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News Photo of Tanzim Saqib Tanzim Saqib is a Senior Developer, who spent half of his life on software and worked for many companies like #1 .NET controls provider Telerik Inc, #1 personalized Web 2.0 start-page like Pageflakes (acquired by LiveUniverse). He developed many projects ranging from banking solutions for Citibank, HSBC, Wamu, Wells Fargo etc. to Paperless Virtual University. He is industry's earliest and leading widget developer and as know as "Widget Master" to his peers.

He is a preacher of Microsoft technologies. While he jams with the latest additions to .NET, in his spare time he blogs at, maintains his personal website, leads .NET Research group. writes articles.

He is an easy going, fun loving, and passionate technology individual who is open to any kind of business opportunity and professional relationship. He currently lives in Bangladesh, but travels anywhere in the world on professional demand.

Email: me at TanzimSaqib dot com

Tanzim Saqib on .NET discovery Innovate. Create. Share. November 2008 Entries
CallQueue: Implementing a Sequential Web Service Call Queue for AJAX application
In AJAX based applications its common that user might end up breaking your AJAX calls by clicking on numerous places in very short interval of time. Let us assume there is a page where there are several of hyperlinks which make WebService calls and do some stuffs on callback. If user clicks on five hyperlinks being impatient or may be just for fun, there will be five different WebService calls made. All of those calls had the same parameters or UI state while they were invoked. But on completion ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:11 PM

My eye friendly Visual Studio dark theme
I am not sure about how you guys feel about your IDE look & feel. First few years it was alright for me. However the more I used Visual Studio, the more I experienced problem with my eyes as well as monotony of the same old white background IDE. So, I made a dark theme of Visual Studio which stopped hurting my eyes again. I also tried to keep the syntax yet readable and make careful selection of colors so that important IDE benefits of syntax highlighting was not overlooked. I also tried to avoid ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:09 AM

Client Perspective of Windows Azure Services Platform
Windows Azure was announced on PDC 2008 (Oct 27) and will hopefully be released mid next year. You probably already know about Azure by this time. If no, I would like to quote some from as intro: The Azure Services Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. The Azure Services Platform provides a range of functionality to build applications that span from consumer web to enterprise scenarios and includes a cloud operating system ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 5:09 PM

Cloudship: Membership Provider for the Cloud
Planning to move to the Azure Cloud, but already tied to the Membership API? I have recently written an article on Windows Azure which guides you to build a complete Membership provider library which can be leveraged by existing application to link to Microsoft’s cloud platform Windows Azure with no friction. Goals of this project were to be able to use regular ASP.NET Login controls, existing Membership code e.g. Membersip.UpadateUser(), MembershipUser.ChangePasswo... Last, but not least one of ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 11:06 AM

Building applications for Windows Azure
Windows Azure is an upcoming operating system for the cloud from Microsoft, announced on October 27 at PDC. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft data centers. Azure goes beyond what other providers, such as Rackspace's Mosso or Amazon's EC2, offer. First, it will be available with a complete suite of tools and technologies for building your next big cloud application. Second, the Azure platform's ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 3:11 PM

Fixing DevelopmentStorage's database cannot be found problem on Windows Azure
This could be a common problem who are not using SQL Express. If you run an Azure application you may find it seeks for SQL Express instance in your machine if you do not have already. You may also find "An error occurred while processing this request." error due to this reason while you try creating tables from your models by StorageClient.TableStorage.... All you need to do is fire up Visual Studio and open the config file for DevelopmentStorage at C:\Program Files\Windows Azure ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:00 AM

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