30. April 2011 14:27
In case anyone else ever needs this…
System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(@\\.\pipe\) will return an array of named pipes.
the named pipes for SQL user instances always contains @"\tsql\query"
You can get to something like @"Data Source=\\.\pipe\XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XX\tsql\query; Integrated Security=True;Connect Timeout=30;";
“SELECT * FROM sysdatabases” will return all the attached databases from that ‘user instance’ of SQL
29. November 2010 21:37
Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (November 2010) available for download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a1089b6-4050-4307-86c4-9dadaa5ed018
4. January 2009 11:54
Event Link :
Continuous Integration with JetBrains TeamCity
TeamCity, the new Continuous Integration application from JetBrains (the people that brought you ReSharper) provides easily configurable continuous integration, advanced reporting and metrics, and integration with Visual Studio (and It's free for small teams). This presentation will cover installing and configuring TeamCity and connecting it to source control, with examples using various build runners (MSBuild, NAnt, and Rake) to build .Net applications. We'll also cover NUnit integration, artifact generation, and configuring notifications. We'll show you how to troubleshoot broken builds, run the .Net duplicate finder build, Visual Studio integration, and how to use TeamCity as an automated deployment tool.
January 15, 2009 6:00PM CST
8109 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027-6740
6. December 2008 21:35
Food and conversation is free…beer will cost you ;-P
14. November 2008 11:35
- MSDN Unleashed - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:00 PM - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Session 1 - What’s New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers
Session 2 – Build next generation applications with Silverlight 2.0
- Microsoft Executive Briefing-Nashville, TN - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:30 AM - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
In an effort to provide visibility into our software roadmap as well as deeper integration with the local Microsoft team, we will be hosting a monthly invitation only executive briefing series for our enterprise and select agreement customers.
- Microsoft ArcReady: Professional Patterns On The Job - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:45 AM Central Time (US & Canada)
Session 1: Mastering the Soft Skills
Session 2: Organizational Dynamics
- Join Microsoft and Compuware for a Developer Tools and Platform Roadmap Presentation - Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:00 PM - Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 5:30 PM
Topics for this presentation include: · What is coming in Visual Studio Team System 2010 · .NET 4.0 and C# futures · Azure and Software + Services
- Connect + Share Summit - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:30 AM - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Microsoft Connect + Share Summit is an executive-level event designed for business and technical decision makers, that will demonstrate how leveraging Microsoft solutions can help overcome costs, optimize the organization, and respond to changing needs. This innovative executive session is designed to showcase the benefits of the full integrated Microsoft platform.
11. November 2008 22:07
This hotfix rollup fixes several issues in the WPF Designer. This hotfix rollup applies only to the computer that has Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 installed.
•When a resource in an external resource dictionary is updated, Visual Studio 2008 crashes.
•WPF Designer cannot load read-only attached properties, such as the VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups property.
•If users or codes set a data binding locally, and then the users or codes clear the data binding, WPF designer reports the following error message:
'System.Windows.Data.Binding' is not a valid value for property
•If a Win32 project is set as the startup project, WPF Designer cannot load solutions in Visual Studio 2008 or in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1.
•When you set and then delete the Source property of a WPF WebBrowser control, Visual Studio crashes.
•When you move a control that uses the MultiTrigger class or the DataTrigger class in the Style class, WPF Designer may generate an InvalidCastException exception.
KB Link - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958017
9. November 2008 19:22
A few people in conversation over the weekend had no idea about this...so I'm posting for the 'fashionably late' crowd ;-P
Link : Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP)
10. June 2008 19:15
Another excellent year at TechEd! After all these years, I still enjoy the lengthy, opinionated and inebriated conversations over technologies, implementations, products, etc.
I did make it to a few interesting sessions and spoke to a few 'official' types about various things ASP.Net MVC, Velocity, Unity, Oslo, etc... The presentation I actually enjoyed the most was Andrew Connell's 'Don't be a Tool...' SharePoint dev talk...really good stuff from an outstanding presenter. I was just happy to hear someone actually tell developers to be developers again and quit whining...this could turn in to a <rant/>...I'll stop now.
As usual, the most interesting stuff happens after hours ;-P Every year I say I'm going to capture more evidence, but I always forget to take pictures...here's the few I ended up with this year. It was great to see all my old friends and meet quite a few new ones. I love all of you nerds. Big props to the Fl crew for organizing the ]inbetween[ event. And oh, btw, before I forget....SHAREPOINT NATION!!!