Yesterday I had a session on asp.net 3.5 and 4.0 features
Venue www.hyderabadtechies.info , online session
Hyderabad Techies is a Microsoft Developer User Group initiative for sharing knowledge, started and mentored by Microsoft MVP, Chandra Sekhar Thotta. It’s really a nice experience we are been getting knowledge share from different people from different companies and different areas of expertise.
I am not a core member of the Hyderabad Techies. But i am trying to help the way i can, to contribute to the people, who are in need of desparate help.
My Session was on ASP.NET 3.5 Features, in which i explained about the major features in ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 3.5 SP1. My main intention was to explain about ASP.NET 4.0, I know it’s important for people to know ASP.NET 3.5 first. Then only they will get an idea on what’s new in ASP.NET 4.0.
So after finishing i rushed on to ASP.NET 4.0, were all fine. Some minor set backs, some points i missed or messed. Other than that everything went fine.
I hope that every one got what i was trying to explain. Feedbacks where not that much good. But i believes that gradually things will improve.
More over i was not prepared at all. Because of hectic work schedule got me up in the day morning. I thought of preparing for it from office. But plans all went wrong.
I hope some other day i could explain those clearly and more elaborately..
Great work Hyderabad Techies..
I was thinking Certifications will add advantage to prove myself in the industry. But things changed a lot, i have faced few situations while Offer negotiations were going on with HR’s of few companies.
I found they did not bother my certifications or my knowledge. They bother what is my current salary and making the offer according to that. It’s insane. Not every one have luck to start their career with Top CMM Level-5 companies. So gradually people will prefer to gain knowledge and expertise, working in other TIER companies. They have a hope that after some time their luck will change and they will get a better pay or better position meets with their dream and needs.
Some are not able to make it. But still we have hope, some day will get our number..
Basis of this post is that
I want to upgrade my MCPD Certification on .NET 2.0 to 3.5. I do not prefer taking upgrade exam, so i would always prefer to write full exam on .NET 3.5 Certifications.
My Plan goes as follows in some where in near future.
Prerequisites for this exam are Papers
Pro: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Exam – 70-565)- INQUEUE
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications (Exam 70-505) – INQUEUE
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications (Exam 70-536 and Exam 70-562) – PASSED
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications (Exam 70-536 and Exam 70-561) – PASSED
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications ( Exam 70-503) – PASSED
Exam 70-564: PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – INQUEUE
MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development , Exam 70-433: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development – INQUEUE
These are my plans for future. I am taking certification not just for fancy or better position, but to prove myself.
One day or the other I will Achieve my dreams.
That’s all for now..
The slide about ASP.NET MVC for session i have taken in www.hyderabadtechies.info
What is the Windows Azure Platform? Go Here http://www.microsoft.com/azure/whatisazure.mspx
At this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft unveiled the pay-as-you-go pricing for its Windows Azure platform, which includes a cloud services operating system, a Web-based relational database in Microsoft SQL Azure (formerly SQL Services), as well as connectivity and interoperability with .NET Services. Microsoft will offer a consumption-based pricing model, allowing partners and customers to pay only for the services that they consume, in the following structure (bandwidth across all three services will be charged at $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB):
Microsoft emphasized that its partners would have access to special promotional offers and discounts that will help them bring solutions to the market faster, reduce IT complexity, and increase revenue opportunities. Microsoft partners get a five percent promotional discount on Windows Azure compute, SQL Azure, and .NET Services. MSDN Premium subscribers will get resources to develop and test their cloud-based applications. There will also be a “development accelerator promotional offer” (15 to 30 percent discount off the consumption charges) for partners and customers who want to quickly develop and deploy applications with dynamic scaling, predictable pricing, and a deep discount. It requires a six-month commitment, and after six months the pricing reverts to the standard Azure rates.
Furthermore, on the Windows Azure blog, the software giant outlined an enterprise-class guarantee backed by a service-level agreement that covers service uptime, connectivity, and data availability:
For compute, we guarantee that when you deploy two or more role instances in different fault and upgrade domains your Internet facing roles will have external connectivity at least 99.95% of the time. Additionally, we will monitor all of your individual role instances and detect within two minutes when a role instance’s process is not running and initiate corrective action. For storage, we guarantee that at least 99.9% of the time we will successfully process correctly formatted requests that we receive to add, update, read and delete data. We also guarantee that your storage accounts will have connectivity to our Internet gateway.
Microsoft also noted that Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and .NET Services would be commercially available at its Professional Developers Conference 2009, which goes on between November 17 and 19, 2009. At launch, Microsoft is planning to have offers available in local currencies for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the US. In March 2010, commercial availability will expand to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Microsoft may have a tough time convincing developers that Azure is worth their time, and while pricing is important, it all comes down to trust. You can read our explanation on what Windows Azure is and isn’t for more information.