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  • Simple Accounting Software

    Being in Software Industry; I am often contacted by people who are looking for a “simple accounting software” (or some time simple retail software) and often say they need very simple thing which might need 1 to 2 developer month time of development…Some even try this; and then come back after 3-6 months blaming software developers that they could ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 9, 2011
  • Windows Phone 7 - The Real Smart Phones?

    Few weeks back I was in process of choosing my new smart phone. I figured out that iPhone is just a buzz and has become sort of status symbol. Symbian is dying; Nokia is left behind alone and others have moved away to Android. S60v5 is the latest and I guess the last release as Nokia is positioning to use Maemo (Linux underneath) for its next ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 16, 2010
  • Office Web Apps

    Microsoft is preparing to launch Office Web Apps (more or less like Google Docs) and its Tech Preview is released to selected testers…I think it will be largely available along Office 2010! Currently Excel and PowerPoint are available in Tech Preview; and I must say its really impressive…I was expecting that it might be in Silverlight; but they ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 1, 2009
  • Mesh

    With Microsoft Live Mesh (http://mesh.com) you can synch across multiple computers (and theoretically devices; support of which is expected to come soon). Its great if you use multiple computers…5GB space is provided! Synch your browser favorite, notebooks, desktop and other such must needed folders
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 11, 2009
  • OpenSearch

    http://opensearch.org defines the standard for “Federated Searches” OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats for the sharing of search results. The OpenSearch description document format can be used to describe a search engine so that it can be used by search client applications. The OpenSearch response elements can be used to extend ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 11, 2009
  • YouTube Test

    Rafay needed to embed YouTube movies but unfortunately he couldnt on this weblogs.com.pk blogs.. He was right, there were few server side restrictions, which Community Server (the backend engine of this site) enforces, it doesnt allow HTML markups in the post unless they are allowed. So to embed YouTube movies, I have added the following ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 17, 2009
  • Ramzan Greetings

    Happy Ramzan to all, especially to weblogs.com.pk readers/bloggers!!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 2, 2008
  • Google Chrome - Yet Another Browser!

    Official Blog : http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html The comic : http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome The countdown : http://www.freechromethemes.com/DownloadGoogleChrome.php
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 2, 2008
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

    Get your copy from http://microsoft.com/ie Its blazingly fast Tabs on Steriods...Tabs idea is though copied from Firefox, but they have added something new now at least...coloring the tab based on how your opened them...very nice Looks and feels cool on Vista The options it provides when you open new Tab, great job
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 28, 2008
  • Fw: In the Line OF duty--Vote for PML Q

    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 15, 2007
  • Designing Compensation Programs for Sales Force

    At my workplace, the management is going to implement a compensation program for its sales force to compete in the market. Firstly; I am no one to comment; but I happened to read one book on Sales Force Management [1] for a research during my recent Masters Program, and in that book there was a whole chapter on Designing Compensation Program ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 10, 2007
  • Chief Justice Won The Case!

    Whatever has happened in Lal Masjid and after that, the blasts; its not good; no religion has such teachings…and I personally think; that no Muslim can do such acts..its something really serious; the government needs to expose backstage stuff. Chief Justice has won the case…great news...but what’s next? Will it bring any good? Will he now become ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 20, 2007
  • Bids for project

    http://shophive.com guys want to redo their whole site with ASP.NET / SQL (latest versions) or Java / SQL Send your proposals / bids to khurram AT sharpcoders DOT net Mention clearly the charges and time Architecture that will be followed Technical details about how you will implement it, using any open source solution and modifying it? ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 29, 2007
  • Outlook flags

    I am a big Outlook fan...have been using it for quite some time now... I am looking for some add-in using which I can update flags and due date/reminder in bulk. I have to push multiple items to next week or next month that needs to be reminded on weekly and monthly reviews.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 21, 2007
  • With great power comes great responsibility!

    With great power comes great responsibility, A dialog from ''Spider Man'', the movie…. Even true for programmers like us; if you are using C, you have to take care where to initialize and where to destroy!A colleague of mine has started looking after ours “Staging Server” and for almost a week now; he is giving on average 2+ extra hours a ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 10, 2007
  • Developer's Productivity Data

    I am looking for developer's productivity data from local software development organizations. I dont need ''complete data''; averages / max /min would work too. Any software metric being used for this would work. Anyone from CMM / CMMI appraised organization or some other doing such practice?
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 28, 2007
  • Retiring the machine

    I had been using a machine as a server for quite some time. (About 8 years now I think). It has served as core Radius server, database server and as web server. Eventually it was declared as our ''Staging Server'' last year. Tomorrow its officially being given to one of my colleague who will be managing this ''Staging Server''. I am quite ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 26, 2007
  • I need a new machine!

