May 2010 - Posts

Firstly, I would Like to express my Heart felt thanks to Mr. Vinod Kumar, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft for sharing his knowledge about using shortcuts to some of the things like drawing tables etc in a Developers Meet - Acad Dev Con'09 that took place in PESIT during the year 2009.


+-----+----------------+------------+ and then press enter (this will create a table with one row and 3 column as displayed below)


Increase Row ???

(Press Tab keeping the cursor at the last column)

Draw Lines:



(3 Underscore to draw a bold line)

(3 minus to draw a single line)


(3 equals symbol to draw a double line)

Adding Symbols:

© - open (followed by C and then followed by)

® - open (followed by R and then followed by)

TM - open (followed by TM and then followed by)

Working with Font Size:

Ctrl key + { - Increase font Size by 1

Ctrl key + } - decrease font Size by 1

Applying Styles :

Heading 1 - ctrl key + alt key + 1

Heading 2 - ctrl key + alt key + 2

Heading 3 - ctrl key + alt key + 3

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What is Iron Python?

 Iron Python is Microsoft's implementation of the Python Language using the .NET Technology. Its a powerful and easy to learn.

Basics of Iron Python:

This is the welcome screen when you load the IPY Console


 Iron Python interprets the codes line by line and hence it'll take couple of min between execution of each statements.


Lets see how IPY displays a text :


The Syntax is print text_here. For example, here i'm displaying Hello. The syntax for it is print "Hello". 

 Lets see how IPY does swapping of 2 number:


In IPY, there are no concepts of arrays etc. All you have is something called Lists. This List can contain anything ie: numbers, characters, strings, etc TOGETHER :) :)

Syntax for declaring a list is:


In the above program, i've declared 2 variables and b with the following contents:



Now, the big job of swapping :(  .. 

We break our head in figuring how should we use the function for swapping - either by passing values or by passing address. Well, all I can say is IPY makes life easy :) :) 

All u need to do is :


and your swapping is done :) :)

now when you give print a and print b u'll find that swapping is complete :) :)


There are a lot of things that you can do using IPY. I'll shortly upload more examples in IPY.

You can visit This Link for downloading the IPY setup file. Keep checking the link for downloading the IPY extension for VS 2010 :) :)

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What is MVP Award?

The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing their real world expertise with users and Microsoft. MVPs are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. Microsoft MVPs form a highly select group of experts, representing the technical community?s best and brightest. They share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.

How to apply?

The nomination Program runs all over the year(once in every three months). Make yourself active in Community activities, Tech Blogs, Take sessions, help the community, etc. Fill in the Nomination form that is available in the Microsoft MVP Official Site and send it to


For more details regarding MVP Award Visit:

Microsoft MVP Official Site - Click Here

msigeek Blog Post - Click Here


Good Luck for becoming MVP :) :)

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 Who said Microsoft is not into Opensource ?? :) :)

 In the year 2006 (as far as i know .. ) Microsoft Research Team announced an opensource project - Singularity OS. When it was released, the functionality was similar to MS-DOS ..

Singularity was completely coded using C#.NET and the code is available for download.


To Know More about Singularity - Click Here

To start developing on Singularity - Click Here

 Four teams of Microsoft Certified Professionals are revving their engines! From June 1 through June 4, 2010, they’ll race from Washington D.C. to TechEd 2010 in New Orleans, where the winning team will award a $10,000 check to the charity of their choice.

Along the way, they’ll overcome challenges and help local non-profits. But they need your help: pick your favorite team, join their virtual Pit Crew, and help them meet the challenges they’ll face during the race by solving on-line challenges to earn points for your team. It’s your opportunity to help four great causes in a way that only MCPs can!

NPower, a non-profit organization that matches technical volunteers with local non-profits requiring technical support, will match each team with a local non-profit in need of assistance on a specific project. Teams will not be aware of their objectives for the day until their morning meeting with David Elfassy, the IT Grand Prix host.

I had been trying to learn more about Photosynth and still there are many things to learn ... :( :)

What is Photosynth?

The Official Defn By Microsoft Research Team:

Photosynth takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in.

Different than static photos and video, Photosynth allows you to explore details of places, objects, and events unlike any other media. You can’t stop video, move around and zoom in to check out the smallest details, but with Photosynth you can. And you can’t look at a photo gallery and immediately see the spatial relation between the photos, but with Photosynth you can.



What Photosynth basically do is, it analyze the set of photos that you select, arranges them with the common overlapping area between the photos and creates a Panoramic View of the images !!!


Sounds Interesting??? Want to see a demo?? Want to try ur hands on it??


Visit - Photosynth Official Site

Happy Synthing :) :) :)


Sample from My Synths :) :) - My College Front View -  Indo-US Center


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Hi All,


I dunno hw many of u know abt this but let me jus tell :) If u have known then its gud, else u had known sumthing gud :) :)


On 18 March, 2010 Microsoft told that in Windows 7, for running XP Mode, U no longer need Hardware virtualization enabled :) :) . All u need is to install the patch that has been released and u r ready to go fr using XP Mode :) :) .. I have tried it out and its working super awesome fr me :) :) ..

Here's the link fr downloading the patch Click Here  ..

And yeah U should have the prerequisites for using XP Mode should be satisfied :) ;)


Need More info ??? Visit msigeek's Windows XP Mode Post .. :)