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As related in my previous post, as I could not add the SQL Management Studio from SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU I decided to try the next one on line, SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe (502.7 MB) It looks like the Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2008 brings up a window where everything is greyed out even in this version. I decided to install with the other option, P erform a new installation of SQL Server 2008 This adds a new named instance of SQL Server Express which you will configure in the the SQL Server2008 Setup screens. I have a default instance installed when I installed VS2010 and the new named instance (which I called VistaExpress) of SQL Express. Now both these can be accessed by the SQL Server Management Studio. Bottom line: If you already have a SQL Express installed by VS2010 then you can install SQL Server Managment Studio only if you install another ins... (more)

Microsoft vs Salesforce: Rivalry in the Clouds

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer With deep pockets Microsoft is able to fight it out on multiple fronts. With Azure, in the coming months, it will take on Salesforce.com as a formidable cloud platform provider. It's no longer just software as service; it will be framework as a service at the finishing line. Read up this article to get a picture of what is brewing. Here is Microsoft market place positioned to start any time soon: Here is the opponent with a big repertoire: ... (more)

Learn SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Report Builder 2.0 user interface description Read Part 2 of this article here: http://jayaramkrishnaswamy.sys-con.com/node/1227111 Report Builder is a report authoring tool and the basic procedure for authoring a report consists of the following steps: Report planning Connecting to a source of data Extracting a dataset from source Designing the report and data binding Previewing the report Although deploying the report is not included in the above, Report Builder can deploy the report as well. It is not always necessary to deploy a completed report, as any part of a report defi... (more)

SQL Anywhere Server and AJAX

AJAX has dominated the web space so extensively that it needs no introduction. Connecting to a server via XMLHttpRequest and making a partial page refresh is what makes this technique so attractive. However, use of these AJAX requests, although very attractive, can pose dangers as well. JavaScript acts as a vector to infect websites with worms, such as SAMY, using cross-site scripting, also known as CSS or XSS. In a previous article - "Enabling Server data with native web service" - I explain how a web service of type HTML is created on the SQL Anywhere server, which can serve H... (more)

Microsoft Azure and Open Data Protocol - OData

Windows Azure Session at Cloud Expo In an increasingly interconnected world interoperability finds the highest resonance. The Open Data Protcol (OData) provides developers from many progrmming background such as C#, Java, Javascript, PHP etc. an open protocol to produce and consume data. Windows Azure Platfrom not only stands to gain from conforming to this protocol but also answers Google's GData with a rich data ecosystem. Microsoft Azure is not Microsoft specific but opens its doors to everything under the sky. Who produce OData? The ones that expose data using OData protocol... (more)