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    Thanks, Keith! KPC650 now phones home with Vista.

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    One more piece of 3rd-party software that I don't need: VZAccess Manager. Keith's excellent post got me a-werkin'. I luv my KPC650. It's certainly more reliable than any WAP I've been on this week. How many geeks does it take to overload the wireless...
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    Vista rocks! TechReady rules!! Where the *(@#& are my Bluetooth drivers?

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    First a big thank you to all the great people who made TR3 an enormous success. As we say in Tejas, “Y'all rock!” The presenters, the staff, the convention center, the city of Seattle... all of it. I'm only sad because I have to fly home tomorrow to Houston...
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    The one BI-ready feature that will sell the most Vista to C-level executives

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    Part of the Better Together demo this week of Vista and Office 2007 included one little gadget that I think should be a part of every BI presentation to customers between now and when Vista ships. What would that one little feature be that could leverage...
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    Update Your BOL & Samples

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    If you're not paying attention to the right blogs, newsgroups or email newsletters, you're probably not aware of the following for the entire SQL Server 2005 product suite: Post-SP1 Hotfix Rollup BOL Updates (July 2006) Sample Updates (July 2006...
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    MDX Expression for TechReady

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    A large number of customers are probably wondering who beamed up all of the Microsoft consultants and account personnel... and a lot of people in Seattle seem to be wondering what we're all doing in the middle of their daily routine. It's sad to say that...
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    Requirements for Success of BI Projects: The Question

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    Since I primarily work from remote locations (the client site, the home office, Starbucks, wherever), this thread a while back over at SQLServerCentral.com about The Future of Knowledge Work got me thinking... about a definitive list of what would make...
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    Note to Self: This means you forgot to check the package out of SourceSafe, again.

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    I don't know why, but SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) can't run a read-only package from inside BIDS. It doesn't seem to modify the file, since VSS Compare between the before and after versions says the file hasn't changed... Although the...
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    Oooh! When can I buy one? I must have a Hyanide!

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    Occasionally, people send me cool links that aren't business intelligence or .NET software related. This has to be near the top of the Cool Vehicles that Dave Will Never Own List. If a hot motorcycle ever cheated on its sweet ATV lover with a drop-dead...
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    Control Placement & Vocabulary as Factors in Software Brand Loyalty

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    It seems like I'm driving a completely different car almost every week... since Avis can't seem to stock the same makes and models consistently nationwide. I wonder if they're a franchisor – that might explain it. Nonetheless, it establishes my self-deprecating...
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    Migrating off of Teradata and Business Objects onto SQL Server 2005

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    Lately, one of my missions in life has been migrating clients off of Teradata and Business Objects and onto SQL Server 2005 (database engine, Analysis Services and Reporting Services). I'm just putting a couple notes to self out here so that I don't forget...
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