Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Workflow in MSS with Mohammed Zayed

MS Expression "Think Expression"

For MS Expression interests,

Now be part of "Think Expression" Community.


The website includes resources and articles that support Microsoft Expression Suite. It's one of a kind designed by Abdul Rahman Zaza supported with Samer Chidiac , I like expression for its powerful deign, media engine. Expression has empowered WPF through MS Expression Blend and many were asking if Blend will replace Cider the codename for WPF Visual Tools in VS 2008 but the answer were Expression was build to separate the development Environment from Design Environment which means that Layout is fully separated from Event-Handling and Backend code.

With Silverlight Alpha Release, expression web is playing a main rule in building this Rich User experience web applications. I still believe that Expression needs more enhancements and testing yet.

Microsoft launches Tafiti - Search and Silverlight experiment

Tafiti, an experimental demonstration site that combines Live Search with Silverlight has just been launched. It's described as follows:

Tafiti, which means "do research" in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share research results. Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on the Web and the increasing specialization of search.

Search results are presented in the central column, with the right hand "shelf" available to save result you are interested in via drag and drop. The carousel on the left hand side allows you to cycle through the search results you wish to view (Web, Images, RSS etc) and these too can be saved if you wish. The results you have favourited can then be shared via Windows Live Spaces.




SharePoint Server 2007 SDK: Software Development Kit


AUGUST 22, 2007


The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 SDK is designed for solution providers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, and other developers to learn about the new Office SharePoint Server 2007 enterprise application and platform. It features conceptual and "How to" articles, sample code, and programming references.

What's New in this Release for the MOSS SDK

Full details can be found in the Welcome Guide of the SDK, accessible through the Start menu or button.

The download file OfficeServerSDK.exe provided for the SharePoint Server 2007 SDK contains the following:

Also included in the SharePoint Server 2007 SDK, the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Starter Kit
Designed for solution providers, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, and other developers to learn about how to extend the new ECM features and platform in Office SharePoint Server 2007. It contains the following:

White Papers

Code Samples

Visual Studio Project Templates for SharePoint Server 2007 workflow

MOSS HAS Achieved US$800 million mark for revenue

Wow! What a fantastic year for SharePoint products and technologies! For those of you who haven't seen the news yet, we just announced that SharePoint Server passed the US$800 million mark for revenue for Microsoft's previous fiscal year (FY07) that ended on June 30th. In fact, SharePoint Server is the fastest growing server products in Microsoft's history.


Saturday, August 25, 2007


Sooner or later you have to quit staring at your achievements in the Dashboard and turn off your Xbox 360. Let me offer you a way to extend that visual gratification into your reality.

With MyProgress.com you can keep track of all your "life rankings & analytics"; income, expenses, loans, investments, education, health and wealth. Health is still under construction, but one nice touch is a progress bar showing you how long it will be before they're done with it, which is a great idea. Wealth catalogs your belonging with some simple amortization settings. [Suggestion: they need to add a field for serial numbers, something that should be kept outside of your home anyway.]

The non-financial data can be fed to your own site with a snippet of embed code for display right next to your Xbox achievements.

Friday, August 24, 2007

24/8/2005 the friday that i don't want to remember

in this day 24/8/2005 was the last call between us when you were in lebanon acting that you missed me. Two year from that moment i still remember every word and feel every single emotion i lost in that call.

Two days after 24/8, i was flying to dubai translating all our dreamz to truthness.

Two years ago, i was like a bird comin back to home, flying to you just to emphesize my love immortal. BUT i didn't know at 31/8/2005, once i reach Amman holding unforgotten perfidy that three years of my own SMLife was just a dream ... i was just dreaming of Somebody's Me ....................

I realized that even some people still breathin that's never means they still alive. That's you, that's what you will keep on forever. Screw you and all your damn memories.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

MS Regional Office for MENA moved to Tunisia!!!

This what I heard recently but still not confirmed yet.

Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Sudan IT Market is booming and rich with IT Business Opportunities.




Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I Think Community

What an awesome Special Community Night that i attended yesterday. Samer Cihidiac's CN Special title was "I Think Community" which emphesized the need for having a strong contibution in community work. "Community contribution is always leading for success and strong information sharing", he said. Muhannad and Ayman has made an amazing work out there and i believe these two guys has made Jordev live again.

I catched many friends there ... I really enjoyed this awesome CN :) ..

Jordev is Rocks !!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I like being on Stage .. What about ya ?



HD View Beta 2 Released - Now with Firefox support

HD View Beta 2 was released last week in conjunction with Siggraph 2007 in San Diego. The big news in this version is the addition of Firefox support. Firefox users wanting to get their "gigapixel on" will now be prompted to install a plugin when viewing sites with HD view collections. (Plugin available here) Another new feature is Auto Tone Adjust. This works like an auto gain; adjusting brightness and contrast ratios in darker (or hazier) areas of a photo to increase clarity.

Check out the 
HD View Windows Live Spaces blog or the official HD View web site for more on gigapixel imaging.

Annuncing Family.Show 2.0 Release


A few months back I recorded a video with Vertigo Software for their original 1.0 release.  And today, Microsoft is announcing an update to this release. This release adds a data grid (one of the common objections to WPF was the data grid functionality), multiple skins, new data visualizations, and a 35-page whitepaper that guides developers through the best practices in this application (in XPS format, of course). 

There have been thousands of downloads of the application, and great feedback from developers so far – check out some of the quotes on the Vertigo website.

If you've not yet tried out Family.Show, you can use it here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Waiting the Release

A year ago I was investigating in Depth about Microsoft Communication Server 2007 Products and Technologies since this is was one of my responsibilities to ensure its integration with MS Sharepoint Portal 2007.

I was amazed by Microsoft PBX and other Under Research Products (MS Round Table)

After a year from now … an am still using the beta versions of MS UC but I think time has become to start using the Official RTM. I still don't have the date of release yet in my hand but soon we will all have it.

Microsoft Communication Server is part of my Information Worker Specialization.

For more details about MS Communication Server 2007 visit www.microsoft.com/UC

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Microsoft Announced Imagine Cup 2007 Winners


Congratulation for all, unfortunately again Arab is not there.





I'm Waiting more effective efforts on this track.

" Even Paris Hilton can use PopFly "

Have you heard the name MS Popfly ... If you didn't yet you should do ..

Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:

  • Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
  • Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.

Popfly is based on Silverlight and currently is in Alpha Version

More about Popfly in http://www.popfly.ms/

What happened with Live SkyDrive ?

Windows Live SkyDrive is on online storage service. It's fantastic because you can gain access to any of your files from anywhere around the world as well as share files. Here's Jim and Douglas to give you the details


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Key Benefits

  • · Develop Smart Client Applications
    o Visual Studio 2008 delivers new and easy ways for developers to build smart clients by providing a comprehensive set of tools and classes that simplify integrating smart clients with new or existing web applications, and by handling local caching of data for disconnected scenarios.
  • · Create Microsoft Office applications
    o Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) is now fully integrated into Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition. Visual Studio enables developers to customize various Office applications, such as Outlook® and PowerPoint®, to improve user productivity and simplify deployment.
  • Build Windows Vista Applications
    o Developers will be able to easily leverage new platform technologies, and deliver more compelling applications to their customers, by effortlessly incorporating new Windows Presentation Foundation features into both existing Windows Forms applications and new applications.
  • · Handle Data More Productively
    o The introduction of Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and various other data access improvements, now enable developers to deal with data using a consistent programmatic approach, perform data access with new data design surfaces, and use built-in classes for the occasionally connected design pattern.
  • · An Improved Developer Experience Overall
    o Visual Studio 2008 delivers a better developer experience overall through the combination of significant product quality improvements, changes to the way the most popular design surfaces return errors to the user, and simplifying the user’s ability to adopt the toolset and framework separately.
  • · Enable New Web Experiences
    o Beyond the secure, reliable and extensible infrastructure of IIS, developers can easily create efficient, interactive Web applications. The seamless integration and familiar programming model of ASP.NET AJAX enables more efficient client-side execution to deliver end-users a more responsive Web interface.
  • · Improves Application Life-cycle Management (ALM)
    o ALM provides great support, not only for managing the entire software development life cycle but also for the critical interaction with the final end-users and IT stakeholders of an enterprise application.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Launch Wave! Windows Server 2008

