Events Microsoft

I am Speaking on DaaS at the Bangalore Community TechED 2011

Community Teched 2011Did you miss the Microsoft Teched last year? Hold a min., You haven’t missed it really! The community folks from Bangalore User Groups are arranging a 2 day Event, which would comprise of various sessions covering Agile Product Management, WCF 4.0 and WF 4.0, oData for Open Web, SharePoint 2010, ASP.NET, Windows Azure, SQL Server Tips and Tricks, ADO.NET, SQL Scalability, Active Directory Migration and Windows7 Lite Touch Installation.

As a part of this event, I am going to talk on “Desktop as a Service (DaaS)” which would cover concepts on how one can use appropriate methods of isolation, virtualisation, delivery and management to meet your desktop requirements in an organization.

All this for free. Yes, you heard it right – this summit is going to be a free one. Do register for this event as early as possible. If you are not able to attend, do not worry. I shall post the slide-deck as soon as the event completes.!

Dates –

Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM
– to –
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6:00 PM (GMT+0530)

Venue –

PES Institute Of Technology
100 Feet Ring Road,
Banashankari 3rd Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560085

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I will be speaking at the Microsoft Virtual TechDays

Since 2008, the Virtual TechDays has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s interaction with the Indian IT community. Thousands of leading-edge Developers, Infrastructure Professionals, Architects and Designers attend this quarterly online event to hear about the next generation of Microsoft technologies. Virtual TechDays is not only about the deep-dive technical sessions – it’s an opportunity for you to talk with and have your questions answered by the people who build and work on the technologies, and who can help you plan the features and architecture to support your business goals.

Virtual TechDays

This 10th edition of Virtual TechDays – being held on 22-24 November, 2010 – offers you an opportunity to get trained in some of the key technology domains that you work on as part of your day-to-day work … ones that will shape the future of the industry. Topics to be covered include:

  • Client Development
  • Web Application Development
  • Database Development & Management
  • Security & Identity
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration & Productivity
  • Virtualization

I will be doing a session on 22nd of November, at 11.45 AM IST – Finding, Testing, and Fixing Applications on Windows 7 using Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6. Check out the detailed Agenda here

This exclusive online event will have 80 deep technical sessions across 3 days – and, attendance is completely FREE. There are dedicated tracks for Architects, Software Developers/Project Managers, Infrastructure Managers/Professionals and Enterprise Developers. So, REGISTER for this exclusive online event TODAY.

Courtesy: Microsoft VTD Website


I’m Attending the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2010 in Bangalore

This week, I will be attending the NASSCOM Product Conclave happening in local city Bangalore. This event will be one of the right places to meet all the innovative minds and get to know the entrepreneurial spirits of the Indian Products Ecosystem.

This year, the focus is on “Scaling New Heights – From Cloud adoption to lean startup models” which will help everyone in identifying emerging opportunities and build successful businesses. I will be live Tweeting and blogging from this event; Check out these below live widgets –

NASSCOM Product Conclave 2010

The Speakers list is sure an exciting factor. A wide range of academics, industry leaders, successful product entrepreneurs, analysts, and of course, venture capitalists are coming to Bangalore to share their experience, provide perspective, and enrich the outlook. To know more about this event, check this guide below.

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Microsoft Outlines Opportunity in the Cloud and on Devices at PDC10

Today at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft Corp. showcased how developers can build applications in the cloud to power rich, immersive device experiences. In addition to the developers in attendance at the company’s corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., the event was broadcast live over the Web, and reached more than 20,000 developers at over 200 PDC events held around the world.

During the keynote address, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Server and Tools Business President Bob Muglia showed how the company is advancing the Microsoft platform, spanning the PC, phone and cloud. Microsoft specifically highlighted the momentum of Windows Azure, Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7 and the opportunity for developers today and in the future.

“Microsoft is combining the power and reach of the cloud with both Web and local device experiences,” Ballmer said. “There has never been a better time for developers to bet on Microsoft.”

Microsoft also highlighted that over 70 partners — including Twitter, Facebook, and, representing more than two-thirds of active Web traffic are building on the capabilities in Internet Explorer 9 and HTML5. Since the launch of Internet Explorer 9 beta in September, there have been more than 10 million downloads, making it the fastest-adopted version of an Internet Explorer beta ever. The company also highlighted a growing list of companies that are betting on Windows Phone 7, including PopCap Games Inc., Intuit Inc., and Facebook. Further, Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone Marketplace will launch with more than 1,000 quality games and applications that extend the unique user interface and functionality of Windows Phone 7. The Windows Phone Marketplace will be open for application submission on Nov. 3.

