Windows 7 Excel 2007 and connecting to SQL Server Analysis Services

The problem A customer of mine has recently had a problem on one of the first Windows 7 machines he installed; the problem was that when trying to connect to a SSAS from Excel it kept asking for credentials.   So what was the problem with this machine besides the different OS, when all the…

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Designing for Resilience in n-Tier applications (part 1)

The n-Tier headache The huge growth of the Multitier application architectures has drastically changed the way we envision, develop and support software solutions. The notions of greater scalability, reutilization of services and independent software developing processes are concepts that play a fundamental role in the IT world. Keywords like SOA, Cloud and n-Tier are basic…

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Air Draw

One of the long waited features of Silverlight was Web Camera and Microphone support. This feature was welcomed with great enthusiasm and passion when Silverlight 4 Beta was unveiled at the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) last November. This is just one of the many new features SL4 comes with. A whole new world of possibilities…

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