Tuesday, July 18, 2006

All about Garbage Collection

These are some of the very useful links about garbage collection.

Enjoy !!!

Jeffrey Richer on MSDN – Garbage Collection

Part 1- http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/1100/GCI/default.aspx

Part 2 -http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/1200/GCI2/

Maoni's WebLog

Using GC Efficiently – Part 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/maoni/archive/2004/06/15/156626.aspx

Using GC Efficiently – Part 2 http://blogs.msdn.com/maoni/archive/2004/09/25/234273.aspx

Using GC Efficiently – Part 3 http://blogs.msdn.com/maoni/archive/2004/12/19/327149.aspx

Using GC Efficiently – Part 4 http://blogs.msdn.com/maoni/archive/2005/05/06/415296.aspx

Monday, July 17, 2006

Career Development: Attending Conferences

This is excerpt from one of the article on simple-talk.com talking briefly about a few good conferences and what to expect from each of them.

Which Conference?

As soon as conference season starts, I receive advertisements and emails for numerous conferences. The ones I choose to attend are simply the ones that most closely match my current needs. For broad coverage of all aspects of Microsoft development, Tech Ed , or the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) are probably the conferences to attend. PDC is more future-oriented and happens only when Microsoft has new technology to announce, whereas Tech Ed focuses more on shipping technology. If you work extensively with Visual Studio, then VSLive is an obvious choice. Similarly, SQL PASS is good option for SQL Server developers and DBAs.

However, if you have very specific requirements then a more specialized conference may be a better bet. For example, I work on a number of systems that target the Pocket PC and, as such, will be attending the Microsoft Mobilized and Embedded Developers Conference in May. The MIX conference in March interests me because this is the Microsoft oriented conference that will focus on what is often called Web 2.0. I write about and use ASP.NET for my development, and things like IE7 and Atlas need to be a part of the Web sites I will be doing in the next couple of years.

I would be remiss if I did not also mention the Code Camp conferences. These are always free and always held outside of normal work hours. Since my blog post in 2003, Code Camp has become a viable option for people who do feel that conferences cost too much or take you away from your job for too long. For many people, especially those just starting out or with fairly general needs, Code Camps are a wonderful way to get the conference experience with limited, or possibly even no cost (presuming that there is a Code Camp close enough to you that you do not need a hotel).

In a similar vein, user groups offer single evening a month chances to get some of the benefits of a conference, with generally a single session, but lots of chance to network. My local .NET user group occasionally has "Geek Dinners," where there is no technical content, just networking while eating good food.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

MS Desktop Search : Soft way to force restart :)

I used to get reminders from Office 12 to download Microsoft Desktop Search, whenever I open my Outlook. After quite a lot of reminders, I finally thought … lets download and give it a try.
This is final screen of the installation process asking if I want to restart my comp now or later by checking on the given check box. But check box is already disabled. Cool na !!!!