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This webinar will show how to easily create powerful reports and interactive dashboards using SharePoint 2007 charts, gauges, hierarchical lists and other web parts, without the need to write code. An Amazon Kindle will be raffled among attendants! DataParts for SharePoint 2007 is an exciting new family of Web Parts from Software FX that enable you to add business intelligence, data visualization and analysis to your SharePoint portals. With DataParts, it's never been easier to create your SharePoint Reports and Dashboards. With DataParts, visualizing and analyzing data becomes remarkably easy through the use of advanced lists, card views, charts, digital panels and radial, linear and horizontal gauges that can be easily configured to visualize the type of data desired in just minutes. Title: Creating Interactive Reports and Dashboards with SharePoint 2007 Date: M... (more)

Microsoft Starts Open Source Foundation

Well, I never. Microsoft has started a 501.c6 non-profit open source foundation, a bipolar strategy greeted by suspicion, hoots, catcalls, defamation and virtual mooning by the open source set. It's called the CodePlex Foundation, which is not to be confused with Codeplex com, Microsoft's version of Sourceforge hosting a reported 10,000 projects. Microsoft is kicking in a million dollars to meet the organization's first-year expenses. After that other folk, who haven't been recruited yet, are supposed to contribute to its maintenance. Imagine a kinda halfway house where propriet... (more)

Two Great Tools to Work with SQL Azure

You got an invitation, and you figured out how to create a database. Now you want to see some action. You want to look at database objects and populate the databases with data you can work with. Here are two great tools that you can use. SQL Azure Manager and SQL Azure Migration Wizard are two great tools to work with SQL Azure. SQL Azure Manager can be downloaded from here. SQL Azure Migration Wizard can be downloaded from here. SQL Azure Manager takes your ... (more)

Microsoft Azure "Best Cloud Education" At Cloud Expo New York

Microsoft Cloud booth at Cloud Expo New York attracted well-deserved attention of conference delegates. Big Data, the cloud, and mobile are converging technology trends that represent real opportunities for developers and IT pros to deliver more efficiencies and new value. On June 11, 2014, at the 14th International Cloud Expo Microsoft Cloud delivered a complete education track as part of Microsoft's strategy on how to deliver an integrated and yet open platform centered in cloud that also enables to extend existing investments. For developers and architects, this meant using f... (more)

Microsoft and Third Party Software

Well, you may also call this the work of a Virtual Microsoft Evangelist. I am using virtual evangelist in the sense of not being connected with or paid for by Microsoft in any way  (except my familarity with its products). In here, I Iist the articles I wrote for a number of years on Microsoft products and how they connect with third party software.  Articles related to Microsoft technology with Oracle, SQL Anywhere, ColdFusion, Sun Microsystems and Crystal Reports. 2005 Exploring OLAP Cube with Visual Basic Crystal Report from OLAP Data Introduction Using DTS: Import From/Export ... (more)

New Features in PowerBuilder 11.5

In the previous articles in this series, we looked at FDCC changes (part 1) and GUI enhancements (part 2) in PowerBuilder 11.5. In this article, we'll be looking at the enhancements that were added to PowerBuilder 11.5 that are specifically related to .NET targets. The one thing we won't be covering in this regard is the .NET security enhancements that were covered in a previous PBDJ article: "Applying Code Access Security in PowerBuilder .NET Applications" by Maggie Lv. Strong Named Assemblies The .NET framework allows the author to sign an assembly so that it has a "strong nam... (more)