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PUG Community Day: NAP with Windows Server 2008

What: Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group Community Day featuring a presentation on NAP with Windows Server 2008
When: Saturday 10 January, 6pm onwards
Where: SEED Infotech Ltd., Nalanda, S No – 39, Hissa No – 2/2, CTS 943, Opp Gandhi Lawns, Erandwana, Pune 411 004,
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. No registration required.

(For a list of “competing” tech activities in Pune this weekend, see the PuneTech calendar)

About the speaker – Abhishek Pradhan

Abhishek is in Information Security (SIR Specialist). He is currenly working with Symantec India, and has around 5 yrs of expertise on various Server Technologies and on Microsoft domain.

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Introduction to the World of Mobile and Embedded Devices (MED)

This post is an introduction to the world of mobile and embedded software, which is a sub-discipline of software with a bunch of interesting quirks of its own. This introductory post is a first in a series of posts by Mayur Tendulkar on his Gizmos and Geeks blog, and we are reprinting selected posts here with permission.

Unknowingly in our day-to-day life, we use many devices. Right from Microwave Oven/Electric Stove, Mixer/Grinder, Heater/Geyser, Refrigerator, TVs, Calculators, Cameras, Mobile Phones and what not. And surprisingly – all of these are embedded devices 🙂

Welcome to the world of Mobile and Embedded Devices. In this world, we’re going to get introduced to embedded systems and how we can write software applications which will run on these systems. Imagine, having a device at home, which will obey your orders – say, switch off Mains Supply, Switch off Gas Supply OR as soon as I enter – open the garage door!

Yes, we can do it very well, using embedded systems.

An embedded system is a system (hardware + software combo) which is designed to perform a particular task. Unlike our desktops, which can be used for gaming, business analysis, documentation, software development, entertainment or any other task, embedded systems are built to execute a particular function. Just like cameras are used for photography and not for listening to music, while MP3 players are good for listening music & not for taking pictures.

Sometimes, these embedded systems are categorized as:

  1. Hard Real-Time Systems : In these type of embedded systems, every second is important. If some action needs to be taken at a particular time – then it has to. Example of this system can be  controller in atomic station – where, if it doesn’t operate at specified time, there can be a major havoc. Another example can be a pacemaker, which monitors patient data. If it shows data with delay of few seconds, the life of the patient will be at toss.
  2. Soft Real-Time System : With these types of embedded systems, its totally okay if there is short delay in response – but there should be response. For example, toaster, if there is short delay, perhaps, toast will burn-out, but its okay. We can put another bread into it. But we can’t use Soft-Real Time systems in atomic station or to monitor patient data.

Just like computers, where we need Operating System or software to communicate with the hardware, we need some software which will run on-top of this embedded system and will provide its control to us. Otherwise how it will understand that – I’m at the door and that system needs to open the door. How?

For this reason, we need to program a software which will run and sit on top of this embedded system and will provide communication mechanism between end-user and system.

Hence, building or designing an embedded system mainly involves two parts:

  1. Designing of a Hardware
  2. Designing of a Software for that Hardware (which will include Operating System, Drivers, etc…) &  sometimes, if required, it also includes building specialized applications which run on these embedded operating systems.

Microsoft provides various technologies, which deals with embedded systems. This includes operating systems like Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE and application development tools/SDKs like .NET Compact Framework and .NET Micro Framework.

In ensuing blog-posts we’ll get to know about these technologies and will cover Windows Mobile development in depth.

Happy Coding 🙂

About the Author – Mayur Tendulkar

Mayur Tendulkar is a student doing his 2nd Year in Electrical Engineering and a Microsoft Student Partner Lead. He likes coding applications (hmm some what), biking, trying out gizmos, doing night-outs… Basically so many things that STUDENTS enjoy. You can follow him on twitter.

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PUG Community Day: Sharepoint 3.0; Windows Mobile. 13 Dec

What: Pune (Microsoft Technologies) User Group Community Day featuring presentations on SharePoint Services 3.0 and Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator
When: Saturday 13 December, 4pm onwards
Where: SEED Infotech Ltd., Nalanda, S No – 39, Hissa No – 2/2, CTS 943, Opp Gandhi Lawns, Erandwana, Pune 411 004,
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. No registration required.