    I need a new machine; both at office and at home...I started feeling it when I installed Visual Studio add-ins like Refactoring and Software Factories. Today I have started using Outlook 2007 exclusively (had been using it since beta with few accounts not being used so actively). And after mounting my 6+ Gb PSTs and configuring/fine-tuning ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 19, 2007
  • Browser Addons

    @Work, now I am using Internet Explorer 7 exclusively, its super cool. The two must have add-ons are http://iespell.com (quite self explanatory domain name) and http://zinkmo.com which let you synchronize your favorites across same browsers at two different machines (@Work and @Home) and best thing is you can synch them even across IE ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 9, 2007
  • Flex 2

    Few weeks back I tried Flex 2, the Builder as well as SDK. Unlike Flex1 where you required J2EE web container to deploy your flex app, with Flex 2, you can directly compile your app to SWF (Flash) and deply it along your HTML and other web app files. For integration it supports Http GET/POST (XML), Web Services and proprietary Data Services. ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 29, 2007
  • Eid Greetings & Updates

    I have been missing from here for quite some time now. Thing is I couldn’t find a time to get online. I had been giving more time to my son with his studies, its damn tough to teach Urdu Writing...English is much easier in writing . I had been reading the RSS, thanks to cool new gadgets like Nokia N Series phones. My elder son, Abdullah had ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 30, 2006
  • Latest Browsers, Visual Studio Add-ins, Office Accounting Express

    Back to work full time The tea; lunch breaks and evenings…Hoping that we all will continue the spirit of Ramazan in days to come. Firefox 2 and IE 7; both are nice overall…Adnan warned about FF2 and IE7; but I have installed Firefox 2 on my workstation and so far its working fine; nothing much to worry about; no plans for IE7 yet for ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 30, 2006
  • Resignation letter approved

    Finally I resigned from my current company in Riyadh, Saudia. I was in much tension regarding the acceptance of my resignation. Guys living here in Saudia will understand what I mean. Here you cannot quit your job until your employer agrees. My last day here will be on 14 dec 2006. I came here exactly two years back on 14 dec 2004. I will go ...
    Posted to Aziz ur Rahman (Weblog) by aziz on October 9, 2006
  • Firefox Addons @ My Computer

    I am using following add-ons currently, which one you are using?
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 6, 2006
  • Links - 2006-10-06

    Turn on auto HTML attribute quotes in 2005 Visual Studio Code Snippets for ASP.NET developers; view state properties TortoiseSVN in Visual Studio; pretty cool Recommendations for Project ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 6, 2006
  • Storyboarding

    Team System is quite flexible platform; new breed of tools based on this platform are emerging. stpBA Storyboarding for VSTS is one such great product. Its price tag is quite high; but it can be of great use in larger organizations where they have “Business Analyst” who tends to like Visio like tools more. Storyboarding let such analyst draft the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 24, 2006
  • So much content and so little time

    I had been away from the world of Weblogs. My younger son Ibrahim had fever which prolonged and caused tension around. Alhamdullilah he is doing great now. Back in early summer; few of us tried starting an ASP.NET v2 based open source CRM. We wanted a modular system based on “Provider Pattern” and exploit as many ASP.NET v2 / SQL 2005 features as ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 22, 2006
  • 5th CTP of Visual Studio Team System for Database Professional

    DataDude (Team System for Database Professional)' 5th CTP is released recently. It features Schema management (similar to SQL Enterprise or Management Studio) the difference is instead of working on some ''physical database'' it works on ''virtual database''; you can however import initial schema from ''physical database'' and can also ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 23, 2006
  • Google Code Project Hosting!

    It’s been ages since I used my login to do something with Google Services. Today I have used it to create a project at Google Code’s Project Hosting service; with which you can host your open source projects on Google servers. They are offering SubVersion based repository and a web based bug tracking system. Ping me if anyone is starting up ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 29, 2006
  • Oracle Financial? Team System over Internet!

    This week is the busy one; we had financial closing few days back; management meetings and their follow ups, yuck! We even have dead lines to deliver two projects by end of the current week. I also committed to do some volunteer development; but this busy schedule is killing me. Anyways; has anyone used Oracle Financial? Or any similar ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 5, 2006
  • River Raid

    River raid rocks! I found the http://riverraid.org from Wikipedia today; this site has AtariXL/XE and Commodore emulators and you can also download the river raid for these emulators! I played this game like crazies in my child hood; I am not exactly remembering the record on actual console; but it was somewhere 50,000+ and now after playing ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 29, 2006
  • Dynamic Languages :: Visual Studio / .NET

    Writing “Structures” in today’s leading languages (C#, Java and VB.NET) is insane; declaring variables, writing getters and setters, multiple constructors, serialization and what not…All falls into “Line Noise”. We need an IDE built with 25 million LOC to get optimal productivity; and what we get “prop<tab><tab>” Is Visual Studio / ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 2, 2006
  • MAPI32.DLL is corrupt or the wrong version

