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Greetings!!The purpose of this site is to share my IT project management & MBA finance experience. To learn more about me, you can find my brief bio, past achievements, skills, & recognition letters on 'About Me' page. Also, you can access my notes, presentations, projects, & research papers under 'MBA Resources'. Upon registration, friends & family can enjoy pictures in Gallery section. Over the years, I have learned so much from others and always felt a need to somehow contribute back, so hopefully this site will be the first step toward achieving that goal.

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EasyBlog Integration with Word 2010

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I have been trying to setup MS Word 2010 blog management add-on to directly publish to my site's blog module (EasyBlog), but was running into issue when entering blog post URL. Finally, I figured it out. Instructions available on EasyBlog site are meant for windows live writer. So, I end up extracting some info. from there.  In nutshell, here's what you have to do:

Click on Manage Accounts in MS Word-->Add new account-->On Blog Provider screen, select Other

 On the next screen, enter name & password, leave API as metaweblog, only 1 field - blog post url is the only unknown value. So, use this syntax

http://yousite.com/index.php?option=com_easyblog&controller=xmlrpc 

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Off to Client - Billable

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July 11 – July 29 – Client site

  • Got ID card & access to wifi network, met 'The Team'
  • Team-lead gave bird-view of the project, different components, systems, integration, business goal, tasked to do capacity planning in sharepoint 2010 & learn about UAG.
  • Client going back & forth, Teamlead requested researching tcp binding in wcf,
  • Put together document enlisting services & apps required for sharepoint
  • Installed & configured virtual machines in Hyper V with SP2010, SQL2010, UAG
  • Transitioned into infrastructure role, capacity planning for .net app
  • Met with infra. resource, got better understanding of the project
  • Assigned to research on Rackspace & their cloud services, prepared a doc with relevant services, answered questionnaire for prelim analysis
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First Week at Sogeti - The Bench

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July 5 – July 8 – First week at Sogeti

'The Bench'

  • On-boarding process, overview of benefits, went for drug test by Galleria to meet client's requirement, got new laptop
  • Set up domain/email accounts, connection to wireless network & VPN, access on Life & Connex systems, MSDN, Office Communicator, made some new friends
  • Complete profile on Life system, attended happy hour; ate food & met with VPs, & colleagues.
  • Created partition in laptop to install W2K8 R2 Hyper V, configured it for wifi networking, downloaded tons of apps from MSDN.

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Finally, eyeglasses bought online!!

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For the last 10 years or so I have bought & sold number of things online; books, dvds, desktops, laptops, software, airline tickets, shoes, clothes, etc,. This list will grossly expand if I include things that I searched online but bought in-person, e.g. house, cars, jobs, etc. But, one thing I was holding off for so long was purchasing eyeglasses online. One of the reasons for this delay could be that eyeglasses is something a person would like to try on before buying it. So why sudden change of heart? hmm...I guess a big reason was the cost. For $15, I said to myself, even if I dont like the frame, I can live guilt-free spending that amount of money. After browsing through several pages on http://goggles4u.com/, I selected dark brown rectangular plastic frame. There are few measurements to keep in mind. Some of which you should be able to obtain off your existing frame and some can be obtained from the website. For others, you would need the prescription. This may be known to others, but was news to me that contacts prescription is different from glasses. Another thing to note is that they use latin abbreviation OD for right eye and OS for left eye. It's been a week, I am still waiting for my shipment. So, I will keep you posted on what I was expecting and what I got :).

Update: horrible!!frame is too big, looks ugly & glasses are very thick. 

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Upgrade VMWare ESX 3.5 to Vsphere 4.1

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I am in the process of upgrading VMWare ESX 3.5 (update 3) to VSphere 4.1 . For folks who dont have vCenter, they are supposed to use host update utility. But, VMWare has removed that utility from 4.1. This means that upgrade has to take place in two steps. First, from 3.5 to 4.0; download vsphere 4.0 & vsphere clientinstall vsphere 4.0 client (make sure to check update utility option). Second, use CLI to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1. This part will be completed once I get to this stage.

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