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Monthly Summary - January 2012

Here comes the “Monthly Summary” of January 2012. During January 2012, I have published 16 blog posts with mix of mood. In this post, sharing all the posts in category wise sorted for you, so that, you can find them easily from here.

 

January was a great month for me. Celebrated 1 yr. of silverlight-zone.com. My Telerik and Codeproject MVP awards were renewed in this month. Also, I had a chance to visit Florida to attend the Telerik Influencers Summit. It was a hectic time at the end of the month.



Data Compression in SQL Server 2008 - Guest Post by Joydeep Das

This is another small guest post on SQL Server submitted by Joydeep Das. In the previous post, he described about "Join Hint in SQL".

In this post, he will guide you to illustrate the concepts of Database Compression on SQL Server 2008. It is the concepts behind the compression only. For details level of learning you need to follow the MSDN or any MS Notes.

Read more to understand the concept from Joydeep and don’t forget to ask your SQL Queries in the comments section.

Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 15-January-2012 to 21-January-2012

Here comes the weekly Silverlight-Zone digest for the week 15th January 2012 to 21st January 2012. This week major posts were on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.

Popular posts were from Christine L., who showcased "Water ScrollViewer", a must read if you didn't yet read; followed by Steve Adey, Stephan Wick, @dotMorten and @mbcrump. Read the complete post to find out the popular 5's and links towards the daily news digest, if you missed any one issue, you can get it here.


How to host a Silverlight Application using JavaScript?

We all know the process to embed a Silverlight application inside a Webpage using div and object tag. When we create a new Silverlight application project, those tags automatically generates by the IDE inside the html and aspx pages.

In many cases we need to dynamically add the Silverlight application inside a webpage. In this post, we will learn the process to host it using JavaScript. Looks interesting? Read to know more.

PUG Presents 4 days WP7 Development Training Program

Pune User Group in association with Microsoft is hosting a 4 days FREE training program for technology professionals in Pune. In this training program, attendees will learn about application development for Microsoft Windows Phone devices.

Registration for this training program is absolutely FREE for any technology professional, who wants to learn Windows Phone Application Development. Continue reading this post to know more about this program, session agenda and venue details. At the end, submit 3 applications and claim your FREE Windows Phone 7 device. See you all there.

Review Report: 70-515 Exam .NET 4.0 Preparation Kit from uCertify

Few days ago, I received an offer from uCertify to review their Exam Preparation Kit and then I started reviewing 70-515 Exam .NET 4.0 Preparation Kit (PrepKit) from uCertify. In the previous post “I am reviewing 70-515 Exam .NET 4.0 Preparation Kit from uCertify” I shared few information about the product and informed that, I will share in-depth report after the review period.

 

Today in this blog post, I am sharing the complete review report of the Preparation Kit. Read how it will help you to prepare yourself for the Exam. Also, there is a contest available for you. Participate in the contest to win a Free License from me.



Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 08-January-2012 to 14-January-2012

Here comes the weekly news digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. We submitted around 60 new links during 8th January 2012 to 14th January 2012 in our Silverlight or WP7 portal.

 

Read more to find out which are the top 5 posts of the week. Also sharing the daily digest links at the end of this post.


Join Hint in SQL - Guest Post by Joydeep Das

This is a small guest post on SQL Server submitted by one of my friend Joydeep Das. In this post, he will guide you to understand the basics of Join hint and when to use that.

 

He will also guide you on various types of Join hint used in SQL Server with algorithm and code example. So, why are you waiting for? Read more to understand the concept from Joydeep and don’t forget to ask your SQL Queries in the comments section.


WP7 Tips: How to Unpin an Application from the Start Screen?

Few days ago, I started with the Windows Phone 7 tips and published a post on “How to Pin an Application to the Start Screen?” where we demonstrated how to pin an application for easy access.

 

Today in this post, we will learn how to unpin the pinned application from Windows Phone 7 start screen. So, read on to learn it. Again, this is a beginner level tips & tricks to start with Windows Phone 7 device.


Rewarded as Codeproject MVP 2012

Yippee!!! That’s a very good mail came up in my inbox late night which I read just now in the morning. Yes, I have been re-awarded as Codeproject MVP 2012 for my contribution towards the Codeproject portal. This is the 2nd continuous year when I received this award.

 

My sincere thanks to all my friends, GIT members of Codeproject for their continuous support through out the year. Also my sincere thanks to my parents. Without those it was very tough to achieve.


Presented “LightSwitch for Business Application Development” in Microsoft Monday

It was an awesome moment to speak at “Microsoft Monday” today. I delivered one hour session on “LightSwitch for Business Application Development” in front of a great people of Mahindra Satyam.

 

In this blog post, I am going to share the slides that I used in the presentation. Those who participated and/or didn’t get chance to attend it, can go through the slides from here for reference.


 
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