    If you mistakenly installed Outlook 2007; and now wants to use Outlook 2003 again; you might get the said error...To fix this Uninstall Outlook 2007 Archive mapi32.dll from %SYSTEM32% and then delete it Run %SYSTEM32%\fixmapi.exe Archive %PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\System\MSMAPI folder; and then delete the whole folder Reinstall ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 30, 2006
  • Office 2007 Beta 2

    Outlook 2007 Beta 2 is out, oh sorry Office 2007 Beta 2 and Vista Beta 2 are out.BTW, I am super excited about Outlook 2007; as this is the tool I uses most of the time from the Office Suite. BTW not to forget the newer versions of Office 2007 Servers like Sharepoint and Project Server are also part of this beta! Dont forget to watch this video ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 25, 2006
  • Agile Error Message Box

    Today is an Agile age; make the information and functionality in time and where required. Same applies to error message box! Have a look at a typical error message box; what a user does when he receives such message; browse to Google looking for this error message with a hope that someone has a solution of his problem, opens a notepad and write ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 24, 2006
  • Script#

    Script#, a C# compiler that generates JavaScript (.js) that one can use in web apps. If you know the C#; you don’t need to learn JavaScript. Its available for download!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 24, 2006
  • Community Server :: Tags

    http://communityserver.org and http://weblogs.asp.net are running newer version of Community Server; that has tags support. Check these sites; tagging stuff is great; much easier to find the things.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 22, 2006
  • Access To Your Old Code

    When you (as a single or as a team) are done with your project and move on to the next project; what do you think about? The code you written for the previous project should remain with you on your workstation The code should remain available on some repository for yourself for future reference As a manager; I see lot of implications from ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 19, 2006
  • My Web 2.0 :: Yahoo! Toolbar :: My Web Badge

    My Web 2.0 from Yahoo! is awesome. As said before; I am not a big fan of installing browser’s add-on like Toolbars; but Yahoo! Toolbar; due to its strong integration with My Web 2.0 has made another exception. Now I am using two toolbars; on all my workstations!   I have also added My Web’s badge on my weblog. Don’t forget to add me as ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 29, 2006
  • Atlas Control Toolkit

    Its out! And btw, Atlas isn't just for ASP.NET
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 13, 2006
  • Port 25

    Port 25 is another new community from Microsoft; people from the lab where they test the open source apps and how they work with Microsoft's offerings are blogging there!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 7, 2006
  • BlogCorner Pakistan

    Today while checking a mailbox; I found an announcement about BlogCorner Pakistan. Wow! We have now a competitor <smile />
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 6, 2006
  • IE DEV Tool Bar

    I usually refrain from installing add-ons on my desktop machine; which I used primarily for my dev work. But this tool bar is really cool!  
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 24, 2006
  • SQL Server Express with Advanced Services

    How many people actually modify the code of open source product? Roughly 95% of open source users uses the released bundle as-is. Such users potentially are attractable to free offerings. That’s what companies like Microsoft, Oracle and others doing. Microsoft offered Express lines of their SQL Server and development tools. They seems ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 19, 2006
  • Opportunity :: Communiy Server v2 Custom Development

    Is anyone around has worked doing customization of Community Server v2? Someone has contacted me for this; and I yet havnt explored its code beyond ICSModule and few other things that they have added to build add-ons. The work involves extending forums area by adding custom properties in a post/thread and its associated changes in Business/UI ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 18, 2006
  • http://wikibooks.org

    Visit http://wikibooks.org, another greate learning resource...WIKI Rocks!!!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 9, 2006
  • Congrats for upgrading to Community Sever Ver 2

    Congrats for upgrading to Community Sever Ver 2. Thanks to admin for his hard work.
    Posted to Aziz ur Rahman (Weblog) by aziz on February 21, 2006
  • Do we use computer for our personal benefit?

    The company where I work; got consulting services of accounting firm for external audits; and they have recommended to improve our accounting practices; and for that starting from this year; we are trying to implement one leading commercial accounting package in our company. I am lucky enough to work on this endeavor; and I am looking forward to ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 15, 2006
  • Project :: SNMP based Graphing System

    I need to get the following software developed. Please use CONTACT ME option on my weblog and make your bids along with time that you think will require to build it. If you need any other information; please use the same. Scenario There exists a device that can be polled over SNMP*. There exists a database having ids and description of the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 19, 2006
  • Outsourced opportunity – SMS / MMS application

    A Saudi Arabia based e-news/stock company wants to outsource an application dealing with SMS/MMS. The bird's eye view of the application is like.   1) User can subscribe to the SMS/MMS service through the website or by sending SMS with a given code to a given number           E.g. SMS 195 BN ...
    Posted to Aziz ur Rahman (Weblog) by aziz on December 27, 2005
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