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Ayman Farouk Microsoft Maniac Guy ..! February 2006 Entries
Oh, I'm invited !

I just got a phone call from the webmaster of team, telling me that I am invited to the VIP breakfast which gonna be in the second day of the EDC event. Guys, I cant wait .. :D


Posted On Saturday, February 18, 2006 5:41 AM

ASP.NET 2.0 New Starter Kit
A new starter kit for ASP.NET is now available, this starter kit is eBay Selling Starter Kit. Go and download it guys from . Also go and check this great article from the MSN here. A ......

Posted On Friday, February 17, 2006 1:05 PM

Did you notice these in ASP.NET 2.0 ?
ASP.NET 2.0 came out with great enhancements and new features. Have a look at these if you still didnt notice them. System.Web.Caching ( sqlCahceDependency ) System.Web.Compilation ( BuildProvider, ClientBuildProvider ) System.Web.Configuration ( WebConfiguraionManager ) System.Web.Hosting ( ApplicationManager, HostingEnviroment, VirtualPathProvider ) System.Web.Management ( WebBaseEvent ) System.Web.Profile ( ProfileBase, SqlProfileBasProvider ) System.Web.Security ( Membership, Roles ) System.Web.UI ......

Posted On Friday, February 17, 2006 12:54 PM

I love this mouse !
I was always amazed by big mouses, I used to have alot of them. But lately, my father gave a small tiny mouse for my laptop and told me to try it. This mouse was “Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse”. Since that day, I cannot even work on my laptop without it ! Guys, go and try it, you'll know how great my father is .. ;) ! A ......

Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:03 PM

New Atlas Build
Yes, I think this is the gift of the month. Atlas new build “ January Build” is available for download at ATLAS OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Check out these two great posts and Have a nice day ;) A ......

Posted On Thursday, February 9, 2006 5:59 AM Community Night
I just got home after spending the last two hours in CompuBase - Amman. Where we had a great community night from Jordev . That community night was kind of speical for the attendees, cause in fact it was two community nights in one ! and also it was special for me, cause I have presented “for few minutes” the atlas stuff. The other topic of the CN was, Building Secure Web Applications, and the speaker was Ashraf Abdulla from CompuBase. However, I just promised some guys to put the slides ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 8, 2006 5:54 PM

Atlas UpdatePanel Control
I was about to blog something about the Atlas UpdatePanel control, then, I saw a new reply to this post “UpdatePanel Question “ in forums. So, I decided to post a small thing about using the UpdatePanel control with GridView & DataSource control. Note: If you still do not know what Atlas is, I advice you to visit this link and download the December bits. UpdatePanel control is one of the most interesting Atlas server controls, I think it's gonna be “the most common” ......

Posted On Saturday, February 4, 2006 9:50 PM

I long for Northwind
I love the new Microsoft SQL Server 2005 sample databases (AdventureWorks and AdventureWorksDW). Compared with the Northwind and even worse the Pubs databases, they're amazingly more real-world. They show best practices and demostrate a good portion of the 2005 features. The problem lies in a lot of the SQL Server 2000 examples on the Internet still work in SQL Server 2005 and content that's specific to 2005 is still being produced. So, what to do while you wait for the examples to be updated? Why ......

Posted On Saturday, February 4, 2006 10:21 AM

EDC 2006
Attend the three-days East Med Developers conference and learn from experts from around the world. It is the perfect opportunity to brush up on the new tools and advanced technologies you will need to develop innovative, new applications. At this very special event, you will also be able to see in depth the brand new releases of Microsoft latest technologies – SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk 2006. Register Now ......

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:32 AM

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