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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 Released
Just noticed on microsoft downloads site, IE7 Beta 3 is released. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 (Windows XP SP2)Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 (Windows Server 2003 SP1)Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 (x64)Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 (ia64)Technology Overview: Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 ......

Posted On Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:55 PM

.Net Framework 3.0 June CTP Available
Microsoft has provided June CTP for .NET Framework 3.0. If you are interested in downloading these, here are the links Microsoft Pre-Release Software Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 - June 2006 CTPWindows SDK for .NET Framework 3.0 June CTPMicrosoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation RC2 - Provides developers with support for building workflow-enabled applications using Windows Workflow Foundation with the release version of .NET Framework 3.0.Windows workflow ......

Posted On Monday, June 26, 2006 3:50 AM

Working with Data in ASP.NET 2.0
I may be late to look at these articles but better late than never. ASP.NET site has a nice list of tutorials on working with ADO.NET in ASP.NET 2.0. The list is Introduction Creating a Data Access Layer Creating a Business Logic Layer Master Pages and Site Navigation Basic Reporting Displaying Data With the ObjectDataSource Declarative Parameters Programmatically Setting the ObjectDataSource's Parameter Values Master/Detail Master/Detail Filtering With a DropDownList Master/Detail Filtering With ......

Posted On Friday, June 23, 2006 10:04 AM

Windows Live TM Messenger 8.0

Windows Live TM Messenger is the next-generation MSN Messenger. It has everything you already love about Messenger, and much more!

Available for download at microsoft download site.

Update (Aug 13 2006): The download pageĀ for Windows Live Messenger is changed to here.

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:05 AM

WPF Beta-2 Samples

(via this blog entry)

WPF Beta-2 samples are available at

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:53 AM

WCF Self-Study Labs for Download

Two detailed self-study labs are available for download at

WCF Introduction Self-Study Lab (Beta 2)
WCF Advanced Self-Study Lab on Reliability, Transactions and Instrumentation (Beta 2)

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:45 AM

Microsoft TECH-ED 2006 Day 2
Well, i am supposed to post this yesterday but i was tired and need to catch some sleep. OK. here it is. TECH-ED Day 2 is good compared with Day 1. Lot of emphasis on SOA. At the end of sessions we got some software goodies :) (which i was waiting for from the starting hour). Got beta versions of Windows Vista, Office 2007 & SQL Server 2005, no WinFx beta :(. I need to find some time to play with these and need to tell you what are the coolest things that we can do with these. But first things ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:14 AM

Microsoft TECH-ED 2006 Day 1

I am just back from Day 1 of Microsoft TechEd 2006, here in hyderabad India. Sessions are OK. I wasn't excited much as i haven't seen any thing new there. But i was fairly disappointed that they haven't provided any technical goodies (either in print or CD)

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 12:54 PM

showing gridview header row when no data
I have used gridviews in my 2.0 applications. One of the requirement is to show the header row even when there are no data rows in dataset. I couldn't find an easy way of doing this. After little bit of R&D, i did that with EmptyDataTemplate of GridView. This works well but is there any easy way of doing this? EDIT on 15-Nov-2007: Following is the sample code of what i did in my application. In this i wanted to show two fields Year and extract date. BTW, this sample is not specific to ......

Posted On Friday, June 16, 2006 8:12 AM

C# & VB.Net Syntax Comparison
A nice compilation of syntax comparison of two languages (C# and VB.NET) is provided at (Information via dotnetjunkies blog

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:40 AM

deployment tag in web.config

Azam bloged about deployment tag of ASP.NET 2's web.config. It is a nice way to turn off all things that can be ignored by the developers while developing pages.

For reference: Including “” in web.config will disable tracing and debugging.

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:44 AM

Browster (Browser add-in)
Today i stumbled on a nice (& free) browser add-in Browster. This is a open source tool and helps us while viewing the search results. It shows the selected link's content in a popup which leaves the main window in search results. This is good, now i don't have to open multiple windows when searching for some thing. This can be downloaded from their download page. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with my IE7 Beta 2.0 version :(. It worked well with firefox, so I will still keep this in my ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:30 AM

Education Competencies: Interview Worksheets
From Microsoft site “Use the Interview Worksheets during the interview process to assess a candidate’s level of proficiency for this competency. Competency questions are included along with space to note the candidate’s response and your thoughts about it. After the interview, use your notes to rate the candidate’s overall proficiency level within this competency.“ Microsoft has published these on their download site and they can be downloaded from here ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 7:57 AM


After watching the blogs for many months, finally i have decided to enter this blogsphere. I will mostly post information on microsoft related stuff here. Currently i am looking in to ASP.NET 2.0 and Windows Workflow Foundation (.NET Framework 3.0), so you can expect information on these from me.

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:59 AM

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