Feb. 27, 2008 promises to be one of the most important dates in Microsoft's 33-year history, as it will release a host of major new products, including Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Read More: http://entmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=8800

[Quoted from Samer Chidiac's Blog]

Panaroma – WOW Virtual Reality

Watch out:


Channel 8 – What a Creative community site it is.


Channel 9 then Channel 10 and now Channel 8, what an amazing evangelism team they are.


Microsoft is always empowering its Channel community by providing up to date news feeds and live meetings with its team of research and developers. Give a facility of awesome show for their updated events.

Am watching Imagine Cup 2007 updates through Microsoft Channel 8 site.

Gmail Going Huge: 9000MB+

Reports we're getting in the mail say that some Gmail users have seen their storage bumped to over 9GB today - 9030MB, to be exact. If not a glitch (and why would it be?), it means Google is playing catch-up with Yahoo, which now provides unlimited storage.

With no other info, we can only assume the accounts are currently being selected at random. As someone who is just about to exceed his Gmail limit, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Microsoft and SAP Interoperability

Microsoft is doing effective efforts on level on Integration with SAP. This is how Microsoft can provide a facility for its clients worldwide who use SAP Business tools to integrate with Microsoft Products and Services. I was extensively searching in depth about limitations of integrating SAP Netweaver with MOSS, Integrating SAP and SQL Server BI, SAP and Biztalk Server, SAP and Project Server and more. Through Business Data Catalog I was able to retrieve information from SAP repository into Microsoft Sharepoint Portal 2007 even I made some wonderful IVIEW. The powerful Of SAP SOA has empowered this integration.

To know more about integrating Microsoft Products with SAP


Announcing Wine 0.9.43 release



Microsoft and Open Source

By Glyn Moody on Mon, 2007-08-06 05:53.

No one would have believed me if I had said five years ago that Microsoft would have a page on its Web site called "Open Source at Microsoft" with the following remarkably sane and reasonable statement on the subject:

" Microsoft is focused on helping customers and partners succeed in a heterogeneous technology world. This starts with participating and contributing to a broad range of choices for developing and deploying software, including open source approaches and applications. From thousands of lines of code and scripts on MSDN and TechNet, to open source applications like IronPython, ASP.NET AJAX, SharePoint Learning Kit, and WiX on CodePlex and SourceForge, Microsoft is continually growing the number of products released with open source access. "

That's right: Microsoft has released not one but several pieces of code as open source. Moreover, it's submitting some of its home-grown licences to the Open Source Initiative for approval. So what is going on here?

In part, I think that Microsoft's own analysis of its motives is true: we do live in a heterogeneous world of technology, and the creation of Microsoft's open source pages and projects reflects a long-overdue reflection of this fact. It is also testimony to the continuing success of free software. Initially Microsoft obviously hoped it would prove a fashion that would eventually fade way, but as its own FAQ states:

"Open source is neither an industry fad, nor a magic bullet."

Another major factor is that Microsoft is clearly keen to try out new development methodologies in the light of the growing failure of its traditional approaches to deliver products anywhere near to their original launch dates (Vista, anyone?). In order to do that, it needs to drop the rather crass Manichean view of "closed source good, open source bad", for something a little more nuanced.

Now, as the opening statement on the Open Source page states, the official line is that there are "a broad range of choices for developing and deploying software, including open source approaches and applications". This obviously allows Microsoft itself to adopt open source methodologies without appearing hypocritical and ridiculous.

