June 05, 2009

Search mails, attachment, contact at blazing speed in Ms Outlook using Xobni

In the job almost everybody is using Microsoft outlook client for the mails. But searching mails is very painful and if you want to search for a attachment you will struck you head in the wall. But don't worry Xobni(reverse of INBOX) is here.

XOBNI is an free plugin to the Microsoft Outlook. It index the mails, attachments,
address in so nicely format that you will love it. When you select an contact, it shows all conversation, files-exchanged, related contacts. You can search content of your mails at blazing speed, yes i know Outlook search and indexing sucks. But this plugin will make your life very easy.

As on top of screen shot you can put any string and xobni will search all the mails very quickly.
Even you can browse the contact information from various social networking sites and skype.

Suppose you need to search a attachement from a particular contact. In normal search it is really difficult. using Xobni you just need to select the contact all the attachment till date from that particular contact will be displayed in the lower section of the xobni window. you can watch it , save it and using that attachment directly open the original mail.

for very detailed information. see URL: http://www.xobni.com/learnmore/

June 04, 2009

.net Framework 3.5 MCTS MCPD certification details(70-502,503,504,505,561,562)

3.5 certification are latest certification of .net technologies. After 2.0 framework microsoft released 3.0 and 3.5. Framework. 3.5 got its own different certification for web,windows and enterprise. Framework also got some separate certification for the new released technologies under 3.5 umbrella(WCF,WWF and WPF)


70-536 is common exam for all the following certification. So for any of the following certification you need to clear 70-536 and any of the following exam. Yes 70-536 is same as of 2.0 certification. so if you already have any MCTS 2.0 you only need to give one exam for a particular 3.5 certification.
you need to clear 70-536 once.

MCTS certifications (All require 70-536)

70-502: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

70-503: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications

70-504: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications

70-561: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications

70-505: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications

70-562: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications

MCPD certifications:

It is next step(Optional) after MCTS. You must have MCTS in your kitty to get MCPD certificate. so first get MCTS of above exams then MCPD for same technology.
  1. MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5
  2. MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5
  3. MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5
MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 :

Pre-requisite: MCTS Windows Forms Applications (70-536+70-505)
70-563 ( PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5)

so total three exam (70-536+70-505) + 70-563

MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5

Pre-requisite: MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications (70-536+70-562)
70-564 (PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5)

MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer 3.5

this one is complex exam. 4 pre:requisite and 1 new exam


MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications (70-536 and 70-505)
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications (70-536 and 70-562)
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications (70-536 and 70-561)
MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications ( 70-536 and 70-503)


Exam 70-565: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (available soon)

Upgrading from 2.0 to 3.5 coming soon from Microsoft. i will post article when certification are available.

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