Events Microsoft

TechNet Webcast: Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8

internet-explorer-8You are probably excited about the new Windows 7 operating system, and the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Web browser comes as part of the package. You may have seen the demos of new features and tools that are available, but you are still using Internet Explorer 6. The demos are always simplified, and you see pages with a single issue conveniently fixed using a click of a button. But it is definitely not that easy. You could have thousands of apps, many of them packaged, or you could be prevented from accessing the code because it is part of a product you bought.

Attend this demonstration-heavy webcast, have your questions answered by the experts and learn what IT professionals do in real-world scenarios to configure, manage, deploy, and ensure the compatibility of their Web applications with Internet Explorer 8. 

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

You can register for this webcast here. You will need a Windows Live / Hotmail id to process your registration.

I would also recommend you read these article on How to Fix Browser Compatiblity Issues and OS Version Issues.

Presenters of this session: Chris Jackson*, Principal Consultant and the Technical Lead of the Windows Application Experience SWAT Team, Microsoft Corporation and Maggie Chen, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

*Chris Jackson is a widely recognized expert in the field of Windows Application Compatibility, creating the technical documentation, training, and service offerings used inside and outside of Microsoft based on years of real-world experience with enterprise customers and independent software vendors.

Community Activities General Microsoft

Zeollar – The All new Technology TV Channel on your browser!

Zeollar - The All new Technology TV Channel on your browser!Zeollar is a Microsoft India DPE initiative that gets you the latest technical content on a daily basis in different channels. Think of it like a personal television that switches on every day at a specified hour allowing you to switch channels and view the channel of your interest.

Just to give a snapshot on the technologies used for this project – Windows Azure, SQL Azure, CDN technologies for on-demand videos, Support for smooth streaming for on-demand videos, Windows Media encoder, Social networking integration with FB and Twitter, ASP.NET MVC, JQuery among others. Designed using Expression suite and developed in c# and Java script.

You can access the zeollar here –

Zeollar provides you smooth streaming of videos, which means, as your internet bandwidth goes high, the video quality gets much better and better! I could test that, and was able to make out a visible difference!

Ram (head, DPE-India) says,

This technology evangelism platform is conceived and built by our team to try out various ways to reach out to technical audience. Please take a look at what pandu/supreet (dev/designer combo of this project) have to say on this project. (Watch this video on Introduction to Zeollar!)

BTW, this project is all cloud based. We don’t talk cloud; we do cloud., and Zeollar stands for Zero Dollar – that’s how much we spent for this project and planning to spend for its sustenance (almost)!


Learn. Network. Experience Open Source | Register now for a Virtual Event

Need a way to keep up with what’s happening in Red Hat and open source that works with your busy schedule? Travel costs and budget constraints keeping you from attending industry gatherings? Bring the conference to your desktop with the Red Hat Virtual Experience.

Take advantage of this online event. Join the executives, key developers, and your business peers for a few hours or stay all day. Whether you’re a developer, enterprise architect, or senior IT manager, this complimentary event will show you how Red Hat can help you scale to meet demands, drive innovation, and build mission-critical applications without sacrificing performance, security, or functionality.

I’ve just signed up for the Red Hat Virtual Experience. Why don’t you register, too?

Register and join the event online on February 4, 2010 for this complimentary virtual event focused on open source technologies and Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. Listen to a wide range of comprehensive sessions. Chat live with open source leaders, top executives, key developers, customers, and strategic partners.

  • Keynote speakers.
  • Two tracks: business and technical.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Virtual trade show floor.

This is the one-stop event that will help you scale to meet new demands, drive innovation, and build mission-critical applications. Lower costs without sacrificing performance, security, or functionality.

Register now for the complimentary Red Hat Virtual Experience. It’s free!

Events General Microsoft

Webinar – Unleash the power of Project and Portfolio Management

All of us recognize the need for sharing information across departments in projects today. Yet managing work requests in an IT organisation like yours requires constant collaboration between developers and project managers.

