Back to blogging

For almost three years I have not used this space for sharing my thoughts on technology. I could not do this for various reasons. In a span of three years lot has happened in my professional life and I’ve switched planes and nowadays I’ve diversified myself by exploring into open source technologies as well. We live an interesting time where we see a tremendous explosion in new technologies especially Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning etc. I will be sharing my experiences on what i work and learn from a developer standpoint. Stay tuned !!!

Largest collection of free Microsoft eBooks

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server can be downloaded here in the msdn blog.

I’d like to thank Eric Ligman for collating this and publishing this in MSDN blog.


Book Review – SharePoint 2013 Planet of the Apps 2.0

I had a chance to read the book titled ‘SharePoint 2013 Planet of the Apps 2.0’ by Sahil Malik, SharePoint MVP and renowned technology expert. I bought the paperback edition of the book from few weeks back. The whole idea of buying a book on SharePoint 2013 App model was to have a single reference (one stop shop) for me to ramp up myself on SharePoint 2013 App Model. I’d say that this book has not let me down after purchasing it. Though the book is thin, it’s a well written book by Sahil Malik. The writing style is more of a class-room trainer narration style, which I like very much and keeps reader awake without getting bored. It also helped me to read the book within a day. The technical information presented in this book is very accurate (as per the pre-release SP 2013 timeframe). Personally, I like the following topics in the book, because of the way it is narrated and explained.

  • App Only Permission Policies
  • On the fly Permissions
  • Azure ACS and SharePoint Authentication Dance
  • S2S and SharePoint Authentication Dance
  • Cross Domain Security – Client Side Only


Import MS Project 2010 plan to Project Server

This article will cover the steps required to import the Project Plan created in MS Project 2010 to the Project Server (Project Web Access). This assumes that you’ve already established a connectivity to the Project Server through File –> Info –> Manage Accounts –> Add


Now let’s add an option in the Ribbon Control to enable upload the project plan to Project Server

File –> Options –> Customize Ribon

Under Main Tabs –> Project –> Create a a new group pressing ‘New Group’ button

On the left side –> Choose commands from –> Select ‘Import Project to Enterprise’


Now you’ll get to see an option called ‘Import Project to Enterprise’ under Projects in Ribbon.

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Microsoft MVP Lunch Hour Session on Sep 18

I’m conducting a session for the South Asia Microsoft MVP Lunch Hour series  on Microsoft events online platform (

The topic is ‘SharePoint 2013 Remote Event Receivers” and it will be a Level 300 session. The event date is 18’th September 2013.

If you are interested, please register it in the below link

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Microsoft MVP 2012

Year 2012 is off to a great start. Received my MVP renewal.

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SharePoint Server technical communities during the past year.


Technical Review for MSDN articles

I had a chance to perform technical review for the following 12 MSDN articles. It gives a good satisfaction, when the reviewed articles are published.

SharePoint Webcasts for January 2011

I tried to collate the list of SharePoint web casts that are scheduled for January 2011. They are listed below :-

1. How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle

1/6/2011 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

2. How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle

1/20/2011 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

3. MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: SharePoint Online – Developing Solutions for the Cloud (Level 200)

1/11/2011 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

4. TechNet Webcast: Search-Driven Internet Sites: Increase Relevancy, Lower Overall Costs (Level 200)

1/11/2011 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

5. Business Insights Webcast: Search and Community Experiences with SharePoint Server for Internet Sites (Level 100)

1/19/2011 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

6. MSDN Simulcast Event: SharePoint FireStarter

1/27/2011 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

7. TechNet Webcast: Using Office and SharePoint to Take Control of Marketing Spend and ROI (Level 100)

1/25/2011 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

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