Microsoft //publish/ satellite event in Manila!

Date: Saturday May 17, 2014, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Microsoft Philippines, 8th Floor, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Microsoft Event

Event Overview

It’s a day-long hackathon to work on your Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, Xamarin cross-platform and Unity for Windows 8 apps! Showcase your apps at the end of the day to have the chance to win either a Dell Venue Pro tablet and a Nokia 1520 handset!

Publish your app before June 1, 2014 and you will be qualified to the global contest to win a trip to the 2014 Formula 1 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, a $10,000 “Ultimate Dev Cave” package, a MakerBot 3D Printer, or more Nokia 1520s!


(Thanks to Jon Limjap for the description.)

You can find more information at

I will be at the event as well. Don’t forget to say “Hi!” when you see me. :)

Visual Studio 2010 RC Released

If you have MSDN Subscription, you can download VS 2010 RC now.


1. Important to note is that VS RC will not support Silverlight 4 Beta so if you are working on Silverlight 4 development then you should keep VS 2010 Beta only.

2. I’m not able to install it in my office machine. The installation dialog will be disappeared without any message or error after clicking “Install” button. I got this message “[02/09/10,15:45:44] vs70uimgr: [2] UI Thread exiting with error code: -2147172341.” in dd_error_vs_vstscore_100.txt log file. I don’t have any solution for that now. I will update you guys once I found something on this issue.

Win a grand prize trip to New Zealand

Did you know about that?? I just read about this from MSDN Flash “MSDN Flash – Spotlight on Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” and Visual Studio Team System” . I think it’s pretty interesting.. You should not miss that chance.. Good luck to you all!!

Widen your horizons with MSDN Flash for a chance to Win!

When you subscribe and/or customize your free MSDN Flash newsletter before May 31st, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a grand prize trip to New Zealand. This trip includes round-trip airfare for two, 10-day 9-night stay at a luxury hotel, and a Lord of the Rings movie location tour. Plus, 150 second prize winners will be drawn and awarded a copy of the newly released Windows Vista Business.

Opps: BTW, I found some other interesting links in that flash.. plz check-out the following links.

Free Microsoft E-Learning courses (Please check “Microsoft E-Learning” section and find the instruction for how to activate free e-learning course. )

  • Course 5230 – Developing Enhanced Web Experience with Microsoft ASP.NET for AJAX
  • Course 2915 – Working With ADO.NET 2.0 Within Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0
  • Course 2913: Creating Your First Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application

CLR INSIDE OUT – New Library Classes in “Orcas”

Thanks. Hopefully, you may find it useful..

AssemblyVersion – BuildNo Limitation

I was trying to compile a new build of our project today morning. We used to give the build no of our project’s assembly in YYMMDD format. (Build No “70112” for 12th January,2007). So, I changed the version no of assembly to “2.2.70112.2” [<major version>.<minor version>.<build number>.<revision>] (More Info) before compiling the project.

When I tried to compile, I got the following error.

Error emitting ‘System.Reflection.AssemblyVersionAttribute’ attribute — ‘The version specified ‘2.2.70112.2’ is invalid’

I was so surprised about it. I thought, we can give any number as we like for the version of our assemblies. Then, I googled it and I came to know that there are a lot of people who are facing the same problem. and I also found the reason why this error occur and how we should fix this problem.

Why this problem?

This article said,

Binary version number for the file. The version consists of two 32-bit integers, defined by four 16-bit integers. For example, “FILEVERSION 3,10,0,61” is translated into two doublewords: 0x0003000a and 0x0000003d, in that order. Therefore, if version is defined by the DWORD values dw1 and dw2, they need to appear in the FILEVERSION statement as follows: HIWORD(dw1), LOWORD(dw1), HIWORD(dw2), LOWORD(dw2).


This article “Fixing invalid version number problems with the AssemblyInfoTask” said,

The arrival of 2007 bought a flurry of e-mails to the MSBuild team from people having trouble with the AssemblyInfoTask. The symptom is simple to describe – the builds start to fail with the following error:

Error emitting ‘System.Reflection.AssemblyVersionAttribute’ attribute — ‘The version specified ‘1.0.70102.1’ is invalid

The fix to get builds going again is to change the date format used to generate the build number to something other than the default “yyMMdd”. The date formats are in, located in %program files%\MSBuild\Microsoft\AssemblyInfoTask, and there are two of them (one for file version and one for assembly version). You can use any format you want. Within Visual Studio we’re now using 01MMdd.

Note that you may have to go in and hand-edit your assemblyinfo.* files to change their version number back to a default starting point of to get your builds going again.

However, I don’t think it’s a solution since we are not able to use the way that we already used to it.
So, Be careful when you are assigning the version of your build. “[assembly: AssemblyVersion(“65534.65534.65534.65534”)]” is maximum.

References ~
AssemblyFileVersions: is bad, but is good
Why are build numbers limited to 65535?
Fixing invalid version number problems with the AssemblyInfoTask

Chennai Tech Park

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel

Note: Thanks to Tyne for forwarding this mail.


UPDATE : The title of this post has been updated from “Proposed Microsoft Office @ Bangalorel” to “Cheenai Tech Park“. (Thanks to SLN who give me the right name of those buildings.). Actually, I received those photos from one of my friend who is working in India. I like those photos so much so that I posted in my blog with the title as mention in that email that I received. Sorry.

~ Michael Sync

Let’s get Free Domain Name from Microsoft

Microsoft is offering such a great service called Microsoft Office Live Basic for everyone who love to have owned website.

You will be getting the following cool features with free of charges ~

  1. Free Domain Name : It’s NOT sub domains.. You can register a unique and personalized domain name (eg:,, and so on.).
  2. 500MB Free spaces
  3. 25 Email accounts
  4. Advertising
  5. Easy-to-use web design tools

And a few more: Here is the link.

Microsoft Office LIve

The following steps are required to register.

  1. Register a new domain name
  2. Create your Windows Live ID
  3. Type your contact information
  4. Enter payment information *** :(
  5. Business information
  6. Disclosure
  7. Complete your sign up

It’s just 7 steps to register so that it won’t be very difficult for everybody.

What do you think? Cool? :)