Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Under the logo of IRS you might have received an email in the last couple of days which starts as follows,
"Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as
part of President Bush program to jump start the economy.
Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the
2008 Economic Stimulus Refund.
followed by couple of more paragraphs and then ending with,
"To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please click here.
This appears like a scam as IRS would not send an email like this. Check directly with
Hey, I forgot to mention the other free stuff, the breakfast "cool bag'' with fruits, juice and water. Looks like Microsoft has heard my wish list. It is far better than a junior sized buttered pop-corn and a full coke. It should make good programmers healthier as well.
There was also a vendor's pavilion...
Sun Micro Systems displayed a computer box on which Windows 2008 was installed without a whisper in no time at all.
Sitecore (Enterprise Content Management system and Portal Software), Mindshift(IT Management), Hedgehog Development, LI .NET Users Group, and a few others were also represented.
I have taken a lot of Microsoft Certification exams mostly in the System Engineers track and as Microsoft changes the software so frequently I found it a loosing battle to keep up with their schedule. My BS is not retired (will never retire) but my MCT [Microsoft Certified Trainer] had a short life of 2 years. However in order to pass these exams it is not sufficient to know the subject but know enough to cover all the stated objectives.
* It has a lot of state of the art learning tools like flash cards, articles, tips etc.
*The interactive exams are intuitive and unambiguously configured
* The ability to track your progress, and the readiness report you can access will greatly assist you and gives you enough confidence to take the exams. Your results of the tests are sliced and diced to provide you with the fine details to show where and how you went wrong.
*Exam results would depend on objectives of the exam rather than having a broad knowledge base. It helps those that take the exam to really focus on all that is relevant to the training. The Exam Objectives and Objectives with Notes menu items cover this exceedingly well.
*The explanations given for each question is well researched as well as presented in a summarized fashion and agrees well with the Books on line.
In addition to any exam preparation product you must also make it a habit to refer to Microsoft's Books On-line which usually has the last word. I found resizable windows hides information as there is no text wrapping in windows, but on the larger screens used in recent times this should not be a problem.
I found resizable windows hides information as there is no text wrapping in windows, but on the larger screens used in recent times this should not be a problem.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Copying a database from an SQL 2005 Server to an instance of SQL Server 2008 is described using the Copy Database tool available in the SQL Server 2008. Procedure to create a proxy needed for this task is also described. The transfer method adopted in this article allows you to transfer chosen objects without stopping the source server. The transfer is painless as long as the security is not violated. Make sure you record the execution logging of the transfer as this is invaluable in the postmortem of failed transfers.
Read on and enhance your KB...
Copying a Database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 using the Copy Database Wizard
Friday, April 25, 2008
Answering to an email from New Delhi just before the CNBC's Opening Bell program today, two Nobel Prize winners in Economics thinks that Senator Obama will be a better person to handle economic issues.
Prof. Edmund Phelps [Nobel Prize 2006] and Prof. Joseph Stiglitz [Nobel Prize 2001] both replied without any hesitation. One of them thinks that one of the other candidates for Presidency have views that do not fit the present economic conditions.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Need to know more. Go to the source:
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Failing to connect to SQLEXPRESS using Windows authentication [which requires Single Sign On] changed it to SQL Server/Windows authentication and tried to connect to it using SQL Developer 1.5 by providing tested login credentials.
Simply the name,
When Windows authentication was not chosen, the error message displays the following at the bottom of this screen:
Status:Failure -Login failed for user 'SQL15'. The login is a SQL Server Login and cannot be used with Windows Authentication.
The New/Select Database Connection window shows that this option is not chosen.
A work around is to use an ODBC connection as shown in the article. The article also describes a possible bug in the Query Designer tool.
Read this and many others at this site:
Creating a Web Page for Displaying Data from SQL Server 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
We have water shortage we grow lawns.
We have food shortage and we convert it into bio-fuels.
There is stravation and we waste.
How many thousands of acres are being used for growing lawns? I do like lawns but there are other greater concerns.
How many millions of gallons of water are being used for the lawns?
How many tons of pesticides (nasty stuff) are dumped into the ground?
How much energy is used for all these activities?
Do the benefits outweigh the negatives?
Grow something that is in short supply or more beneficial , be it Jatropa (both medicinal and biofuel source) or vegetables. Instead of maintainng your lawns turn it into food.
Well I am not the first to say this.
Is my computer a slow computer, or what?
At first I thought that there were too many rows to fetch and reduced the number of rows fetched to be small to weed this bug out for observation.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I will be demonstrating some easy to follow examples using the BETA version of SQL Server 2008 and VS 2008. If you live around Parsipanny you are welcome, but make sure you send an email to the organizer (http://njsql.org/default.aspx).
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The items shown in red rectangles are new items that you will find in Visual Studio 2008's Toolbox. The ADO.NET Data Flow Source can be used to extract data from a relational data source using a .NET Provider.
Note that the DataReader Source is removed from this group
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
became interested in, I was out of touch. Recently downloaded the dojo -release_1.0.2 and placed it on my localhost's web root,
and tried out a few tests. Voila! The items I tested worked the same way in both Firefox 2.0 and IE 8.0 Beta.
I just tested the following items,
They looked the same except that the sizes in the first html file came out different in the two browsers.
In FireFox 2.0
In IE 8.0 Beta
Graphics failed to show up.
I am sure there is an explanation.