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The posts on this blog are my personal opinion and are provided "as-is". These are by no means a official statement from my employer or anyone implied.

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    With or without SOA?

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    I recently got a question - "While developing applications in ASP.Net what is the difference with or without SOA architecture?". i thought - it is quite an interesting question and something I should write a post on. First things first - what...
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    Hindi on Windows Mobile

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    For a longtime customers have been requesting us to provide Hindi language support on Windows Mobile. Without going into the technicalities of why it was not available, I would like to say that finally the gap has been filled. One of the Microsoft Partners...
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    Operating the cloud with Azure

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    Every body is talking about Azure - Microsoft's Operating System for the cloud. How can i not write something about it? After all i was there during the unveiling of this paradigm changing strategy was done by Ray Ozzie at PDC. Read the transcript of...
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    XBAP and Silverlight

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    What is the difference between XBAP and Silverlight and when should i use which of these technologies? Let me step back and start with a precursor: In .NET 3.0 we have Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which allows us to create stunning UIs...
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    Know your tools better: Questions from Attendees

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    Virtual Tech Days day one, session one. I delivered a talk titled "know your tools better". Firstly, thanks to all those who attended the talk. Thanks for having keeping patience inspite of the audio and video issues we faced. Due to lack of...
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    WPF: Using the InkCanvas Control

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    I have been doing a demo of InkCanvas recently to demonstrate the power of WPF and a lot of people have requested that I put the code on the blog, so here it is. 1) Open Visual Studio 2008 create a new WPF project in .NET 3.5. Let call it DemoInkCanvas...
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    Visual Studio 2008 aka "Orcas" FAQ

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    Q1) Can we install VS 2008 "Orcas" side-by-side with VS 2003 and VS2005? A1) Yes - they will run side-by-side. If you face any specific issue during installation or while using - please let me know by leaving a comment here. Q2) What is the version...
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    CreateProcess and WOW64

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    I did a simple test and just wanted to share the findings. When you create a 32 bit application and run it on a 64 bit machine (i.e. you run the application under WOW64). If you create a process from inside it - the process that you create is a 32...
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    What would you do if you were a Microsoft Evangelist?

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    Thanks Anand! Sorry for stealing the title and idea of your post. It was this post from Anand that inspired me to ask the same queston to the Indian developers community. As Anand mentioned - we do a lot of work in trying to give to the community whatever...
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    Webcast series on Making the most out of .NET Framework

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    I am delivering a webcast series this week, the details are below. If you are interested please attend – I think there are slots available. Also, if you have attended and have any questions/suggestions related to the content – feel free to post them here...
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    .NET Learning guide

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    Finally i have succumbed to the requests of putting this document online. I was figuring out a way to put this on msdn blogs since it does not allow me to upload files, when someone told me that i can use SkyDrive for this purpose. SkyDrive is amazing...
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    Community Tech Day – Delhi Chapter

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    Hi Friends – if you are in Delhi on 27th Sept and want to share ideas, knowledge and just have fun with your peer technologists please do come for the Community Tech Day. I will be there too and would love to meet you! Register at www.communitytechdays...
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    .NET Framework using up memory

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    I recently got a question something similar to: "We are having some memory issues when trying to run our .NET applications over Citrix. Since each user is running his or hers own session .NET Framework loads into memory for each instance of the application...
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    Approach document for Globalizing and Localizing .NET Applications

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    I recently wrote a white paper on the approach and the things that need to be considered while developing .Net applications that support multiple languages - both in terms of accepting the user input and also displaying resources. I am putting it up on...
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    Virtual Tech Day One

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    Hi Friends! In about 45 minutes from now i will be delivering the first session of the VTD on Know your tools better: tips and tricks on how to enhance .NET development using VS 2008 and other tools and at 3:45 IST i will be talking on PLINQ: Parallelize...
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    Announcements

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    The following were a few of the many announcements yesterday at TechEd 07: 1) Orcas is now Visual Studio 2008 - so you may now also need to use the Visual Studio 2008 keywords to search for information on Orcas. Beta 2 will be released this summer...
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    Is Microsoft moving away from VC++?

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    Finally I am back in office from TechMela. My plans to do live blogging about TechMela did not materialize – it was more hectic than I thought and whatever time I got on Day 2 and Day 3, after delivering my presentations on Day 1 – I spent in talking...
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    Touching base…

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    While I am busy thinking and writing about some new topics for the blog post, I wanted to request my dear readers to suggest anything they would be interested in, especially people who visited the TechMela and have any follow up questions on the topics...
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    There is a performance problem!

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    During the TechMela, i had a discussion with more than 5 people and although all of them had different questions but it all boiled down to the same problem – "the performance problem". And i overheard a few other speakers talk to customers on the same...
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    From the evangelist den...

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    As i step into the new role of a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, a few things that i will be trying to do more often: 1) Update this blog frequently (based on the speed of useful thoughts coming in....) 2) Try to speak about stuff that is not...
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    Webcast Q&A - 2

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    Q) I have built an exe out of my .net 2.0 application. Do I need .net framework on the deployment machines? Even if it is yes, can I make it independent to run on windows platform without .net framework because I don't want to install .net framework just...
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    Webcast Q&A - .NET Reference Material

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    There were a lot of question on good reference material for .NET (books and online). Here is a consolidated list of resources I am aware of. If anyone knows of more stuff – please do feel free to suggest in the comments. CLR and JIT CLR via C#, Second...
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    Where to start looking - if you are thinking of buying a mobile device

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    Since I thought of getting a mobile phone, I've been in a lot of confusion - never been able to understand the 'translate to reality' difference in the various technical and marketing jargon about the mobile devices. Finally i found a very good starting...
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    MDAs - Managed Debugging Assistants

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    MDAs are a new feature in VS 2005. If you go to "Debug -> Exceptions..." in the VS IDE you will get a Dialog that says Exceptions and in the list you would see "Managed debugging Assistants" - Expand the list and you will see a number of options like...
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    Visual Studio 2008 – Beta 2 available now

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    I am travelling, but I just wanted to share this news with all those who might be following my blog and interested in know about VS 2008. The Beta 2 is available and I have already installed it J You also can get it from: here Read more about it...
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