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Google Celebrates Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bengali Calendar

Google Celebrating Pohela Boishakh

First Day of Bengali Calendar Pohela Boishakh

April 14, 2017

Today’s doodle marks Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bengali Calendar. While Pohela Boishakh is a lively festival today, its origins are less fanciful. The Bengali calendar year was developed over 400 years ago by the Emperor Akbar as a way to collect taxes on a specific date every year. When the new year begins, accountants can close their books on the previous year and start fresh.

On this day in Bangladesh, the country comes alive with colorful celebrations and parades. Cities and towns gather together to sing traditional songs like “Esho, he Boishakh”. They eat Bengali food such as Panta bhaat (a dish of rice soaked in water), and Illish Maas (fried hilsa fish). The main attraction in the capital city of Dhaka is the large Mangal Shobhajatra procession. The streets fill up with a parade of huge masks and creatures, each with its own symbolism, but many meant to drive away evil spirits or inspire courage and peace. The masks are often vibrant and imaginative representations of animals native to Bangladesh, like the owl and tiger you see in today’s doodle.

Shubho Noboborsho!

(Happy New Year!)


Google celebrates Bangladesh’s 46th Independence Day

Bangladesh Independence Day 2017

Mar 26, 2017

Google is celebrating the 46th Independence Day of Bangladesh with a special doodle, where a girl is seen carrying national flag of the country.

The Doodle logo is drawn in combination of red and green colours, which are the colours of the national flag of Bangladesh.

Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

In 2013, Google, for the first time in its history, posted a special Doodle for Bangladesh on its 43th Independence Day.


ASP.NET MVC 2 RC is released today

Release Candidate of ASP.NET MVC 2 is released today.
Brief Description
ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC applications are easily testable using techniques such as test-driven development (TDD).

The installation package includes templates and tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 to increase productivity when writing ASP.NET MVC applications. For example, the Add View dialog box takes advantage of customizable code generation (T4) templates to generate a view based on a model object. The default project template allows the developer to automatically hook up a unit-test project that is associated with the ASP.NET MVC application.
Because the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5 SP 1, developers can take advantage of existing ASP.NET features like authentication and authorization, profile settings, localization, and so on.

Installation Notes

The ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 can be downloaded from the following page:

ASP.NET MVC 2 can be installed and can run side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 1.0.
Note:  Because Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 share a component of ASP.NET MVC 2, installing the ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate release on a computer where Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is also installed is not supported.


Documentation for ASP.NET MVC 2, which includes tutorials, technology overviews, code samples, and API reference, is available on the MSDN Web site. A good starting point is the ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) topic (

Tutorials and other information about ASP.NET MVC are also available on the ASP.NET Web site

What’s Next?

RTM of course! The RTM release of ASP.NET MVC will be included in the RTM release of Visual Studio 2010, which is slated for some time in March. The VS2008 version of ASP.NET MVC 2 might release earlier than that. We’re still working out those details.


Microsoft Expression Studio 3 is available for download

Microsoft Expression Studio opens up a new world of creative possibility. Its professional design tools give you the freedom to make your vision real—whether you’re designing for standards-based Web sites, rich desktop experiences, or Silverlight. Includes Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design and Expression Encoder.

Design compelling user interfaces for the Web and desktop using Microsoft Expression, tools purpose built to compliment the industry leading development tool Visual Studio.

Prototype your ideas rapidly, engage and interact with your customers and get your projects off to a flying start, then immediately bring your prototypes to life without throwing anything away.

Microsoft Expression Studio 3 includes four professional design tools with many worthy features worth checking out. Below I will pick just one new feature for each tool included.

Expression Web 3SuperPreview, multi-browser visual debugging

Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlowSketchFlow along with Silverlight 3 support

Expression Design 3Improved Photoshop Import

Expression Encoder 3 – new Screen capture functionality

An Expression Studio 3 is available for download right now.


Microsoft Day @ Dhaka – 20June 2009

Microsoft Day @ Dhaka


Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh – Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other.

Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the event worth attending.

The event will also feature a demo bonanza with Windows 7 and an extensive Question and Answer panel with the Bangladesh MVPs to answer your queries.

Microsoft Day @ Dhaka

Venue: IDB Auditorium, E/8-A Rokeya Sharani, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207

AUDITORIUM – Developer Track

9:00 9:30 Opening Speech Feroz Mahmood & Abhishek Kant
9:30 10:30 Development in ASP.NET Tanzim Saqib
10:30 11:15 My First ASP.NET MVC App Mehfuz HossainMVP
11:15 11:45 Unit Testing in MVC and Deo of Kazi Manzur RashidMVP
11:45 12:30 Developing in Silverlight Faisal Hossain Khan
12:30 1:30 Lunch
1:30 2:00 Introduction to MS Sharepoint Server MJ Ferdous
2:00 2:45 Production Challenges of ASP.NET Websites Omar Al ZabirMVP
2:45 3:15 Windows Azure Ashic Mahtab
3:15 3:45 Tea Break
3:45 4:30 Overview of Visual Studio Team System 2010 Mohammad Ashraful AlamMVP
4:30 5:00 Features of Windows 71 Omi AzadMVP
5:00 5:30 IE8 and Windows Live Features1 Irtija A. Akhter

Meeting Room 2 – IT Professional Track

9:30 10:30 Session on MS Project & EPM M. Manzurur Rahman
10:30 11:30 Talking Windows Server 2008 and R2 Anwar Hossain
11:30 12:30 Q & A with Microsoft Anwar Hossain
12:30 1:30 Lunch
1:30 2:00 Network with MVPs
3:15 4:00 Exchange 2010 – Via LiveMeeting Ismail MohammedMVP
3:00 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 4:30 Introduction to SQL Server 2008 – Via LiveMeeting Amit BansalMVP

This session is common for Developer Track and IT Pro Track

For more details, visit: Microsoft Developer Network Bangladesh

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