Russian Silicon Valley - Skolkovo

Russia’s avenue for growth is plentiful, IT people are very smart in Russia and have very significant potential. A key government there now it is priority to diversify into information technologies. The Russian government earmarked 170 billion rubles (5.5 billion U.S. dollars) for the establishment of Skolkovo, a high-tech hub outside Moscow and Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley. Several US, EU and Asian technology companies will be taking part in the Skolkovo project (Intel, Facebook, Philips, CISCO and others.), with one American multinational pumping in US$1 billion worth of investment. This project is enjoying strong governmental support, which could create a stable platform, take the budding tech industry to a new level, and bring in fresh state, institutional and private investments in a sector that seems immensely promising and popular in Russian and Ukrainian people. More...

Presentation best practices, top Power Point presentation advices, tips and tricks

The purpose of this discussion is to provide basic information to improve my and your skills in developing effective presentations. Also I am going to visit IT Jam 2010 in Kharkov conference in two weeks that is why will make new presentation.Top features that need to be used are: visual aids, coupled with good public speaking skills, strong narrative sequence with a clearly defined beginning, middle and end helps the presenter express his or her thoughts better and allows the audience to process the information in the presentation. It’s also important to have a rehearsal run-through if the content is new so that any kinks can be ironed out. We don’t always have the time to translate our verbal ideas and points into visuals that will enhance the understanding of our audience as we present. The downside, at best, is that some members of the audience might think: “well, if it’s all there on the slide, where does this presenter add value? Can he just give me a copy and be gone?” At worst, some in the audience will be outright confused by the verbal attack – both written and spoken. That is really cool and that is what we need. More...

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Setup Insallation and features analyze

Ultimate version of Visual Studio is most powerful and it is cost around 11,899$ that is not cheap at all. In this post I'm going to discover why it is so expensive and what additional features include this package. 2010 Ultimate lets you bring your vision to life targeting an increasing number of platforms, technologies—including cloud and parallel computing it provides an integrated environment of tools and server infrastructure that simplifies the all application development process. More...

Customize start page Visual Studio 2010

Do you know that you can easily customize the Visual Studio 2010 start page? For example Latest News feed or last project solutions. This uses a XAML page which you can modify easily if you have a knowledge in XAML. Redesign your page with your brand theme and look. Best coding practises your team should follow or you may want to show the pending tasks of the team in the start-up page or you may want to redesign that page with custom templates to meet your company brand. More...

Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks

If you’re a.NET developer like me, you live 75% of your work life on your computer, inside IDE Visual Studio, bug tracker or source control system (TFS, SVN, CVS). Coding is a lot easier when you know how to use your tools like Visual Studio 2010 more effectively. To optimize experience with this IDE, here these tips and shortcuts: Intellisense, Code Editor, Navigation, Debugging, Search Shortcuts...More...