Thursday, April 23, 2009

TechEd India 2009 Top Architect Contest


Microsoft announced “TechEd India 2009 Top Architect Contest

Brief Notes:

1) Understand the problem statement from

2) Think of a solution and put it down in a presentation with an audio explanation.

3) Submit your details and the idea at

Get to present to Live audience at Tech Ed

Contest Rules are here

End date: 11:59 PM IST on 26-April-2009   Hurry Up.

Monday, April 20, 2009

MSDN Library : Lightweight & Low bandwidth Version


As all we know, MSDN is a great resource, having huge details.

Meanwhile probably most of us may felt as ‘it is loading for a long time’ for some times.

Try out, Low Bandwidth MSDN

Normal current version:

Low band version:

Really it is simpler and faster.


It seems, it is available from several months ago.  :-(

Please have a view on Hanselman’s post for more details.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Window 7 beta OS : Chennai Event


Chennai .NET user group (India > Tamil Nadu State > Chennai City), is conducting “one-day workshop about Windows 7 OS”.

Free OS installation can also avail to the attendees.

Please Read the announcement here windows_7

For quick view read below

Windows 7 Day
Saturday, 18th April 2009
Energize your day with Windows 7

  • Walk in with your laptops and get them powered with Windows 7
  • Participate in the parallel sessions running
  • Even if you are not carrying your laptops, feel free to attend sessions
  • Get the boot camp feel
  • Getting hands on at the venue, provides you more exposure to learning with your peers

Windows 7 Beta is currently the hot topic in the Community and here is your chance to cash in on the buzz!

On Saturday, 18th April, India will wake up to 7 concurrent User Group events on Windows 7! Here is where a Community member / IT Professional can avail of exclusive in-depth content on managing Windows 7 – a one-day workshop to gear up on all the necessary skills to get started on Windows 7 efficiently. And that’s not all – a Community member can walk in with his machine and get it loaded with Windows 7 right there.

The system requirement to install the Windows 7 Beta should meet these minimum hardware recommendations:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme)
  • DVD-R/W Drive or machine that supports booting from USB

Please obtain your own Product Key by the following steps:

1. Open your web browser and enter

2. Sign In using your Live ID

3. If your system is 32-Bit compatible, enter the following URL in the same browser:

4. If your system is 64-Bit compatible, enter the following URL in the same browser:

Here you also have an opportunity of learning through the sessions and also with the systems powered by the operating system, they have the easy option of learn the functionality, explore more, understand the simple / difficulties during installation (compatibility etc...), various methods of installation.

To register for the event please visit :

Please do forward this to all your friends for them to get the benefit as well.

Regards,  Chennai .Net User Group Lead