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Windows Azure–Machine Learning Announced

2014-07-15 22:05:21 in Ken Spencer

The future is really getting here fast. Now comes Microsoft with new stuff on Azure that does machine learning. This means you can write apps on there and they can get smarter and smarter. This looks to...

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In-memory OLTP Considerations session

2014-07-02 18:03:27 in Ken Spencer

Visit us on July 8th at 10am PDT for this exciting session. The link is:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9141200394857545986

We meet once a month in the in-memory virtual user group. It’s a...

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Kinect your phone

2014-06-09 20:15:22 in Ken Spencer

Sounds like to me that Microsoft is on to something with their Nokia deal now. Later this year we should see Kinect like features in new phones where we can just hover over a tile or do many things without...

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Uses for SQL Server 2014

2014-05-21 23:02:59 in Ken Spencer

This week I gave a presentation to a client on using SQL Server 2014 in-memory features. This was just an overview session to give them an idea of what it was and how it works. The discussions that acme...

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Query to find in-memory tables in SQL Server 2014 database

2014-04-29 17:11:51 in Ken Spencer

Recently I needed a query to find all the in-memory tables in a database I was working on. This database has a mix of standard and in-memory tables.  So after poking around a few minutes I found this DMV:...

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WPF ListBoxItem – change background

2013-12-17 17:25:22 in Ken Spencer

Heres a link i found today thats really interesting. Its been around for awhile but its still really useful.

The key to this approach in setting the ListItemBackground when a listitem is selected is to...

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WPF Multi threading with TPLHelper

2013-12-12 20:07:37 in Ken Spencer

The TPLHelper library is awesome. I use it frequently in many apps to handle threading stuff for me.

For instance, you can set it up like so to fire up a task and then handle finish tasks and even an...

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VS 2010: Generate Submenu

2013-12-09 20:31:22 in Ken Spencer

I tell you what, VS 2010 really rocks. I have been using it since back in B2 and its awesome. So today i am heads down working and need to keep adding enums for business rules i am creating. On a whim,...

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WPF: Databinding case

2013-12-09 20:30:25 in Ken Spencer

Sometimes when you whip out a view and the databinding, the data does not show up.

Always check the VS details in the Output window. This is what i found the other day:

System.Windows.Data Error: 40...

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Create WPF fields from DB table

2013-12-07 15:12:43 in Ken Spencer

I was working on some data entry views today and needed to create fields to represent a database tables columns. So, i whipped out this little SQL script:

declare @TableName varchar(100)
set @TableName...

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Silverlight Futures

2013-11-14 20:28:34 in Ken Spencer

http://geeknizer.com/silverlight-iphone-android/

Visual Studio 2013 is out now and packed with new features.

Silverlight 5 looks great too: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

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SQL Server 2014 CTP 2

2013-11-14 20:12:03 in Ken Spencer

SQL Server 2014 is moving along. Now its hit CTP 2 status. You can download it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx

Check out James Serra’s blog on the data tools:

http://www.jamesserra.com/archive/2013/11/sql-server-data-tools-bi-ssdt-bi-for-sql-server-2014/

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Death of the PC – oops - NO

2013-10-25 21:00:27 in Ken Spencer

I have always read lots of crap in the technology news with a grain of salt. Just saw this a bit ago:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/10/25/why-death-pc-is-myth/?intcmp=obnetwork

The author makes...

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SQL Server 2014 CTP2

2013-10-16 16:35:33 in Ken Spencer

Check out this great little article on 2014 from my friend Andrew: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-releases-sql-server-2014-ctp2-7000022002/

Looks like SQL Serer is getting better and better. The new features...

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Changing the Blog Provider

2013-10-08 17:45:17 in Dejan Sarka

After years of blogging at SolidQ site, I decided to move my blog here, to SQLBLOG.COM. It seems that most of the SQL Server specialists like to hang around together. In addition, blogging on a specific...

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