With the capabilities in Windows Azure, Muglia showed how developers can apply their existing skills to build new types of business applications, consumer Web applications and commercial ISV offerings.

“Only Windows Azure delivers general-purpose PaaS, which gives developers the breadth of services needed to allow them to focus on their applications and not the underlying infrastructure or virtualizing machines,” Muglia said. “Imagine having all of the IT infrastructure, hardware, OS and tools you need to support an app just a few mouse clicks away — it opens up so many possibilities for developers worldwide. We are looking forward to seeing the amazing things our customers will build on our PaaS offering.”

Moving Applications to the Cloud

For existing applications, one option for customers is to move workloads to the cloud, using virtual machines to help lower traditional cost and management burdens. This can be done by cloud computing with quite easily. Today Muglia announced two new Microsoft capabilities for Windows Azure to enable customers to get on the path to platform as a service (PaaS): Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role and Server Application Virtualization. Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role gives customers the ability to run an instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 running in Microsoft’s cloud, making it easier for developers to move applications to the cloud. Server Application Virtualization gives developers the ability to transfer application images to Windows Azure, harnessing the underlying management capabilities of the platform.

Enhancing and Transforming Applications in the Cloud

Microsoft announced a number of Windows Azure services that also help developers create rich cloud applications that open up new business opportunities. To enable this, Microsoft introduced the Windows Azure AppFabric Composition Model to speed the process of assembling services by providing critical application deployment and management capabilities. To better connect developers to customers, Microsoft announced the Windows Azure Marketplace including the new DataMarket (formerly “Project Dallas”), offering premium and public demographic, financial, mapping, and entertainment data and other content. Commercially available today, the marketplace features more than 35 providers currently offering data subscriptions.

Windows Azure scales to projects and businesses both large and small, including mobile applications that require an easier and lower-cost means to experiment and build prototypes. As part of Windows Azure enhancements unveiled today, Microsoft made available the Extra Small Windows Azure Instance that eases the process of development, testing and trial. Priced at $0.05 per compute hour, this new offering lowers the barrier to entry for developers who want to run smaller applications on Windows Azure.

Read more complete information about the Windows Azure road map announced at PDC, including new features and capabilities!

Delivering Cloud Connected Device Experiences With Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7

Ultimately, a primary role of the cloud is to deliver the best end-user experiences that span multiple devices, form factors and screens, regardless of whether people are at work, at home or at play. Microsoft gives developers the ability to treat both cloud and client applications as first-class citizens and deliver great device experiences that love the cloud. The rapid adoption of Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 creates new opportunities for Windows developers, especially considering that Web browsing is the No. 1 activity people do on Windows 7. The opportunity for developers to build applications for Windows has never been greater. Windows 7 topped 240 million licenses in its first year, and developers will drive a wave of new Windows applications that span different platforms through HTML and JavaScript, and run on cloud platforms such as Windows Azure.

At the PDC, Microsoft underscored its continued commitment to HTML5 and showed how developers can fuse the full hardware acceleration and site-centric design in Internet Explorer 9 to tap into the power of PC hardware, transforming their websites to feel more like native Windows applications. As part of the ongoing commitment to standards and “same mark-up” on Internet Explorer 9, the company also announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6, available for download today.

The increasing power and accessibility of rich devices, combined with the ease of application development on Windows Phone 7, has driven more than half a million downloads of the free Windows Phone Developer Tools to date. Many of the same skills, languages and tools used to develop cloud applications on Windows Azure have come to Windows Phone for apps and games.

Developers tuning into the PDC online and at PDC events around the world will have access to over 100 hours of live and on-demand technical sessions and Channel 9 interviews, covering Microsoft technologies such as Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, SharePoint, Internet Explorer 9 and Visual Studio as well as industry languages and technologies such as PHP and HTML5. PDC keynote addresses and technical sessions can be accessed at

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Exclusive PDC10 Nights Get-together with Microsoft Execs Today!

