Jan 03

Born to Run

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Jun 26

One of my resolutions for this year was to run a marathon. Yesterday I finished my half marathon below are stats and Photos. 

Please Donate: http://pages.teamintraining.org/wa/rnrseatl11/shasbe

Photos: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjv6iaAg

Am excitedMe getting readyMy CoralGetting to start lineCoralsReady to get started
STart line getting closerStart LineRnROn our WayOn our wayRunning
RunningView on the waRunning30k peopleFunny10k is over...
Remembering fallen soldiersFlagsHere comes the split...In the tunnel 2In the tunnelEnd of Tunnel

Seattle RnR Marathon, a set on Flickr.

Photos from my Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon Run. It was amazing experience to go through.

Jan 31

As per my 2011 resolution, last week I signed up to run for Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon. It is going to be tough for a person who has never run at all…. Smile I need all the support I can get to finish the run. Smile 

I have joined Team in Training program to prepare for the run based on my friend Harish’s recommendation. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) is the world’s leading sports charity training program.

This is great because I get to train for marathon and raise funds to fight cancer at same time. I get to make a difference not just in my life but hopefully in lives of others. Smile 

You can follow my training and progress at http://making-difference.com. You can donate by clicking on the button at the site.

Jun 26

There is no better role in Microsoft than working with partners. Therefore, Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference is my favorite event. It gives me an opportunity to meet and connect with various partners. This year again I will be at WPC 2010. You can find more info at http://www.digitalwpc.com

If you are attending lets catch up at WPC in Washington DC.  I am also delivering 3 sessions and would love to see you at the sessions. 🙂 Following are my sessions

1. Server and Cloud Continuum

Session Type: Breakout Session Track: Core Infrastructure, Independent Software Vendor Level: 100 Level: Introductory

As the transformation of the application back-end continues, Microsoft has been innovating both in the data center and in the cloud. Attend this session to hear about the most recent innovations in applications and data platforms along with a discussion of how innovations and solutions you build on the Windows Server System intersect with cloud computing

2. Build Successful Service Line Offerings around the Microsoft Middleware Stack

Session Type: Breakout Session Track: Application Platform Level: 200 Level: Intermediate

This session helps SI partners understand the Microsoft middleware strategy. Microsoft has various middleware assets delivered in various products like SharePoint, SQL Server, AppFabric, Azure and BizTalk Server. This session tells the all-up middleware story of Microsoft. We also share how our SI partners have successfully leveraged the Microsoft middleware stack to deliver real value to their customers.

3. New Business and Application Models with Microsoft SQL Azure Session Type: Expo Theater  Track: Application Platform  Level: 200 Level: Intermediate

SQL Azure enables businesses to increase profitability, realize new revenue streams and expand segment reach. Come to this session to understand how SQL Azure enables first mover advantage by reducing the time required for you to build and deploy to market. Learn about the game-changing opportunities that SQL Azure provides with elastic scalability, a dynamic consumption model, business ready service levels, and web-based accessibility and flexibility.

Oct 02

Today was my first day as Product Manager in BizTalk RFID team. The whole day just flew by met lots of people, can’t remember half of them. J This week we are in Chicago for EPC Connections event. Microsoft is the premier partner for the event. Kevin Turner our COO is going to give a key note and I am working with Anush on the Demo for the key note. J

I am sure this new role is going to be lot of fun. I am really excited to return back to RFID. Most of my professional career I have worked on RFID, ERP, EAI and Supply Chain management.

There are lots of changes that will come with this move. One of them is moving to Redmond. Once we have taken care of our house in Raleigh we will be moving to Redmond. Other than that this blog will change too. I will try blogging about TFS once in a while but this blog will transition along with me into BizTalk RFID blog. J

Oct 08

Its been two months since I joined Microsoft. These two months have been hectic, lots to learn, lots to understand and lot more to catch up. I have learnt a lot in every area from technology to process to management in this short period of time. The most important point I have noticed is, management’s commitment to customer satisfaction. Customer Focus is one theme that drives product designs and development at Microsoft. We have processes in place which help us take constant feedback from customers. One way of doing that is through blogs.

Looking at this level of customer focus across the organization I want to do my part. Here are two commitments from me to all our customers

  1. I will be in constant touch with all customers through this blog. I will try to share information about what we are planning in the product and try to get your feedback on the same.
  2. Regularly monitor and respond to questions on our forums. Forum link: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=477&SiteID=1

I have been spending lot of time trying to catch up with all the functionality and understanding philosophy behind TFS. I still don’t know everything, but now I know people who know everything. So if you guys want to know anything about TFS in general and Admin/Ops in specific please please please feel free to shoot an email or leave a comment. I promise I will get back to you ASAP.