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  • Blog Post: Who is the next dinosaur?

    Maybe it’s midlife. Maybe it’s too much free time. Maybe it’s just a side effect for designing the next generation platform for something... Whatever the root cause, I’ve been pondering lately what’s going to be the next Legacy Technology™. I think Hal may have a viable theory. Oh, you developers will...
  • Blog Post: Degenerate dimensions in VSTS DB edition GDR R2 (a.k.a. TSD03136)

    This is a common pattern in many BI projects that I’ve been involved with in the past four or five years for deriving degenerate dimensions without expending the effort to build and maintain star schema or snowflake tables in a data mart or data warehouse. (I’m not passing judgment, just making an observation...
  • Blog Post: erR? TSD03006. Doh!

    I’m often skeptical when I read things like this that make absolute statements: To resolve this problem, upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR R2. FIX: When you access a table source in a referenced project by using an alias in VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR, if you...
  • Blog Post: South Park mobile business model?

    Microsoft Details How to Port iPhone Apps to Windows Mobile 1. Write an iPhone app. 2. ... 3. Profit! Heh. I’ll read this later when the mobile app store opens and I come up with a killer mobile app to fund my retirement. Or I stop waiting for Windows 7 phones to street and take a bite of the forbidden...
  • Blog Post: NTS: Always install the TFS Power Tools

    Or you’ll wind up with: TF10139: The following check-in policies have not been satisfied. Internal error in Changeset Comments Policy Well, you will whenever somebody else installs them on the TFS server and enables the Changeset Comments Policy... See also: TF10139 Error when checking in files: Check...
  • Blog Post: Note to Self: Label shipping containers more innocuously...

    It almost reads like something from “When I am an Evil Overlord...” The arrested men had setup an elaborate surveillance operation of the prison that involved a camouflaged tent, powerful binoculars, telephoto lenses, and motion detection sensors. But authorities caught wind of the plan when they intercepted...
  • 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...
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