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Archives: December 2009

Stop Splashing with –NoSplash

     

    Many times when I'm teaching a class or working with a group, they express frustration at the load time for SSMS or BIDS. This is easily optimized by Using the NoSplash Command. All you need to do is Right Click on the application for either BIDS or SSMS and…

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2 comments, 149 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 18 December 2009

Load Windows 7 with a Thumb Drive

With the explosion of Netbooks, it has become important to find new ways to load operating systems. I recently picked up a new Netbook and immediately desires to load Windows 7. I LOVE the new OS and am so pleased with it I have been running it since Beta with… Read more

1 comments, 104 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 11 December 2009

Dismissing Warnings in SSAS 2008

When working with Analysis Services, you will often run into the same warnings over and over as you are developing. You may want to dismiss those in lieu of future development and to clear up your build output results. These should be dismissed carefully since they are there to help…

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0 comments, 147 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

64 Bit Virtual PC Substitute - OpenSource to the Rescue

Hey there gang. I, like many of you, am very excited about the new betas for the 2010 product stack coming out. However these all require a 64bit OS and that can be difficult to do without the right hardware and software configuration. I tried for several hours to get… Read more

0 comments, 201 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Code Camp - Tampa, FL.

I recently attended Code Camp in Tampa and I want to thank everyone who made a SQL guy feel so welcome in an environment with so many talented .NET folks. The following are some links I promised and I apologize for them being so late.

CodePlex.com – MS Samples and… Read more

0 comments, 77 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Verizon Wireless and Data Integration FAIL

I recently was working with a client and as sometimes happens, I could not get on their network. Not a problem, I understand in today’s day and age of security and not allowing shampoo on airplanes etc, that roving laptops on networks are not a good idea. I went to… Read more

0 comments, 83 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Traveling and Airtran

I am a pretty frequent traveler, as you would imagine. Running a consulting company, and being on it's principals assets keeps me pretty busy. I have always been a delta guy, but lately the price of airline tickets has gone up dramatically and I have begun to check out other… Read more

0 comments, 120 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

64 bit virtual PC Substitute

Hey there gang. I, like many of you, am very excited about the new betas for the 2010 product stack coming out. However these all require a 64bit OS and that can be difficult to do without the right hardware and software configuration. I tried for several hours to get… Read more

1 comments, 113 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Code Camp – Tampa, FL.

I recently attended Code Camp in Tampa and I want to thank everyone who made a SQL guy feel so welcome in an environment with so many talented .NET folks. The following are some links I promised and I apologize for them being so late.

CodePlex.com - MS Samples and… Read more

0 comments, 125 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Verizon Wireless and Data Integration FAIL

    I recently was working with a client and as sometimes happens, I could not get on their network. Not a problem, I understand in today's day and age of security and not allowing shampoo on airplanes etc, that roving laptops on networks are not a good idea. I went to…

Read more

0 comments, 118 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 7 December 2009

Data.Gov

I was recently looking for some publicly available data for a demo. Many times, the complicated solutions we deliver for clients are under NDA and cannot be shared as Demo material for features or to new clients so I'm always in search of free public data that has useful business… Read more

3 comments, 103 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 4 December 2009