Monthly Archives: September 2008

VBUG 2008 Annual Conference – Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 11th VBUG annual conference which takes place at Microsoft headquarters in Reading on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th November. The price for VBUG members is £299 and £399 for non-members.  There are 2 tracks … Continue reading

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Microsoft Sync Framework / Software as a Service

During yesterday evening, we held a very enjoyable user group meeting in Bracknell. During the first half, NxtGen’s John Price gave a talk on Microsoft Sync Services. This began with some theory slides covering the important issues which was very … Continue reading

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VBUG article in VSJ Magazine

This months VSJ Magazine (September/October) includes an article that I’ve written on the history of VBUG and relates to some work that I’ve been doing in building up a partnership with the IAP. The magazine usually contains articles on .Net … Continue reading

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How to use Database Compression in SQL 2008

One of the new features in SQL Server 2008 is the ability to compress the data in your database. I’ve recently been investigating this feature and here are some of my notes on the topic. There are 2 different types … Continue reading

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How to perform a System State backup onto your C drive

I’ve recently come across an interesting feature regarding Windows 2008 backup. On my test machine at home, I have Windows 2008 installed on a single partition – my C drive. On this machine, I want to back up my System … Continue reading

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Ready Steady Speak Contest at RemixUK Brighton

Many of you may have heard about the Ready Steady Speak Contest which takes place at the Microsoft Remix on the 18th/19th September. Dave McMahon is currently organising this event and is aiming to get 12 speakers therefore enabling 2 … Continue reading

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RSSToolkit – Adding RSSToolkit.dll to GAC

The RSS toolkit is a great tool for consuming and publishing RSS feeds.   http://www.codeplex.com/ASPNETRSSToolkit   Following on from a thread on developer fusion, the assemblies available from the site above have not been strongly named. Therefore when you try … Continue reading

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