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Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:55 PM

Mapped Drive in Windows 2008
Microsoft has added new security features surrounding mapped drive usage in Windows 2008. Previously, with Windows 2003, we could utilize mapped drive not only from Windows explorer but also from the command line. Now, we can continue to map a network drive from Windows explorer; however, command line applications and batch scripts no longer have access to the mapped drive. No worries... there is a workaround. In order to utilize mapped drive from command line, we must take the following steps: Map ......

Posted On Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:26 AM

Moving on from Rising...
My last day at Rising Medical Solutions was June 3rd. I have decided to move on after 4 years of employment with them. I need something different at this stage of my career. What's next??? Clear my head, and possibly explore something on my own. Now, I'm travelling abroad... will be in Europe and Asia for the next two months. I wanted to do it differently this time around. Yes, I've quit my job without finding my next source of income. Call me crazy or call me bold; but I felt I had to do this. While ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:36 AM

Wanna be like Google
Many of us who haven't worked for Google often read about corporate culture and product innovation that make Google an exciting organization. There are plenty of articles and blogs online, and then there are 'word of mouth'. Many corporations also find Google's continuous growth and profitability envious. Top executives often try to take lessons from Google's culture of innovation and explore the possibility of introducing something similar in their organizations. In order to encourage innovation, ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:49 PM

Online code repository & version control
Recently, I felt the need to utilize online source code repository and version control system (SVN) for my personal project. As I started searching, I found plenty, and many of them are free of cost; however, I wanted my code to reside in a private repository. With this criteria in place, I was able to very quickly narrow my search down to a handful of providers. After going through many user reviews and personal assessment, I decided to use unfuddle, and their version control system. Unfuddle allows ......

Posted On Monday, May 9, 2011 9:56 PM

Continuous Self Improvement
In almost every field, people should never take things for granted, and remain content with their skill level. In the world of information technology, it's doubly true. Some technology folks may sometimes develop a certain comfort level after staying in one organization for a long time. They may also remain so busy with usual daily tasks where thoughts of self improvement may not even occur for months. Sometimes, people may feel that adequate knowledge of certain technologies, are sufficient. In ......

Posted On Monday, April 4, 2011 10:12 PM

Cloud Computing and Data Utilization
Someone recently asked me “is cloud computing going to change the way we perceive data?”. My first instinct was “off course”; but I restrained myself and thought for a moment. Then my answer was “no”. Why do I feel that way? Technology and business have evolved quite a bit in the past few decades; however, the need to effectively view and utilize data hasn't changed. It is not uncommon to see many organization to rely on multiple database management systems (DBMS). Applications and systems are often ......

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:50 PM

Messaging Systems – Handshaking, Reconciliation and Tracking for Data Transparency
As many corporations build business partnerships with other organizations, the need to share information becomes necessary. Large amount of data sharing using snail mail, email and/or fax are quickly becoming a thing of the past. More and more organizations are relying heavily on Ftp and/or Web Service to exchange data. Corporations apply wide range of technologies and techniques based on available resources and data transfer needs. Sometimes, it involves simple home-grown applications. Other times, ......

Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:30 PM

Can traditional ASP .NET and ASP .NET MVC coexist?
When Microsoft came out with C#, many embraced it instantaneously; whereas, others took some time to adopt it. Over time, the number of C# developers grew in a major way. I would not be surprised if the number C# developers have surpassed the number of VB .NET developers today. Recently, in a similar manner, we are observing the continuous growth and maturity of ASP .NET MVC. When the MVC framework first showed up, my first reaction was “it's about time”. However, I was skeptical. MVC framework is ......

Posted On Monday, January 17, 2011 10:22 PM

Is SOA really dead?
I have come across many articles/blogs where authors have strongly hailed the death of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). I could almost hear the laughter pouring out of their writings. Being a big supporter of SOA, I have found myself wondering – have I been following the wrong path all along? Do I need to change the way I think? Then I started to look around. Many newer technologies and concepts have evolved in the past few years. People are starting to take advantage of cloud computing, SAAS ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2011 10:57 PM

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