Event Details: Windows 7 for Geeks

Yesterday, 20th March 2010, I organized and participated as speaker, “Windows 7 For Geeks” event. The overall objective was to introduce the Windows 7 API for managed developers so that they, as a third party application developer, know how to utilize the capabilities and design experience of Windows 7 in their applications.

I’m very glad to see the growing interest of the technical community and students in such events. For me speaking in community is not all about sharing! It’s about interacting and having an in-person relation with community. So thank you all for coming to the show. For details about the event, please click here to read blog post on Emerging .NET Devs site.

Speaking at Windows 7 for Geeks

For last few months, I was quite busy with my responsibilities at work and post graduation studies and due to that I was unable to make any community engagement. I’m glad to announce that this week I will be speaking in the event “Windows 7 for Geeks” organized by Emerging .NET Devs.

The event is re-scheduled on 20th March, 2010. To read further details or attend the event, click here.

Microsoft Bloggers Day

Microsoft Pakistan, DPE Team, recently organized an event for Bloggers to talk about Windows 7, IE8 and Microsoft initiatives in Pakistan. The event was held at Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), Karachi, Pakistan on 23rd January, 2010.

The event was well organized and It was really fun to attend. Following was the agenda:

  • A Dive into Windows 7
    by Zafar Ul-Islam, Enterprise Technology Strategist, Microsoft Pakistan
  • IE8 – The Real Web for the Real World
    by Jibran Jamshad, Technology Consultant, Microsoft Innovation Center Pakistan
  • An overview on Microsoft Pakistan initiatives
    by Naveed Bajwa, Developer & Platform Group Manager, Microsoft Pakistan
  • Open Discussion followed by Lunch

I enjoyed the Q & A part the most and bloggers really showed their interest in Microsoft Initiatives in the country. We also tweet about the event with hashtag #Win7PK. Also join the Facebook page of Microsoft Pakistan.

Microsoft Community Boot camp‏

Last Friday, 30th October ‘09, I participated in BootCamp organized for Microsoft Community in Pakistan. The event was really well organized and we really had fun time. We attended sessions, played games and had dinner as well 🙂 It was organized at arena, Karachi, Pakistan.

The Bootcamp provides an opportunity to network with other Most Valuable Professionals, Professional Partners, Student Partners, Community Speakers & Microsoft Pakistan team members and helps in developing a much better understanding of latest Technology & Microsoft Platform.

The Agenda for the event is as follows:

  • 3:30 – 4:00 Registration & Hi Tea
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Windows 7
      • by Naveed Bajwa, Developer & Platform Group Manager, Microsoft Pakistan
  • 4:45 – 5:30 A Dive into UX, Expression Studio
      • by Jibran Jamshad, Technology Consultant, Microsoft Innovation Center Pakistan
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Microsoft Virtualization 360
      • by Zafar Ul-Islam, Enterprise Technology Strategist, Microsoft Pakistan
  • 6:15 – 6:45 Cloud Computing with Windows Azure
      • by Ziaullah Khan, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
  • 6:45 – 7:15 Q & A, Discussion
  • 7:15 – 8:30 Games
  • 8:30 – onwards Dinner

It was really informative and fun to attend such event. I would like to thank Microsoft Pakistan, Microsoft Innovation Center and especially the DPE Team.

Event Summary: Windows 7 House Party

We had a fantastic Windows 7 house party on Sunday, October 25th. I invited some of my friends and community contributors and I’m glad I hosted a Windows 7 House Party, it was really fun.

We started with one of the most famous feature of Windows 7 i.e. Aero Shake 🙂 and then moving towards start menu and search options. Later I handed over my position to Taimur Asad, who is Microsoft Student Partner to continue the show on my behalf.

At the end, we did some I’m PC fun time 🙂 Check out the video and make sure you watch till end 😉

Thank you all for attending the party. I really had a great time and hope you all enjoyed as well. Also thank you Munir and Jadoon for tweeting about the event 🙂

Windows 7 House Party

I will be hosting Windows 7 House Party at my home on 25th October. I have invited few of my friends and active community people in Karachi, Pakistan. This is an informal event and we will discuss some of the exciting features of Windows 7 🙂

I have received Windows 7 Party Pack from House Party and Microsoft. In that pack I got Windows 7 Signature edition and some other goodies 😀

Obviously, I have invited very limited number of people due to limitation of space and ;p at my house 🙂 But, just to inform you, if you are really looking forward to see some exciting features of Windows 7 we will be organizing a Windows 7 Launch event at the User Group level which will be open for all the PCs! 😉

Thanks! Looking forward to see you all in the upcoming Windows 7 Launch events!

Blogging Live from Windows 7 Launch Event – Part V

Memo’s distribution:

Then finally the XBox lucky draw:

The two XBox winners 🙂

Then the event was concluded and guest were requested to proceed for lunch

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Post event snaps with friends at Microsoft Innovation Center and other MVPs/MSPs etc.

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That’s all from the Launch Event. We enjoyed much and finally we also received goody pack as well 🙂

Blogging Live from Windows 7 Launch Event – Part IV

and finally much awaited, a little talk on Windows 7 features by Salma Nisar

Jehan Ara, President of P@SHA joined the Bloggers’ corner 🙂

Catch up more news on twitter with hash tag #Win7PK. Stay tuned more to come!

Blogging Live from Windows 7 Launch Event – Part III

Coffee Break:

JehanAra from PASHA Coffee Break Bloggers and MVPs

We are back from the coffee break and they just showed the launch video of Windows 7 🙂 *clap clap*

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Salma Nisar, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Pakistan talking about the “The Value of Optimized Desktop”

Catch up more news on twitter with hash tag #Win7PK. Stay tuned more to come!

Blogging Live from Windows 7 Launch Event – Part II

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Microsoft Pakistan – Enterprise Technology strategist, Zafar-ul-Islam delivering technology keynote at “The New Efficiency – Joint Business Launch Event”.

Naveed Bajwa and Munir

My Microsoft mouse just pointed out by bloggers!

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Catch up more news on twitter with hash tag #Win7PK. Stay tuned more to come!