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SQL Lunch Live Meetings
The Baton Rouge Area SQL Server User Group has started up a technology live meeting during lunch time. Please see Patrick Leblanc’s blog for more details in participating both as a presenter and as a participate. This is available from anywhere and is not restricted to Louisiana. Also, even though it has “SQL” in the name the topics can veer off of SQL Server topics such as a topic on .NET development. This is a great avenue to test out your presentation skills since it is a short live meeting event. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 5:41 PM

Next Year’s SQL Saturday in Baton Rouge on 8/14/2010
Even though we just hosted SQL Saturday #17 in Baton Rouge recently, we are already planning for next year. If you are interested in speaking or attending, go ahead and register for SQL Saturday #28 in Baton Rouge on August 14, 2010. We have several enhancements planning for this year based on feedback and our experiences. I look forward to assisting in the planning and look forward to seeing you there! http://www.sqlsaturday.com/... ......

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 5:19 PM

Accessing Resources/DB from an ASP.NET Application Hosted in SharePoint
This past week I was reminded of the “fun” in which hosting an application within SharePoint can present. We are developing a custom application for our client in which some areas must reside within a SharePoint environment. We did quite a bit of our development in this first iteration within a web application in order to pull things together and present the client with a working end-to-end “prototype.” The architecture is composed of several layers all of which will be “in process” communications ......

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:49 PM

Consider Using Uri.EscapeDataString Instead of HttpServerUtility.UrlEncode
We found that in some cases you need to consider using Uri.EscapeDataString. In our case we are encrypting the querystring and found that UrlDecode is converting a plus (+) to space. This was causing us errors during decryption. Using Uri’s Escape and UnescapeDataString makes sense for us when constructing a custom querystring in the URL. Here are some details from another blogger… http://blog.nerdbank.net/20... Technorati Tags: .NET,ASP.NET ......

Posted On Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:41 PM

A Week Later and Still Using Windows 7
Here I am after a week of putting Windows 7 to the test while working frantically on a tight timeline project and am happy to say that all is well. It has crashed a time or two and I still cannot install Visio 2007 or SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition, but I am still pleased. It seems to be faster than XP and I quickly got the hang of using the UI and the search feature. There are quite a few handy conveniences that will make life easier such as the RDP client has a recently used list. I went ahead ......

Posted On Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:49 PM

No More MS Testing Centers in Baton Rouge
Bear with me on this and read me out… <VentSession> How crazy is this? I received a call from Prometric today letting me know that LANTEC, the last of their testing centers in Baton Rouge, is no longer an option for test locations. I told the guy on the phone that they needed to change something as the nearest testing centers are in Lafayette and New Orleans. Isn’t Baton Rouge the capital of the State of Louisiana? It is CRAZY that this has happened. I have several exams that I am trying to ......

Posted On Monday, August 10, 2009 11:08 PM

Avoiding Windows 7 RTM Corrupt Disk Message with XP Dual Boot
I decided to join in on the fad and perform a dual boot installation of Windows 7 RTM on my laptop with Windows XP. I am working on a project with a pretty tight timeline so installing from scratch was way too risky. I took the advice from some of my co-workers and went for the dual boot option by creating a partition using Acronis Disk Director in which to install the new OS. I created a 30 GB partition and started installing with the DVD that was created from the ISO. The installation was super ......

Posted On Monday, August 10, 2009 10:58 PM

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