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  • Blog Post: Two links I want to save for l8r: WM6.5 DTK and Windows API Code Pack for .NET 3.5

    From the MSDN Flash dated 20090623: Download the Free Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework The Code Pack is a source-code library that provides access to the new Windows 7 features (and some related Windows Vista features) from managed code. These features are not available to developers...
  • Blog Post: Sybase loves AdventureWorks2008?

    A SQL Ranger friend of mine in the UK gave me the heads up to this yesterday. (Thanks, Ben!!) Apparently, back in December 2008, Sybase ported some of our samples to SQL Anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve got mixed feelings about Sybase porting AdventureWorks to their platform. Sort of like a cherry-cheese...
  • Blog Post: Cool (Free, Open) Tools: SQL RSS

    Even if nobody has asked you for an RSS feed of data in one or more of your databases, it won't be long before they do! When they do, you can grab this configurable, easy to use data-driven RSS feed widget. A couple ideas for using this application: Business intelligence updates delivered to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Not quite a chocolate factory, but...

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (either version, since I skipped the remake) was never really my speed: no big explosions, no massive firefights or lightsaber duels, no well-choreographed martial arts scenes, nothing but the illusion of candy to keep my attention. Nevertheless, a roomful of chocolate...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server gurus! Get connected to CodePlex.

    First off, CodePlex is looking for developers. That seems like the best way to get plugged in. Heh. I have a vested interest in seeing you top-notch coders working on CodePlex. I know several great coders out there; you know who you are, so apply! More on my vested interest later. Looking for developers...
  • Blog Post: More upcoming webcasts

    If you're intrigued by data mining or wonder how your SQL Server certifications will be affected, these are for you: TechNet Webcast: Mastering Time Series Prediction with SQL Server 2008 Data Mining (Level 300) , Thursday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pacific Time TechNet Webcast: Building and Validating...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming SQL webcasts and virtual events (January 2008)

    Some random virtual things that you might care about (I do): Get Ready for SQL Server 2008 Virtual Event (sponsored by SQL PASS et al) Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time MSDN Webcast: Optimizing Online, Enabling Offline with SQL Server Compact and Sync Services for ADO.NET (Level 200...
  • Blog Post: January is Windows Server 2008 High Availability Month

    If you've been meaning to ramp up on Windows Server 2008 clustering, but haven't made the lab time yet, here's the easy way to do it... Virtual Lab Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover Clustering January Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Want free SQL Server 2008 e-learning?

    I've been out of pocket for almost a month now, but I'm catching up on email (while all 6GB of Visual Studio 2008 Team System install on my shiny new PC). I'm sure others have blogged it, but in case you missed it and you, too, still want free SQL Server 2008 stuff, check it out! Collection 6187: What...
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