Archive | February, 2013

Use Your Azure Settings!

A lot of times you are used to creating your connection strings and important app settings in your web.config file. However, what happens when you are creating a worker process that you don’t necessarily have a config file for? What if you wanted to update a value without have to repost the code to your […]

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Microsoft Announces New Pricing for Azure SQL Reporting Services

Microsoft announced earlier this month that they were changing the way Azure SQL Reporting was being charged. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2013/02/01/sql-reporting-services-pricing-update.aspx   I believe this is due in large part to a lot of pressure from the general public that they were  just not going to use it at the current pricing levels. Simply put it just did […]

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Fear Not the Mighty TRIM() Function!

  Jason Strate wrote up an excellent blog post dealing with the people asking for SQL Server to have a TRIM() function in addition to the LTRIM() and RTRIM() function and the possibility of performance issues creeping up.  You can check out his post below: PLEASE, NO TRIM()? Jason points out using two examples RTRIM() […]

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Twitter Is Nuts : Considering Two-Factor Authentication

  Okay so it looks from this post that Twitter is at least considering two-factor authentication since it had a security breach in which 250,000 user accounts were compromised. During the breach Bob Lord revealed that passwords and salts were taken but they didn’t think that they could be cracked but just as a “precaution” […]

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