Monthly archive for September 2011

SharePoint Mapping Mashups Reprised

Last night, I gave the Mapping Mashups in SharePoint 2010 presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User Group. Most of the presentation was demo and I performed the demo steps live on a new site I created under at Pictured above is a screenshot of the demo site after I added some detail. You can find all the demos live on the site, the code I used, the presentation slide deck and even a picture taken of the

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SQL Master Data Services at SALSSA

I attended a San Antonio League of SQL Server Administrators (SALSSA) meeting last night. The presentation was on SQL Server Master Data Services which are a feature of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, but kind of hidden. The presenter, Garrett Edmondson, specializes in Business Intelligence using the Kimball Methodology and works for a small group doing R&D for Tribune in San Antonio. It was clear from his presentation that there is one book on MDS and it’s a must read

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Windows 8 Tablets Are Live Today

Update 8PM: The developer preview link is live and appears to be working. My 3.8GB download says it will be done in 25 minutes. This news has the potential to change life as a Microsoft oriented Software Developer fairly quickly. Windows 8 Tablets are live, at least 5000 or so given away at Microsoft’s Build Conference. Engadget has one of these Samsung Slate Devices and recorded a video using one:​or-tablets-hands-on-preview/ They did a full hands on review of

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