SSIS 2016 PDW connector for SQL Server 2016 with AU5 is now available for download!!

Hi all, I am pleased to announce that the SSIS 2016 PDW connector for SQL Server 2016 with AU5 is now available for download!! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51610&wa=wsignin1.0 This PDW SSIS destination connector is designed specifically for building and running Integration Services packages that load data into PDW. Thanks jimmy  


Froggy goes to Seattle: Hari Penjurian!

Akhirnya, semua persiapan berujung pada hari-H, yaitu Hari Penjurian! Persiapan selama di Indonesia, perjalanan seharian penuh di pesawat, latihan presentasi, coaching, dan masih banyak lagi, akhirnya berujung pada Presentasi 30 menit di hadapan dewan juri. Hari ini dimulai sangat awal, karena sejak jam 6.45 pagi semua tim sudah mulai mengambil sarapan ringan dalam kantung kertas…


Innovation, passion and inspiration: Imagine Cup day 1 is in the books!

Team Vanguards: Noof Abdulla (foreground) and Mahmood AlSarhani (background) The first day of Imagine Cups has ended, and it was a whirlwind of nerves, drama and demos. Wednesday morning, the 35 Imagine Cup World Finals teams made last-minute tweaks to their demos, paced the hallways practicing their speeches and reminded themselves why they were at…


OOM.NET – The problem with modifying the iterating object in a “foreach”

Ahhh “foreach”. Usage of foreach can be either a blessing or a curse. Unfortunately, a lot of developers don’t understand that it can cause issues. The need to avoid it when code in a foreach will do an operation (move, delete, etc.) is something which blows the minds of even seasoned developers. What you will…


Lesson Learned #4: Modifying the default time zone for your local time zone.

Currently, the default time zone on Azure SQL DB is UTC. Unfortunately, there is not possible to change by server configuration or database configuration. All Azure services use UTC time zone settings, regardless of their physical location. This also applies for SQL Azure, so if you need a custom time zone you’ll have to manage that in…


IIS Bindings

Introduction A binding is an attribute of a website which is used to uniquely identify itself and consists of a combination of IP, Port and the Hostname. Basically Binding = IP + Port + Hostname Confusion So if its that simple, where and when does the confusion arise? Consider a situation where you have multiple websites hosted…

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Azure AD B2C is now GA in North America

Welcome to the Azure AD B2C service blog! We’ll use this blog to post service notifications & minor updates. You should continue to monitor other official channels as well. To kick start this blog, we have some great news! Today we announced the general availability of our service in North America. Read this blog post…