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My profile update:

From time to time it happens that i have to present at a conference or host a tech-talk etc. In such scenarios i get, envitably, asked for my shot profile. So i thought it would make sense to blog my profile and consequently pass on the url.

So here it goes:-

Hsmmad Rajjoub 

Hammad Rajjoub is currently working as an Assistant Vice President with Merrill Lynch Global Services, Singapore.

He is a three times MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for Connected Systems. His areas of interest include Enterprise Architecture, Distributed Computing, SOA, .NET, Design Patterns and Quantum Computation. He has architected number of successful enterprise scale services/applications using various tools and Technologies. He is a .Net Evangelist and speaks frequently at seminars and knowledge sharing sessions. He is an active member of MSDN groups and shares his experiences with the community. He has hosted number of technical sessions at international IT conferences.


He has written a case study for APress( He is also a user group leader of .NetWizards and .NetPalm both are INETA ( chartered user groups. He is a member speaker’s bureau for INETA MEA. He has taught at Dept. Of Computer Science, Karachi University and PAF KIET as a visiting faculty member. He is member of IASA ( International Association of Software Architects), Singapore Chapter. He spends his spare time learning and evangelizing best practices for architecture/design and .net.


For more details visit his blogs at:


Bill Gate’s farewell

He is a visionary and he will be remembered as one for many generations to come. Its difficult to imagine Microsoft without Bill Gates. But he will be active as a Chariman of Microsoft corporation. Bill has made an ever lasting impact on the face of technology in particular and society in general. The way technology works in our life or the other way around is just amazing and its certainly so because of visionaries like him. I was lucky to attend his key note at MVP 2007 summit last year. I hope to continue seeing and hearing him in the future.

Hats off to you sir!

Writing Technical Whitepaper!

As I said in the previous post that I have been busy working on a real-time trading platform. Before launching our  product we had to come up with a technical white paper stating its technical intricacies. So I ended up writing it. After many revisions finally it was approved for publishing on the web. I have uploaded the same to my blog ( attachment available with this post). Tell me how do you find it.

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!