Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

"An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" - Ben Franklin
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January 2010 Entries

Enabling Windows 7 God Mode!

I used Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, and now the RTM.  All three have been quite impressive.  Today, I get an email from a friend in LA that I thought was surely too good to be true. But sure enough it freaking works. My jaw hit the floor! From Email: As nice as Windows 7 is to use let’s face it — we always want total control over the computing environment. What we really want is to have total control in an easy-to-use form that puts everything at our fingertips. Enter the super secret Windows 7 God...

posted @ Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Tips-n-Tricks ]

Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Issues: SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Server require the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 to use SQL Server 2008 as the backend Database. Solution: SQL Server 2008 will not install properly on Windows 2008 Server without SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.  Download Download SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. To use SQL Server 2008 for the backend database for SharePoint Foundation or Server download Download and Install Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server  2008 Service Pack 1.  Note: Installing the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server...

posted @ Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:57 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint SQL & LINQ ]

Continue Learning, Write Down Goals, and you will Succeed!

For most of my life I’ve been a fan of goal settings.  Furthermore, I usually like writing goals down.  However, I must admit that although a fan, I have not remained consistently faithful to the practice year after year.  I can tell you though that the practice does work.  Sure it may sometimes take a little longer than planned.  But the process of setting a goal, writing down, and then periodically checking progress is a good thing.  Last year I set a goal to read six books.  The logic was simple.  Surely, I could read at least one...

posted @ Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:39 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Community & Events Personal ]

Titanic Easter Egg

I was watching Dr. Who and The Doctor was stuck in 1969.  He communicated with the future by embedding Easter Eggs within DVD’s that a friend from the future would own.  This episode made me wonder if any of the DVD’s we owned contained Easter Eggs. A quick search revealed that several movies we owned had Easter Eggs.  One particular funny one is on the 3rd Titanic Disk.  It is an animated rabbit version of Titanic. Titanic Animated Rabbit Easter Egg Insert Disk 3 Select the “Special Features Gallery.”  Next, choose the “STILL GALLERIES.” ...

posted @ Saturday, January 2, 2010 12:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Tips-n-Tricks ]

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