Project Portfolio Management and Application Lifecycle Management are often seen as being disconnected from each other with project manages being concerned with resource allocation, deadlines and budgets while developers ask for frameworks, components and the right tools.

See how we can connect these two worlds with an easy-to-use automatic framework which is beneficial for both. Attend the Webcast conducted by Shobha B H, Product Marketing Manager from Microsoft to find out how you can help:

  1. Align IT projects with business strategy
  2. Maximize productivity across the organisation
  3. Executing projects efficiently
  4. Enhancing teamwork across your project and developer teams

Register for the Webinar Here

January 8, 2009, 3 PM to 5 PM IST

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a first-hand experience of using Project and Porftolio Management in your IT work environment.

Events Google

Google Apps Deployment Planning Steps and Use-Case Scenarios

Each day, thousands of companies are going Google by switching to Google Apps – a web-based suite of messaging and collaboration applications. It’s all hosted by Google, and designed with security and reliability in mind, saving your company the frustrations and hassles of managing traditional IT solutions yourself.

The Google Apps Deployment team has assisted hundreds of organizations — large and small — make the switch to Google Apps. To ensure that your implementation is a success, they have developed step-by-step tools to guide you through the process, and best practices to make your transition as smooth and easy as possible. Here are some of the resources you can explore when going Google.

Sign up for a Deployment Training Webinar. In this live session, a deployment specialist will walk you through the deployment planning steps and use-cases.

Sesssion 1 – Planning your Google Apps Deployment

Session 2 –  Getting Started on Google Apps

Session 3 –  Technical Overview – Google Apps Directory Sync 

Register for the Deployment Trainings here!!!

Deployment guides, which include creative examples and templates For enterprises, For small/medium businesses and For schools.

The Google Team has also launched two learning sites to jump start your transition to Google Apps: the customizable Google Enterprise Launch Site for large enterprises and the Apps Learning Center for small businesses. You can find out more about these Google site templates in the Enterprise Deployment Site.

To find answers to your technical questions about Google Apps, visit the Administrator Help Center. We also provide overviews and videos for integration and migration tools, including Microsoft Outlook Sync, Google Blackberry Enterprise Server Connector and Lotus Notes Migration.

Visit to get more information about the benefits of going Google. If you want to Go Google (Apply for a Google Apps Account) for your company – Click here

Find out how others have switched from Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes to Google Apps.

Want a quick summary on Google Apps? Check out these factsheets: Messaging Features [pdf] and Collaboration Features [pdf] .

Courtesy: Official Google Blog

General IT News, Tech Information and Analysis

Webinar: Cloud Computing for Enterprises

Cloud computing’s pay-per-use model means you only have to pay for the servers you need, for as long as you need them. The cost savings can be impressive. However, this rapid provisioning of computing resources also gives enterprises near-instant scalability, without massive capital investment or the need to install over-specified systems to cope with occasional peaks in demand.

webinarWith growing numbers of enterprises implementing cloud computing strategies that cut costs and boost business agility, this FREE Sun webinar describes some of the key concepts, discusses the issues and suggests how to evaluate the potential benefits for your organisation.

What the webinar includes:

* Case studies on how four organisations are benefitting
* Public clouds versus private clouds, and when to use a hybrid approach
* Assessing security, legal, governance and reliability issues

Register and View the Webinar here!!!

Events Microsoft

Kick Start your Windows 7 Migration!

Windows 7 brings a host of enhanced functionality and capability to global organisations. It also brings a level of uncertainty to those responsible for its deployment, such as; ease of migration, the time it takes to migrate and most significantly the real cost of migration on both the budget and resources.

