All you Hotmail “haters” out there.. Who keep on saying that hotmail sucks cause it gives just 2MB email space.. Well guess what.. Wanna make your hotmail box 250MB?? Here is a way to do it..

1. Logon to your account and then transverse to Options –> Personal –> My Profile

2. Fill this exact info:
Country/region: United States
State: Florida
ZIP Code: 33332

3. Check if your birthdate is set on a date which is elder than 13 years. Also make sure the langauge is set to English

4. Now you need too “CLOSE” your account, not sign off but really close it.

5. Go to and click “Close .NET Passport

6. It will ask tell you that you need to contact hotmail for this and will give u a button to contact “HOTMAIL”.

7. Click that and later it will say that all your emails will be lost in case you do it. This however doesnt happen. Your emails remain as intact as they are supposed to be..

8. Next go to the Hotmail login page and login like you always do (same pass, etc.)

9. A message saying your account is reserved will be flashed. Just press Activate –> I agree

10. Your account will be 25 mb in the beginning but will eventually become 250 MB.

So howz that!!!!! Three cheers to HOTMAIL to provide 250 MB box..

Microsoft and Nokia Collabrate together.

The best deal for the start of the year, Microsoft and Nokia – both majors in technology – announced on 14th Feb 2004, at the 3GSM World Congress 2005, Cannes, France, – they are working together to ensure that consumers can enjoy music from the newly launched mobile music solution offered by Nokia and Loudeye Corp. to wireless operators on both Nokia handsets and Microsoft® Windows® XP-based PCs.

It may be more of a marriage of convenience than a romantic bonding but the partnership forged this week by arguably the biggest players in the technology world, Microsoft and Nokia, looks set to dramatically alter the mobile phone industry.

Nokia maintains that the two sides have enjoyed an “open dialogue” for some time and, crucially, the firm has made it very clear that it will not adopt Microsoft’s Windows operating system for its devices.

For complete story and press release visit –

DevCon 2005 @ Pune – Topics and Speakers

DevCon is a developer event organized by the developer community for the developer community. The objective is to enable developers to request for topics which they wish to be educated about and delivery of such content is by developers who are expert speakers. It covers topics which are of interest to developers chosen by developers themselves.

It is an event initiated by the International .Net association(INETA) which supports more than 500 user groups worldwide and 200,000+ developers

DevCon 2005, is goin to be held at Pune. This year again we have two tracks – one for professionals, the other for students. After having polled for topics for about a month, the final speakers and topics are as follows

Professional Track (Saturday)
Date: 12th February, 2005.
Time: 09:00AM to 06:30PM

Topics and Speakers
1. Office 2003 and .NET – Raj Chaudhuri
2. Reflection – building assemblies / generating code dynamically – Akila Manian
3. Deployment considerations for .NET Applications (No touch (2003) Click Once) – Nauzad Kapadia
4. ASP.NET Security – Sanjay Shetty

Student Track (Sunday)
Date: 13th February, 2005.
Time: 09:30AM to 06:30PM

Topics and Speakers
1. .NET on a Non-Windows Platform – Raj Chaudhuri
2. Introduction to Web Services – Akila Manian
3. OO Features in Visual Studio .NET 2005 – Nauzad Kapadia
4. Moving to VB.NET / Getting started with ASP.NET – Akila Manian

Hope to see you all at the venue. For more details visit

Microsoft Indic Developer Challenge

For all you students (like me), here is something intersting.. A chance to win cool Toshiba Tablet PC! and 5 Windows powered Smartphones.

Microsoft with BhashaIndia, have put up a challenge for students (under grads/post grads). All you have to do is create applications and solutions in Indian Languages.

For more details visit,

One other way to Impress others!!! :)

The population of India is 100 crores.

But 19 crores are retired. That leaves 81 crores do the work.

There are 25 crores in school, which leaves 56 crores to do the work.

Of this there are 22 crores employed by the Central Government, leaving 34 crores to do the work.

4 crores are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 30 crores to do the work.

Take away from above total the 20 crores people who work for State Governments (State Government employees officially do not work!)and that leaves 10 crores to do the work.

Total unemployed are 8 crores and that leaves 2 crores to do the work.

At any given time there are 1.2 crore people in hospitals,leaving 80 lakhs to do the work.

Now, according to Indian Statistical Institute, there are 79,99,998 people in prisons throughout the country.

That leaves just 2 people to do the work…….You and me!!!

And currently YOU are sitting at your computer reading this blog.

So I am the only person in our country who is working! And that’s why India is surviving!!!

Now, please log out and do your job because as for a change, I want to take rest.

And I don’t want India to suffer because of that!

Love Montu 🙂

Sophisticated “Meanings” In Mumbai Langauge…

Something which you will hear from a typical Mumbaikar (like me ofcourse). Here is how to decode what it means 🙂

1.. There’s a minor problem

Arre yaar, “Waanda” ho gaya

2.. There’s a big problem

Arre yaar, “Zol” ho gaya

3.. There’s a huge problem..(unsolvable)

Arre yaar,”Raada” ho gaya

4.. You’ll be surprised .

