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Good-bye to 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on December 30, 2012

Normally last week of every year is always a quiet and exciting for me but this year I planned not to take holiday but decided to use this time to reflect on my professional and personal accomplishments. Introspection is very important for everyone and I think this week of the year is the best one. There are lot of plans for the coming year.

2012 has been a great, fun, disappointing, stressful and frustrating educational year with lot of learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to the society. I have been given a huge responsibility at my work place which provided me an opportunity to learn and accept new challenges. I have achieved 2 Microsoft Certifications and worked on my MBA. On the voluntary front, I’m moderator of a technical website and also webmaster for a local community and implemented online payment for few events.

I make “New Year’s Resolutions” every year and this time I decided to work on a to-do list of work items that I want to focus on this year.

  • Invest more time on Client Side Technologies (HTML5) and SharePoint.
  • Blog at least once a week. (One on .NET Technologies and one on SharePoint)
  • Contribute more to the Society through Give Camp and local user groups.
  • Renew my interest in new Microsoft Technologies.
  • Improve my social media presence (through twitter).
  • Complete my MBA.
  • Work on my personal health.

It’s been a busy year catching up with all new challenges and learning. In 2013, I plan to focus on contributing more to the community and it’s going to be a great year professionally.

Wishing you all Happy New Year and Happy Coding Smile

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HTML5: Free training, exam voucher and more!

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on December 4, 2012

Update: EXAM VOUCHER IS EXPIRED NOW. Tutorials are still available.

HTML5 is gaining its popularity in recent days. HTML5 is a collection of features, technologies and APIs to make web Fast, Secure, Responsive, Interactive and Stunningly beautiful. HTML5 includes HTML markup language, CSS3 and a series of JavaScript APIs.

HTML5 + JavaScript + CSS3 is very important for SharePoint 2013 app development, windows 8 development etc. In general, like html, HTML5 technology is independent of platform and will be a very good skill in any developer’s arsenal.

Here are 4 ways to prepare for the demand:

  1. Free Exam – Get a free voucher to take exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 w/ JavaScript + CSS3. Find the voucher code. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  2. Free Training – Want to learn HTML5 or brush up before taking the exam? Sign up to access the free online HTML5 course. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  3. Free eBook – Courtesy of Microsoft Press, “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript”  http://aka.ms/win8apps-ebook
  4. Free Events – Microsoft Learning Partners are holding #TechShowcase events around the world. Find and attend one near you: http://aka.ms/TechShowcase

For a limited time (till March 2013 or till it lasts), Microsoft is offering a free voucher for Exam 70-480:
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3.

Go to www.register.prometric.com and follow the steps to schedule Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 at a testing center near you. Use the voucher code HTMLJMP to get the free exam. Pass, and you’ll be well on your way to joining the community of elite MCSD developers.

Happy Coding and All the Best for Exams.

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Links of the day – 11 September 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on September 11, 2012

.NET / Visual Studio/Web Development
Inspirational
Quotes/Dictionary

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Links of the day – 7 September 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on September 11, 2012

.NET / Visual Studio
Inspirational
Quotes/Dictionary

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Links of the Month–April 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on April 9, 2012

  • Free Microsoft Technologies Training:

Want to learn latest Microsoft technologies…check the following website:

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/home.aspx 

  • Free eBook: Practical Performance Profiling :

Get up to speed with a free copy of Practical Performance Profiling by Jean-Philippe Gouigoux  sponsored by RedGate

Covers the theory and practical skills necessary to analyze and improve the performance of .NET code.

Guides you through using a profiler and explains how to identify and correct performance bottlenecks.

http://www.red-gate.com/products/dotnet-development/ants-performance-profiler/entrypage/practical-performance-profiling-b 

  • 11 Important Database designing rules:

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/shivprasadk/11-important-database-designing-rules/

  • What AnyCPU Really Means As Of .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11

http://dotnet.dzone.com/articles/what-anycpu-really-means-net

  • Future of Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server Storage Basics

‘must-read’ resources for every SQL Server developer and DBA.

http://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/28/posts/13299/sql-server-storage-basics.aspx 

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/NETVersioningAndMultiTargetingNET45IsAnInplaceUpgradeToNET40.aspx

http://mashable.com/2012/03/26/free-html5-website-builder/

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