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..
Cool. Today i received invitation for SQL Azure CTP from MICROSOFT.
So now onwards i can make practices on SQL Azure Services and .NET Azure Services.
Still waiting for Windowz Azure invitation. Just curious to know how it will be.. Cloud..
About more on SQL Azure CTP Visit https://sql.azure.com
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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
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Operating System for “The Cloud”
What is the Cloud ?
In simple words the cloud is nothing but an abstraction used for the Internet and the underlying infrastructure hosting it.The Windows Azure cloud primarily consists of lots & lots & lots of servers, routers, switches & storage hosted in a Microsoft Data Centers. The present day Azure cloud is hosted in Redmond, US but the plan is to spread them out in data centers across the globe.
Why does it need an OS ?
Lets take a step back and think what a traditional OS would do for your applications ? A Desktop/Server OS takes care of the nitty grities of managing of your computers hardware as well as basic housekeeping tasks like memory management, disk I/O, task scheduling etc… while your application codebase is largely focused on the the business problem you are trying to solve. Now think of a typical Internet application today ? We not only have to create a well behaved application but also need to take care of provisioning a hosting environment, scaling the application based on load, monitoring health, planning for fault tolerance, disaster recovery & managing upgrades… Now how many times do we find ourselves doing the same things again and again… One cannot help but wish if only there was an environment that would automatically manage all these basic housekeeping aspects and let the IT team focus on just building the application. Well this is precisely what a cloud OS does for you.
Windows Azure provides the glue that gels together the cloud. It makes the zillions of connected servers work together as a cohesive unit and provides an environment that has automated service management, immense computing potential, practically unlimited storage and rich developer experience. It also provides you with 24/7 availability and the ability to scale up and down with very little overheads. This allows developers to focus on building the app than the infrastructure.
By leveraging the automated service management capabilities of windows Azure a developer can model the rules for deployment, monitoring and execution. He/She then provides the rules along with the executables for the service to the platform which then deploys, monitors, and manages the service in an hands free mode…
Windows Azure creates a powerful service hosting environment. All of the hardware including servers & load balancers is virtualized and a service is typically deployed across multiple fault domains and update domains resulting in high availability and fault tolerance. All this is done by cloud OS transparent to the service owner.
Reliable storage is an essential element of any application platform today. Windows Azure provides highly scalable cloud storage with the ability to store data in blobs, tables & queues.
Now a rich, familiar developer experience is absolutely critical to the adoption of any platform within the developer community. Windows Azure provides you with the same familiar Visual Studio experience complete with a managed framework that developers could use out of the box. To make things even better Windows Azure team makes available a complete cloud experience on your desktop that allows developers to build and test their cloud applications on a local desktop and yes you don’t need a windows server for doing this…
When do I get to play with it ?
The production roll out of Windows Azure is expected to be available around late 2009 but a early CTP is available today for you to play with. You could register for access at www.azure.com the only challenge here being MS is only activating a few 100s every day so it could be a week or a couple of weeks before your request is processed. If you were among the ones at the PDC you should be ahead of the rest of the world for getting provisioned on the cloud.