Sleuthing a BSOD

Last week I (intentionally) paved my Carbon X1 by reinstalling Windows 8.1. I thought it would be painful and time consuming, but having files on OneDrive, and having Windows 8.1 automatically pull down my previous settings and installed Win 8 apps, and using Office365 made getting back up and running a relatively quick process. So…

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Microsoft’s shift to agile

Why has Microsoft adopted agile practices? Is it working? Has it been successful? A couple of weeks ago Microsoft posted series of videos, each just a couple of minutes long, in which Microsofties from Developer Division discuss the transition. (Here’s a link to the entire series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tlU7Dcp8M&index=1&list=PLReL099Y5nRef-BwCqv47uUsDbRS3ufjA) Doug Seven has a good blog…

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C++ and SQL Server

A customer asked me this morning about connecting to SQL Server from C++. Had to dig a little, but found some pretty good info and some sample code. Building applications with SQL Native Client: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms130904.aspx  From that page: SQL Server Native Client is a stand-alone data access application programming interface (API), used for both OLE…

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TFS and SharePoint

Today I had a customer ask me about the benefits of using TFS with SharePoint. There are a number of use cases, and the bottom line is yes, there are benefits. One is the “old school” way As in, the SharePoint site that can be created for each TFS Team Project that’s created. Helpful info:…

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