SQL Server 2012 – SET ANSI_PADDING Setting and Its Importance

It’s time to feature another TechNet Wiki article! Check out this article from Naomi N:   SET ANSI_PADDING Setting and Its Importance   Problem Description Recently I got an interesting escalation to solve for the client. Our VFP based application was getting the following SQL Server error: “Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint ‘rep_crit_operator_report’. Cannot insert…

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C# Guru – Named Pipes IO for Inter-process Communication

It’s time for another TechNet Guru winner! Congratulations to Dan Randolph, our VB Guru winner for June 2013! To find all the competitors for June (and more information about this monthly contest), see the Wiki article: TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.   Dan’s blog: http://danrandolph.blogspot.com/     Dan won with this fantastic contribution: Named Pipes…

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Reporting Services Guru – Using Custom Code in SSRS Reports for Advanced String Operations

It’s time for our next June TechNet Guru winner!   MCC award winner Tim Pacl is our SSRS TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013. About Tim: Retired from the U. S. Navy Submarine Force. Working in computer industry since 1998. 4 years of that at Razorfish as Senior Developer and the remaining years…

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SharePoint Guru – Uploading (and Resizing) Images to a SharePoint Picture Library via a Webpart

Let’s showcase another June TechNet Guru winner! Matthew Yarlett is our SharePoint TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013.   About Matthew: I’m a solutions architect primarily focused on delivering business solutions built on top of the SharePoint platform. I love getting technical, but I’m equally interested in the business end of…

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T-SQL Guru – Dynamic Pivot on Multiple Columns

Naomi N is our TechNet Guru for May! See more about the Technology Guru TechNet Wiki for May contest.  She had two winning articles. Here is one:  T-SQL: Dynamic Pivot on Multiple Columns        And here’s an excerpt from the article: The problem of transposing rows into columns is one of the most common problems discussed in Transact-SQL…

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VB Guru – How to Create Video Games in VB.Net (Windows Forms)

Congratulations to our VB Guru winner for May 2013! To find all the competitors for May (and more information about this monthly contest), see the Wiki article: TechNet Guru Awards, May 2013. Here are our three winners: Visual Basic Technical Guru – May 2013   Reed Kimble How to Create Video Games in VB.Net (Windows…

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ASP.NET MVC Web Application With Federated Authentication

Welcome to today’s featured Wiki article! ASP.NET MVC Web Application With Federated Authentication   It was written by a great community contributor, Alik Levin:   In this scenario you are developing ASP.NET MVC web application and you need to implement authentication using either Internet identities such as Live ID, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, or OpenID 2.0…

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Get started with Windows Workflow Foundation and ASP.NET

Today’s featured wiki article is… Getting Started: Windows Workflow Foundation and ASP.NET   It was written by my friend and co-Wiki Ninja, Horizon Net.   Windows Workflow Foundation is a great technology for creating workflows. It can be used in combination with different technologies, for example SharePoint, WCF, etc. In this article we will combine…

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How to Embed SQL Server Express in an Application

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article can be found here. It was originally authored by Larry Franks. =============== Which Edition of SQL Server Express to Use There are several editions of SQL Server Express, from a database only install to database, advanced services, and manageability tools installation. SQL Server 2008R2 Express Management Studio Basic Runtime Only…

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