Tech-no-logy Demystified with Sandeep Joshi

Visual Studio 2012/2011 ALM, Windows Azure, ASP.NET MVC, Windows 7 Compatibility and some other thoughts...

Who am I and What I do?

About

Who am I and What I do?

This blog is dedicated to my regular technical work. I write here about technology, community and my experience with various product features. All the content here represents my personal opinion and provided "As is".

About Me:

Profile:

-  Technology and business visionary with 11+ years leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions

-  Strong record of success in managing robust IT High Reliable Organizations (HRO)

-  Proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while delivering applications, infrastructure, costs and risks.

-  Provides strategic direction to senior leadership on technology.

-  Excellent Consulting background to work with TOP 500 MNCs as a Trusted Advisor

-  Led innovation projects for infrastructure delivery to improve user desktop experiences in second largest financial organization in USA

-  A decade of experience in setting up startups, Offshore Development / Processing Centers and Global Delivery Teams

-  Dynamic management career with strong leadership, relationship building, problem-solving, planning, team-building, defining roles and responsibilities and program/project management skills.

-  Positive can-do nature with a smile. Resident go-to person and resident expert for analysis and solutions.

-  Recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse staff structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings with a personal touch.

Key Technology Highlights

  • Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Architect
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Microsoft Certified Enterprise Developer for .NET 4 (MCED)
  • Certified PSP Practitioner from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Expertise Areas include following but not limited to:
    1. Technology Architecture & Integration
    2. Data Center Delivery & Project Management
    3. Web Development & Content Management
    4. Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting
    5. Multi-year Enterprise Planning
    6. Change Control Management
    7. (SOA) Service Oriented Architecture Management
    8. CMMI and ITIL, MSF Best Practices

Professional Awards:

  • Gold Star Performer Award in Q3, 2008 from Microsoft Global Services India.
  • Community Launch Leader Award in Q2 2008 from Microsoft, India.
  • MDOP Ranger and Member of Vista SWAT team during 2007 – 2008
  • Awarded VSTS ranger for contribution to ALM Guide published for Microsoft Consultants in the areas of
    Code Reviews, Quality Assurance and IT Management.
  • Community expert for Application Compatibility with Windows 7 and IE 8
  •  “Win, drive and grow” Business Award from Microsoft for Q4-2007
  • GPGP Award Q3–2007 for Silent Heroes Category from Microsoft WW Services.
  • Recognized as a TechEd Speaker (Microsoft Event)

Community Participation:

User group leader for

  1. Indore .NET User Group with 1400 members
  2. Singapore ALM PRO Group (recently started)
  • Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2004 and 2005
  • Awarded Microsoft Community Star in 2002

Publications:

  1. Blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/sajoshi  (2000 daily hits)
  2. Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET (http://devcity.net/Articles/209/1/article.aspx)
  3. ALM Readiness Guide for Consultants (Microsoft Internal)
  4. Office Global Deployment Readiness Reports (Microsoft Internal)
  5. Application Compatibility Web Manager Code Project at CodePlex (http://actwm.codeplex.com)

Speaking Engagements:

Topic

Venue

Year

.NET 4.0 – Demystified

Microsoft Singapore

2011

What’s new in .NET 4.0?

Microsoft Penang
  Malaysia

2011

From Unit Testing to
  Load Testing: Visual Studio 2010-Your Complete Testing tool

Microsoft Singapore

2011

ASP.NET 4.0 – Improving
  Productivity with Web Forms

Barclays Singapore

2011

Improving Code Quality
  with Visual Studio 2010

Barclays Singapore

2011

Instrumentation in .NET

Barclays Singapore

2011

Code Coverage and Unit
  Testing with .NET 4.0

Barclays Singapore

2011

Step by Step Guide for
  Windows Azure (2 sessions)

Online, Blog

2010/2011

Windows Vista
  Application Compatibility – Assessment Best Practices

TechReady, Microsoft,
  Seattle

2007

Windows Vista Global
  Rollout – Best Practices

TechReady, Microsoft,
  Seattle

2008

Windows 7 Application
  Compatibility – Assessment Best Practices

Microsoft , Hyderabad

2010

Office 2010 – Global
  Deployment Best Practices

Microsoft, Hyderabad

2008

Windows Azure –
  Introduction to developers

AIS, Hyderabad India

2010

Windows Azure –
  Handling Scaleout Issues

Singapore .NET User
  Group

2011

Working with Visual
  Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008

Community Launch Event,
  Indore India

2007

Application
  Compatibility Management and Consulting

Wipro, Bangalore

2007

Application
  Compatibility Management and Consulting

Infosys, Bangalore

2007

Application
  Compatibility Management and Consulting

CSC, Chennai

2007