Monday, June 21, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools

Here are few features I liked from the VS 2010 Power Tools released last week :

Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools

  • Close button in tab as well
  • Pinned Tabs
  • Searchable Add Reference Dialog
  • Triple Click to select a line
  • Align Assignments (Ctrl + Alt + ] )



Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools

  • Sandbox Visual Webpart

(Although there are few limitations which are mentioned in the tool description tab here)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zion Rebuild . . . . . . . . Again !!!

Right from the RFP meetings to the daily scrums and the final PROD release calls/emails, it has been a tremendously exciting journey once again with this project. I am immensely happy to announce the launch of our new SharePoint site:

The entire team learnt & applied a ton of exciting stuff in SharePoint 2010 including :

  • LIVE ID Integration with SharePoint 2010
  • 2010 Media Player Integration
  • Localization using Variations + lots of Hack
  • [PageQueryString] in Content Query Webparts
  • SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio 2010
  • Caching API’s for accessing SharePoint List Data
  • Bing Maps Geo-code service
  • HTML Compliance / Accessibility standards
  • jQuery


SharePoint 2010 is a huge successor of 2007 and since last 1 year I have been enjoying more and more working on this product . . . . . .

Thursday, March 18, 2010

First Look at Windows Phone Developer Tools (CTP)

I just downloaded the Windows Phone Developer Tools and tried the Code Samples on my Windows 7 PDC Laptop. Here are few snapshots of the emulator:



If you want to get your hands more dirty than here is the Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Look at IE9 – GPU-powered HTML5 graphics

IE9 Developer Platform Preview :



Border Radius


T-Shirt Designer




Business Charts





Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Branding

Just saw these interesting Tips from Randy Drisgrill on branding SharePoint 2010 sites and also a Starter Master Page for SharePoint 2010, with all the detailed comments to understand each and every section of the 2010 Master page. . . . .

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Diving & Exploration

I was busy with PDC so this post is coming a bit late. Here are some of the gems that I had explored lastly: