Free .Net 3.0 Clincs!

On behalf of MS Learning and the WPF team, I am happy to announce the availability of .NET Framework 3.0 eLearning clinics. This collection includes a 2 hour premium WPF eClinic as well! For WPF, we also used Captivate to demo WPF runtime apps, which result in a much richer experience than what you would expect in traditional eClinic demos. Check them out, and spread the word.  


Availability: Immediate


Pricing: FREE till launch of .NET FX. US $9.99 after that.


Spread the word: Please spread the word with your customers on community portal and Newsletters. Bloggers: Please blog about this, especially the fact that these are FREE till launch. This will also help create awareness prior to launch.



More Context: Collection 5134: Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005

This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft's next generation technology within their solutions.

Topics covered within the collection include:

  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows Communication Foundation



Presenting "Service Oriented Architecture" @ American University in Dubai

I am invited to present a session on "Understanding Service Oriented Architecture" tomorrow at American University in Dubai. I will post the presentation once the event is done.


The event at AUD went absolutely great. I reached there just in time and had a very good session. It was very interactive and faculty members from AUD also participated actively, making it much more useful and interesting. I took a bottom up approach and based my talk around resuability, talked about patterns, idioms, frameworks and architecture in general. Then i statred talking about service orientation in general and the set of problems that it solves. I got a lot of questions during this part of my presentation and i really like that level of interaction from audience. Then moved onto SOA and gave a few examples of how it can be used to solve those previously mentioned problems.

Overall it was a very good session and I was told that the attendance was a 2 year high at AUD campus.

I will attach presentation with this post soon.

My Profile

– An overall technical consultancy/software development experience of more than 5 years.   
– Excellent skills in Software Design and Architecture.
– Good domain knowledge of financial applications ranging from Banking Solutions, stock trading and ERP.  
– Expert level skills in Microsoft.NET development platform  
– Good knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint product and technologies, Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft Content Management Server.   
– Excellent skills in Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Implementation.  
– Good experience of Database designing and implementation using MS SQL Server 7.0 / 2000/2005.  
– Proven academic skills, capability to get acquainted and familiarize with any professional environment.   
– Corporate Training  conducting experience for Banks and software houses.  
– Conference Speaker for Microsoft/INETA.  
– Experience of setting up and running developer communities.

Community Launch Team : 10 tips on preparing a presentation! (Vista, Office and Exchange Launch)

Like last years Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006’s community launch initiatives, Microsoft along with communities like INETA and Culminis are coming up with bigger and better community launch event for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. This is said to be the biggest joint launch ever.

Just like last year, I am part of this community launch initiative both as a UG leader as well as a Virtual Trainer. Virtual training program does not only focus on technology related content, it also focuses on presentation skills. So Virtual Training program is divided into two phases. Phase 1 targets presentation skills and has presentations delivered by expert speakers on topics like “10 tips to preparing a presentation”. Phase 2 will have technical presentation related to products that are being launched i.e. Office 2007, Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007.

Today, I did my first presentation on “10 tips for preparing a presentation”.  This event was scheduled to take place at 11 AM (GMT + 4). I initially had few problems in setting things up with conference call and importing slide deck into Live Communication Client. But with the help from Justine Davies of Microsoft’s Community Launch Team, we were able to set up things appropriately ahead of time.

Event started a bit late but once it was started I believe it went well. I couldn’t sleep the night before because of work at office and then for the preparation slide decks. But the very fact that I had one participant who logged in from PERU @ 3 AM local time was good enough to get me all charged for the presentation.

Following are a few tag lines from the presentation:

Cogito ergo sum! | “I think, therefore, I am!”

It’s all about U!

If you don’t know which way to go. Any road will do!

KISS (Keep it simple stupid) principal

A picture is worth a System.Int64.Max words!

MOI (motivation, organization and innovation) model!