September 2009 Entries

Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET Grid View – Part II
If you like to migrate your Web tier or the ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure, check my new posts Part I and Part II In the previous post we had examined on getting access to SQL Azure, creating your first database, accessing it with SQL Server Management Studio and then migrating the Northwind database schema to SQL Azure using the SQL Azure Migration Wizard Beta. UPDATE: The latest version of SQL Azure Migration Wizard migrates both Data and Schema. You can download the same from http://sqlazuremw.codeplex.... ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 4:17 AM | Comments (35)

Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET Grid View – Part I
If you like to migrate your Web tier or the ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure, check my new posts Part I and Part II SQL Azure is the latest buzz around Cloud Computing and the ability to take relational database to the cloud as is, is something most would welcome compared to the earlier model of ACE (Authority, Container, Entity) that was there when SQL Azure was SSDS. Well, like others, I also got interested and wanted to explore the SQL Azure. SQL Azure is currently in CTP and offers token ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:58 AM | Comments (42)

.NET 3.5 SP1 now available as a Windows Feature in Windows 7 RTM
Recently I upgraded to Windows 7 RTM and started setting up my machine. The usual set of tools I install are Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Expression etc., Also, for .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 I would require to install the respective SP1 releases as well since they are mandatory and contain tons of new features as well. I had done this in the past in Windows Vista, Windows 7 RC etc., and while I was trying to install .NET 3.5 SP1 on the new Windows 7 RTM, it surprisingly, popped up a ......

Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:48 PM | Comments (22)

WebsiteSpark – Helping your small web development companies
You must have heard the buzz around the WebsiteSpark program that we are launching today. It is a great program that covers a lot of concerns start-ups have – where is the money for me to buy all the software. Earlier, we had launched programs such as BizPark for the start up eco-system, DreamSpark for students which has helped millions of people world wide. Today, we are launching WebsiteSpark program targeted specifically at small web companies who develop and design websites. You can read more ......

Posted On Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:16 AM | Comments (3)

Download IE8 for Windows XP and get clarified on common myths
IE is by far the largest used browser. However, one of the common myths around IE is the security, performance and that it doesn't support latest web standards. Many of the other browsers have openly mentioned in the past that using IE6 is so 2006 days, download blah blah etc., advertising for their browser and thereby conveniently hiding the subsequent IE releases. It strange how people still compare IE6 after which there are 2 releases with all the modern browsers of today. The reality of the fact ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:04 PM | Comments (75)

Install Zune 4.0, its free, great for playing music, videos (best you dont need to own a Zune for this)
Yes, few know that Zune software is free for download, can play music/videos from your system with super clarity all with or without you owning a Zune !!! Its just amazing experience for me, as to the clarity when I play the same song using Zune as against any other software (which includes windows media player, real player etc.,) Clearly Zune is ahead of its times in terms of the clarity, mixing et all. While having a Zune can help you take this music with you wherever you go, its super cool even ......

Posted On Monday, September 21, 2009 2:43 AM | Comments (29)

What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 – Part III – Persisting Row Selection in GridView / ListView

Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 12:32 AM | Comments (18)