BIG THANKS FROM MICROSOFT GULF TO DOTNETBOOM & GULF MVPs

Dear All,

Yesterday,we had a meeting with Microsfot Gulf,They would like to say “Thank you for Gulf MVPs”,for there efforts and achievments for the last year.
behind this celebration,we are planning to our programs/Plans to the nexr year.
It is a hard commitment from Microsfot,BUT we used to be Over Achieved.


MEETING MEMBERS:
GULF MVPS:
  1. BILAL,BASHAR,OMAR,ALI REZA,SUREEN,LOAY,MOUSTAFA all from Kuwait.
  2. SHIJAZ FROM BAHRAIN (Conference Call)
  3. Amr Al-garhy DPE GULF
  4. Vimal SITHI DPE LEAD

It was a nice meeting,and Microsoft announces the “DotNet Boom” is the best .Net Community in MEA,and the second one is EGYPT.

We hope all Luck for all .net Communities in the Region,and let’s rock to give more services to our members.

I’d like to say back THANK YOU FOR MICROSOFT FOR THERE UNLIMITED SUPPORT TO GULF MVPS;






Regards,
Moustafa arafa

Installing Visual Studio Foundation Server

Dear Folks,
when you strat installing Team Foundation Server as a part of VS Team System edition,you have to know some tips:

1- the pre-requisites for FS (Foundatiuon Server) such as : SQL 2005,.Net 2.0,WSS 2.0.
2- create different accounts to be used by FS (one for FS and should be duifferent than the logged in user,plus one for using sql 2005 reporting services.)
3- configure e-mail notification (Alerts),by putting the SMTP Server.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
Since the WSS 2.0 is a pre-requisities to FS,WSS 2.0 is by default is installed on MSDE (MS Desktop Engine),YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE WSS TO STORE CONFIGURATION & CONTENT DBs to the SQL Server DB,TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO INSTALL .net 2.0 HotFix before installing wss 2.0.

contact me for any help regarding FS installation :)


Regards,
Moustafa arafa

new competitor for ADOBE PDF FILES

Hi Folks,
Microsoft introduce a new file formats which will be a competitor for pdf files,the new file extension is called XPS,this file is available with Windows Vista.

Try it and now the differences between them.

http://researchlibrary.theserverside.net/detail/RES/1162991016_101.html?src=RET_atssn_12_04_06&asrc=EM_NLN_800073&uid=3143005



Regards,
Moustafa arafa

Are You Fit for Technical or Management Role ?

Dear My Blog Reader,

This post is not related to the technology or related to the development,but i want by this post to show some unclear points which all of us were met in our work environment.

i met alot of developers or IT staff who don’t know are they fit for technical or management position? it’s hard for them to know ? since they haven’t been directed by on of the professional management staff,it’s not their problem since they didn’t study or read or even the environment let them to know these things.

I want to mention some messages to all readers:

1- Management isn’t for everyone.
2- You have to ask oyur self these questions :
* Do I want to control more technical decisions?
* Am I interesting in fixing technical problems than people problem ?

if your answer is yes,then you will be more comfortable in a technical leadership role that mangement role.

3- You have to ask oyur self these questions :
* Do I like working with people ?
* Do I like Coaching and monitoring people?
* Am I willing to learn how to provide feedback and have diffuclt conversation with people ?

if you answer is yes,this you will be fit to play a management role even now or in the future.

4- Set with your manager and share your ideas and thoughts about all your activities and your vision to your department.


Tell me your feedback ? what do you think ?



Regards,
Moustafa arafa

Today Tip : "Response is not available in this context."

Hi FOLKS,

if you tried to wirte Response.redirect() in Global.asax you will get this error :
Response is not available in this context.”

to resolve this problem,just replace :
response.redirect()
to Server.Transfer()

the problem happens because of the Response.Redirect is working if there’s a HTTP handler for the current request,which is not the case in Global Errors raised in global.asax.

happy .netting.


Regards,
Moustafa arafa