Microsoft MVP April 2016

Microsoft MVP 2016

Microsoft MVP 2016

Wow!!! What a surprise on a Friday.
Awarded as ‪Microsoft‬ MVP for the “third time in a row”.

Read my Story

Here. Also by my CEO Mr. Chinmoy Panda. He narrates my story in his own words. Celebrating Awesomeness

What is Microsoft MVP?

Answer : Click here to know more.

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.

Thanks to…

  • Biplab Paul, Gandharv Rawat for believing in me. Thanks Siddharth Rout for polishing my skills before the first award in 2014.
  • Thanks to all MVPs in my network.
  • Thanks to my friends, colleagues and leads, who always support and encourage me. Special thanks to Debasis Behera who pulled me to The Code Project (www.codeproject.com) for answering questions. That was my baby step towards tech community activities. Kshirodra Meher, Sibasis Jenaand Deepak Jena and Tapan Khatua – these geeks help me sharpen my knowledge.
  • My family has been a great inspiration, which propels me for hard work. Thanks Grandfather (Mr. Ganeswar Tripathy) for guiding me. I miss you. 😦
  • Last, but not the list, my heartiest gratitude to the members of Microsoft Dev Community, Odisha. Without them, I am nothing.

Thanks almighty, Jay Jagannath!!!

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Microsoft MVP April 2015

Microsoft MVP 2015_Tadit Dash

Microsoft MVP 2015


I am happy to announce that I have been awarded as Microsoft MVP for the second time. Official announcement – Congratulations April 2015 Award Winners!.

Read my Story

Here. Also by my CEO Mr. Chinmoy Panda. He narrates my story in his own words. Celebrating Awesomeness

What is Microsoft MVP?

Answer : Click here to know more.

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.

Thanks to…

:: Biplab Paul (Community Program Manager, MVP Award Program – South Asia)- for his constant support and encouragement.
:: Gandharv Rawat (Community Support Lead, MVP Award Program – South Asia) – for guiding me always to be a good leader.
:: Siddharth Rout (Microsoft MVP) – This guys listened to all my stupid queries and answered them with patience. He is still busy doing the same for me.
:: Chris Maunder (Co-Founder, CodeProject) – for rebuilding the amazing forum time to time.
:: My CEO Mr. Chinmoy Panda, who is my idol and source of inspiration for me.
:: All Code Project MVPs and Staff.
:: Everybody who appreciated my Articles, Tips, Answers and Blogs.
:: My parents, family, friends, colleagues and relatives.
:: All my Managers, Tech Leads and Reputation Manager – These guys always appreciate my recognitions, which acts as a spur to contribute more.
:: All my Microsoft Dev Community, Odisha team members, who always build and refresh me time to time to produce the best out of me.

What’s Cooking Hot !!!

Me and some of the extraordinary talented developers, community leaders along with students of Odisha have started a community named as “Microsoft Dev Community Odisha”. We are continuously organizing Technical Events, Workshops, Quizzes and many more. If you want to join the community, please fill this survey. If you want to participate in events, then follow our social channels and website. All details are as follows.

Website – msdcodisha.com
Facebook – facebook.com/MsdcOdisha
Twitter – twitter.com/MsdcOdisha
Google + – plus.google.com/+Msdcodisha

South Asia MVP Open Day 2015

South Asia MVP Open Day Highlights

South Asia MVP Open Day Highlights

Let me tell you one of the most mysterious thing about the MVP Open Day, which was the venue. We all tried very hard to find out the exact location of the resort. Some of us even tricked the cabby to get the information, but the organizers were way cleverer than we thought.

Just for a quick introduction on MVP Open Day…

It is is an annual regional MVP gathering to learn, connect and share experiences. We, all MVPs from South Asia, unite at one place to celebrate the “Joy of Sharing“.

So, after some time, we reached our so called “secret venue”, which was “Royal Orchid Resort at Yelahanka“. We quickly checked in and freshened up, because there were many interesting stuff already lined up for us, as you can imagine from the agenda given below.

South Asia MVP Open Day Agenda

South Asia MVP Open Day Agenda

Not getting anything from the Agenda, right !!! The same happened with us too. Keep reading, you will get know everything.

Agenda was beautifully designed, which is a combination of Technical as well as Non-Technical Sessions along with different activities and games.

Day 1 …

… started with the Introduction to MVP Program and its benefits, delivered by Mayumi Suzuki, Allen Li, Biplab Paul and Gandharv Rawat, who are our MVP Community Leads and Managers. They answered all our queries by giving us the real insight and flavour of this Program.

