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Microsoft Build Conference 2016: Keynote announcements

Wanted to share across the Microsoft’s Build conference Keynote announcements that was done on March 30 2016.

Windows 10: Usage
Out for 8 months

  • 810M users world-wide
  • 270M users in US
    • 5B visitis to the Windows Store
    • 60% growth in the “last few months alone”
    • Coming soon Universal Windows Platform Apps: includes new Facebook app + audience network

Windows 10: Update
Anniversary update of Windows 10 coming this summer (FREE)

  • Update For – New Pcs, 5-year old Pcs or a Brand New Macs
  • Insider version available today along with Update of Visual Studio 2
  • Windows Hello, Ink, Gaming, Hololens, and Cortanna updates

Desktop App Converter:
Takes a modern Win32/.Net app/Game installer and runs it though Centennial tool

  • Sage example – run it through centennial and submit to the Windows 10 app store.
  • Visual studio – Win32 code with no modifications
  • Added in Live Tile code
  • Game examples with Age of Empires 2 HD


  • Starts to ship to developers and enterprise partners today (exclusive to Windows 10)
  • Code example on github are available today on the Windows Store (“Galaxy Explorer”)

“Bash” shell:
Coming to Windows (native Ubuntu windows)

  • Power of command-line tools
  • example using JavaScript, ssh, Ruby and emacs

Windows Ecosystem:

  • Cortanna as a “boundary-less” offering across all devices and user actions/history

To me, in order to have Win10 capture more market, one of the most interesting support to look forward would be: Support for Win32 Desktop apps to the Windows 10 store (coming in June)

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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Events, General, Microsoft, Mobile, Visual Studio



Developer Day, Bangalore 23 February 2013


Publishing it a little late, but better late then never! cordially invites to Developer Day, the quarterly dose of Microsoft Developer Technologies knowledge & learning.

They bring one focussed session on Hyper-V in Windows 8 for Developers by Vijay Raj (MVP) and a panel discussion led by Amit Bansal. Apart from Amit, panelists will include real-life developer heroes Vijay Raj, Niral Bhatt & Sandeep Mewara , all MVPs.

You have the opportunity to ask any .NET/developer related question to them. Event will be hosted in Microsoft premises in Bangalore so that your experience is fabulous.

For details and registration, please visit: Developer Day

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Events, General



CodeProject MVP Status for 2013

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Few days back, I got an email from Chris Maunder (Co-founder of – I have received an MVP award for my contributions made through out the year. It is third time in a row that I have been awarded the same by CodeProject.

I love CodeProject and I enjoy participating in various conversations at forums there. Not just it, my CodeProject contributions have a big hand in getting recognized by Microsoft too. I would encourage anyone to have a go at contributing something to the community.

Thanks CodeProject team and other CP members who helped me throughout the year.

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in CodeProject, General


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Microsoft ASP.NET MVP Status for 2013


I am happy to share with everyone that Microsoft has renewed my MVP award for 2013. Thanks Microsoft.

Initially, it took sometime before Microsoft recognized my efforts and awarded me MVP last year. I was getting a little impatient after around an year post applying couple of times for the same. But, finally, I was and I am happy to be the part of MS MVP family.

Thanks to everyone who supported me and helped me learning new things and sharing it out.

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in General, Microsoft


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My first blog entry…


I am new to this blog world… Welcome all who came here.

Thought of starting my blog this year and here I am! I plan to share my learning’s and anything interesting that I find or land up on.

I hope I will be able to continue this on a regular basis. Enjoy!

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in General