Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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August 2008 Entries

Free .NET Hosting for User Groups

Recently I got a question about free hosting for .NET User Groups I have compiled a list below. If you know of any more or your company would like to be added to the list  please let me know. VERIO has hosting for INETA UG members: Discount ASP.NET with Sitefinity CMS (from Telerik) Applied Innovations with Kentico ASP.NET CMS  

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:08 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Community INETA ]

Huston TechFest 2008

I will be giving my SQL CLR talk at the Houston TechFest on Saturday September 13 at the University of Houston. It will be a great event.

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:46 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community Event SQL ]

UAC in Vista not granular enough?

I had the following chat with one of my coworkers yesterday and I thought I would share. . . What are your thoughts? BTW: if you have already seen Microsoft’s latest product “Mojave” you have got to check it out! Mr. Smith [8:19 AM]:Hey what do you think of this?, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:I think there is a bigger issueWeisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:so from reading that article the user doesn't like the granularity of UACWeisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:(i.e. either No access, or full access)Weisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:IMHO a bigger problem is that so many people just turn...

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:40 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Windows ]

The debut of MVP TV August 21st, 2008 | 9:00am – 10:00am (PDT, Redmond time) - Automation with MSBuild 3.5 and Team Build 2008 - by Steve Andrews MVP

All the Interaction of the MSDN Chats but with the richer experience of Live meeting and hosted by the recognized world technology leaders –the Visual Studio Team System Microsoft MVP’s. In this opening session of MVP TV, please join one of the most celebrated and recent Team System MVP Steve Andrews covering off Automation with MSBuild 3.5 and Team Build 2008. Did you know that .csproj and .vbproj files are really MSBuild files?  More than build processes though, MSBuild is a full-featured automation language. It includes structured control flow, variables, refactorability, error handling, logging, and powerful extensibility. You can easily...

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:15 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Event ]

Allow Remote Connections & Linked Servers

Got the following question via the North Texas SQL Server UG ( mailing list. Hi,I am trying to add linked server in SQL Server 2005 (let say server1)for a another remote server(server2) which is also SQL Server 2005. Do I need to create a login on the server2 in order to use from the server1. Because after creating linked server when I try to query the server2 from server1 getting the following error. OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server "SQL2K" returned message "Login timeout expired".OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server "SQL2K" returned message "An error has occurred while establishing a...

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:59 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SQL ]

The Top Ten Reasons to Attend the PASS Summit 2008

I read an article on SQL Server Central about the "The Top Ten Reasons to Attend the PASS Summit 2008" ( and I would like to propose one more. I will let you decide if it is #1, #11 or somewhere in the middle. If you attend Pass Summit 2008 you will get a chance to see my talk on the SQL CLR! See you at summit!

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:44 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SQL ]

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