DevNext NED Volunteers’ Meet up

As the new academic year begins, DevNext volunteers at NED University had a small meet up to discuss about the role of new volunteer force of DevNext at NED. Adil Mughal, DevNext User Group Leader, discussed with new volunteers about the User Groups, INETA, and DevNext history in NED. Adil talked about how DevNext is serving students by providing a platform for them and what they can do to serve the students community. As always, It is great having an interaction with future engineers. We hope that new volunteers will play a better role in serving their University and community. … Continue reading DevNext NED Volunteers’ Meet up

Year 2010

wow! What a year. 2010 was really tremendous year with great memories, remarkable achievements and significant experience Alhamdulillah. I wonder time passed so fast, I remember writing Year 2009 highlights as well. HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2010: I was promoted twice this year in my career at Telenor. First from Development Officer to Executive and very recently to Development Team Lead For the first time in my career, I lead a team of developers and delivered Project on time! I was invited at Global MVP Summit 2010 by Microsoft at Redmond, USA. I attended the event and this for perhaps my first … Continue reading Year 2010

Event Summary: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

Reference: THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING VISUAL STUDIO 2010 ULTIMATE LOADFEST! 4th December 2010, we had another exciting event “Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest”. The event was held at FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi. We would like to thank all the organizers, speakers, participants and volunteers for making this event successful. Especially to our speakers Adil Ahmed Mughal, Jibran Jamshed and Munir Usman for their valuable time and attention to this event. Agenda: What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate? by Adil Mughal Application Life cycle Management (ALM) by Jibran Jamshed Refreshment Mastering Debugging in Visual … Continue reading Event Summary: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

MCTS 70-513–.NET 4, Service Communication Apps

Today, I am excited and pleased to share that I have passed Microsoft Exam TS: 70-513 and hence become Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) – .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications. “This exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge and skills for developing applications using Windows Communication Foundation and the .NET Framework 4”. To see the skills measured and outline of the exam, please visit here.

Preparation and Training Material for MCTS 70-515

Earlier this month I passed MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications. After which I started receiving emails regularly asking about training kit or any preparation material for exam. So I thought may be its good idea to write a blog post on it instead of replying to emails individually. So let’s discuss about the exam and how to prepare for it. Exam Format: The exam comprises of 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with 70% marks as passing criteria. Preparation Material: As the exam was published some months back so obviously the training kit is not available yet. Well honestly there … Continue reading Preparation and Training Material for MCTS 70-515

MCTS – 70-515, Web Application Development .NET 4

I am pleased to share that I have successfully passed the exam “TS 70-515- Web Application Development using Microsoft .NET Framework 4” and therefore become Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for building .NET Framework 4, Web Applications. The exam comprises of 50 questions and major focus was on new stuff such as ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Dynamic Data Websites, ASP.NET web forms 4 etc. Click here to see the overall skills measured. In the end, since I passed, it was a good. You can download the Visual Studio 2010 Certification(s) Path (pdf) from here. Since currently there are no training kits available … Continue reading MCTS – 70-515, Web Application Development .NET 4

Microsoft Application Platform at a Glance

“To stay on the map you’ve got to keep showing up.” — Peter Gallagher Periodically I create a map of the Microsoft application platform. Making the map helps me stay on top of the platform, identify potential changes to architecture and design strategies, and anticipate trends.  It also helps me figure out where to invest my time and energy.  It also helps me see potential customer confusion. Here is my latest map of the Microsoft application platform by category: Application Infrastructure .NET Framework Base Class Libraries (BCL) Common Language Runtime (CLR) Language Integrated Query (LINQ) ALM (Application Life-Cycle Management) Visual … Continue reading Microsoft Application Platform at a Glance

Beauty of jQuery

Since last year when we discussed jQuery in one of our User Group Meeting, I have been amazed by the power of jQuery. A month ago, I also tweet a picture “Say No to JavaScript without jQuery” and that is because with CSS and jQuery we can exploit the power of JavaScript/CSS, by writing just few lines of code, plus it allow you to make your HTML markup clean and independent of script/event logic. If you take a look at the twitpic below, you will observe that markup does not register any event rather the binding on click event has … Continue reading Beauty of jQuery

Emerging .NET Devs : Oct UG Meeting Summary

On 6th October 2010, We had another great User Group meeting at Microsoft Innovation Center but this time it was a bit unique and different topic i.e. Windows Phone 7. Yes! we invited Munir Usman (MVP) to share his experience of mobile development in particular Windows Phone 7. The speaker discussed about the revolution in mobile application development and the ecosystem. The speaker demonstrated kick start applications to begin on Windows Phone 7 development. Thank you all for attending the event. We know many of you couldn’t attend due to limited number of seats but stay tuned because there are … Continue reading Emerging .NET Devs : Oct UG Meeting Summary

Discount + Second Shot offer for Microsoft Certification Exams

***Good News*** For those who are interested in giving Microsoft Certification Exams, It’s time to get advantage of one of the “Microsoft Certification Exam Packs” that provide up to 20% off and second shots on every exam in the pack. “Take your IT career to its next destination with Microsoft Certification Exam Packs. Whether you’re validating your skills for your next IT job, looking to get a promotion, or seeking your next Microsoft Certification, Microsoft provides value-rich offers that will help you achieve your career goals. Purchase packs of two to five exams, including complimentary retakes (Second Shots) on any … Continue reading Discount + Second Shot offer for Microsoft Certification Exams