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 sasug.net at http://sasug.net/sasug 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. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/ 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: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-f​or-tablets-hands-on-preview/ They did a full hands on review of

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