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    Mohammad Ashraful Alam is a Software Engineer, who is dedicated to Microsoft .NET based development. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed several software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer community. Beside software development, he has also written several technical articles and research papers published by IEEE Computer Society and many other worlds recognized publishers. When not engaged with technical stuffs, he likes to pass time with his friends, and family members, listens music or watches TV.

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Thanks everybody who Participated in the event Microsoft Day @ Dhaka, held on 20 June 2009 at IDB Auditorium, Dhaka. It was an excellent gathering of 250+ professionals, specially developers in Bangladesh.

Besides the knowledge sharing stuffs, the event was very successful to create a social gathering of technical professionals. I was really found it pretty nice that, I have meet at least 20+ guys there, whom I knew and meet virtually before.

The good news for the community is, we will be organizing the similar events in futures and organize it in a better way based on community feedback we received.

Presentation Slides: Overview of Visual Studio Team System 2010

Here goes my presentation slides used in the event.


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Community Feedback and Resources:

Check the facebook user group for related resources, other images etc. You can put your suggestions and feedback here in the msdnbangladesh site to make the future events better.

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Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event.

This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other.
Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the event worth attending.

I am really very excited to be a part of this event, both as an organizer as well as as a speaker. I’ll be delivering speech there on Visual Studio Team System 2010.

If you not already registered, but don’t want to miss this cool event, register now at the msdn bangladesh site.

See you there!

Check below the agenda of this event.


9:00 - 9:30: Opening Speech - Feroz Mahmood

9:30 - 10:30: Development in ASP.NET [LINQ, Web Forms, Dynamic Data] - Tanzim Saqib

10:30 - 11:15: My First ASP.NET MVC App - Mehfuz Hossain

11:15 - 11:45 : Unit Testing in MVC and Demo of dotnetshoutouts.com - Kazi Manzur Rashid

11:45- 12:30: Developing in Silverlight - Faisal Hossain Khan

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 : Introduction to Sharepoint/ MOSS - Jannatul Ferdous

2:00 - 2:45: Production Challenges of ASP.NET Websites - Omar Al Zabir

2:45 - 3:15: Windows Azure - Ashic

3:15 - 3:45: Tea Break

3:45 - 4:30:  Overview of Visual Studio Team System 2010 - Mohammad Ashraful Alam

4:30 - 5:30:   Features of Windows 7 - IE8 and Windows Live Features - Omi Azad

BREAK OUT – IT Pro Track

9:00 - 9:30: Opening Speech - Feroz Mahmood [IN AUDITORIUM]

9:30 – 10:30: Exchange Server 2010

10:30 - 11:30: Windows Server 2008 - Virtualisation & HyperV

11:30 - 12:30: Talking Windows Server 2008 and R2 [Windows Client & Windows Server 2008 NAP – Better Together] - Anwar Hossain (Technical Specialist, MS Bangladesh)

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 2:15:  Session on MS Project & EPM : M. Manzurur Rahman (CEO, ICT Alliance)

2:15 - 3:00: Office 2007

3:00 - 3:30: Tea Break

3:30 - 4:30:  Introduction to SQL Server 2008

4:30 - 5:30:   Features of Windows 7 - IE8 and Windows Live Features - Omi Azad [IN AUDITORIUM]

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Last month (May 2009) Microsoft has released its first beta for Visual Studio Team System 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 release, two of the most waited and wanted  tools in developer community. From my point of view these two releases are going to be one of the most historical releases, as lots of really cool stuffs has been added with respect to the last version.


However, as the Beta 1 releases are pretty infant, there are very limited resources available in the web and community, so I just wanted to gather all of the useful resources with respect to these two tools in one place, so that anyone can move forward from installation to first “Hello VSTS/TFS” excitement smoothly!

Step 1. What’s New on VSTS 2010 and TFS 2010


Well, you are really liking what the tools you are using, however you are pretty interested what are the cool stuffs that MS bring with VSTS 2010 and TFS 2010. Here we go:

Step 2: Installation Planning

Well, you are convinced VSTS 2010 and TFS 2010 new features are really cool. Now you need to plan, if your existing infrastructure is supported.

  • While VSTS 2010 installation is pretty simple, TFS 2010 installation stuffs are pretty large deal. Team System MVP Mike has provided an excellent diagram with respect to Microsoft Fellow Brian Harry’s post, which really shows on the fly which software installation are required/recommended/not supported while installing TFS 2010.

Step 3: Installer Download

Step 4: Installation Walkthrough


As soon as the required files are downloaded, you are ready to go start the installation.

  • Brian Keller provides an excellent walkthrough explaining the installation process of TFS 2010 Beta 1 in this Channel 9 video. It also includes installation process (along with all relevant download links/instruction) of other pre-requisites of TFS 2010, including Sql Server 2008 Beta 1 and supporting software as VSTS 2010.

Step 5: First Walkthrough with VSTS 2010 and TFS 2010


And finally you are done with the installation! Great and congratulations! What what to do? Take some breath and move forward to the exciting world of VSTS 2010 and TFS stuffs, to see on hand and own eye, what really been implemented by MS guys.

  • Jason Zander, General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division provides a quick walkthrough from creating a simple WPF application to testing it using the latest cool features available in Visual Studio 2010 in this two part (part 1 and part 2) blog post.
  • Brian Keller’s video, as mentioned in the earlier section also have a quick walkthrough with TFS 2010 Beta 1. Really cool for beginners.
  • Although the earlier version of TFS (2008) is considered, but I really liked this walkthrough written by Mitch Denny, in this two part (part 1 and part 2) article. Extremely helpful and quick  resource to begin working with such a big developer platform like Team Foundation Server.
  • If you wish to know more about TFS but need a single resource to explore most of the powerful features, you can have a look on this book, hosted at CodePlex and published by the team. The TFS version is 2008, however hopefully they will publish the updated version of this book with respect to the latest version of TFS.


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