Small Basic 1.1 on TechNet Wiki

For the first time in Forever (if we measure Forever as being 3 years, 8 months, and 15 days; here’s the last release)…   Small Basic has launched a new version!!!    And being a free tool created by the awesomest people at Microsoft, strung together throughout Microsoft (with the sole thing in common being our…

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Microsoft Curah! – Curate the web and share what you know.

What is Microsoft Curah!?       Curah! – Curate the web and share what you know. Curah!, the new content curation platform launched by Microsoft eight months ago, is making a real difference for the customers who are using it – and for the creative people who have already published thousands of high-quality curations on…

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Curah! A new content curation platform launched by Microsoft

Take the guesswork out of the process and just get to the good stuff! Find and share annotated collections of great technical content all in one place. Give Curah! a try here:  https://curah.microsoft.com/ Curah!, the new content curation platform launched by Microsoft eight months ago, is making a real difference for the customers who are…

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SQL Server BI Gold Medal Winner – Using a View to Mask Multi-Server SSIS Package Configurations

Jason won the SQL BI Guru gold medal for October! Here’s his winning article…   Using a View to Mask Multi-Server SSIS Package Configurations By Jason Brugger December 8, 2013 SSIS Package Configurations allows property values which are particular to a given SQL Server instance to be customized for that instance without modification to the…

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IDE Colors in Small Basic

I’m featuring a TechNet Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic: IDE Colors   That was based on this thread from Danair and Nonki: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/52988d5b-dd97-46f4-bedf-4fef24aa7437/small-basic-ide-colors     These are text colors and the background color used in Small Basic IDE (Integrated Development Environment). #7777FF for Keywords #800000 for Operators and “the dot between Object and Properties/Events/Operations” #000000…

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Transact-SQL: Date-Related Queries (featured article)

Today we’re featuring an article from mult-gold-medal winner of the T-SQL Guru competition, multi-winner of the MCC award, and TechNet Wiki Community Council member, Naomi N: Naomi N’s Profile   Naomi’s Blog    Thank you to Naomi for providing this great resource:  T-SQL: Date-Related Queries   Here is an excerpt from the article:   Finding…

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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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How to Launch Windows Phone 8 Emulator without using Visual Studio 2012? – by Isenthil

This is our Silver Medal winner from the June TechNet Guru competition:    Windows Phone Technical Guru – June 2013     Tiziano Cacioppolini Maps and clusters Peter Laker: “Excellent subject, nice detail!” Ed Price: “Great code and explanations! It could benefit from code blocks and headers/sections to break it up a little more. Great article!”   isenthil…

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TechNet Wiki Awards System – INTERMEDIATE WIKI NINJAS

We’re going to take a deeper look at the TechNet Wiki Awards System… Wiki Ninja Belts. Second are the Novice Wiki Ninjas. This is for ninjas who have made their move. Placing in the Top Contributor blog posts can be a challenge, even for one week. It’s not as easy as it seems. The highest rank…

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TechNet Wiki Awards System – NOVICE WIKI NINJAS

We’re going to take a deeper look at the TechNet Wiki Awards System… Wiki Ninja Belts. First are the Novice Wiki Ninjas. This is for ninjas just getting started. The Achievement Medals are pretty easy to get, but placing in the Top Contributors even for one week is a bit of a challenge. It’s not…

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