Value of Knowledge

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Career Advice | Visual Studio - (0 Comments)
A giant ship engine failed. The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine.Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young.He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. 

Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. 

After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something.Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! 

A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.“What?!” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!”So they wrote to the old man saying, “Please send us an itemized bill.” 

The man sent a bill that read: 

Tapping with a hammer…… …… ……… $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap……… …… ……… $ 9,998.00 

Moral :- Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference! Keep studying hard. Don’t give up!


Microsoft just introduced a new certification track MTA, Microsoft Technology Associate.
This is designed for the people who are seeking an entry point into the Microsoft technology world.

This track has exams especially designed for topics like:
  • .NET Fundamentals
  • Windows Development Fundamentals
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals


These exams will establish  a solid base for new Microsoft technology aspirants to become MCTS or MCSD certified later on.

An already experienced developer/professional in Microsoft Technologies, does need to earn this MTA exam, but having one won’t hurt, as all that matters is Rock Solid Fundamentals.


Where your data lives on Azure

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Azure - (0 Comments)

Data on Azure lives in PODs (Performance Optimized Data-center) and these PODs are securely placed in various Microsoft Data centers.

Microsoft have multiple data-centers located in USA (Chicago & San Antonio), Europe (Dublin & Amsterdam) and in Asia (Singapore & Hongkong)

These Data-centers are huge in size anywhere from 300,000 sq ft to 470,000 sqft or more.


Motivation Behind the term Azure

April 8th, 2010 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Azure - (0 Comments)

Windows Azure is Cloud computing technology from Microsoft.

Azure is the term which is also considered as a synonym for “blue color“, Azure alsos refers to a bright blue color, resembling the sky like it apperass on a bright and clear day.


Microsoft has launched its new search engine which will replace

Journey through .NET 1.0 to .NET 3.5

January 10th, 2008 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in .NET - (0 Comments)

.NET Framework has covered long path and .NET 3.5 is available for developers. In the similar fashion Visual Studio 2008 has also been developed each time to accompany the newly developed .NET Framerowk version.

Lets understand about these evolution of various .NET Framework versions and Visual Studio suite.

.NET Framework –|—Year—-|—CLR—|——-Supported VS
.NET 1.0 ————-2001——-1.0.3705——Visual Studio 2002(Rainer)
.NET 1.1————–2002——-1.1.4322——Visual Studio 2003(Everett)
.NET 2.0————-2005——-2.0.50727—-Visual Studio 2005(Whidbey)
.NET 3.0————-2006——-2.0.50727—-VS 2005 extensions for.NET 3.0
.NET 3.5————-2008——-2.0.50727—-Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas)

.NET 3.0 comes with following brand new features:
* WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation)
* WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)
* WWF or WF(Windows Workflow Foundation)
*WC (Windows Cardspace)

.NET 3.5 comes with following brand new features:
*LINQ (Language Integrated Query)
*ADO .NET 3.5 with Entity Framework
*ASP.NET 3.5

In Defence of Books

April 6th, 2007 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Career Advice - (0 Comments)

I love reading books and I am a bibliophile (great lover of books). I have also noticed that many IT profesionals don’t like reading books as they have someone who does all the work for them, and provides direct solutions, so they do not need to put long hours in reading and learning; thanks to 🙁

But I am feeling that in order to grow someone has to learn constantly and books are the best medium to do so.

I came across a link which contains an article about “In Defence of Books” and this article is written by Douglas Reilly, he himself has shared his experience about books in the article.

This article talks about that why software professionals need books 🙂

Please read Somasegar’s blog where he talked about the past 10 years and how Visual Studio has evolved.

Father of C#

January 26th, 2005 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in C# - (0 Comments)

Name: Anders Hejlsberg

Designation: Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and chief architect of C#.

* He is one of the most successful developers in the IT cosmos in recent times.
* He stands among one of the Borland Corporation’s first employees.
* He was the original author of Turbo Pascal.
* He worked as the chief architect of the Delphi product line.

At Microsoft:
In 1996 he joined Microsoft, and played a pivotal role in the development
and design of Visual J++ and the Windows Foundation Classes.
Then he worked on COM+, followed by the VS.NET Framework team.

Over the past 5 years, as one of only 20 Distinguished Engineers at Microsoft, he has distinguished himself still further, as the brains behind the creation of C# the first component-oriented programming language in the C and C++ family to combine the power of those languages with the functional ease of modern, rapid application development tools. Anders, who is Danish, originally studied engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.