Archive for September, 2011

Yesterday was one of those days, when a guy thinks “It couldn’t get more stupid than this”. It happened with me while I was trying to remove some features from my SQL Server 2008 R2 installation. I ran the SQL Server setup around a million times and I just could not find an option from where I could select the features I wished to remove, like the “Add/remove features” options we get in the old version of SQL Server or the Visual Studio installation.

After almost scratching my head for 3-4 hours, I decided to re-install it completely with the desired features only and just when I clicked on “Remove”, to my shock..I got the option “Select the features to remove”. I almost wanted to break my screen but its quite expensive so I refrained myself ;).

Long story short…MS surely has created some great products recently but the stupid changes like this certainly waste a lot of time of a lot of people!

An awesome blog post demonstrating how to harness the power of the new Pivot Viewer (released as a part of SL5 RC).

Joris Dries started a Twitter conversation this morning about getting decent performance out of the PivotViewer in SL5RC. So, I thought now would be a good time to gather a bunch of ideas I've had over the past few months and put them all in one post. This might not answer Joris' question directly, but it does satisfy the title. You can download the complete source code of the examples here. What I'll do is build a number of scenarios and compare … Read More

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