March, 2005

Blog - About

About Dinesh's Cyberstation

I am a program manager in the Application Frameworks Product Unit in the Developer Division. I am working on improving the n-tier application story in .NET and Silverlight. I am driving the .NET RIA Services components that were unveiled at MIX 2009 conference.Recently I wrote a book titled "Essential LINQ" to describe key features of LINQ v1 (VS 2008 SP1, .NET 3.5 SP1).

Previously, I was on the LINQ project in the Visual C# Product Unit (part of Visual Studio team). with particular focus on LINQ to SQL (formerly called DLinq). Before that I did stints as a program manager on Objectspaces and DataSet in the SQL Server division.

Prior to joining Microsoft, I have worked in various technical roles in a variety of companies: architecture and implementation of front-end case tools for IBM, database and middleware design for a wall street hedge fund and data architect for a telecom billing startup.

I did my Ph.D. (CSE) from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and B.Tech. (EE) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Mumbai), India.

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    ObjectSpaces -> C#

    I am restarting my blog after a long hiatus. Soon after my initial post, ObjectSpaces was merged with WinFS. But in January, I moved to C# team to join my fellow ObjectSpacers/ ADO.NETters Luca Bolognese and Matt Warren . First DataSet, then ObjectSpaces...
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    Resources for n-tier application patterns

    Due to my involvement with data access/ object-relational technologies, I often get questions about how to build a 3-tier app and the guidelines around it. Some are specific questions in the context of an application while others are attempts to cut through...
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