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So long, and thanks for all the fish!!

So this is it! This is my last post in this blog. As I come to the end of my stint with this great...

Author: sayangh Date: 11/03/2008

.NET - the coolest framework product in the world (IMHO) ......gets a cool new brand identity....and...

Author: sayangh Date: 10/26/2008

"When caching is enabled for the XmlDataSource that is control tree it requires a UniqueID that is unique throughout the application" - Use an ID for XmlDataSource

XmlDataSource class internally calls a private method called CreateCacheKey. Now, if you are using...

Author: sayangh Date: 09/09/2008

Free SQL Server 2008 online trainings

Get some cool SQL 2008 trainings here - http://sqlserver2008jumpstart.microsofttraining.com/Neat...

Author: sayangh Date: 09/09/2008

Jeff Prosise talks Silverlight on .NET Rocks

It doesn't get better than this ... Jeff on Silverlight...

Author: sayangh Date: 05/02/2008

The one stop shop to get all the armory needed to defy all challenges!!...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/31/2008

Visual Studio 2008 does not show Solution view when there is only one project in the Solution (by default)

Visual Studio 2008 does not show Solution view when there is only one project in the Solution by...

Author: sayangh Date: 02/09/2008

Query to check for a text in All SQL Server 2000 sources in a database

If you ever felt a need to perform a query to check for a particular text instance in all sources...

Author: sayangh Date: 01/13/2008

ROI of Web Services and the Challenges

Web Services are the order of the day - and all the industry movers and shakers are betting big on...

Author: sayangh Date: 01/13/2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – Learning Portal Launched

The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – Learning Portal has been released to external customers now and is...

Author: sayangh Date: 12/25/2007

Msg 2812, Level 16, State 62, Line 1 - Could not find stored procedure 'S'. - Issues with osql

If you are used to installing your SQL objects into the database server using scripts and osql...

Author: sayangh Date: 12/23/2007

The story of United Federation of Software and Services

This is an enticing story of evolution of software architecture to today's SaaS model .... published...

Author: sayangh Date: 12/01/2007

Phishing - a social malice by e-Zombies

Phishing has become a big concern - and it has started to hit Indians in large numbers. With the...

Author: sayangh Date: 11/25/2007

Microsoft India - the Best Company to work for in India

Can't resist making a non-technical post at this cool news! The business today-Mercer-TNS survey is...

Author: sayangh Date: 11/10/2007

Howto: undo another users check-out as a TFS admin

Although its a task you seldom would want to do, it might become a necessity when someone leaves the...

Author: sayangh Date: 11/08/2007

ASP.NET 1.1: Strong named assemblies should not be stored in the bin directory

I stumbed upon this, and found the explanation over here put in pretty decent manner -...

Author: sayangh Date: 11/04/2007

"Ad hoc updates to system catalogs are not enabled" in SQL Server

I got this error while trying to add records to sysmessages table in master db.Ad hoc updates to...

Author: sayangh Date: 10/24/2007

ASP.NET Ajax : Javascript Problems with Migrated Legacy Projects - try the xhtmlConformance Spell!

If you have migrated an old project from ASP.NET 1.1 to 2.0 and subsequently changed the Web.config...

Author: sayangh Date: 07/26/2007

Some good articles on Master Data Management

The key news is definitely this - Microsoft buys into master data managementThese MDM articles are...

Author: sayangh Date: 06/12/2007

Microsoft TechMela to kick off in Mumbai

The 'CXO crossfire' is the key highlight, with industry honchos exchanging ideas on the theme “Does...

Author: sayangh Date: 06/12/2007

Microsoft Techmela 2007

TechMela –The fusion of the latest technologies, technical expertise, and structured learning...

Author: sayangh Date: 05/28/2007

Understanding session state in ASP.NET - a great FAQ

Found a great FAQ on Session state in ASP.NET, thought of sharing it here...

Author: sayangh Date: 05/19/2007

HowTo : Maintain DTS packages using SQL Server 2005

Here is a neat guide provided by SearchSqlServer.com on maintaining DTS packages in SQL Server 2005...

Author: sayangh Date: 05/06/2007

Create your own Ajax UpdateProgress display

http://www.ajaxload.info/Wow...cool link! Thanks to the great Scott ..........

Author: sayangh Date: 05/01/2007

SQL Server Management Studio crashes with "This operation is only supported on Windows 2000 SP3 or later operating systems. (mscorlib)"

If you got this error, I would recommend having a look at this MSDN Forums postThis solved the...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/24/2007

Great Collection of Coding Standard documents

Links to some very useful coding standard docs available on the net...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/24/2007

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

If you have really messed up your computer by trying to installing things using Windows...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/23/2007

Nice article comparing XslTransform and XslCompiledTransform

Here's a nice article comparing between and describing the available 48k handling classes in. NET...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/21/2007

Online Training - Introduction to Windows CardSpace

Link to Webcast registration and details here -...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/21/2007

Send letter to India by just writing an email!

The once ancient public sector enterprises of India mc. have slowly started to renovate themselves...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/21/2007

Solution to "Could not load file or assembly or one of its dependencies. Access is denied"

This is one of the most irritating build errors a developer might see, especially while setting up...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/21/2007

Hosting the InfoPath 2007 Form Editing Environment in a Custom ASP.NET Web Form

A great article on using Infopath 2007 environment programmatically in ASP.NET -...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/17/2007

WPF/E rechristened Microsoft Silverlight

Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/16/2007

RegEx Designer - Feel the raw power of RegEx!

RegexDesigner.NET is a powerful visual tool for helping you construct and test .NET Regular...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/16/2007

InfoPath 2007, Forms Server, MOSS 2007 - a quick but great demo

This is a simply amazing post by Sahil Malik - demo-ing the use of Infopath Forms service to create...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/15/2007

SSIS RegEx Component

I have not tried out the component yet, but this looks like something with HUGE potential. May be...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/15/2007

Usability in Web Applications

I wanted to sample the usability of Web Applications to actual business users and how they perceive...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/14/2007

Online WPF Training

Register - http://www.microsoft.com/India/virtualclassrooms/ The Ultimate Online Training...

Author: sayangh Date: 04/12/2007

Problems running WCF Demo apps on IIS 7.0

This deals with the .NET Framework 3.0 Training Kit downloaded from the URL :...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/29/2007

Wall Street Journal Most Reputed Companies of 2006

The ranks are out here .............And at the top, we have

Author: sayangh Date: 03/23/2007

Download MSDN Library, Free!

Microsoft truly believes in its corporate motto - "to enable people and businesses around the world...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/11/2007

Cool WPF Application - Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

The WPF magic has taken off....and we are going to see some really cool apps as a result. Out of...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/08/2007

Count(1) vs Count(*)

There has been a long-standing doubt about the performance of the count statement. I was told by...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/08/2007

SSIS - Accepted Languages for Script Task

I had always wondered whether it would be possible to write the Script tasks we use in SSIS in C#....

Author: sayangh Date: 03/08/2007

Top 10 Visual Studio Add-Ins to boost developer productivity

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/12/VisualStudioAddins Great resources to automate most...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/07/2007

Solution to App_Web_****.dll in ASP.NET 2.0 Website - Web Deployment Projects

In case of ASP .NET 2.0 Web Site project, the App_web_******.dll filenames keep changing between...

Author: sayangh Date: 03/07/2007