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  • First look at ASP.NET 4.0

    this list is huge, folks make sure have work cut out... I didnt like the concept of IIS 7.5, believes that IIS 7.0 has not well adopted by industry and there is 7.5 of it... charting is amazing though... http://www.asp.net/LEARN/whitepapers/aspnet4/default.aspx Cheers, Nasir
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 18, 2009
  • Windows Live Communications Platform has stopped working

    Today I had horrible time with Windows Live Messenger, I dont know why when ever I log in, after showing my contact it gives error ''Windows Live Communications Platform has stopped working'' again and again. Re-installation, Repair etc didnt worked, also tried many solutions available on forums but in-vain, after wasting five hours I found this ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 13, 2009
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM is quite an interesting product from Microsoft, these days getting hands on it and it continues to amaze me in terms of features and customization that it offers.Thing that I liked about CRM is that its customization leverages the power of .NET framework , WWF, ASP.NET and provides highly extensive solutions.I am impressed a ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 7, 2009
  • Microsoft IT Evolution

    Yesterday I attended the Microsoft IT Evolution event in Jumeriah Beach Hotel Dubai; it was really cool event as Microsoft presented more on their upcoming technologies like SQL Server 2008, TFS 2008, VSTS 2008 and my fav Hyper-V.   Hyper-V is really cool technology it skins under the OS layer which makes it more efficient and ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 24, 2008
  • Microsoft unveiled more on Windows 7

    In PDC 2008, Microsoft has unveiled more on Windows 7. Marketing hype of windows 7 revolves around multi touch aka surface and cloud computing. More details about windows 7 features can be found here   Cheers Nasir Ali Khan
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 29, 2008
  • Microsoft unveiled more on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

    Microsoft has unveiled the new directions and visions for Visual Studio and .NET framework. Seems to aiming more at model driven development but it would be really interesting to see how Microsoft manages its server technologies, Core development platform, Office development and framework evolution under one umbrella. On TFS side after ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 13, 2008
  • Windows Vista ‘Shrink Volume’ Feature

    One feature that Microsoft Windows missed badly till Vista was hot partition manipulator (changing partitions while OS is running). On desktop machines it might not be that important but for laptop (which often comes with one partition) it is; because installing OS, vendor softwares on laptop is cumbersome activity. On my new laptop I used ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 29, 2008
  • Windows Server 2008: Virtualization and Consolidation with Hyper-V

    Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because of the potential for serious economic benefits. Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine as virtual machines (VMs). With server virtualization, you can consolidate workloads of underutilized ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 15, 2008
  • ASP.NET Session_End and HttpContext

    Almost every ASP.NET application uses Server sessions to store some information across the user requests and framework provides various events to let developers use session. In this blog I will share one good experience that came across recently. In my earlier blog regarding sessions, I discussed some practices to manage user session. Just ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 5, 2008
  • A Look at Microsoft's Data Center Construction

    Microsoft's new hybrid data centers in Chicago and Dublin are among the largest and most ambitious data center construction programs ever undertaken. These facilities will each span 500,000 square feet and cost approximately $500 million. ChannelWeb has a slideshow with photos from the early construction efforts in both Chicago and Dublin. If ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 27, 2008
  • CRUD Procedure Script / SQL Server

    I was just googling around to find the quickest way of generating CRUD sps for SQL Server Tables and found two worth sharing One is T-SQL Script and other is SSMS add-in   enjoy ! Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 21, 2008
  • ASP.NET Session and Cookies

    What is the behavior of ASP.NET application when cookies are turned off in client browser and application uses session? Well under the default configuration, every request and subsequent post backs will create a new server session. If we want to use the ‘Cookieless' feature of ASP.NET then we need to add the following web.config ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 18, 2008
  • New version of .NET Disguised as a "Service Pack"

    .NET 3.5 SP1, another SP huh.....  http://www.infoq.com/news/2008/05/35-SP1 http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/05/12/visual-studio-2008-and-net-framework-3-5-service-pack-1-beta.aspx  the changes that this service pack has, it is true to classify it as release,   Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 15, 2008
  • Implement the Soundex function in C#

    beauty!  http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/programming-and-development/?p=656&tag=rbxccnbtr1   Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 5, 2008
  • underneath Office 2007 documents

    just rename any M$ office 2007 document to .zip and open it in zip program you will find what inside has i.e. xml documents, . all office 2007 documents are actually zip files with different extensions, I verified the PK header too. Thanks Shafquat for sharing this ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 25, 2008
  • Partial Classes, when feature results nightmare

    Just to share the recent experience that i had in ASP.NET, i was developing quite a complex ASP.NET 2.0 application having 100 odd pages structured properly into folder hierarchy depending on navigation and logical relation. In application there are few places where we have common page names, i.e. InputValue ideally these pages should be created ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 18, 2008
  • offline source control

    Recently I came across a need of offline source control, though VSS supports temporary offline mode, but at the time of check it is not that smart.  After some googling I found my savior ‘TFS 2008'. Looks quite cool so I am planning to explore it in detail very soonSome good ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 27, 2008
  • Microsoft and its Service Packs ... ahh!