But I think there is another aspect to Microsoft's latest moves that is more worrying. The clue is to be found in the company's submission of its licences to the OSI for approval. Again, this might seem a tremendous victory for the free software world, since it sees Microsoft apparently bending its knee before an open source institution. But its action needs to be seen in the wider context of a new-found enthusiasm for open standards.

It looks increasingly likely that Microsoft's OOXML file format will become an ISO standard alongside the OpenDocument Format. As others are tracking in detail, the way in which this is happening is unsatisfactory, to say the least. The end-result will be two directly competing standards in the area of office file formats. This in itself is unhelpful, since the whole idea of standardisation is have one standard, not lots of them. But it's worse than that. Microsoft's OOXML is nominally open, as standards should be, but in practice its 6000+ pages of documentation mean that nobody except Microsoft will be implementing this standard, which is largely a re-definition of a closed standard as open, without any change of substance.

This, I think, goes to the heart of Microsoft's open source strategy. As well as adopting those aspects of an alternative development model that it finds useful, Microsoft is aiming to blunt the undeniable power of openness by hollowing it out. If OOXML is an open standard, and some of its own software licences become OSI-approved, Microsoft will be able to claim that it, too, is an open standard, open source company. For many busy managers, subject to all kinds of demands – including increasing pressure to "go open source" - the difference between Microsoft's open source and real open source won't matter, in the same way that the difference between Microsoft's open file formats and those of the OpenDocument Format won't really matter. In terms of keeping people happy, what matters for many is the label – the appearance of going open – and Microsoft's moves aim to provide just that.

In many ways this new approach is exactly the reverse of that espoused in the famous first Halloween Document. There, the idea was to "de-commoditise" open protocols by adding proprietary elements. Today, the technique is to pseudo-commoditise proprietary standards by getting them defined as open.

Despite this essentially hostile intent, I believe (and have done for a while) that the power of open source will eventually win out over all of Microsoft's remaining fears and concerns, and that the company will embrace real open source fully for all of its products (at least where it is able to do so for legal reasons). It's just a question of time.

Glyn Moody writes about open source at opendotdotdot




Channel 9 new Beta version


Watch Out Silverlight and Terralever's Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity Project on Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=331171

Best Community Resources for Microsoft SharePoint Portal 2007 Ever…

Sharepoint Products and Technologies Community



Sharepoint Community Portal



Sharepoint Community Newsgroup



Sharepoint Resources



Sharepoint Portal How-Do I



Sharepoint Developer Portal



Sharepoint FAQ Board




Sharepoint University



Sharepoint Code



RSS for IFilter Team Blog



Collection 5404: Implementing Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007



Sharepoint MSD2D – Effective Sharepoint Portal community






Sunday, August 05, 2007

A New Chapter of Challenge has Begun …

A new channel of challenge in my life has begun. I left Generic Corp. After 9 Months of the hard working, wither people has believe it or not, we made Enterprise something in short time of period.

I've been a part of Generic and a founder member for the last 9 months; we were working hard to build a strong reputation for the corporate within Jordan Market. I believe that some unexpected mistakes have created discordant visions about the value of this company and its core staff. At the moment, Generic is growing in the market faster than before utilizing its unique services in building a strong line-of-business and I wish all the luck for the all the friends there. Are you confused about the reason of resigning? It's not personal as much as sometimes withers you like it or not you should take advantage of it.

Where am I? Am slowing down more than ever in chosen my upcoming family, I would love stabilizing with high achievement rather than challenge with high risk management. Nowadays, am building a strong knowledge for my upcoming career, trying to get advantage of MS Solutions Framework and going deep into MS Unified Messaging Services 2007 in addition to MS VS 2008 and MS SQL Server 2008, too.

So am going to Think Big. Start Small and Act Now!


I'm Wishing Generic Corporation utmost Achievement and best luck. I'm sure that this should be mentioned by any professional.