Thursday, December 31, 2009

Unit Testing Databases Using VSTS DB Edition


As Part of MSDN Webcast series today i hosted my third webcast on “ Unit Testing Databases Using VSTS DB Edition”.

you can download my presentation from following link…

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

VSTS 2008 SP1 and TFS SP1 New VPC Relesed

I am using a Visual Studio Team System 2008 / Team Foundation Server 2008 VPC (Trial) published by Microsoft from last December 2008 and now i was little worried as it suppose to expire on tomorrow 31st December, 2009. Even I planned to make my own VPC on this weekend so that i can continue my work on VSTS 2008.  But today morning my friend Aviraj Ajagekar gave me a good news via his blog, Microsoft Released New VPC of VSTS 2008 SP1 and TFS 2008 SP1 with all new updates and tools for another 1 year Trial period,
here are details about this New VPC…

you can download this VPC file from Microsoft Download Center… this time they released VPC image in 2 format. as one classical Microsoft Virtual PC compatible and other one is Hyper-V compatible. check following links to download it.
DOWNLOAD VIRTUAL PC IMAGES (Required Software: Virtual PC 2007 SP1 or Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Code Metrics for Manageable Source Code

Today i hosted a webcast at Microsoft on "Code Metrics for Manageable Source Code" .
you can download ppt from following link
In today's webcast we covered

Monday, December 21, 2009

Unit Testing and Test Driven Development Using VSTS


Last Thursday (17th December, 2009) I hosted a webcast on Unit Testing and Test Driven Development Using VSTS at Microsoft.

I am sharing my Presentation here… I will be posting an article with all details very soon… (once am done with all webcast :) )  till that time you can download ppt from following link…

Now this Thursday (24th December) I will be hosting webcast on “Code Metrics for Manageable Source Code”, will share demo and ppt very soon..

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Installing TFS 2010 on Windows 7

Team Foundation Server or TFS is now well know tool for Application Lifecycle management. It almost support everything which you need during your application development process. starting from requirement gathering documentation to deployment. Bug tracking, source control, testing, build management etc.  during my couple of assignments and client meets many people asked a question Why TFS and why not Visual SourceSafe or any other open source tool? this question is really difficult to answer as everyone carry there own features and drawback.  But many time i also thought what about small organizations, or small teams , do they really need all TFS features and if not then why they should invest so much money to deploy TFS ? as TFS deployment was not at all easy job. and it required huge investment also. if this is case then  what about a person who want to use Source control on his personal machine ? he can not install TFS on his machine as TFS only support Server OS and not any client OS. But now we have a good news for all those people who want to use TFS just for source control and on their own machine, and for small Teams or small organizations too…

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Techstart grand finale


Welcome to the Techstart grand finale. The Techstart program was conceived to address the unique situation that the Computer Science class of 2009 found itself in. When several students who graduated in 2009 and had campus offers found their offers indefinitely delayed or revoked because of the economic situation, the Techstart initiative helped them learn bleeding-edge technology and provided a practical channel to their creative talent. Conceived by Anand Deshpande, inspired by a similar highly successful experiment at Stanford, sponsored by Microsoft and supported by multiple organizations and individuals, Techstart was designed to provide these students with training on Windows Azure development, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, through a community effort. About 200 students brushed up on the basics of .NET development followed by over 8 weeks of intense training on the Windows Azure development platform from industry experts. The training culminated in a competition that showcased this newly acquired knowledge in the form of group projects hosted on Microsoft Azure.

- Event Highlights -
Keynote address by Mr Moorthy Uppaluri, General Manager DPE, Microsoft India
Techstart Competition Showcase – Live demos of the prize-winning applications on the Azure Cloud and prize distribution
Demo Extravaganza – a highly interesting introduction to some of the latest technologies from Microsoft
Please join us in applauding the students and volunteers that made this event a huge success and for a technology-filled evening in the company of:

Mr. Moorthy Uppaluri, Keynote Speaker
General Manager DPE, Microsoft India

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Ltd.


Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Chief Guest
IT Evangelist

To know more about the event log on to:


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Outlook Hotmail Connector for Outlook 2010

Microsoft announced the Beta release of Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 beta for Outlook 2010 beta. yes now it will be called as “Outlook Hotmail connector” and not just “Outlook Connector”.

this new Outlook Hotmail connector 14.0 Beta not only released for Outlook 2010 beta but it is also  compatible with Outlook 2003 and 2007, and will replace Outlook Connector 12.1 upon release and provides an improved authentication and synchronization experience.

With Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 and Outlook 2010, you gain these additional benefits:

  • Junk filter settings Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
  • Integrated Send/Receive Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
  • Integrated connection status Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
  • Rule support for secondary accounts Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.

you can download the Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 Beta from Microsoft Download Center.

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2010 64-bit



Monday, December 07, 2009

25% Discount on Microsoft Certification

Pune user group came up with an Exclusive offer for PUG members, 15% discount on selected Microsoft Exams. Complete following small survey to register yourself to receive your discount voucher.

and 5 lucky people will get 25% discount voucher.

for more details check