Ekdam “Hill” jayega tu

5.. I am going out of this place

Chal apun “Kaltii” marta hai

6.. Don’t make a fool of others

Dekh , tu “Shendi” mat laga sabko

7.. Just get out of here, you oversmart fool!!

Chal e Shaaane,”Hawa” aan de

8.. I am not a stupid out here

Apun kya “ALIBAUG” se nahi aaya

9.. There’s some misunderstanding

Arre kuch “Galat Faimili” ho gayi

10.. Do u drink daily?

Tu kya roz “FULL TO” hota hai?

11.. See, You are afraid..

Dekh , teri to “FAAT” gayi

12.. Shall I just bash u?

E Du kya “Kharcha Pani” ?

13.. Just take him into a secret place

Use jara “Khopche” me leke ja

14.. O .. What a beautiful lady !!

Kya “Zakaas Item” hai yaar!!

15.. What a sensuous/unexplainably beautiful lady!!

Kya “Raapchik Maal/Piece” hai yaar!!

16.. Don’t just bluff..OK?

E Jyaada “RAAG” mat de..

17.. Ya..she is staring at u.. buddy!!!

Kya sahi “LINE” deti hai “Bhiduu“!!

18.. Don’t take much tension..

Jyaada “LOAD” nahi leneka kya??

19.. Your clothes are very awkward!!

Kya “ZAGMAG / DHINKCHAAK” pehna tune?

20.. I don’t care about it much..!!

Abe yaar , “Hata Saawan Ki Ghata

21.. Please don’t overbore me..

Jyaada “PAKAA” mat be tu

22.. All this must be done without anyone’s notice

Sab kaam “SUUMDI” me hona chahiye kya?

Microsoft Services for NetWare Overview!!!

Microsoft Services for NetWare (SFN) provides a complete set of new interoperability utilities that help Novell customers simplify the adoption of Windows 2000 Server into a Novell network environment, reduce multi-platform network administration, and facilitate the migration of NetWare resources to Windows 2000 Server.

The new interoperability utilities of Services for NetWare 5 include:

1. Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services synchronizes Windows 2000 Active Directory with NDS

2. Microsoft File Migration Utility migrates NetWare files to Windows 2000 Server

3. File and Print Services for NetWare 5.0 allows a Windows 2000 Server to appear as a NetWare file and print server

SFN v5.0 also includes the Windows NT Server 4.0 Novell interoperability utilities previously available in Services for NetWare v.4 (Directory Service Manage for NetWare and File and Print Services for Netware v.4)

Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS) is an add-on service that enables two-way synchronization of directory information stored in the Windows 2000 AD and all versions of Novell’s Directory Service (NDS).

For organizations that already have NDS deployed somewhere in their IT environment and are looking at large or small deployments of Windows 2000 Server, MSDSS helps customers reduce their directory management burden while also facilitating the adoption of Windows 2000 Server and its AD service.

MSDSS achieves these benefits by synchronizing Active Directory and NDS. By establishing a periodic object-level synchronization of both directories, customers can keep the information stored in both directories current and accurate, provide a single point of directory administration and enable customer to adopt different and independent AD and NDS tree structures, if desired.

MSDSS simplifies Active Directory set-up by including a reverse initial synchronization feature that replicates an existing NDS tree structure and its objects into NDS. MSDSS management is performed through a wizard-based MMC snap-in and is fully featured to allow customers a choice of management, synchronization, and migration configuration options. MSDSS also synchronizes directory information stored in Active Directory with all versions of NetWare 3.x bindery services on a one-way basis.

Microsoft File Migration Utility:

The Microsoft File Migration Utility (FileMigrate) is an add-on utility included in SFN 5 that provides a central management console to manage and perform the migration of files from NetWare file and print servers to Windows 2000 Servers

FileMigrate helps organizations that have decided to consolidate their file and print servers to the Windows 2000 Server platform. FileMigrate helps customers reduce the time, cost and complexity of migration from NetWare to Windows 2000 Server.

FileMigrate achieves these benefits by automating the migration process. Through a wizard-based management interface, customers can migrate multiple NetWare files to one or many Windows 2000 Servers while preserving all of the inherited permissions and access control lists (ACLs) associated with each file.

FileMigrate supports all versions of NetWare, IPX/SPX and TCP/IP protocols and is integrated with MSDSS to perform an incremental or rapid migration to Windows 2000 Server.

File and Print Services for NetWare version 5.0 (FPNW5) is an add-on utility included in Services for NetWare 5 that lets a Windows 2000 Server transparently “look” like a NetWare file and print server to users, administrators and the network. FPNW5 also helps organizations that have decided to consolidate their file and print servers to the Windows 2000 Server platform. FPNW5 helps customer reduce migration costs, consolidate platforms and simplify file and print server administration. FPNW5 achieves these benefits by allowing a Windows 2000 Server to transparently appear as a NetWare file and print server. By making the introduction of Windows 2000 Server transparent to NetWare clients, administrators and the network, customers can lower the costs of migration by eliminating the need for administrator retraining or client-side changes while more easily gaining the enhanced performance, SMP support, and new storage management benefits of Windows 2000 Server file and print services.

Its a free download and is available at along with other resources.