(For a full list of tech activities in Pune this weekend, see yesterday’s post on PuneTech)

Session 1 – Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

This session is First introductory session for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This session is a must for the Developers/Users who are new to this technology and want to start off with Windows SharePoint Development.

Built on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services also provides a foundation platform for building Web-based business applications that can flex and scale easily to meet the changing and growing needs of your business. Robust administrative controls for managing storage and Web infrastructure give IT departments a cost-effective way to implement and manage a high-performance collaboration environment. With a familiar, Web-based interface and close integration with everyday tools including the Microsoft Office system, Windows SharePoint Services is easy to use and can be deployed rapidly.
WSS 3.0 enables the user to create web site with following capabilities

  • Collaborate
  • Manage Document and Integrity of Content
  • Content Management Capabilities
  • Integration with Office Application


Sudhir Kesharwani is from Accenture and having over 6 yrs of experience in Microsoft Technology, 16 Months experience in SharePoint Application Development. He holds many certifications like MCTS – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MCTS – Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, MCPD – EA & MCSD


Akhilesh Nirapure is from Accenture and having over 2.5 yrs of experience in Microsoft Technology, 16 months experience in SharePoint Application Development. He holds many certifications like – MCTS in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MCTS – MOSS) and MCPD – EA

Session 2 – Windows Mobile – Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008

The Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator is a sample line of business application that showcases the latest design principles and technologies in the mobile space.

Delivering new innovations and development best practices to the Windows Mobile platform with Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Compact Framework 3.5, SQL Server Compact 3.5, a working Supply Chain application, over 5,000 lines of commented code.

In this presentation, we’ll see how we can use provided sample code in our applications and how we can build Line of Business apps more rapidly.


Mayur Tendulkar is a Microsoft Windows Mobile professional who loves talking about mobile and embedded technologies. He has been a Microsoft Student Partner Lead since 2006 and representing Student and Professional Community. He has delivered sessions in Microsoft Virtual TechDays and PUG DevCon 2008. Apart from that, he conducts regular community activities in Pune. You can read his blog at http://blog.mayurtendulkar.com OR reach him at mayur.tendulkar{at}gmail.com

Pune SharePoint Day – 2nd October

Rizmos Solutions in conjunction with the Pune User Group (which really, really needs to rename itself as the Pune Microsoft Technologies User Group) is hosting a half-day seminar about Microsoft Sharepoint. Both speakers are from Rizmos (technically, eTek which is Rizmos’ parent company), which provides consulting and services in this space. Hopefully, they will talk more about SharePoint and less about their services. 

If you don’t know what SharePoint is, now is a good time to find out:
In computing, the Microsoft SharePoint product sold by Microsoft includes browser-based collaboration and document-management platform. It can be used to host web sites that access shared workspaces and documents, as well as specialized applications like wikis and blogs from a browser. 
It is an important “enterprise 2.0” technology that you should know about.
Thursday October 2, 2008 from 9:30am – 2:00pm
MCCIA Hall in ICC Convention Center  

ICC Convention Center, Senapati Bapat Marg
Category: Education
09:30 am Reporting
10:00 am Welcome
10.15 am Key note (Mr. Robert Bye)
10.45 am Tea Break
11.00 am Opportunities in sharepoint (Mr.Ameet Phadnis)
01.00 pm Lunch  

For more info about the speakers, see here.

This event is free for all. Register here.

As usual, see the PuneTech calendar for the latest and greatest tech events in Pune. And if you like PuneTech, please email your friends about it.

Microsoft technologies conference in Pune this weekend

PUG DevCon 2008
PUG DevCon 2008

What: Pune User Group (PUG)‘s DevCon conference on Microsoft technologies

When: Weekend, 30 and 31 August, 9am to 6pm

Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, S.B. Road (Map)

Registration and Fees: This event is free for everyone. Register here.


DevCon is a Developer Conference from the developers, by the developers and for the developers. Developers may be professionals or students who will represent next generation developers. Agenda has been determined through voting. For information about the expected presenters look here. DevCon 2007 attracted 1200 people.

Featured Products/Topics: Windows Embedded, Windows Mobile, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, Silverlight, Expression Studio, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Security, Expression Studio

Recommended Audiences: IT Professionals, Microsoft Partners, Solution Architects, Software Developers, Students, Technical Decision Makers, Developers, Architects

For more information about the organizers, see the PuneTech profile of Pune User Group.

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