Since 1991, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. Leading-edge developers and architects gather to hear about the next generation of Microsoft developer technologies – this year will be no exception. PDC isn’t only about content and sessions – it’s an opportunity for you to talk with and have your questions answered by the people who work with the technologies and who can help you plan the features and architecture to support your business goals.

You will find more information on the live Streaming of this event here – ; To download and Watch the Last year’s PDC09 Event, check this –

This year, Microsoft-India would be hosting live the Keynote of PDC10 at 4 Microsoft Campuses – Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad & Mumbai. These invite-only events will be attended by 10-15 Microsoft Executives and Technology Evangelists, and 20-25 Community and Industry Influencers at each location. I will be attending the gathering this evening and will be live tweeting/updating the information along with pictures!

Watch this space for more information!

Events General IT News, Tech Information and Analysis

I’m Attending ‘Simply Social’ – Social Event of the year from Buzzom

This saturday, I will be attending the “Simply Social – Social Event of the year”. The summit aims to bridge the gap between knowing social media and understanding how to leverage it for your business. The event will have industry experts talk about the application of social media in business and showcasing real life case studies.

Simply SocialShare your success story where you have empowered social media for your success and you can win yourself a Nokia E72. More information here

The Buzzom team are also launching the first ever social web engagement and analytics product from India. The event promises to be a first of a kind mega event showcasing real life social media applications. The event is supported by iTimes, Yourstory, aFaqs!, Buzzintown and Meraevents.

Key highlights of this event, would be –

  • Industry experts from the field of social media educating through their own experiences.
  • The launch of first ever Social Media Analytics tool from India.
  • Over 100 participants from the entrepreneur, industry experts and social media enthusiats community.
  • Mainstream media attendance-The Economic Times, Mint and The Hindu etc.
  • Extensive pre and post-media event coverage on afaqs!, Buzzintown,, and Mera Events.
  • Social media campaigns through Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and social bookmarking sites.
  • SMS Campaigns through our partner Buzzintown.

Have you registered for this event? If not, here is the place you can do it –

I will also be live-Tweeting and Live blogging from the event. Will post the information shortly.

General IT News, Tech Information and Analysis

Pitch your Social Story – Simply Social, Social Event of the Year!

Social media is here and here to stay, right now only the early birds have got on to this great medium to realize it’s power and use its potential. Numbers show that we have just started embracing Social Media and connecting with the vast number of customers or potential leads with it. There are the talented and timely few who have made this platform their own and have already made a mark on it. It could be just a blog or a Facebook campaign or a full blown, well funded campaign.

The team at Buzzom think that it is time for the successful social media adopters to stand up and be seen. There are many of you who believe that you are one of the select few. This is your chance! Let us know and if your social media success story is indeed worthy of mention and recognition, they will do it for you!  Yes, if you think you have used an innovative approach in social media and used it to promote/ market your business/ brand better, please let us know.

You can nominate your campaign by clicking here

The shortlisted campaigns will be showcased in Buzzom Social Media Bootstrapping on Oct 23rd. Be seen in the full glare of media and share your success story for others to get inspired and follow. This is a unique opportunity to be heard for your efforts.

General Microsoft

Microsoft and AT&T Windows Phone 7 Press Conference – Live Streaming

On October 11, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, will host a joint press conference in New York to discuss the latest developments for Windows Phone 7 and its availability.

View this live webcast here on Monday at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Windows Phones are designed for life in motion, so you don’t miss a moment. This newsroom provides the latest product news, articles and reviews, event resources, and other press materials about Windows Phones.

For Developing applications for Windows Phone, check these Documentation and Softwares. Key Highlights of Windows Phone would be,

1. Office Integration

Office Integration

2. People – Windows Phone, has a new way of representing contacts, which has an excellent integration with Social Media.

People - Contacts on Windows Phone

3. Market Place – This Document provides the certification policies and technical requirements that a Windows Phone 7 Application or Game must meet to pass certification and to be eligible for listing in Windows Phone Marketplace.

4. Music + Video Portal

Music Video PortalPictures MenuFor Windows Phone 7 Highlights and the Apps – Check these videos

Community Activities Microsoft

I’m Speaking at Developer Community Conference 2010, Bangalore.

Bangalore User Group - BdotnetCommunity Conference is a technology event for IT professionals and developers conducted by the User Groups in Bangalore. It’s the forum to learn, connect, explore, and evolve.

