TechDays 2013 in Hyderabad

This TechDays is exclusively for developers, where the attendees get to be a part of Technical and Coding Sessions. It will be a unique opportunity for you to learn the design/technical tenets in building an ‘Immersive Windows 8’ App. During the event, we will take you through a series of activities to help you complete your very own compelling and immersive Windows 8 App, by offering guidance on creative and technical design.

Date: January 09, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Hotel Katriya #8
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda
Hyderabad-500 082


Time Details
08:30 am – 10:00 am Registration
10:00 am – 10:30 am Opening Keynote
10:30 am – 10:45 am Tea Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am Platform for Windows Store Apps
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Designing Windows Store Apps
12:15 pm – 01:00 pm Windows Store Apps for .NET developers
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 02:30 pm Moving the web forward with Internet Explorer 10
02:30 pm – 03:15 pm What’s new in WP8: Developers perspective
03:15 pm – 04:00 pm Windows 8 Connectathon with Windows Azure Mobile Services
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Things to consider while porting WP7 apps to WP8
05:00 pm – 05:45 pm Managing the Modern Application Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2012
06:00 pm – 11:00 pm Appfest

NOTE: You should be working on your Windows 8 App to participate in this event.
Please submit your App idea @
For more details, visit TechDays website

Windows 8 Camp at Hyderabad

Microsoft is looking-out for apps that can find a place in ‘Windows 8 Store’ in India and conducting Windows 8 Camps to a chosen set of developers. On Windows 8, it’s all about the experience and the apps are a means to enthrall the consumers. This is a unique opportunity to learn the design and technical tenets of building a Metro Style App and build & showcase your ideas via apps to a global audience.

Windows 8 Camp will be executed in a structured fashion with an intent to share exclusive content related to Metro Style App development on Windows 8. On being selected for the Windows 8 Camp, the developers will be trained through a series of activities to help them create compelling and immersive Metro Style Apps. You will be helped with a mass knowledge on Windows 8, offer guidance on creative and technical design while you take up the task of building an app.


This is a limited capacity and invite only event. To participate in this event and Hackathon, please register and submit your app idea on the Windows 8 Camp Website. Individual invitations will be sent out as confirmation for participation for selected candidates. This event unifies best of the ideas coupled with charter  to drive quality apps for Windows 8 Store. So do not miss the opportunity to be there.

 Register @

Date: March 2-3, 2012


The Park Hyderabad,
22, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda,

NOTE: The invitation to the camp is by invite only. The shortlisted nominees will be soon  sent details for the pre-camp session.

Microsoft PDC10 Live Stream

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. Leading-edge developers and architects gather to hear about the next generation of Microsoft developer technologies – this year will be no exception. PDC isn’t only about content and sessions – it’s an opportunity for you to talk with and have your questions answered by the people who work with the technologies and who can help you plan the features and architecture to support your business goals.


You can register for the event using the following link.




Date: 29 October, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 06:30 PM IST (GMT+5:30)


This year, Microsoft-India would be hosting live the Keynote of PDC10 at 4 Microsoft Campuses – Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad & Mumbai. These invite-only events will be attended by 10-15 Microsoft Executives and Technology Evangelists, and 20-25 Community and Industry Influencers at each location.

Got an Invitation from Microsoft to attend the event today at 7.30 PM at Microsot IDC, Hyderabad. The schedule of that event is as follows.

Timing Agenda Presenter
07:30pm-08:00pm Onsite Registration
08:00pm-09:00pm Networking Dinner
09:00pm-09:30pm Event Introduction & Welcome Note IDC Exec
09:30pm-11:30pm PDC10 Keynote LIVE (Streamed from PDC10 – Redmond, USA) Steve Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation


Community Tech Days @ Hyderbad Rocked!!!

The day started a bit early today as we have to present a small session at Community Tech Days @ Hyderabad which was confirmed today itself.
The event went very well, over 200 attendees have attended the event. Speakers from various states came to Hyderabad to attend the event.
I first met Harish Ranganathan, my favorite evangelist just after entering the hall.
Hima Bindu delivered the first session on Web Development Enhancements in VS 2010 which was very interactive and informative, explained about the enhancements in VS 2010 in the Web Development domain. Next Arun Ganesh spoke on WCF – A Developer’s Perspective, which pulled out some interesting points on WCF. After this, we got a chance to give out our mini session on Hyderabad Techies. 🙂
It was really a great experience to stand infront of Tech Don’s and deliver a session (especially for a guy like me). That’s why, I was a bit tensed in the beginning, but covered later 🙂
We got many appreciations and compliments from some great people over there (both personally and regarding Hyderabad Techies).

Next sessions are IT Pro realted. Didn’t expect many developers to these sessions as it is for administrators ans IT Pros’. But, to our surprise, there are more number of developers than administrators.
Hariveer and Muqeet delivered the sessions on VS Lab Management 2010 and IIS 7.5 for Administrators.

The last but not least is Windows 7 – Core OS Enhancements and how it would matter our Applications by Vijay Raj. (I was scared after reading this big title at first). At first, I thought that it was some thing like promotion to Windows 7. But, it is not! The session went in a rational manner describing the facts of Windows 7 and its development. This was the most jovial and fun-filled session of all the sesions in the event. We really enjoyed the session like anything. The way he explained and the examples he used to describe was very funny.
I really had a great time with Vijay today, both before and after his session.

Today is a most memorable day in my life which I would never forget in my life. I am very happy and proud to be a part of the Event.
Looking forward for the next CTD…

Community Tech Days in Hyderabad

Community Tech Days - Hyderabad

Good to see that the dates for the Community Tech Days have been confirmed.
It’s now set for 24th January at Microsoft IDC in Hyderabad.
The event has a great line up of sessions and speakers, and its a nice opportunity for developers and IT Pros to know about the enhancements in Microsoft technologies right from Microsoft and other experts too.
This event is FREE of cost. You can register for the In-Person Event here.
If it is not possible for you to come the the venue, don’t worry… there is a LIVE  of the Event. You can view the sessions right from your work station. Here is the link to register for Online Event.
I’d recommend the event, especially if you want to get up to speed on enhancements in Microsoft and .NET related.

More details @