June UG Meeting Summary

On 8th June 2010, we organized another User Group meeting on “Workflow Foundation v4”. We would like to thank Mr. Muhammad Ali Sakhi, Microsoft Certified Trainer, for taking out time and delivering a session at the meeting on Workflow Foundation v4 with Visual Studio 2010. We would also like to thank attendees for making this event very successful. The majority of the participants were from Industry.

The speaker started with the introduction to new features and improvements in Workflow Foundation 4 followed by several demos including our favorite “Hello World” 🙂

Following was the agenda of the session:

  • Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0
  • Building your first Workflow
  • Data-flow in workflows
  • Hosting windows workflow
  • Using the Flowchart in WF 4
  • Introducing Workflow Services

We organized the event in Conference room as per accommodation provided by Microsoft Innovation Center and due to limited space we confirmed registration of limited people based on first come first serve, but we promise to entertain your request in future for sure!

Thank you once gain. If you have attended the event, please fill the feedback form here to help us improve in the future.


June User Group Meeting on Workflow Foundation v4

We are pleased to announce the June user group meeting on Workflow Foundation 4. This is one of our first series on .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010, we have invited M. Ali Sakhi to deliver a session on Workflow Foundation v4.

Topic Details:

Windows Workflow Foundation provides a programming model, in-process workflow engine and rehostable designer to implement long-running processes as workflows within .NET applications

Date, Time and Location:

Tuesday, 8th June 2010, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi – Pakistan.


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Following are the tentative event details:

  • Register Now!Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0
  • Building your first Workflow
  • Data-flow in workflows
  • Hosting windows workflow
  • Using the Flowchart activity in WF 4
  • Different Workflow usage and scenarios
  • Introduction to Advanced workflow concepts
  • Introducing Workflow Services and other related technologies

Registration, Fees and Audience:

To participate in the event, all you have to do is to register yourself HERE. The event is free and seats are limited, so hurry up. The targeted audience of the event are industry professionals, professional partners and student partners with some experience of C# and .NET framework. Please note that you should only register if you really intend to participate otherwise we may not entertain you next time.

About Speakers:

Muhammad Ali Sakhi is Microsoft Certified Trainer on .NET, SQL Server and SharePoint technologies. He is associated with the IT industry for 4 years and has worked on various projects including project management system, recruitment portals, human resource management and enterprise resource planning. He is currently working in New Horizon as Product Manager for Microsoft IW Solutions. He is also a Certified Secure Application Developer.

About Emerging .NET Devs

inetaLogo Emerging .NET Devs is a registered user group under International .NET Association (INETA).  The group is committed to it’s vision of disseminating information through lectures in events, sessions and to enable the developer community to collaborate with each other.

Are you a developer? Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to grasp the Ins-and-Outs of the .Net Platform? Then this is right place for you. Join us on Facebook and/or Yahoo Group to participate further!

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Second Shot Voucher for Microsoft Certifications

Hey Folks, 
Summer is here and we have a good news for you! Yes “Second Shot Vouchers” for Microsoft certifications. Take any IT Professional, Developer, or Business Management (Dynamics) Certification exam and get a FREE retake if you fail. Customers must take their first exam and (if necessary) their retake exam before June 30, 2010.

Emerging .NET Devs will not only provide you second shot vouchers but also

So, What are you waiting for? This summer get certified and stand out. We have limited number of vouchers! All you have to do is request for voucher on Facebook Page! [Under Discussion- Free Second Shot Vouchers for Microsoft Exams]

Good Luck for your Exams!

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.


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

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(2) Windows 7 Caps


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



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.


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/

Preferred for User Group Meetings/Events

Dear Group Members,

For you convenience, we would like to adjust timings for our future events. Please provide your input, so that it matches your feasibility to attend the event.

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