic difference is kind of 2GB Flash memory in ClassmatePC, where as 1GB in XO laptop.

These kind of laptops are really good towards educating the next generation kids towards the technology. Isn’t a great work..

Laptop under $100

Posted in Micrsoft Promotions, Tips by Chakravarthy on December 11, 2007

That’s true, you read the title correct. BBC recently wrote about this on 6th Dec 08. Microsoft is working out towards the XP operating system to be a reality on the co called $100 laptop or XO. If things go as scheduled, $100 Laptop or XO will be a reality by the mid 2008.

James Utzschneider, GM for Marketing and Communications from Microsoft, wrote about this at his blog. According to him, about 40 engineers are working towards mid 2008 to come out with a production-quality release. The XO laptop works with 1GB Flash memory, when compared with traditional Hard Disk Drive.

OLPC, One Laptop Per Child, organisation is having a great idea towards making this product into a reality. During June 2008, Intel announced a laptop under $220 with a title as “Classmate PC“. This is similar to that of XO laptop, but some of the basic difference is kind of 2GB Flash memory in ClassmatePC, where as 1GB in XO laptop.

These kind of laptops are really good towards educating the next generation kids towards the technology. Isn’t a great work..