Archive | June, 2011

#SQLSat82 Indianapolis: Post-Mortem

Well, another SQL Saturday is in the books. This time I was speaking at our own SQL Saturday #82 in Indianapolis, IN. Being our first SQL Saturday event the pressure was on to produce a top-tier event for both speakers and attendees alike. Luckily, my parent company Perpetual Technologies, Inc ..AKA PTI ( web | […]

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#Telerik: Mastering the WPF RadWindow Dialog Boxes

RadWindow within the Telerik toolkit is an awesome resource for creating stylish windows. However, it also has the added benefit of providing you with some out-of-the-box implementations of dialog boxes. Specifically it comes with three separate ones.. Alert Confirm Prompt These are useful because they are already templated out with an image and everything. So […]

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Code Smarter Not Harder #3: #CodeRush Property Setter Template for #CaliburnMicro

In our third installment, we will look at the latest version of CodeRush and how we can implement a custom template for Caliburn.Micro that takes care of a custom property setter for us. Now in the latest version of CodeRush there is already a template created fro MVVM implementations that creates a setter routine for […]

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#SQLSat82 SQL Server Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning : DON’T Miss a Golden Opportunity!

SQL Saturday #82 is having an all day pre-conference event at Perpetual Technologies, Inc headquarters building. This is a once in a lifetime opprotunity for you to get a full day of training given by one of the premier SQL Server experts in the field, Kevin Kline of Quest ( blog | twitter )  for […]

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Change Data Capture: Restoring A Database

Change Data Capture (CDC) is an awesome feature available in Enterprise Edition of SQL Server 2008. It enables tracking of changes all the way down to the column level and is a really great time saving feature if you are building complex data models that have the need for this type of thing..such as required […]

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#Telerik : Complex Drop Down Boxes

Okay, so Telerik makes a fabulous suite of tools which include the RadComboBox control. Now if we want to take our previous example of a list of people the combobox works very well for selecting a list of items as shown in the the example below.   Now there is nothing fancy going on here. […]

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#SQLPASS : Speaking at the PASS Summit 2011!

Well, word came yesterday that I will be speaking at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle this October! I am truly excited about the opportunity to speak at this event as this will be the my first large scale event in a few years. Plus, this is a GREAT opportunity for me to network with […]

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The Power of Networking

I am sharing more of an unSQL related story here today because it has a LOT to do with what myself and a few others like Andy Warren ( blog | twitter ) like to espouse upon and that is the power of networking with people. In the IT field, networking is often overlooked as […]

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#CaliburnMicro : WPF Double Click Event

So a lot of the time you may be wanting to create a scenario that is not quite out of the box…such as a user being able to double-click on an object that doesn’t natively support a double-click event. Caliburn.Micro does an awesome job handling messages on events but WPF has certain intricacies that  you […]

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Code Smarter Not Harder #2: Simple Logging in #CaliburnMicro

Interesting enough today that I sat on a webcast concerning Caliburn.Micro that they talked specifically about how to troubleshoot your bindings and was surprised that the presenter did not seem to know about the ability to log from Caliburn.Micro. Not really surprising because unless you dig down into the framework code you would never really […]

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