Syed Mehroz Alam, living in Karachi, Pakistan, is a C# evangelist with more than 5 years extensive hands on experience of designing and developing Microsoft .NET based n-tier applications. He is also well experienced in leading development of software projects exceeding 7500 man hours. His brilliant academic career includes a B.E. degree in Computer Systems from NED University since 2006 and an MS(Computer Science) degree from National University (FAST) since 2009.

Mehroz loves to discover, learn and master all aspects of .NET and SQL Server. He has developed rich internet enterprise applications using Silverlight in addition to the traditional ASP.NET and Windows Forms applications. He has hands on experience with Microsoft ORMs like Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL. He has developed applications using cutting edge technologies including WCF services, .NET RIA services and ADO.NET data services.

Despite developing rich internet applications, Mehroz has worked with all three components of SQL Business Intelligence Studio: SSIS, SSRS and SSAS for developing BI Solutions and Data warehouse. He loves to write complex TSQL queries and evaluate his skills by participating in various TSQL Challenges.

His CodeProject article listing can be viewed here.

His MSDN profile can be found here.

Mehroz is fond of logical challenges and has also won several programming competitions, some of which are listed below:

  • 1st position in Silverlight competition held at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology in Aug 2008
  • 1st position in Softec 2006, 2nd All Asia and 11th All Pakistan Dynamic Programming Competition, organized by Fast-NU, Lahore in Mar 2006
  • 2nd position in ProQuest 05 Dynamic Programming Competition organized by Karachi University in Nov 2005
  • 3rd position in Softec 2005, 1st All Asia and 10th All Pakistan Dynamic Programming Competition organized by Fast-NU, Lahore in Mar 2005
  • 1st position in All Pakistan National Software Competition organized by Computer Society of Pakistan in 1999

He has also won several TSQL challenges which are listed below:

31 Responses to “About”

  1. Alan Says:

    I was following this article on securing web services. Thanks for your help. I am having an issue with my Silverlight app is prompting me for my login credentials the first time the service is being invoked. Subsequent invocations don’t ask. Any thoughts?


  2. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    What service security configuration are you using in web.config? It would be better if you move your question to the related post so that your experience may be beneficial for other people reading that post. Also, did you look at the service security settings in web.config that I discussed here? Hope that helps you.

  3. pinaldave Says:

    Very impressive blog.

    Best Regards,
    Pinal Dave

  4. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Glad to see such comment from an SQL guru. Thanks very much, Pinal.

  5. james osburn Says:

    are you at all familiar with visifire contols?

  6. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    No, haven’t used their controls.

  7. Mohammad S. Samaha Says:

    Al salam alaykom, great blog, excellent posts & achievemnts masha’a Allah, best wishes.
    Mohammad S. Samaha

  8. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Wa’alaikum Assalam, Mohammad. Thanks very much for your nice words and best wishes.

  9. Naomi Says:

    I liked your blog about CTE (included a reference to my blog) and I hope to visit your other blogs.

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Naomi. SQL Server 2005 came with great TSQL enhancements: CTE, Ranking Functions, Pivoting and the ones I can recall.

  11. Vijaya Kadiyala Says:

    Your blog is too gud. I can see somuch of technology in your hands..

  12. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Thanks very much, Vijaya.

  13. Mastan Says:

    all the best syed.
    why dont add in following (which can be like blogspot) so we will touch with you. πŸ™‚

  14. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Thanks, Mastan. I was using Blogspot until Nov 2008 but then moved to WordPress and I am really pleased with the features they provide.
    Also, what specific feature of blogspot are you referring?

  15. Bahar Ali Says:

    gud effort brother, keep it up.

  16. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Thanks very much, Bahar.

  17. Khalid Jan Says:


    Though i am not familiar with .Net or SQL that much but the blog is looking impressive and your achievements are awesome.
    Keep it up.
    Wish you very Good Luck.

  18. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Walaikum Assalam, Khalid.
    Thanks very much for your kind words and best wishes.

  19. Moyed Says:

    Hello salam, I’m final year student of FAST-Nuces. i read your blogs and acheivement. they are remarkable. i have same interest in these technologies.
    Please keep posting these articles, guide me.

  20. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Walaikum Assalam Moyed. Thanks for the comment and I wish good luck in your future endeavours.

  21. James Mowery Says:


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. You can see a sample of my work at LaptopComputers.org under the author James Mowery. I’ve also written for several high-profile blogs like Mashable, Perfromancing, and CMSWire. Thank you for your time.

    – James

  22. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Hello James.

    I am afraid my blog is dedicated to software development with special emphasis on .NET and SQL server; and perhaps posts related to Laptops may feel a bit irrelevant here. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  23. Eric Says:

    Hi Syed,

    I was wondering if you ever solved an issue you had posted to the Microsoft Developer Network. Specifically, this one: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officedevelopmentprerelease/thread/2159d550-f8f9-481b-8cff-12c72766c89c?prof=required&lc=1033 dealing with an RCW error in Project 2010. I am seeing a similar issue with a Project VSTO add-in (see post at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsto/thread/72525535-f72e-40d8-ab95-7455b36d61a9 ) and can use any help possible to resolve it.

    Thanks for any assistance!

  24. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Hi Eric,

    That problem was solved with the final release of Project 2010 but I see your problem is specifically related to Project 2007. Sorry, but I am not an expert of VSTO/COM interops, and perhaps the community at MSDN forum will have better ideas. Good luck.

  25. Fahd Mirza Says:

    MashAllah, Mehroz, though I am an Oracle guy, but loved your blog. I came to know about from Iggy Fernandez article in may 2010 issue of NcCOUG jounral.

  26. Syed Mehroz Alam Says:

    Thanks very much, Fahd. Nice to meet an Oracle guy here. Just checked your blog and it looked great. Keep up the great work. Allah Hafiz.

  27. Per H Says:

    Hello Sayed. I’ve stumbled upon your article about a customized AutoCompleteDropDown. Do you think your Autocomplete will function under this scenario.
    Maintain list of Thing in tabpanel A. viewModelA(ria context A)
    switch to tabpanelB where Datagrid with ComboBox column is bound with itemsource binding viewmodelB.Things(ria context B) SelectedItem bound to viewmodelB.CurrentItem.Thing
    onload viewmodelB reloads Things async to reflect changes made to database. (I’ve had some problems with this using Combobox and bindings, so I’m curious to know how others have solved this common senario.

  28. syeda anisa Says:

    assalamo alaikum..
    me doing cis from ned university.i hv ur code of tictactoe.i am glad to see that u r also from ned.
    i want to nw that wt r u doing these days??
    please let me knw i’ll b please to see ur reply.

  29. wizard! Says:

    Assalam O Aliakum Mehroz brother! was the winning of Dynamming programming competitions a 1 man show or team effort
    how long does it take you to master in programming logics to get positions in programming competitions! thanks a lot!

    Impressive reCord really admirable

  30. Yasir Says:

    Great work guru jee. This blog is very helpful, Masha Allah. πŸ™‚

  31. Vivek Says:

    I have been seeing this blog on and off. This is a very excellent place to find things to their perfect form.The blogs that are posted here seem to be really tested before posting.very accurate and thorough. Great Work Mehroz…. Keep it going dude. You are the Marsha Allah of IT .Once again great work…..

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