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March 2007

SQL Express Backup

Number of Views : 2470I use sql express for a lot of things.  On my development server and also on some production sites.  Some of the things that I have noticed is the lack of a backup solution or automation of a backup solution.  I found this article and script …

An Idea, some hardware, and dedication – you could too.

Number of Views : 1823Here are some pics of the original google hardware from 98.  http://backrub.tjtech.org/May1998/hardware.htm 2 guys, an idea, and a little hard work.  They changed our search style’s, they changed the NYSE, they make a new use for the word google.  I’ll never forget the day when my …

Vista and SMTP

Number of Views : 2345As I progress with using Vista as my primary OS, I am finding some things that need to be addressed. One of the items left out of vista is an SMTP server.  In XP and older operating systems you can have this installed with IIS.  However, …

Music and DRM

Number of Views : 2559I was reading my news feeds while waiting for my email to sync (lots of email) and could not resist sharing this post. http://consumerist.com/consumer/drm/how-i-became-a-music-pirate-245644.php This individual tried to do the right thing for the love of music.  It appears that the music industry let him down.   …

IISreporter – new Release version 2.0

Number of Views : 4098IISreporter 2.0 is now available.  Go and download (www.iisreporter.com/download).  The free standalone version allows you to monitor the connections on your local IIS server.  You can install on as many servers / machines you would like.  A new IISreporter Command center version will be released in …

Consuming a web service w/ httpget

Number of Views : 2066I have an application that I wrote that uses a web service to provide data back to a central app.  I needed a windows sidebar gadget to consume the web service.  However I noticed that when using javascript to consume the service I would get errors.  …

DNS and Godaddy

Number of Views : 2713As of 1:00 EST I was unable to get to my sites (www.iisreporter.com). I contacted my hosting company and they had issues but had resolved them. I then looked at my dns settings (godaddy) and their server was not responding to dns lookups. After a few …

MOSS pricing

Number of Views : 2438Here is a great post regarding MOSS 2007 and pricing (http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-2-SharePoint_2007_Pricing_-_Made_Simple.aspx?postID=242).  I work at technology company and we are doing lots of development with MOSS and installations.  One thing that has not been very easy to examine / describe to customers is the Microsoft Pricing for …