Browsing Posts published in August, 2005

Fantastic! I’ve been selected as a member of the INETA Community Launch Team for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005! You want me to talk about cool new features in the upcoming releases? No problemo. The only question is how to cover all the new goodness that we’ll be receiving November 7? I’m sure […]

Microsoft just completed a DCR (Design Change Request) that rippled through the entirety of .NET 2.0 and will be available in the August CTP. They made Nullables truly null! Why is this a big deal? Consider the following C# code snippet running under Beta 2: static bool IsNull<T>(T val) {   return val == null;}static void Main() […]

Microsoft just released a boatload of SharePoint templates for everything from a HelpDesk Dashboard to RFP Management to Change Management and more. 30 new templates in total with both standard SPS and custom versions. All free downloads and customizable to your needs. So if you need to set up a SPS site quickly, it’s worth […]

I was asked recently by a colleague whether you could programmatically emit the name/value pairs of parameters in a Reporting Services report without hard-coding them. Seems like a logical thing to do. So I started digging deep into the guts of the Reporting Services object model and was sorely disappointed. I really like Reporting Services, but […]