Official Building “Windows 8” Blog

15 08 2011

Today Steven Sinofsky, President and head of Windows team, launched the official Windows 8 blog (engineering) blog- “Building Windows 8” or B8. The purpose of the blog, according to Steven, is- “to begin an open dialog with those of you who will be trying out the pre-release version over the coming months. We intend to post regularly throughout the development of Windows 8, and to focus on the engineering of the product. Welcome to “Building Windows 8,” or as we call it, “B8.”


If you’re looking for notifications of posts, then be sure to follow the B8 team on Twitter @BuildWindows8.

PS. Also, please note that the “Build” event is completely sold out. Build is the new Microsoft event for modern hardware and software developers, which is to be held during September 13-16, 2011 in Anaheim, CA.





"Where Am I?" Project

24 08 2007

Where Am I logo

Nagi, my esteemed brother :), has created a S+S solution (it’s in beta and not for general consumption, yet), called- “Where Am I?”. WAI is a great example of what can be done when various technologies (Virtual Earth, Windows Mobile, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, ASP.Net, AJAX.Net, etc.) are put together to create this very cool service/solution. WAI allows your family and friends to track the whereabouts of you over the Internet- what a great concept, with amazing potential/possibilities!

Please read more about “Where Am I?” here. Also, view Nagi’s video interview, which has just been released on Channel 10. Way to go Nagi!



Microsoft GISV Team blog launches

9 08 2007

I am a Program Manager/Developer Evangelist in the Global Independent Software Vendor (GISV) Group, within the Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) Division, at Microsoft Corp. Yesterday, our team blog was launched by, our General Manager, Eddie Amos.

In Eddie’s words-

ISV’s have always been a key part of Microsoft’s overall partner strategy.  The partners we work with span all business ecosystems, industry verticals, and locations around the globe. We are excited to launch this blog as a way to facilitate an open channel of communications with the ISV community to provide access to the various programs and technologies we offer.“. Please visit the site for Eddie’s cool opening post.

The site allows our team to communicate relevant news and programmatic activities to our partners and ISVs. If you are an ISV or our partner, I encourage you to sign up for an email alert or RSS feed or visit the site often, to keep abreast with the GISV team. Thank you!



"How Do I?" short videos on MSDN

8 08 2007

MSDN just launched a new page called “Ho Do I?”, which features a series of short videos that focus on specific tasks. Subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified when new videos are added every week.

Currently the following technologies are covered by this series:

  • ASP.NET Ajax
  • Devices
  • Native Coding
  • Visual Studio Extensibility
  • Visual Studio Tools for Applications
  • Silverlight
  • Visual Basic
  • Visual Studio Team System
  • Windows Forms
  • Windows Presentation Foundationciao