April 2011: 5 posts
Doodle Grouper 220.127.116.11 Released
Update: There's now a "How-To" guide to Doodle Grouper 28/11/2011
A quick update to say that I've recently pushed out an updated version of my Seesmic Desktop plugin Doodle Grouper - note that the marketplace version is a bit old, but is the quickest way to install it, and it will auto-update to the latest version.
Killing off TFS 2005: Part 1
I'm in the process of upgrading an instance of TFS2005 to 2010, with the added complication of wanting to combine the projects into an existing TFS 2010 Project Collection.
The full series
Killing off TFS 2005: Part 2
Following on from where we left off in Part 1.
We've upgraded a copy of the Team Foundation Server 2005 databases to TFS 2010, and connected to it using Visual Studio 2010 to confirm I was happy that the source code, history and work items had indeed been migrated successfully.
Killing off TFS 2005: Part 3
Previously on Killing off Team Foundation Server 2005
As you no doubt recall, I've now got the hang of simple migration projects with the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools. I'm therefore trying out the migration of the actual data (from a backup; remember the
/confirmedswitch we added to the Upgrade command in Part 1?).
Killing off TFS 2005: Part 4
Yay for short working weeks! I started writing this post last week, and then Easter came along and this week's even shorter as we've been given an extra bank holiday so we can all go and watch the Royal Wedding, which will be fun for all concerned I'm sure - hope the weather holds, but it's not looking great at the moment…
May 2011: 2 posts
Killing off TFS 2005: Part 5
Just when you thought it was safe to enter source control
Apparently, we weren't finished with the upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2005. We've upgraded, apparently people are successfully (after a couple of false starts*) checking stuff out, working on it, and checking it back in, so it's all good… Or is it?
LinqPad and Entity Framework
I'm a massive fan of LINQPad - it's much more lightweight than SQL Management Studio if you want to muck around with your data, and allows me to work against SQL with C#, rather than having to remember how to use cursors and the like when I've got some otherwise tedious data re-mapping to do.
June 2011: 1 post
Interesting finds around PowerShell Mandatory Parameters
I noticed an interesting thing today while attempting to make some parameters on a PowerShell script required.
As I'm just starting to get the hang of PowerShell, you'll have to bear with my script-kiddie tendencies, however, here's the background:
September 2011: 1 post
First Thougths on Windows 8
I'm drafting this post in WordPad*, on the basis that I don't have much else installed on Windows 8 - I could have written it directly into the browser, but this feels like a better place to start - I've got a lot to say, and may need to make a small mini-series out of it.
October 2011: 2 posts
SharePoint Database Moves - Unknown SQL Exception 53
This is one of those jobs that looks so simple on the outside, but can lead you down a massive rabbit hole if you're not too careful:
We're in the process of changing an instance of SharePoint from a true "Single Server" setup to having the databases on a separate SQL Server, and there's plenty of documentation about that, starting with: Move all databases
SharePoint People Search
There are a number of useful blog posts out there on the web that talk you through setting up SharePoint's People search correctly however the following were increadibly useful to me:
Corey Roth's "How to set up People Search in SharePoint 2010" was the most helpful for me - however I think there's something different about the instance of SharePoint I'm running:
November 2011: 2 posts
Bricks.StackExchange.com is now live
It's finally here: After 12 months of other people defining, and committing to support it, one of the latest StackExchange sites to enter public beta is LEGO Answers - Bricks.StackExchange.com*, the place to ask all your LEGO and compatible brick building questions.
Doodle Grouper: A How-To
While it's clearly perfectly understandable to me how Doodle Grouper actually works, I'm occasionally reminded that it's not as intuitive for others as I'd like, so here's a little "How-To" guide, that covers most of the features that currently exist in 18.104.22.168.
- ASP.NET MVC
- Commerce Server
- Entity Framework
- Raspberry Pi
- Reporting Server
- Site Updates
- Sitecore Jobs
- Sitecore Workflow
- Windows 8