So letâ€™s say you have a sense of humor and your co-worker fails to lock his or her computer (and they have a sense of humor too [very important]). Checking out the calendar you notice itâ€™s April first, BAM a perfect opportunity has just landed in your lap â€“ now what? First, donâ€™t do anything that will get you fired, because that isnâ€™t really all that funny. So what should we do to this poor sapâ€™s computer?
Continue reading An April Fools Prank For Nerds
This Friday, 11-11-11, will mark my last day at Microsoft. After 15 years of working for the best software company in the world I have decided to accept another challenge. I have so many great memories, experiences, and friends this move was not trivial but ultimately could not be passed. I owe so much to Microsoft and all of the co-workers I have ever worked with. When my kids were in the hospital I was worried sick but I did not have worry about any bills or costs for the visits — Microsoftâ€™s health benefits are the best around. Having the opportunity to work with the smartest folks around only made me want to work that much harder and made me a better engineer but more importantly a better person. I have so many friends I have worked with around the world whom have all contributed to my successes and my hope is one day I will have the opportunity to payback what they have so unselfishly provided me.
Continue reading Employee 45832 Has Left the Building
A few observations after downloading the Power Point presentations from last week’s SharePoint Conference 2011
Continue reading SPC11 Presentations By the Numbers
SQL Aliases have been around for a while however I am amazed at how many folks either donâ€™t know about them or donâ€™t use them. A SQL Alias is just a really easy way to do a string substitution of a connection string just before a connection is made to a SQL server. The SQL Alias configuration is stored in the registry and the anywhere the server name portion of the connection string matches the server alias the substation is made.
Continue reading Donâ€™t Tell SharePoint The Name of Your SQL Server
I spent some time recently in Microsoft Studios recording SharePoint videos which will soon be released to TechNet. During the review of the videos a friend of mine, Vesku, pointed out one video in which my expression was a bit odd. Taking a look at the image I immediately discovered an unfortunate truth – I look like Carl Fredrickson…
Continue reading Waiting for My Royalties From Pixar
Been meaing to move my blog onto its own site. Yea I don’t do much blogging but I did want to move off MSDN just in case I start up again.