Moving Data from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008

I recently helped move data from a small SQL Sever 2000 database to SQL Server 2008 from one hosting environment to a different hosting environment. I tried several approaches and fortunately found one that worked well. You can find the detail in the post. Approach #1: SQL Server Import/Export Wizard People who were familiar with…

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Watch Microsoft MIX10 Live Keynotes March 15 & 16

Join us to learn what’s new with Microsoft’s web platform and development tools such as Visual Studio 2010, Expression and Silverlight 4, and get the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series!

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Find Out if Your Word Documents Contain Custom XML Markup

Gray Matter talks about a custom tool that helps detect if any Word documents (.docx and .docm) contain custom xml mark. You can find the detail about the tool and how to use it here.

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A Free Antivirus Program: Microsoft Security Essentials

A few months ago Microsoft released a free antivirus program named Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It is mainly for consumers and home users. You can download it here. To see how MSE works, check out this blog, Introducing Microsoft Security Essentials. With MSE, you don’t need to run other antivirus, anti-spyware software products such as…

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Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

Would it be nice to share a computer simultaneously with multiple users? Yes, when Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 becomes available next year. While the new product is useful for many environments, it is ideal for educational institutions that want to provide more teachers and students with access to technology. Key features of MultiPoint Server 2010…

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Introducing SharePoint 2010 (Beta)

SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Beta is available for download here. To learn more about SharePoint 2010, visit Microsoft SharePoint web site. Also, check out David Chappell’s white paper, SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper.

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PDC09 Demo App: Tailspin Travel (Visual Studio 2010)

You can now download the Tailspin Travel application from Codeplex (download here). System Requirements:  Tailspin was built using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, and there are a few features in use in the demo that require that version (e.g. coded-UI tests). If you’re using a different SKU, you’ll still be able to run the solution, but…

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PDC 2009: Announcing Availability of ASP.NET MVC 2 (Beta), WIF (RTM) and AppFabric (Beta)

At PDC’s keynote Bob Muglia announced availability of several products and technologies. Some of them will be available for download shortly. a. ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta (for Visual Studio 2008 SP1) ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers…

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Facebook Toolkit for .NET Developers

Microsoft has just released a Facebook SDK that enables .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform. This toolkit has evolved over time with input from the community and from Microsoft. The latest release (v3.0) includes new architectural improvements and provides an asynchronous interface for using the toolkit from…

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The Toolshed Man Starts a New Chapter

A colleague of mine, who I got to know while working out of the Microsoft New England office, decided to start a new chapter after 12 years of service. He is best known as Russ’s  Tool Shed. If you think developing .NET applications can be fun, you are absolutely right. Check out one of his…

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