Cloud Computing and GeoSpatial forces unite in DC…

I will be attending the www.com-geo.org conference in Washington DC in a couple weeks and it promises to be a pretty interesting conference, bringing together many of the major players in GeoSpatial (Public and Private Sector, ISVs, Academia).    I’m attending to learn more about the state of cloud computing adoption in this space and also…

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The Excel Spatial Spreadsheet (Part Deux)

I hope everyone had a great holiday and that Santa was good to you.   My kids made out like troopers this year with the grandparents buying them a Wii.  Yes I know I work for Microsoft — but we already have an XBOX 360 – actually we have 2 of them but that’s another story. …

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PDC 2009 is next week – I’ll be Building Location Aware Applications with the SQL Server Spatial Library at Session SVR33 – Tuesday

I will be presenting at PDC next week with Ed Katibah and Torsten Grabs on uses of the SQL Server Spatial library (SQLTypes).   The session will be on Tuesday at 12:30pm.    Title: Building Location Aware Applications with the SQL Server Spatial Library Abstract: Did you know that the new SQL Server 2008 Spatial Types are…

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Watch out for gotcha with missing VC++ runtime dlls when deploying .NET applications that leverage the new SQL Server Spatial Types libraries.

In my previous blog post I discussed the ability to leverage the SQL Server type library in your own .NET applications.  The article showed how to create a simple console application that calculates some areas for different shapes and how to create these shapes either from a text representation like WKT or “by hand” using…

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Why I should have paid more attention in geometry class: Embedding the new SQL Server Spatial CLR types and functionality directly into your own .NET applications.

In SQL Server 2008 we introduced the ability to store spatial objects as columns within a database through the Geometry and Geography types as well as the ability to perform efficient query operations against those columns through the use of a new Spatial index. These data types were implemented as CLR (.NET) types hosted by…

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Videos from Tech-Ed: Building Location-Aware Services with SQL Server 2008 Spatial – WiE Demo and Code Walkthroughs

It has been way too long since I’ve blogged.   I have no (good) excuse. I had the opportunity to attend and present at last week’s Tech-Ed conference and had a great time meeting customers and getting feedback and suggestions on SQL server and our developer tools. Our session on WiE (Building location-aware services using SQL…

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WiE project and source code posted to CodePlex!

Good Afternoon, I’ve just completed posting the WiE community project to CodePlex.  As this is my first CodePlex project I expect that I may have forgotten some steps so please let me know of any issues you experience and I will work to resolve them quickly. You can find the project at: http://www.codeplex.com/wie In the…

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PASS Summit 2008 WiE PPT presentation is now posted.

Just a quick post to let you know that you can now access and download the WiE Powerpoint presentation from the PASS Summit 2008 web site. http://www.softconference.com/pass/sessionDetail.asp?SID=135520 I believe SQLPass will also post the actual recording of our session at this same link in the coming weeks.  Olivier

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Part VIII: WiE uses SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to synchronize SQL Data Services (SDS) with SQL Server 2008.

  In the previous article we covered using the use of INSERT triggers along with the new Spatial data-type support in SQL Server 2008 to implement “spatial rules” for our location-based service.  All that remained was to implement a mechanism to make all the location data hosted by SQL Data Services visible SQL Server 2008. …

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