• Tim Sneath

    Migrating from Windows Forms 1.x to Windows Forms 2.0

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    This entry starts by looking at the new features in Windows Forms 2.0, and then proceeds to describe the migration strategy for existing Windows Forms 1.0 applications that are to be migrated to .NET Framework 2.0. New Windows Forms Controls We...
  • Tim Sneath

    Building Advanced Reporting Services Applications

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    Creating Reports Reporting Services is built on SQL Server 2000, and the metadata definitions are stored in a database. On top of that, the Report Server contains a web service and a Windows service. The web service provides the interface into the system...
  • Tim Sneath

    MSBuild: The New Build System for Visual Studio 2005 and Longhorn

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    MSBuild is the new build system in Visual Studio 2005. It has been built from the ground up in managed code, with scalability, performance and extensibility as core goals. When designing MSBuild, the development team had several different customer...
  • Tim Sneath

    Solving Business Problems with SQL Server 2005 Data Mining

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    Data Mining is about exploring your data, finding patterns and performing predictions. Where querying and analysis tells you what , data mining tells you why and how. In SQL Server 2005, data mining is made accessible and easy to use through an integrated...
  • Tim Sneath

    Building Advanced Reports with the Excel Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services

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    The Excel add-in is one of two just released Business Intelligence solutions available for download: Excel Add-in for Analysis Services: http://www.microsoft.com/office/solutions/exceladdin Business Scorecards Accelerator: http://www.microsoft...
  • Tim Sneath

    Integrating Corporate Data into Office with Information Bridge Framework

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    Office Information Bridge Framework (IBF) is a new solution that provides a standardised way for developers to integrate a company data-centric application into Office. IBF includes a means of specifying business entities and relationships between those...
  • Tim Sneath

    TechEd Europe: Wrapup

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    I've had a couple of weeks' silence on the blog, for which I apologise. TechEd was such a full-on experience that it took me a full week's vacation to recover! Overall, we were delighted with the success of the conference. I've browsed through the...
  • Tim Sneath

    TechEd Europe: Best Blogs

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    It's great to visit TechEd Bloggers and discover new bloggers who are writing interesting articles about the event. As an organiser, there's no better way to get the vibe of the event from the floor than to read what others have been up to and the good...
  • Tim Sneath

    Visual Studio 2005: Two Events at Microsoft UK

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    If you're interested in finding out more about Visual Studio 2005, we're running two developer events at Microsoft UK in Reading over the next month that will explore the key new features and enhancements in the next release of our developer tools. We...
  • Tim Sneath

    Another Week, Another Conference

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    This week I'm in the US again, attending an internal conference for sales, marketing and technical staff. It's our kick-off meeting for the start of the new financial year, in which we look back on last year and set our direction for the coming twelve...
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