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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:22 PM

Have you ever been given a document or asked to do something for which you do not have access to the right tool?  If that's happened to you before, read on for a possible solution.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:16 PM

Ever try to use the RegEx option in Visual Studio's Search and Replace dialog box?  RegEx is hard enough as it is without having to throw in Visual Studio's own little nuances, well read on for a bit of help.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:08 PM

As you're developing code/sql, do you tend to "fart around" with your t-sql in Managment Studio?  If you do, I'm sure you've ruined some classic/prestine data, right?  Read on for a quick trick to stop that from happening again!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:05 PM

Do you create multi-lingual applications?  Here's a blog from MS which could help make your translation juuuuust a bit cheaper AND give you a leg up on the actual translations themselves!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:55 PM

Ever heard the term SWAG or Chachkas before but never knew what they meant?  Read on to find out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:49 PM

Are you part of the ODNC?  Are you interested in the first step to getting a .NET certification?  Read on for a great study group given by the ODNC!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 20, 2009 10:38 PM

Are you planning on going to a technical conference this year?  Chances are your company's on a tight budget, so how are you going to decide on what's the "right' conference for you?  Read on for some of my thoughts!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 20, 2009 9:14 PM

Last Friday I got a new tool and so far I'm loving it!  Read on for further details!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 20, 2009 8:30 PM

Need a quick'n'dirty way to do something to ALL the tables in your db?  Read on for a SQL Server undocumented proc you might be able to use.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:16 PM

Last week I was invited to presentation on how to give a good technical presentation.  Read on for some cool'n'useful tidbits!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:16 PM

Microsoft Certification is rumoured to be removing the Framework exam (MCTS 70-536) from the exam stack.  WTF?  Read on why I'm cheesed off at this announement.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:59 PM

Want to make your WinForms application look just a bit more professional?  Read on for one quick'n'easy thing you can do to bran your newly created (or in maintenance) WinForm with your company logo!

By Peter Henry on Friday, April 10, 2009 1:07 PM

When you give presentations, do you sometimes lose track of time?  Do you sometimes get caught up on a question that takes you away from your well practised presentation?  Do you sometimes lose track of time (and repeat yourself cause you're not aware of your own presentation? DOH!)?  Read on for a GREAT feature in Microsoft PowerPoint to help you give keep track of your presentations.

By Peter Henry on Friday, April 10, 2009 12:49 PM

How do you record your meetings?  Do you use Microsoft Office Live Meeting?  If you do, how do you share your meetings with others?  Read on for a great tool to help you out!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:52 PM

Microsoft TechDays have been finalized for 2009.  Read on for more details.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:23 PM

AAAAHHHH Beating a config file into submission!  There's a few things in life more pleasureful, but not many!  If you're using DNN + SyntaxHighlighter2 + code highlighting plugin for FCKEditor, you'll want to read on for vital configuration information/gotchas/fixes.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:34 PM

Have you ever wanted to take down your website quickly but weren't quite sure how?  Ever been hit with a bad virus/hacker and want to immediately shut things down?  Have you ever wanted to do an upgrade to your website but would like to spare your users bad error messages or confusing them by seeing wonky screens of half upgrades pages?  Read on about a cool file IIS uses if it's present to take a site offline.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 9:37 PM

Have you ever wanted to use t-sql to find out the specific version of SQL Server you were running on?  If you're writing version specific t-sql, this information will be invaluable, continue reading for a quick way to figure it out.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 8:58 PM

Stored procs are great, especially the ones from SQL Server, but the problem is using them in another query.  How do you do it?  Continue reading for insight! :>

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 7:45 PM

I can never remember the t-sql syntax for cursors, so here's my blog to help remind me (and hopefully serve as  future reference for you too! :>).

     
  
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