# Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Just found out about this one: http://www.seewindowsvista.com/. It has some smooth looking videos available organised into 4 categories:

  • Connecting with people
  • Managing the big picture
  • Turning information into action
  • Expanding your possibilities

Another site that was release recently is http://www.iis.net/, a site totally dedicated to IIS6 and the new upcoming IIS7. Also be sure to check out the virtual labs.

Some other sites about upcoming technologies that'll ship with Vista, and will also be available for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Windows server 2003:

  • WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation, formerly known as Avalon)
  • WCF (Windows Communication Foundation, formerly known as Indigo)
  • WF (Windows Workflow Foundation)

Of course, people who know me, know that http://forums.asp.net/ is still one of my most visited sites. Not only to help out people there but also to still learn from others too.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 31 May 2006 20:51:53 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

I've read some good feedback on this tool before and also installed it at work where I use SQL Server 2005 Management studio on a daily basis.
Once you get used to Intellisense in visual studio.net you always get that creepy feeling: where's Intellisense when you want to query your database? Well, SQL Prompt fills that gap and saves you valuable time while developing or creating another inner join. The tool can be downloaded here for free until September 1st 2006.

Wednesday, 31 May 2006 20:04:51 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 29 May 2006


ASP.NET 2.0 is promoted quite heavily by Microsoft and other companies or dedicated sites. What most people seem to love are the starter kits which have several dedicated members that like to extend these starter kits and expose these on the internet. If you would be interested in extending some of the starter kits, or just have one deployed as your own personal website, you can download them here.

Most of these starter kits ship with a sample database which normally consists of a .mdf and a .ldf file. Not all people have SQL Server 2005 Express edition installed but rather only SQL Server 2005. It's quite easy to attach such an Express database to SQL Server 2005 when you have both files available but as I found out in the past sometimes only the .mdf file is provided which prohibits one to attach the database the normal way.

Luckely there's a special procedure available: sp_attach_single_file_db.

An example on how to use it:
EXEC sp_attach_single_file_db @dbname = 'pubs', @physname = 'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\pubs.mdf'

The @dbname = and the @physname can be omitted if you like.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 29 May 2006 20:25:24 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 27 May 2006


after been asked multiple times by peers and reading a lot of blogs myself, I also decided to start blogging. Since the urge to start blogging is mainly driven from the idea to share technical information, you can expect to see mainly technical content on this blog.
That's also the reason why I chose to have the Hello, World! as subject for my first blog post. Hello, world! is quite commonly used in the world of programming and if you like to know more about it I would suggest that you take a look at this article on wikipedia.

So, who am I?
Well, I'm best known online for my efforts on the ASP.NET forums where I'm a dedicated moderator and top 10 contributor nicknamed XIII.
If you want to learn more about me you can check out the About page.

Well, that's it for now...

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 27 May 2006 12:53:06 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  |