MVP Program Overview

MVP Program Overview

The next presenter was Dr. Nitin Paranjape, who demonstrated Office 365. We discovered many cool, useful and productive features, which we don’t really use.

One of the best quotes he made is…

“While working with any Product or Software, think whether you are helping it or that is helping you.”

This is a very powerful sentence indeed. The software is designed with all features to make our job fast and perfect, but most of the time, we try to do in our own way, ignoring all the features of the software.

Office 365 by Dr Nitin Paranjape

Office 365 by Dr Nitin Paranjape

The day then followed by sessions on Visual Studio, Office Tools and Azure by fellow MVP, Microsoft Program Managers and Experts. These sessions were informative as they addressed our daily life issues, we face with the Microsoft Products and Platforms.

How about some Game after so much of tech discussion?

Yes, you heard that right. “Paint Ball” and “Archery” were the next big things in the agenda. We formed teams among us and played the game so passionately.

MVPs playing Paintball and Archery

MVPs playing Paintball and Archery

Finally, we had a party with dinner in the evening. All the us appeared with traditional attire, which fill the place with tranquility. This was the time, when we get to know each other, chit chatted on different tech and non-tech things.

MVP Open Day Party

MVP Open Day Party

Pottery was a worth sight during the party. You can see how Mayumi is trying to build something.

On the whole, the setup mimicked “India’s Village“, where we were the Villagers. Very innovative and unique.

Mayumi with her Pottery work

Mayumi with her Pottery work

Day 2 …

… started with Yoga classes by MVP Vijay Agarwal.

Yoga Instructed by MVP Vijay Agarwal

Yoga Instructed by MVP Vijay Agarwal

Yoga, seriously !!!!

Yes, this was totally unpredicted. We were just told that to come to the lawn at 6 AM in the morning. Our Yoga Guru taught us some simple exercises, which we should work out everyday in order to stay fit in this world of technology.

Everyone was feeling so energetic after the Yoga class that eventually kept us attentive the whole day.

The first session of the day was very influential. As MVPs, we should lead the community by influencing people to work together with collaboration. We should take steps towards building those qualities by implementing the strategies explained by Mr. Sumit Arora, Director, Microsoft India IGTSC, in his presentation.

Being An Effective Influencer by Mr Sumit Arora

Being An Effective Influencer by Mr Sumit Arora

Who had imagined, that the next few hours to follow after this, would make us so involved and engaged? Pramila Matthew took the session on building leadership qualities, thereby inspiring us, not to think about the past or future, but to always live in the present with 100% concentration on the work we do.

Leadership Qualities by Pramila Matthew

Leadership Qualities by Pramila Matthew

She assigned some excellent activities to us, which we performed in groups. One of them was “Human Machine“.

Well, you can imagine the level of enjoyment we had, from the pictures below. MVPs turned into Watch, Washing Machine, Toaster etc.

Human Machine Activity

Human Machine Activity

Below one is the activity of presenting a model, which would help Microsoft to stay ahead of the curve. Many hidden, innovative and interesting ideas were projected on the floor. I hope, Microsoft would implement those in near future.

How Microsoft Will be Ahead of the Curve Presentation

How Microsoft Will be Ahead of the Curve Presentation

Then, we were all set for some tech discussions on Web Application Performance by Tulika, which is followed by Troubleshooting Azure Websites by Puneet and Security Measures in Windows 10 by Pradeep.

Designing is the most important part of a Application, because that is what user would see and create impression about it. We explored some of the Best-practices of Application Design, which was delivered by Mr. Amar from Microsoft Hyderabad.

Who can forget the late night talk on Xamarin by MVP Mayur and MVP Nishant. The talk was really very crisp and to the point, which explained us the features of Xamarin.

Sessions Collage

Sessions Collage

It was around 1 AM at that time, when everything finished. Next day around 10 AM, we checked out of the Resort and returned back to our places. But, the memories we carried from the Open Day Event is precious and will stay forever.

We are just going away for few months, before the next Open Day.

I would like to thank Mr. Biplab Paul (Community Program Manager), Mr. Gandharv Rawat (Community Support Lead) for designing such a captivating agenda, which included tech, non-tech activities and games. The communications they made before the event about the Agenda, Venue, Sessions and Goodies excited us to be a part of those two unforgettable days of this year.

MVP Open Day Goodies

MVP Open Day Goodies

Want to see all Pictures? See our Facebook Album.

South Asia MVP Team

South Asia MVP Team

Microsoft ASP.NET MVP Award 2014

Microsoft MVP 2014 Mail

Microsoft MVP 2014

[Update on 4th April]
My best birthday Gift on 4th April by my CEO Mr. Chinmoy Panda. He narrates my story in his own words. Celebrating Awesomeness

Be awesome. Be Tadit.

