10 Reasons to Move to Windows Azure

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and Infrastructure. There are numerous benefits to move to cloud. Below are the top 10 Reasons to Move to Windows Azure that I can remember… 1. Scalability: Business often finds it difficult to prepare for the demand, it either invests too much in the resources and incurs loss due…

A Developer in a Test Role!

Are you one of those who think about themselves as a Dev Engineer by blood and never a Test Engineer? I would definitely answer this question as Yes! I am a kind of person who loves to be a Developer and never imagined about doing a test role. I joined Microsoft as a MACH Hire…

SQL Server 2008 R2 Remote Connection

Below are the steps to enable Remote Connection on SQL Server 2008 R2. (I am referring to the UI of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio) 1. In Server Properties > Security, set the Server Authentication to “SQL Server and Windows Authentication Mode”  2. In Server Properties > Connections, check the checkbox “Allow remote connections to…

My Journey to Microsoft

Hello friends. I still pinch myself once in a while to check if it is a dream and will do till my first day at Microsoft :p. But then I support the reality with efforts that I have devoted towards technology in last 6 years and think this outcome was expected, nothing surprising. Let me…

Finding Duplicate Files in .NET

Finding if two files are exactly same is very easy in .NET. We use hash functions to check if two files are exactly same. Hash functions are algorithms that compute a hash value or checksum or digest. Hash functions always return distinct computed values for different data/parameters and same computed value every time for same…

Interesting Facts about Windows and Microsoft

Folders With Special Names:Did you ever try creating CON folder in windows. You can’t create it, windows doesn’t allow. In fact windows doesn’t allow creating folders named CON, PRN, NUL, AUX, CLOCK$, LPT0 to LPT9, COM0 to COM9. The reason behind this is that all these names have been used within the operating system for…

Blogging For Beginners

Hello friends, I had started this blog on 10th October ‘10, i.e., 101010 :). If you are new to blogging and wish to start your own, then this is for you. On the eve of first anniversary of my blog, I would like to share with you “What is Blogging?” and my experience of blogging for one year. Blogging…

First Webpage on the Internet

Ever imagined what was the first website on the internet? when it was? Its been 20 years (as on 6th Aug 2011) since the first ever website was hosted and an era of www started. The first ever web page was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.  Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website at CERN. The web-server was running a…

Email Verification for Newsletters, Mailing Lists in ASP.NET

It is very important to verify an email id when subscribing for newsletters, mailing lists, etc. If you don’t verify email id, you could end up with many dead email ids. So the process of subscribing for newsletters, mailing lists should include email verification. You can do it as following…. Verify email id using regular…

Get old Facebook Chat Back

Yes, its true, you can get back your old Facebook chat back. Facebook users are unhappy with the new chat style, which doesn’t have a scrollbar and hence we cannot see all online friends. A little bit of tweaking and then you can get old Facebook Chat Back. I found a script online which turns…