• Tim Sneath

    Best Practices Analyzer for SQL Server

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    This tool slipped out of Redmond with little fanfare, but it looks quite promising. It does for SQL Server databases roughly what FxCop does for .NET Framework applications: specifically, it scans through the database schemas and associated SQL code...
  • Tim Sneath

    .NET User Groups in the UK

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    <PublicServiceAnnouncement> It's been quite exciting over the last twelve months to see a number of new .NET user groups spring up in the UK. I've got a high regard for user groups in general - they often provide support (of both social and...
  • Tim Sneath

    Experimenting with Yukon Analysis Services

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    Following on from the last blog entry , when I wrote about creating an Analysis Services cube to work with blog logs, I've been experimenting with doing the same things with Yukon. I hit a few road bumps along the way, which helped me understand some...
  • Tim Sneath

    Using DTS and Analysis Services to Analyse Blog Logs

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    Following on from the entry I wrote about analysing blog logs , one or two people have asked me how I set everything up to do this. It's a really good use of Analysis Services, actually, and offers a good example of how Microsoft's business intelligence...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC Sessions Now Available Online

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    In case you've not seen them, the PDC sessions are now available online .
  • Tim Sneath

    ASP.NET Session State: Architectural and Performance Considerations

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    I recently came across a great post on one of the internal forums describing the strengths and weaknesses of different ASP.NET session state strategies. Its author, J.D. Meier, has graciously given me permission to use it as the basis of a blog entry...
  • Tim Sneath

    Process Explorer 8.10

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    [Apologies for the lack of updates: we've been upgrading the GotDotNet blog server hardware. Normal service should now be resumed, with more stability and performance hopefully.] I wanted to draw attention to the new release of Process Explorer...
  • Tim Sneath

    Hear Benjamin Mitchell on WSE and Indigo

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    Short notice, I know, but I've just found out that Benjamin Mitchell is delivering an evening of presentations on WSE and Indigo tomorrow evening at the Microsoft UK campus  in Reading. Benjamin is very knowledgeable on this topic, as his recent...
  • Tim Sneath

    How Far Can You Go With XAML?

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    After fiddling around with XAML a little bit yesterday, an embryonic idea was floating around in my head about why this was tied directly to Avalon. In other words, if XAML is an XML syntax for constructing Avalon objects and properties and wiring...
  • Tim Sneath

    UK Developer Briefing

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    If you're based in the UK and couldn't get to the PDC, you might be interested in the next best thing - a one day briefing that highlights the Microsoft developer technology roadmap. A number of us have been putting together a comprehensive day...
  • Tim Sneath

    Five Silly Mistakes To Make When Installing Longhorn

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    As anyone who got the Longhorn developer bits at the PDC should have had well drilled into them - this is a developer preview release. This is the earliest in the product cycle we've ever given out bits without requiring stringent NDAs, to the best...
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