Working with Windows Intune

Recently I moved to Windows Intune group. Windows Intune meets several companies’ needs, and provides them with the tools they need to help manage and secure PCs through the cloud. It’s a powerful combination of cloud services for PC security and management solutions and Windows upgrade licensing—all rolled into a single subscription. Check the following:…


Windows Azure SQL Reporting: using SOAP APIs

Device information settings in SSRS are used to pass parameters to a rendering extension. For more information regarding device information settings in reporting services, see Passing Device Information Settings to Rendering Extensions. For SQL Reporting, none of the options specified in the above article are feasible. We see a lot of scenarios where we would…


Windows Azure SQL Reporting: ReportViewer-SOAP API usage sample is available on CodeGallery

SQL Reporting ReportViewer-SOAP API usage sample is available on CodeGallery. This sample demonstrate how to embed a Microsoft ReportViewer control that points to reports hosted on SQL Reporting report servers and how to use SQL Reporting SOAP APIs in your Windows Azure Web application. The sample has two projects: "SOAP Management” demonstrates how to connect…


SQL Reporting Admin Sample is available on CodeGallery

The SQLReportingAdmin sample for Windows Azure SQL Reporting demonstrates the usage of SQL Reporting APIs, and manages (add/update/delete) permissions of SQL Reporting users. You must install the Windows Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.3 or later to run the SQLReportingAdmin sample. You can get the latest version at Windows Azure SDK Downloads. The SQL Reporting…


Windows Azure SQL Reporting is now available

Windows Azure SQL Reporting is now commercially available to the Windows Azure customers. Like other services on the Windows Azure Platform, SQL Reporting is designed to support elastic scale. Based on your usage and seasonal requirements, you can easily and quickly add subscriptions and report servers to extend the capacity of your SQL Reporting environment…


Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – System Configuration Check Report

I was installing SQL Server 2012 RTM on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine. I selected the following option on Setup Role: I selected all features that are available: I went ahead and choose the default values on all the screens, and here is the System Configuration Check report that got generated: Rule Name…


Wiki Topic : Configuring SQL Server 2012 on a Server Core Installation of Windows

SQL Server 2012 can now be installed on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. My previous blog posts has those details about installing Windows in Server Core mode, and configurations needed on the operating system. I worked on a technet wiki topic explaining these configuration steps in detail. Here it is:…


Modal Popup Windows in ASP.NET Web Applications

We all know about the Popup windows being used in Windows based .NET applications, and its usability. In ASP.NET Web based applications we don’t have any control that can be used to accomplish this. There are some third party controls which can be used to fulfill the requirement. The one I generally use is ModalPopupExtender….


Step-by-step procedure for Installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core : PART 2

Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core Find the domain: To identify the domain of the computer you are connected to, run the following command from command prompt: systeminfo | findstr /B /C:”Domain” Add machine to the domain: At a command prompt, type the following command: netdom join <ComputerName> /domain:<DomainName> /userd:<UserName> /passwordd:* ComputerName is the…