I would recommend you to attend this event, because you will learn about today’s cutting-edge trends, thereby enhancing your work profile and getting ahead of the rest. But the most important benefit of all just might be the networking opportunity that this forum will provide you… you can build personal connections with Microsoft experts and peers that will last far beyond this event!

As a part of this conference, I will be delivering a talk on Windows Proceses and how to use SysInternals Tools like Process Explorer and Process Monitor to effectively troubleshoot issues in Windows!

Register for this event here –

Here is the detailed agenda  –

Time Speaker Session Details
09.30 to 10.15 Manoj.k.Sharma , Corporate Trainer Windows Azure AppFabric
10.15 to  11.00 Chaitra Nagraj, Thomson Reuters / Microsoft MVP New features in WPF4 along with Silverlight4
11:00 to 11:30 Tea Break / Networking
11.30 to 12.15 Vic  Parmar, Aditi Technologies / Microsoft MVP Silverlight, Cloud and WP7
12.15 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 1.45 Tips n Tricks – Your Slot! Are you interested to show some tips n tricks or want to give some  10mins quick demo in this slot? shoot a mail tocoreteam[at]

1. VS2010 IDE tips n tricks  by Wriju Ghosh, Microsoft – 10 minutes.
2. Indic & Windows7 by Dr.Pavanaja
3. Building websites using WebMatrix – Lohith GN, Sungard
4. ??

1.45 to 2.30 Vijay Raj | Microsoft MVP The power of SysInternals Tools – Processes
2.30 to 3:00 Tea Break / Networking
3:00 to 3.45 Phani, Brainscale / PluralSight IntelliTrace deep-dive
3.45 to 4.30 Kaliyan, DELL / Microsoft MVP Windows XP to Windows7 migration strategies
4.30 to 5:00 Tea Break / Networking
5:00 to 5.45 Ram Prasanna, Microsoft Microsoft – Tina-Robotics Session

Pluralsight has come out with a fantastic offer for all of those who attend this conference. They are giving out FREE 1-month Standard subscription to Pluralsight On-Demand!. This will give access to all Pluralsight courses for 1 month. That’s not it, 3 Winners will get 1 year subscription which is worth US$1499..!

Community Activities General Microsoft

I’m Speaking at the IT Manager event – Taking your Business to Cloud

Microsoft Invites all the IT managers and Professionals to experience and join in for experts’ insights on how Microsoft Cloud Computing can help you find business opportunities and lead you to growth.

Make Sure you are in Cloud

In this session “Deployment and Consolidation“, I would be talking on the Deployment Strategies at a high level., which include

  • Desktop Deployment Approach: Application Compatibility, Creation/Maintenance of O/S Images, Upgrade/Installation
  • Datacenter Consolidation Strategy: Identify workloads, Management/Automation of virtualized environment

Register now to attend this session at Bangalore on September 23, 2010 at Hotel Taj Residency , 41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road , Bangalore – 560001.

You will also hear to renowned speakers Janakiram and Vinod Kumar in this event!

It’s always been a challenge to manage resources and deliver IT solutions when business needs are rapidly changing. Microsoft Cloud Computing changes all that. With flexible web applications and subscription-based services, you can better manage IT resources and respond with agility, while accurately predicting costs, service levels, and staffing. Do attend this event, if you can!




10:00A.M – 10:30A.M

Emerging Trends in IT

A discussion on some of the emerging trends like cloud computing & how Microsoft is innovating in those areas.

10:30A.M – 11:00A.M

Deployment &
Notes from the field

How to build a successful
deployment strategy for desktops or consolidation strategy for datacenter?

11:00A.M – 11:15A.M

Tea Break

11:15A.M – 12:00P.M

Next Generation BI

This session will discuss the
trends in BI from Microsoft and
the offerings as we start moving into the cloud together.

12:00P.M – 12:45P.M

How Microsoft promises
to deliver Cloud Innovation

This session will focus on how
Microsoft can offer dramatic
improvement in business agility, operational efficiency and IT maturity with significant cost savings.

12:45P.M – 1:45P.M


1:45P.M – 2:45P.M

The IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
views of the cloud

This session will help you
understand what Microsoft has
to offer in the different types of
cloud services: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and what it can do for your business.

2:45P.M – 3:00P.M

Tea Break

3:00P.M – 4:00 P.M

Microsoft Licensing

Get answers to most of your
Microsoft licensing queries.