    Just got an info mail from M$ technet about the release of Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 RC. So many SPs man, I have not seen any recent product from M$ without any SP within six months of launch .... even small component like MSXML have 100 SPs ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 22, 2008
  • Facebook Development with the .NET Compact Framework

    Facebook has become a huge phenomenon in social networking. The site exposes a developer API to support Web and desktop applications. In this article we will explore making use of this functionality from a smart device application. The source code to accompany this article demonstrates working with key aspects of the Facebook API and ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 18, 2008
  • MCPD Enterprise Apps & WCF beta exam

    Last month or so was quite hectic as i was preparing for MCPD enterprise apps exam which finally i cleared with 920/1000 score . Now im planning for some certfications in other server technologies of M$ such as Sharepoint portal and Biztalk and im sure that gonna be the nice challenge. I am also planning to give Free beta exam for Windows ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 18, 2007
  • Microsoft moves on F# functional language

    Microsoft plans to integrate F#, a functional programming language developed by the Microsoft Research group, into its Visual Studio application development platform, said S. ''Soma'' Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division more here  Cheers, Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 23, 2007
  • .NET 3.5 becomes Open Source ...

    interesting move by M$ http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/03/releasing-the-source-code-for-the-net-framework-libraries.aspx more on this later...   Cheers, Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 4, 2007
  • IIS 7.0 and Windows Activation Service (WAS)

    A good article on IIS 7.0 and Windows Activation Service http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/09/WAS/default.aspx    Cheers Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 18, 2007
  • Vista Transactional File System

    Transactional NTFS (abbreviated TxF) brings the concept of atomic transactions to the NTFS file system, allowing Windows application developers to write file output routines that are guaranteed to either completely succeed or completely fail. Transactional NTFS allows for files and directories to be created, renamed, and deleted atomically. Using ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 17, 2007
  • Charity with Windows Live [im Making a difference]

    i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live Messenger™. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. We've set no cap on the amount we'll donate to each organization. The sky's the limit.  more ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 23, 2007
  • Visual Studio 2008 Shell

    If you create software development tools, you’ll want to consider building on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. A streamlined Visual Studio development environment, the Visual Studio Shell provides the core foundation so you can focus on building your application’s unique features. Flexible customization options help you deliver optimized experiences ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 21, 2007
  • Visual Studio & SQL Server 2008

    as industry starts to adopt Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005, Microsoft revealed plans for Visual Studio and SQL Server 2008. Beta 1 of VS 2008 and CTP of SQL server 2008 are available for download VShttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspxhttp://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2141804,00.aspSQL server ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 21, 2007
  • Microsoft Surface Computing

    I would rate this as one of the best technology advancement in my era, truly amazing concept ! http://www.microsoft.com/surface/  Demo here http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4217348.html  http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/29/microsoft-announces-surface-computer/    Cheers, Nasir Ali Khan   
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 16, 2007
  • Windows 2008 Server Rocks !!!

    Today i installed Windows 2008 Server (Enterprise) Beta on my virtual machine, explore the features at high level and found it very cool, new OS, new user interface, new features wow ! looking forward to Windows power Shell, IIS 7, MSMQ, Windows Process Activation services ... more here ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 13, 2007
  • VS2003/ASP.NET 1.1 Namespace issue

    few days ago i faced one ridiculous issue in my web application, when ever i am running the application, site throws ''Could not load type '<Application>.Global'' error. one first glance it looks that application is not compiled, I tried with rebuild/rebuild all/clear cache/iis restart/security settings ... but all invain. After some ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 1, 2007
  • MSN/Hotmail to go 1GB (1,000 MB) of Storage

    M$ reply of Email war http://mailcall.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!CC9301187A51FE33!6688.entry
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 19, 2006
  • MCTS Mobile Application

    Last month Microsoft released new certification 07-540 for mobile applications for promotion M$ offered 700 free exams world wide (except Pakistan, India and China). I also get a chance to register my self and was a great experience for preparing the exam.   I am still waiting for the result but hopefully I will clear it …   The ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 8, 2006
  • Patterns and Practices Guidance Explorer for .NET

    Really cool http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/06/29/Free-Patterns-and-Practices-Guidance-Explorer-for-ASP.NET-and-.NET.aspx   download http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery/codegallery.aspx?id=bb9aecfe-56ba-4ca9-8127-44e551b90962  
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 29, 2006
  • .NET Framework 3.0

    WinFX renamed as .NET 3.0 http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2006/06/09/624300.aspx
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on June 12, 2006
  • Client Callbacks in ASP.NET 2.0

    Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005Level: AdvanceIntroductionClient Call back is an interesting feature of ASP.NET which allows call of server code from Client side Java Script through XmlHTTP so called AJAX in this article I will discuss client callback first and lets will compare its benefits with the AJAX.   Using AJAX in ASP.NET ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 24, 2006
  • Cross page posting in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Person having basic knowledge of ASP.NET 1.1, web applications etc. Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction Almost every web application inputs data from the user and process it, in ASP.NET this process is called page posting. By default in ASP.NET 1.1 page can only post back to ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on May 13, 2006
  • Introduction to SiteMapDataSource Control in ASP.NET 2.0

    Introduction to SiteMapDataSource Control in ASP.NET 2.0   Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of data binding, xml etc. Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction SiteMapDataSource Control is another new control introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 responsible for exposing site map data which ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on April 23, 2006
  • Introduction to XMLDataSource Control in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of .NET 2.0, Data Binding, XML etc Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction On continuation of my articles on DataSource Controls in ASP.NET 2.0, its time to look at the XmlDataSource control, although not as rich compared other family members but still ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on April 16, 2006
  • Introduction to Object Data Source in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge in .NET 2.0, ASP.NET, data binding etc Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction In my last article I discussed the notion of data source controls in ASP.NET 2.0, and implement the simple demonstration of SqlDataSource Control. In this article I will ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 16, 2006
  • Developer’s Introduction to Data Source controls in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: persons having basic knowledge of asp.net 1.1, data binding, .net 2.0 Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction Normally web applications are tends to be data centric and most of the coding efforts consumes in writing queries, getting results and display them to user etc. Although ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 10, 2006
  • Introduction to Themes in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Persons having knowledge of ASP.NET 1.1, .NET 2.0 Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction Yet another new feature introduced in ASP.NET is Themes which enables web developers to apply theme on ASP.NET web application. ASP.NET Themes directly applies on server control rather than ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 4, 2006
  • Introduction to Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Persons having some basic knowledge of ASP.NET 1.1, .NET 2.0 Platform: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 Level: Intermediate   Introduction ASP.NET 2.0 addressed most of the issues faced by the developers in ASP.NET 1.1 and contains lots of new features for web development. Master Pages is one of the example of it. ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on February 27, 2006
  • An Introduction to System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace in .NET 2.0

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of .NET Framework 2.0 Platform: .NET 2.0 Level: Beginners Introduction .NET framework 2.0 comes with lots of new namespaces and System.Net.NetworkInformation is one of them, System.Net.NetworkInformation contains classes related with manipulating network information such ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 27, 2005
  • Access Session object in ASP.NET, some best practices

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of ASP.NET, session management etc. Platform: ASP.NET 1.1 Level: Intermediate   Introduction In inherently stateless environment of web, we need some special mechanism of maintaining the application/user state in web application; ASP.NET provides three objects for that i.e. ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on December 6, 2005
  • Object to stored procedure Mapping, a Custom Data Access Framework

    Intended Readers: persons having basic knowledge of ado.net, SQL Server Platform: SQL Server, .NET in general. Level: Intermediate Background During last four month or so, I was involved in e-Learning project of SZABIST which automates the business and educational process of university. The architecture of project ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on November 27, 2005
  • Introduction to .net Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of C# 3.0, generics, anonymous methods Platform: C# 3.0, LINQ Level: Expert Background In my previous blog, I discussed some of the new features introduced in C# 3.0 (C# Orcas) that was just the introduction, now its time to look some details of the primary feature of C# 3.0 called .net ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 16, 2005
  • Hosting .NET Remote Object in ASP.NET (IIS)

    Intended Readers: Persons having intermediate knowledge of ASP.NET, IIS and .NET Remoting. Platform: .NET 1.1, 2.0, IIS Level: Expert Introduction .NET Remoting allows us to call the object methods remotely, the application which serves the object is called server application and application which calls the remote method is called ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 5, 2005
  • Dynamic Code Generation with Code Compile Units in .NET

    Intended Readers: Persons having intermediate knowledge of Dynamic assemblies, compilation phases, code generation etc. Platform: .NET 1.1 Level: Expert Background In previous blogs, I discuss some of the services of compilers, code providers and framework classes which allow us to dynamic code compilation and assembly creation. You ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 21, 2005
  • Managing Remote Method's Call Context in .NET Remoting

    Intended Readers: Persons having expertise in .NET remoting, threads etc Level: Expert Platform: .NET 1.1, 2.0 Introduction As we know that .NET Remoting allows remote object invocations and method calls and at application client and server communicates with each other through method parameters which must be marshaled in and out from ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 19, 2005
  • A Developers Introduction to Dynamic Assemblies

    Intended Readers: Persons having basic knowledge of assemblies, IL, meta data. Platform: .NET 1.1 Level: Intermediate Introduction Assembly is a basic deployment unit in .NET framework it contains types, resources code etc. Assemblies can be classified into two types static and dynamic. Static assemblies are the normal assemblies ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 17, 2005
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