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Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011

July 28, 2011 4 comments


I am happy to share everyone that I have been awarded Microsoft Community Contributor Award for 2011.

I am so proud that Microsoft has recognized my contribution to the community and I am really proud to be a member of SQL Server and SQL Azure community.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support on this !!!

Please see the below email which I received from Microsoft


NJSQL Presentation Slides

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Today I presented “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group (NJSQL)

For more information about the presentation visit

I have attached my powerpoint deck to this post so that you can get the links and references that I presented

Be sure to click on the Download Slides link to download the slides.

Please post your comments and questions !!!

Presenting “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I will be presenting at New Jersey SQL Server User Group


Set Focus
4 Century Drive
Parsippany , NJ, 07054, U.S.A

Meeting Time: 6:30 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST

Session Title: “Migrating Data to SQL Azure”

Session Synopsis:

Migrating on-premise data to SQL Azure and vice versa is one of the new challenge for Database Developers and Administrators.

This session demonstrates what data can be moved to SQL Azure and how easily we can migrate data from On Premise SQL Server to SQL Azure and also from other Heterogeneous database environments.

This session includes live demonstrations using SQL Azure DAC Import Framework tools, SQL Server/Azure Migration Tools and will be highly interactive session.

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I will post the presentation slides tomorrow after the meeting

Microsoft Officially Previews Windows 8 in D9 Conference

June 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Building “Windows 8”

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Tech.Ed 2011 Session Videos available online

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Tech.Ed 2011 Session Videos available online for all sessions are available online from

And also from 

Channel 9 has the advantage of downloading the videos as MP4 or WMV.

If you are planning to download multiple videos, the following Silverlight tool will be helpful 

Thanks Yuriy Lyeshchenko for putting together this wonderful download tool !!!

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Tech.Ed North America 2011–Marvelous Event’ Trip Report

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Tech.Ed started on May 16th, 2011 and over on May 19, 2011 and overall experience was really interesting, awesome. I was expecting lot of sessions on SQL Server “Denali” and SQL Azure and my expectations were met.

Day-Long Bus service from Hotels to Conference center, Vendor Expo, Numerous sessions, Hands on labs, Totally Excellent !!!

I am putting up this post to share my experiences and the sessions I attended in Tech.Ed 2011, Most of the sessions are available online at Channel 9 for viewing at no cost and also available for download (MP4, WMV, High Quality WMV)

To easily download the videos which you want, you can use this nice Silverlight tool available in (Thanks to Yuriy Lyeshchenko for putting together this nice useful tool)

Day 1:

Tech-Ed kicked off with great opening Key note session by Robert Wahbe and Jason Zander – View Online

Foundational Session – The Microsoft Web Platform – View Online

Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named "Denali" Always On Series,Part 1: Introducing the Next Generation High Availability Solution – View Online

Building Scalable Database Solutions Using Microsoft SQL Azure Database Federations – View Online

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server Developer Tools,Code-Named "Juneau": An Introduction to Doing Database Development in a Modern Way – View Online

Services Made Easy with WCF 4,Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Server AppFabric – View Online

I got the wonderful chance to meet Eric Hanson in person and had lunch with him and discussed about Column Store Indexes, OPTION RECOMPILE and other performance tuning suggestions for data warehouse related topics.

The Vendor Reception in the evening was awesome, able to meet the Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Azure team members in person and discuss with them.

Day 2:

ColumnStore Indexes Unveiled – View Online

The Future of Parallel Programming in the Microsoft .NET Framework – View Online

What’s New in Manageability for Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named "Denali" – View Online

Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus: New Capabilities – View Online

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 for Developers – View Online

After the last session, I went to Hand On Lab center and attended the SQL Server “Denali” – Juneau lab

Day 3:

HTML5 and CSS3 Techniques You Can Use Today – View Online

NuGet: Microsoft .NET Package Management for the Enterprise – View Online

Demystifying Debugging with Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate and IntelliTrace – View Online

Extending Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Applications – View Online

Apart from the above break out session, I attended a Interactive Session “What to Use and When”, the session is about what business intelligence tool to use and when to use (PowerPivot, PowerPoint,  Report Builder, BIDS, SharePoint, PerformancePoint, Excel and Excel Services)

I also attended the Tech.Ed 2011 Focus Group Panel discussion to give feedback about Tech.Ed 2011 conducted by Mind Wave Research group on behalf of Microsoft

Day 4:

Using Microsoft SQL Azure with On-Premises Data: Migration and Synchronization Strategies and Practices – View Online

Microsoft Visual Studio IDE Futures – View Online

Busy Microsoft .NET Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft Cloud – View Online

After I attended a wonderful Interactive Session “Ask Scott Hanselman”, unfortunately this session is not available online.

In the evening, We had a wonderful Closing Party at Atlanta Aquarium and World of Coco Cola

Whole TechEd  Experience is unforgettable…Count down already started for Tech.Ed 2012 in Orlando, FL (June 11 – 14, 2012)

Attending Tech.Ed 2011

May 14, 2011 Leave a comment

TechEd 2011 - I'm Attending I am travelling to Atlanta, GA for attending Tech.Ed 2011.

I think this as a great opportunity to meet Microsoft Gurus and Product Teams and attend various Hand On Labs on new products.

The 19th annual Microsoft Tech·Ed North America conference provides developers and IT professionals the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions and services.

Tech.Ed 2011 is Four day event at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tech.Ed 2011 offers variety of tracks. My Interests are on SQL Server / Azure tracks, Visual Studio Development tracks.

I am so excited about the attending the SQL Server “Denali” and SQL Azure federations sessions.

I will be blogging in detail about the sessions I attended after my trip from Atlanta.

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