October 2011 Entries

Windows Azure for the ITPro presentation at MCT Summit

Azure for the ITPro View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

If Dr. Seuss explained the Cloud presentation at MCT Summit

If Dr. Seuss explained the Cloud View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

SharePoint LOB Development using Visual Studio LightSwitch presentation at MCT Summit

SharePoint LOB Development using Visual Studio LightSwitch View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

A follow up to installing a Dev SharePoint 2010 environment on Windows 7: Using the Farm Configuration Wizard Part 1 of 2

Sometime ago, say around mid April, 2011 I posted about Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 by going in a different path than using the standalone installation. This post is about what happens after the installation and initial configuration of your Windows 7 “development farm” gets the bits, and goes through the Central Admin and management perspective to get you to the first screen that says “Hi, SharePoint here, would you like to play a game of chess” (yeah, it does not really say that, but ......

Working with the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit–Web Installer October 2011

We have gone through several iterations of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit in the past, and while it was not a complex process to get up and running for me, well that was not the story for many. I had the chance of participating in a Windows Azure Bootcamp, and while the attendees were aware of the requirements on the systems, well it was not as easy to get going. You can get the October refresh here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... I believe that is the reason for ......

Installing the AdventureWorks OLAP Sample Database

Once the installer for the AdventureWorks Community Sample Database has finished, we then need to complete the process (not mandatory, but nice to do to play with the OLAP content). The first thing we need to do is make sure we note the location of the script files and samples. The path if you are working with SQL Server 2008 R2 is as follows: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Samples\Ad... 2008R2 Analysis Services Project\enterprise” I am working with the developer edition, ......

Installing the AdventureWorks Community Sample Database content

For a while now, if we have been around SQL Server we got used to the different sample databases that were provided. From Pubs to Northwind to AdventureWorks. In order to get the AdventureWorks samples we need to go to CodePlex and download the one that corresponds to the version of SQL Server we are working with. The link to the download site here : http://msftdbprodsamples.co... Now, on to the installation. Once you download the appropriate file, double click and launch ......

Nice to have tools for the SharePoint IT Pro

Coming from SPC a couple of weeks ago, during the keynote there was a demo on some great Visio Diagrams. It was created using the following: http://visiospfarmaddin.cod... Expect a post here in the next week or so on how to configure it. Another great tool I came across is targeted to those who are becoming familiar with PowerShell for SharePoint, and also if you want to use PowerShell with SharePoint Online. It is a Command Builder, you pick the verbs and nouns as you would regularly do with ......

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

Just in line with the release of the Visual Developer Preview and the availability of the Visual Studio Developer Preview 11 ALM virtual machine, now we have access to the Developer Preview Training kit. Download the Training kit here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

SQL Server “Denali” Virtual Labs

The SQL Server team or group of teams responsible for the learning content has done a fantastic job continually of providing great ways to work with their content. This time it is through the Virtual Labs made available to ramp on Denali. How to get it? Go to the Learning Center’s Virtual Lab Link. http://www.microsoft.com/sq... ......