Introduction to Cloud Patterns for Enterprise Apps

The Azure Weekly runs every Tuesday as Microsoft UK initiative and is aimed at the techie who has not yet had any/much exposure to Azure but who just wants a leg-up to get started. This is a more practically focused session than a theoretical/architectural session. On January 27th, 2015 12:30-14:00 (UK time zone), I will […]

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award – 2015

2014 was an amazing year for me. At work – achieved some amazing milestones with a high team morale; at home – saw my son grow from a crawling baby to a swift wizard; and as a hobbyist – delivered over 9 sessions in global forums, judged Imagine Cup, blogged on various aspects of development, […]

Thoughts from Imagine Cup Innovation Judge

I just completed going through dozens of applications for Imagine Cup 2015 Blueprint Innovation Challenge as a judge. Judging these applications from participants across the globe requires attention, articulation and grasping of the ideas in a very short period of time. I said “short period” because every team has put a lot of effort in […]

Migrating from SVN to GitHub

For those who are following my posts and my open source work, might have found that I’ve started adopting GitHub for KonfDB and my blog samples. So I thought of moving my open source tools from CodePlex to GitHub so that I can centralize my code. So here I go with what anybody would do […]

Porting a .NET Console App to run on Linux

With .NET 2015, as we know .NET has provided first-class cross-platform support. So if you have a Linux or Mac environment, you could run a ASP.NET website in less than 10 minutes. Of course, you would need to do one-time setup which may take anything between 45-60 minutes. But I am sure we will get […]

Shell Script to setup .NET on Linux

If you are scared by the tedious process of setting up Mono, KVM and KRE on Linux or are not aware of how to get started with it, here is your lifesaver – a single Shell script that can do magic for you.  You don’t need to know anything special to run this.  All you need is […]

Hosting your ASP.NET application on Azure Linux Hosting

Now that ASP.NET 5.0 (vNext) runs on .NET 2015 – a cross platform version of .NET – it is worthwhile hosting your web applications on Linux. So let’s get started Procuring a Linux VM I chose procuring a Linux VM using my Azure Subscription and I quickly spawned a Standard Ubuntu server. Now what you […]

Speaker for C# 6.0 session organized by Microsoft

Welcome and Introductory Meetup Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM SGT Location:  22CF12, Level 22, Microsoft Singapore, Singapore 018989 One Marina Boulevard, Singapore Organizer: Riza Marhaban, Microsoft Singapore Pte. Ltd. First time meetup and introductory. We also are going to talk about “The Future of .NET”, what is new in .NET, etc. Agenda […]

Launching Microsoft File Transfer Manager manually

Microsoft File Transfer Manager is a wonderful tool to download ISO images and large packages from MSDN. You can suspend downloads when you are on low-bandwidth and resume them later and still be able to download from MSDN without having logging in again.  However, in Windows 8.1 you can’t search for the Microsoft File Transfer […]