ChangeBASE and Juriba, the market leaders in application and asset compatibility, remove this uncertainty making your migration seamless, cost effective and quick. During this FREE 1 hour webinar, technology experts from ChangeBASE and Juriba will be;

  1. Discussing the challenges faced by global organisations planning their Windows 7 migration
  2. Looking at the approaches global organisations are taking
  3. Highlighting the top 7 reasons why OS migrations can fail and how they can be avoided
  4. Offering top 5 best practice tips to ensure a faster Windows 7 deployment

They will also demonstrate ChangeBASE AOK technology and Juriba Dashworks to illustrate how you can kick start your Windows 7 migration and remove the challenges to ensure a quicker, easier and more cost effective deployment.

Join on Thursday 3rd December at 3.00pm GMT. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar!!

Thu, Dec 3, 2009 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM IST

You can register for the event here!!!

Microsoft Windows Installer, Application Compatibility and Deployments

Free Webinar – Windows 7 and Application Compatibility

In the recent survey which the Changebase team made with eMedia, 66% of responding subscribers indicated that the primary challenge to migrating to any new Windows platform was application compatibility. In response, the AOK team is hosting a FREE 1 hour webinar on Thursday 5th November at 11.00am.

During this webinar, Greg Lambert (Chief Technical Architect of AOK) will

  • Discuss the findings from the 20 Windows 7 application compatibility engagements we have undertaken with clients in recent months.
  • Discuss what technical issues organisations will face as they migrate to Windows 7 and importantly just how much of their application portfolio they can get working on Windows 7.
  • Demonstrate with AOK how quickly and easily you can load applications into our workbench, assess their compatibility with Windows 7 and then automatically fix the majority of the issues found.
  • Discuss the Windows 7 plugins
  • Show you sample Red Amber Green (RAG) reports which AOK generates.

Reserve your webinar Seat: here


  • Title: Windows 7 and Application Compatibility – Making it Easier, Quicker and More Cost Effective
  • Date:Thursday, November 5, 2009
  • Time:11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar!

General Microsoft

Java to .NET Interoperability – Register for an Exclusive Webcast Series

This 3-part webcast series will explain, how can you use the Java development knowledge to build .NET based applications that interoperate with Java-based Applications.


Day 1: .NET Framework – Overview for java Developers

In this session, Bijoy will talk about the architecture of the .Net framework, its components, the similarities and differences between the .Net and J2EE. You can also learn to create your first application in .NET using C# – compile it, run it and dissect it understand the various components and how they interact.

Day 2: Introduction to C# for Java Developers

In this session, you will know how to leverage your knowledge of Java concepts to learn one of the fastest growing modern programming language – C#. While you will understand how you can use your existing knowledge to work with variables, Operators and Expressions, Managing Errors and Exceptions, Object Lifetime, Inheritance etc. we will also show you some of the advanced concepts and power of C# e.g. LINQ, type inference etc.

Day 3: Leveraging your knowledge in real time scenarios

In this session, you will know how you can use your knowledge of both the platforms to enable real scenarios. How you can achieve interoperability in various ways and create feature rich and compelling applications for your clients.

Register for eventHere




Speaker – Bijoy Singhal, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft



Microsoft Windows Installer, Application Compatibility and Deployments

Webinar on Application Virtualization: What Developers Should Know??

Virtual applications never get installed on the client. Instead they run in their own isolated virtual containers, eliminating compatibility issues and uninstallation problems. It’s an evolving approach to application deployment, but is it the future of software installations? 

Decide for yourself in this webinar. From the installation experts that develop InstallShield®, this webinar gives software developers an introduction to creating virtual application packages.

Find out:

  1. The benefits of deploying virtual packages vs. MSI
  2. Best practices and limitations for developing virtual packages
  3. How the companies using your software are leveraging application virtualization
  4. How to simultaneously build an MSI setup and Microsoft® App-V™ virtual package with InstallShield
  5. How to leverage application virtualization within the development process

Plus, have your questions about building virtual application packages answered during the live Q&A!


Webinar Details
Thursday November 5, 2009
9am CT / 10am ET  (3pm London) OR 11am PT / 2pm ET

To Register for the webinar:  Click Here