[Blog Continues]
Thank God, I was not fooled on April 1. 🙂

I am really happy to announce that I have been awarded as one of the “Most Valuable Professionals” in ASP.NET/IIS category. This is the very first time I am getting awarded by Microsoft for my Technical Community Activities.

What is Microsoft MVP?

Answer : Click here to know more.

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.

My Journey So far…

My journey started on 11 July 2011, when I joined Mindfire Solutions. I was passionate for .NET Technologies during my Engineering days and fortunately I got a place in .NET Team after the training sessions.

I made many friends and some are indeed very special to me. They always encourage me for Community Activities and eventually I come to know about Code Project Community. Code Project is an awesome place to write Articles, Tips and Question Answer Activities. So, I went on answering the Questions first, then I gradually tried my hand on Articles and Tips. I got a very good response and votes from the viewers. The CodeProjectians always boost me for my work. I also started writing Blogs. Whenever I get time, I always look at the groups on Facebook and try to answer their queries. Twitter helped me to promote my writings all over the world. Tweeting good Programming resources is something I do regularly. My Reputation Manager had enough faith on me to give me the Moderation work for Dynamics CRM Team Blog.

The Teams I have worked for in my company have taught me many useful tricks to tackle problems on the fly. My previous .NET team was amazing, disciplined and always believe in fun filled workplace. My current Dynamics CRM Team has a bunch of Geeks, who are hard working and always deliver work on time. These champs taught me how to have patience in everything I do.

Then a special moment came !!! 1st January 2014, I got awarded as a Code Project MVP, which strengthened my chances for Microsoft MVP Award. My happiness knew no bounds. Then I worked harder than before.

Finally, on the April Fool’s Day (6:57 PM IST), I got the mail from Biplab that I have been awarded. I was speechless !!!

Most common question now: How do you manage your time !!!

I am just crazy !!!

It makes you excited for the next question, when somebody appreciates the solution, which you have just answered. Try sometime, you will feel better for sure. Read below to know how mad I am.

  • Sleepless nights (not always, if I had replies on my answers or if somebody is waiting for my reply).
  • Working on weekends.
  • Answering questions while sitting at back seat of my friend’s bike.
  • Immensely waiting for the network on my iPad to come at my native place, so that I can just answer one question.
  • Publish the code while working at office and in between the publish operation, answer one question.

There are many other situations, which can’t be described here !!! 🙂

I would like to dedicate this to my…

Grand Father (Ganeswar Tripathy). His love and blessings always take me step by step towards success. All is for you, I miss you. 😦 😦

I would like to thank…

:: Biplab Paul (Community Program Manager, MVP Award Program – South Asia)- for his constant support and encouragement.
:: Siddharth Rout (Microsoft MVP) – This guys listened to all my stupid queries and answered them with patience. He is still busy doing the same for me.
:: Chris Maunder (Co-Founder, CodeProject) – for rebuilding the amazing forum time to time.
:: My CEO Mr. Chinmoy Panda, who is my idol and source of inspiration for me.
:: All Code Project MVPs and Staff.
:: Everybody who appreciated my Articles, Tips, Answers and Blogs.
:: My parents, family, friends, colleagues and relatives.
:: All my Managers, Tech Leads and Reputation Manager – These guys always appreciate my recognitions, which acts as a spur to contribute more.

What’s Next?

As simple as that !!! Continue what I am doing and learn from my senior MVPs and my MVP lead. Involve myself in online/offline events. Add some more skills to my skill set.

Journey will continue… Bless me and wish me luck.
Thanks for reading, God bless you all !!!

Want to know more about me?

See my Brand New Microsoft MVP Profile here | Click here to know more About Me | Click here to Contact Me

Last, but not the least…

Get your Autograph Books ready. 🙂

CodeProject MVP Status for 2014

MVP_Email_2014

Today, I got an email from Chris Maunder (Co-founder of CodeProject) that I have recognized as MVP for my contributions made throughout the year. This is my first MVP award and I am really excited about it.

I love to spend time on answering Questions and writing Tips on CodeProject. The CodeProject is a nice place of passionate Programmers around the world. We help each other and try to resolve difficult issues.

Thanks CodeProject team and other CodeProject members who have guided me throughout the year.

Thanks a ton to Mindfire Solutions (my current company),  my Colleagues, Lead, Manager and Reputation Manager for encouraging me from time to time.

Last, but not the least, my family and friends, they always believe in my abilities, which is a confidence booster for me to work hard for the Community.

Saying all this, I announce the launch of my Blog. So, please Follow it, Share with your friends, Add as a Bookmark to your Browsers. 🙂