DotNetMe Podcast ++

Hi folks, its been a while since my last post. I guess i have been a bit too busy, but no complains thats the way it goes. Coming to the point, althought i havent been blogging but i have been busy sorting out podcasts for the DotNetMe (Microsoft.Net Middle East) show. Just to give you a head’s up, so far, we have recorded following sesssions: – Agile Development with Hammad Rajjoub (shameless plug, i know :> )– Localizing Microsoft Technology Stack for Arabic with Dina Lasheen– Understanding Micrsoft EPM – Enterprise Project Management with Bilal Okour We are going to … Continue reading DotNetMe Podcast ++

Gulf Developer Podcast series 09

I am extremely pleased to announce the very first ‘Microsoft.Net focused podcast series in Gulf’. Let me give you a little bit of background first and then we can drill down into the details of who, what, how and when. HistoryHaving been in Dubai, on and off, for past 4-5 years and being Microsoft MVP all the while has given me an oppurtunity to work with local developer communities here in the Gulf. In terms of dev communities, Kwait (with dotnetboom http://www.dotnetboom.net) and Qatar (with oryx dev http://oryxdev.com/en/default.aspx) have been successful with setting up their user groups. Unfortunately we dont … Continue reading Gulf Developer Podcast series 09

Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer

The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to install either specific products or the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. The Web PI also helps keep your products up to date by always offering the latest additions to the Web Platform. get it here http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx

Sitting next to greatest talent…

During OSLO SDRs i got to know, meet and share thoughts with greatest minds in CSD today. Its a big list but i will like to share a few names and they go like, Don Box, Juval Lowy, Sam Gentile, Brian Loesgen, Michele Leroux Bustamante, Roman Kiss and Chris Sells. A noted omission from the attendees was Clemens Vesters.

MVP Summit – 2008

I am back from MVP Summit 2008 that took place in Seattle last week. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that was offered during the summit. From the Toby’s welcome note to speech by Sean O Driscoll to the break out sessions that took place in Building # 43 @ Redmond Campus to the key notes by Ray Ozzie and Steve Balmer, it was an enlightening experience. I would like to point out to a news article posted by Seattle times here. I will be looking forward to attend next … Continue reading MVP Summit – 2008

MVP Summit – 01

Hey all.. I am at the WSTC and waiting for the Welcome note and hence the official start of this years summit here @ Seattle, Washington. I reached Seattle yesterday morning and will be heading back to Singapore on Friday 18th of April. I will be blogging about this event for next few days and keep you all posted on the most exciting and the best of things experienced @ this years summit.Now, a little bit of update on weather in Seattle. It was rather cold and wet in Seattle yesterday but today is one of those bright sunny days … Continue reading MVP Summit – 01