Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Windows 8... what's the point?

So I'm one of the few .5 million that downloaded win8.

"I get what Microsoft is up to, after getting pounded the last 6 years for not having a touch capable operating system to run on phones & tablets, they are finally trying to show they can remain relevant in the consumer space".

So I braved the technology preview, installed it to a VHD, suffered tears and blood, found some problems with the object located between the screen and the chair, but I finally succeeded. And as promised, the experience windows 8 delivers is definitely up a level from its predecessors.

However, as I let it all sink in and head to sleep in my comfy bed, I get this overwhelming feeling that says. So what was the point?.....

Let me explain myself, though I get all that Microsoft is doing to stay relevant, neither the new Metro UI nor the base operating system deliver anything that has not already been done before. And for all their bells and whistles, I feel it is all extra baggage.

The more I think about it, the more I think that Google got it right, all we need today both in the corporate and the consumer space, is a web browser.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Enterprise Deployment Scenarios with VS2010

Figured I'd share this information and suggest that if you are working in an enterprise environment and are doing deployments for the old fashion way. You start following Vishal and comment on his blog as he will be putting some good info out on how to do Enterprise Deployments with VS2010.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Social Enterprise

I'm sure that at one point or another Microsoft and will do what they do best, copy catch up with facebook and bring some of that social goodness to the enterprise through their Sharepoint Collaboration Platform. In the mean-time how about taking a look at some of these abuzzing platforms that are bringing the Social Enterprise to a Corporation near you now.
Cubetree (SuccessFactors)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Opportunities

It's been a bit hectic as of late. A lot going on in both my personal and professional life. But, it can be summarized as follows.

New Apartment + New Car + New Job = New Opportunities

As things settle down I'm sure I will ramp up once again on posting. For now, I'm back to finding the right paint for my closet interior...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TFS Excel Reports Date Filtering Resolved

Back in September of last year I blogged about an issue I was facing with the task burndown excel report and workbooks that ship with TFS.

Brian Harry & Aaron Bjork from Microsoft were very helpful in lending their help to troubleshoot this issue. However, until last week we were ready to give up hope. That is until I stumbled upon the solution thanks, to some comments Aaron made.

Here's the deal, the excel filtering issue I was observing from TFS is actually a bug in Sql Server 2008R2 Analysis Services and is described here

It can be resolved by applying one of the Cumulative Updates on Sqlserver2008r2.