Words of Wisdom

I’m taking some time off, so there will be no SYSK posts until Jan 2nd.  I want to wish all readers of this blog “Happy Holidays!”, and I’d like share with you some of the “words of wisdom” I have posted on my desk:         “People of character do the right thing even if no one else…

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SYSK 256: JavaScript: Embed or Separate? Pros & Cons of both scenarios.

Have you considered the pros & cons of writing your javascript code right in you aspx pages vs. packaging it into external .js script files?  Here is my attempt at such analysis:   Benefits of embedding javascript into .aspx pages: –      Simplicity – no other files to create, manage & deploy –      Containment (of sort)…

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SYSK 255: BizSharp a.k.a. Biz # a.k.a. PPS a.k.a. Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

So, what is PerformancePoint Server 2007?  PPS 2007 is a new Office product that provides functionality needed for performance management including scorecards, dashboards, management reporting, analytics, planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation.   Why is a dev blog such as this talking about an Office product?  Because there is a lot of potential work for SQL…

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SYSK 254: How to make your Windows XP or 2000 run a bit faster

If you’ve formatted your hard disk using NT File System (NTFS) format, there is a registry setting you might want to know about – NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate.  If it exists, you can find it under HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem registry key.   In essence, if the setting is missing or is set to REG_DWORD zero (0x0000000), then every time you…

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SYSK 253: SQL: version, platform info and then some…

Say, you need to quickly find out the version of SQL server and the operating system running on a computer.  You could, execute ver from command prompt to get the version of Windows operating system, e.g. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000].  Then, to get the SQL Server version, you could run select @@version from SQL Management…

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SYSK 252: Running SQL statements at a desired time

Say, you need to run a certain stored proc or some T-SQL commands, but you must do it “after normal hours”…  You could sit and wait until the time you are allowed to hit that F5 (run) key in Query Analyzer, or you could create and schedule a SQL Agent job…  But if it’s a…

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SYSK 251: A Word about Forefront Client Security

In case you don’t know, Forefront Client Security is new desk top security product that uses a cutting edge technology protecting your desktop from viruses, malware, and spyware.  It’s currently publically available as a beta…    For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/default.mspx   Also, the PressPass report from Nov. 14, 2006 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/nov06/11-14forefront.mspx…

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SYSK 250: How To Start ASP.NET Development Server Without Visual Studio

Since the introduction of the file system based web projects, the developers life has been greatly improved…  That is unless you have to do a demo, or have other reasons why you don’t want to run Visual Studio in the background.  So, your options are: Convert it to an HTTP based web site and use…

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SYSK 249: Choosing the Right Microsoft Integration Technology

SYSK 249:  Choosing the Right Microsoft Integration Technology There are a few good sources on this topic, including: 1.    “Choosing the Right Technology for Integrating Systems” presentation by Kris Horrocks, Sr. Technical Product Manager of Microsoft Application Platform 2.    “Microsoft IntegrationTechnologies” PowerPoint presentation presented  at BizTalk Deep Dive training seminar 3.    “Understanding MS Integration Technologies…

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