Month: March 2007

SQL Express Backup

I 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 to generate a backup that is very close to a Maintenance plan in Standard SQL …

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

Here 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 Mom said that she would have to google some information on a topic. It is …

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Vista and SMTP

As 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, vista does not include an smtp server. You have a few options out there to …

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Music and DRM

I 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.   It seems to me that at some point we could come to a technolgy solution …

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IISreporter – new Release version 2.0

IISreporter 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 the next 2 weeks.  I have closed the source code, but the older version v1.7 is …

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DNS and Godaddy

As 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 searches I found others had this issue.  Here is an interesting article on DNS and …

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MOSS pricing

Here 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 MOSS.  This blog post does a great job with examining what each major feature of …

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