Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Deep dive on .NET 3.0

Time for another deep dive and this time it will be on .NET 3.0 (Along with Vista). This will again be organized by the INETA and CDNUG. It's scheduled on the 8th of December at the Distance Learning Centre. More details coming soon ...

Monday, November 27, 2006

SQL Server woes on Vista

After i started running all my software on Vista , SQL Server 2005 is the only thing thats giving me a bit of trouble. Tried connecting to my database server using Windows Authentication but i keep getting an invalid login error. For some strange reason analysis server is connecting perfectly but not my database server.

When i disabled UAC and tried connecting again, the connection to my database server works. Not sure if i am missing out something but for the moment whenever i have to connect to my database server i have to disable UAC :( If anyone comes across any solution do post a comment.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

PortableApps - Apps anywhere

I just saw the entry on Hanselman's blog on the PortableApps and decided to give it a try. I installed the standard suite on my 1 GB thumb drive with all the apps and its pretty useful. Configured Thunderbird with my mail settings, Miranda with my regular chat settings and Firefox with the necessary bookmarks of web sites and blogs i frequently visit. It's cool and now i can just connect my thumb drive on any machine and start PortableApps without any software installations or configurations. Definitely will come in handy ...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Boring few days

I was feeling so sick and down with flu the past few days. Didnt feel good at all with so much work on my plate and after installing Vista and office 2007 , i just had to keep my hands away from my laptop and just sleep. Feeling a bit better today so just decided to blog a bit and catch up on my work...

Realised one thing though, there is not much of life without the internet and my laptop. Sounds scary, but the past few days were just way too boring for me sleeping at home and doing nothing :(

Running on Vista

Finally migrated all my softwares and development tools i use on to Vista. The process was smooth except for the fact that IIS 7.0 was not recognized by my SQL Server 2005 reporting services. If you run into the same issue do check out this KB article. Other than that the rest of the softwares installed without giving me much trouble and oh yes Vista is pretty awesome.

(Unfortunately no Aero interface for me, since my VGA card in my laptop does not have enough memory to support Aero)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Windows Vista is RTM

Windows Vista is RTM today. Check out http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs for more details. What is next???

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Instructional skills and MCT

I was planning to get my MCT for a long time and finally decided to sink my feet in and spent the last weekend in Hyderabad on the instructional skills training program conducted by Equinox.

The training was conducted at ICRISAT in Pathancheru, and it was a very nice place with good accommodation and facilities for a moderate cost. The training itself was pretty good and very useful. Though earlier i planned to get MCT without attending the training session since i already train at a CTEC, It was a good thing at the end that i decided to attend. Wish i had put a few more days of leave and spent some more time in India, well maybe some other time ...