Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability

Microsoft today announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices to increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice. These changes are codified into four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions: 1) ensuring open connections; 2) promoting data portability; 3) enhancing support for industry standards; and 4) fostering more open engagement with customers and the industry, including open source communities. Audio Recording & Transcript: Press Conference Call with Steve Ballmer, Ray Ozzie, Bob Muglia and Brad Smith Video Highlights from the Press Conference (1 min 50 sec)   All these 4 … Continue reading Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability

Microsoft + Open XML standard

check out: http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL2520662920080225 I am really excited about open xml push from Microsoft. It will open a world of possibilities, oppurtunities and innovations for everyone! 

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:-   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 … Continue reading My profile update:

WCF Web Programming Model Documentation

I just came across this post at Steve Maine’s blog. I thought its worth sharing with you all:  Conceptual Overviews: Web Programming Model AJAX and JSON WCF Syndication (Atom and RSS) Partial Trust Class Library Reference (not exhaustive): System.ServiceModel.Web Namespace System.ServiceModel.Syndication Namespace System.Runtime.Serialization.Json Namespace SyndicationFeed Class SyndicationItem Class WebOperationContext Class WebServiceHost Class WebGetAttribute Class WebInvokeAttribute Class WebHttpBehavior Class WebScriptEnablingBehavior Class DataContractJsonSerializer Class Configuration Schema: enableWebScript webHttp  webHttpBinding  Samples: Web Programming Model Basic Web Programming Model Advanced Web Programming UriTemplate UriTemplate Table UriTemplate Table Dispatcher WebContentTypeMapper HTML Form Handler Push-Style Streaming AJAX and JSON Basic AJAX Service AJAX Service Without Configuration … Continue reading WCF Web Programming Model Documentation

MSDN Code Gallery launched

Microsoft launched its MSDN Code Gallery yesterday. According to Somasegar The MSDN Code Gallery is a portal for snippets, samples and other resources.  In it you can find pages that describe samples and supporting documents including screenshots and design documents.  In addition, you will find hosted conversations about these samples, sample projects or other resources that have been provided to the community.  This destination is open to the entire community to contribute content to. What it means for developers like you and me is that its a place where we can share and download code snippets more in the context of community than … Continue reading MSDN Code Gallery launched