Monday, May 30, 2005

Ashwani demonstrating the SFU concepts during the Delhi IT Pros Meet on Interoperability between heterogenous systems in an organisation namely Linux and/or Microsoft. It was very interesting the way Ashwani covered the topic. He started with taking a problem from one of the attendees and went on to solve the problem of multiple sign in using SFU.. the passion really showed when he launched into Programming capabilities supported by Interix (In SFU) that enables UNIX applications to be run on Windows systems :).. Ashwani has promised that there are many more such sessions coming up! We are all game!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Abhishek talking about Wi-Fi networking at Home and Enterprise. Here he is seen actually configuring the IAS server to work with the Linksys WRT54g router to enable 802.1x authentication. All this and more happened at: Pune IT Pro User Group ( on May 21 2005 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Anand showcasing enterprise WiFi routers available in the market these days. For the people who deploy WiFi networks this was a must attend session of Pune IT Pro User Group.

Full House at Pune .NET Developers User Group where Dhaval talked on GD+

The "cache" of devices showcased at the Pune IT Pro User Group Session. Devices include - Server and Client Computers, WiFi Routers (Home and Enterprise), WiFi network cards. At the back are the people who bought all this to life (left to right) - Dhaval, Hardik, Abhishek (me), Sarang, Anand and Mahesh

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

From MVP Sarang Datye:Finally here I am, with an update on the community initiative taken in Kanbay software - Pune.
30th march was "D" day! The Microsoft group in Kanbay comprises of 30 odd developers, out of which 15 were present from the Pune center, during the session.
Following are the details of the session:
Topic: OO features in .NET 2.0 (C#)
Speaker: Sarang Datye (Me - ofcourse)
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Total Attendance: 15
The session and this kind of an initiative was most appreciated and welcome by the "janta", and we are looking forward to have many more such session in the coming weeks.
Love Live the Community!!! Cheers!!!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Date with .NET v3.0


BDotNETStudent - The Bangalore .NET Student User Group - succesfully coducted Date with .NET v3.0 at RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

About 250 students attended the tech-talks and about 100 students participated in the various technical contests.

The event was inaugurated by Prof.M.R. HOLLA, who also gave an enlightening speech about the youth being used-less and cared-less.

The tech-talk was on XML Web Services by Sharath MS, which was followed by the technical contests, which saw gzood participation from the students.

Ten teams were shortlisted for Technical Paper Presentation and the topics ranged from Bluetooth to Whidbey to WinCE.NET to Speech Recognition, etc.

The Debate saw some great arguments on the topic Open Source vs. Proprietary Software.

On the spot programming had over 25 teams tackling the written prelims round, which had questions on C, C++ and .NET. 7 Teams were shortlisted for the final programming round where finalists had to solve a series of C, C++ and .NET programs.

The IT Quiz prelims had many students thinking and 6 teams were selected for the final round.

The .NETCracker open quiz had a lot of interesting puzzles and brain-teasers for the visitors and at the end of the day the entry with highest number of correct answers won a cash prize.

This was followed by an informal prize distribution on the lawns of RNSIT, where the prize winners got their certificates and cool cash prizes and books.

The day ended with snacks and refreshments, which was arranged at the RNSIT Canteen.

We thank our sponsors -
Microsoft, Perot Systems, PSI Data Systems, INETA and RNSIT - for their support to this event.

All in all it was a great Date ... with .NET!

Warm regards,

Sabarish R
Microsoft Student Ambassador,
Manager -

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Friday, May 06, 2005

WinEmbedded Hands-on-Lab - Windows CE 4.2

WinEmbedded UG had its first Hands-on-Lab session on Windows CE 4.2 and Platform Builder, which saw a great reponse from both the professional and student community.

The lab was conducted on May 1st 2005 in the training facility of Microsoft office, Bangalore. Online registration had to be closed 1 week before the lab due to the over-flowing response. The lab accomodated 40 people.

Mr. Anantha Kashyap (eMVP) started off with the fundamentals of embedded computing. After covering the development life-cycle of an embedded OS, Mr. Anantha guided the attendees in building their OS using the Platform Builder IDE. A lab manual was made available to the attendees.