Event Summary: Windows 7 for Geeks

20th March 2010, we organized first user group event of 2010 “Windows 7 for Geeks” at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi, Pakistan. We were please to see house full. Thank you all for taking out time to attend the event “Windows 7 for Geeks”.

Overall agenda:

  • Windows 7 Intro and The New Efficiency
  • Windows 7 Features
    • Taskbar
    • Jump List
    • Aero Peak and Tab preview
    • Power Management
  • Windows 7 Touch Demo
  • Programming Windows 7
    • API Code Pack
      • Custom Jump Programming
      • Overlay Icon
      • Progress

The event started with the talk on Windows 7 overview, importance of User Experience and the concept of “The New Efficiency” by Adil Mughal. The speaker discussed that in recent years one thing is primarily focused i.e. user experience and why it is important for your application to utilize capabilities of Windows 7 using API. The speaker also talked about “The New Efficiency” and what does it mean by optimized desktop, optimized server, unified communication and business security.

We then moved to the Windows 7 touch demo by Imran Hussain. Imran demonstrated some cool multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7 including letter recognition, zoom in and out etc. The attendees seems to be very excited looking at the touch capabilities and perhaps it was really exciting stuff.

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Followed by Imran, Taimur Asad started talking about Windows 7 API Code Pack available for Managed developers and demonstrated how to program your application to utilize windows 7 features such as Progress Bar in Taskbar Icon, Icon overlay and Jump List.

At the end of Taimur’s talk, Adil resumed on Power Management in Windows 7 and why your application should be energy efficient as well.  Finally in the end there was a lucky draw for Windows 7 Ultimate 🙂 We also distributed two Windows 7 caps and 8 certification discount vouchers (Thanks to Live Tech Pro for vouchers) followed by refreshments.

Winner of Windows 7 Ultimate

After refreshment, we had 15 minutes small discussion with volunteers to encourage them in participating and/or organizing user group activities. Once again we would like to thank every single one of you for attending the event. We look forward to meet you in future events. We would also like to thank Microsoft Pakistan and Microsoft Innovation Center [Karachi] Team for providing us accommodation and special treatment on weekends as well.

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Event: Windows 7 for Geeks

Yes we know you miss us a lot and so does we but the good thing is that we are back with the series of events for you in particular related to Windows 7, .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.

So here we are with the first User Group event of 2010 “Windows 7 for Geeks”. Come and join us on to talk about Windows 7 from a Developers’ perspective.

Event Date: 20th March, 2010 [Rescheduled and Confirmed]

The registered attendees will be informed accordingly. Rest can still fill the form and we will confirm their registration as per accommodation and space.

Event Timings: 3 PM – 6 PM

Location: Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi

We will not only explore some of the new features of Windows 7 but we will also see some cool ways to program and integrate your application with Windows 7 using Microsoft Windows 7 API for Managed Developers. Using API, developers can take full advantage of the technology, while making it even easier to develop compelling applications.

Give Away(s):

Windows 7 Ultimate 

(1) Genuine Copy of Windows 7 Ultimate

windows 7 cap

(2) Windows 7 Caps

voucher 

(2) discount voucher on Windows 7 and Server 2008 exams

 

Speakers:

DP cropped Adil Mughal is working as Development Executive at Telenor Pakistan. He is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and also Microsoft Certified Professional. He is leading International .NET Association (INETA) user groups, “Emerging .NET Devs” and “DevNext”. He is also author of articles at CodeProject.com. Being active community contributor, he often participates as speaker in different events. He frequently does blogging at http://www.AdilMughal.com

taimurDPTaimur Asad is the owner of RedmondPie.com and Microsoft Student Partner of Bahria University. He is Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Distributed Systems. He is also leading SQL PASS, Karachi Chapter.

RedmondPie.com is a site focused on technology news & views about products/services from Microsoft and its competitors like Apple and Google.

Registration:

Hurry up seats are limited, If you are interested to attend the event, please fill the form here. You will receive a confirmation email within few days, based on the accommodation and space.

If you have any query, please feel free to ping us at edotnetdevs@live.com. Till then have a great day!

SharePoint Saturday Arabia

 

Join SharePoint architects, developers, administrators, branders, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for a "SharePoint Saturday" event.

Registration is now open for participation in Live Online SharePoint Saturday Arabia. By registering for this event, you are confirming you would like to view the live presentations, presented from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT+0), on March 27, 2010.

In order to hear the presenters, you will need headphones or computer speakers. There will be no conference call dial-in phone numbers.

To register, please visit : http://spsarabia.eventbrite.com/