Excel 2007 – How to connect to and import data from an XML Web Service

Many organizations have adopted a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as the architecture of choice. SOA allows a company to expose its services and data in a manner that is compliant with industry standards. SOA is the buzzword these days. Down the wire of SOA is XML data that is exchanged between entities. Microsoft Office Excel 2007…

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My favourite Visual Studio Team System Resources

Hello, everyone Just wanted to share some of my favourite resources for Visual Studio Team System that I love most. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did: Visual Studio Gallery The Visual Studio Gallery is a central place for Visual Studio developers to find productivity tools, controls, and other products that integrate…

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Microsoft SQL Server Metadata-Driven ETL Management Studio (MDDE) – Home

This is a great project for those of us who need to work with lots of ETL operations. Do check it out. Microsoft SQL Server Metadata-Driven ETL Management Studio (a.k.a. MDDE) provides a tool for rapidly generating SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages from a shared central metadata repository. MDDE is a software factory for…

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Business Objects Solutions for Microsoft

If your organization invested in SAP’s Business Objects and the Microsoft Platform, then you’d definitely need a way to integrate both platforms and provide your users with the best possible productivity tools. Business Objects makes this possible via the Business Objects Solutions for Microsoft. There are solutions for integration with SharePoint, Visual Studio, Office, Dynamics…

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SQL Load Test

Project Description This tool takes a SQL Profiler trace file and generates a unit test that replays the same sequence of database calls found in the trace file. The unit test is designed to be used in a Visual Studio Load Test. The code generated is easily modifiable so that data variation can be introduced…

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My arsenal of resources for development on top of SQL Server and the Visual Studio Team System

Hello, everyone Just wanted to share my arsenal of great resources I use during my development and proof of concept engagements with my customers. Hope you find these resources useful. Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals  I use Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals a lot. I find it very useful and beneficial….

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Essential SQL Server 2008 for Developers Workshop available as a FREE MSL e-Learning Clinic for Customers and Partners

Want to learn about how to utilize your development skills to develop applications that use SQL Server as a backend? How about doing this for FREE!!! Now you can take the Essential SQL Server 2008 for Developers Workshop as a FREE MSL e-Learning Clinic and learn more. Clinic 10164: Essential SQL Server 2008 for Developers


Free Download: Office Flowchart Converter for Visio 2007

It’s been a while since I had the chance to blog here. I was waiting for something interesting and here it is. Now you can easily convert flowcharts you created in Word or PowerPoint to Visio 2007 with this great tool. The best thing about it is that it’s free. Free Download: Office Flowchart Concerter…