SQL Server Quiz is a platform to verify your understanding of SQL Server and enhance your SQL Server skills. Through SQL Server Quiz, we bring a series of questions on various SQL Server topics and will provide a platform for discussing, explaining and understanding the related SQL Server areas.
Each SQL Server quiz will be a series of 31 questions, managed by 31 quiz masters who are experts in SQL Server. Each quiz master will ask one question each and will moderate the discussions and answers and finally will identify the winner of each quiz. Each answer that is correct will get a certain score (between 1 and 10, where 10 is the best) the scores of all the 31 questions will be added up to identify the final winner.
Looking forward to see many of you participating in this and winning some of the exciting prizes.
Came through a cool article on code project about Design Patterns.
Read it – http://www.codeproject.com/KB/architecture/LearningDesignPatterns1.aspx
- Functional Specification – This describes the requested behavior of an engineering system. i.e., what is needed by the system user as well as requested properties of inputs and outputs. Is created after the sign-off on the requirements document. This ensure a systematic approach to the development of a new product or service. These documents might contain:
- Justifications for customer requirements
- Features of the application
- Mock up screens etc.
- Non-Functional Requirements – A requirement that specifies criteria that can be used to judge the operation of a system, rather than specific behaviors. We can say a non-functional requirement is a quality of a system.
- Functional = “You want to display your name on screen”
- Non-Functional = “Your name must be shown in red color”
Source: Multiple sources on Internet
Boomerang is a software framework providing communication services for distribution through email, printers, fax machines and file servers as well as incoming email flows. Boomerang removes communication complexity from the equation by providing a service oriented architecture for these services.
Standard edition of Boomerang is free.
ASP.NET Security Update Shipping Tuesday, Sept 28th
An hour ago Microsoft released an advance notification security bulletin announcing that we are releasing an out-of-band security update to address the ASP.NET Security Vulnerability that I’ve blogged about this past week. The security update is fully tested, and is scheduled for release tomorrow – Tuesday September 28th – at approximately 10:00 AM PDT. The advance notice bulletin is intended to ensure administrators know it is coming, and are better prepared to apply it once the update is available.
We’ll release the update tomorrow via the Microsoft Download Center (I’ll blog links to the individual downloads for each version of .NET). We will then release the update via Windows Update and the Windows Server Update Service in a few days as we complete final distribution testing via these channels.
Applying the update addresses the ASP.NET Security vulnerability, and once the update is applied to your system the workarounds we have previously blogged about will no longer be required. Until you have installed the update, though, please do make sure to continue using the workarounds.
You can learn more about tomorrow’s security update release from this Microsoft Security Response Center Blog Post as well as the official Advance Notification Bulletin. We will also hold a special webcast for the bulletin release on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM PDT, where we will present information on the bulletin and take customer questions. If you are interested in attending the webcast, click here to sign up.
Source – Scott Guthrie’s Blog
Just published my TimeSheet application source to codeplex.
I will continue development of this product for the community so that this can be used in small firms and can be modified it for medium to large firms.
Yes, you can download the CTP from here.
This guide discusses the design and implementation in detail and describes the various web and worker roles that comprise the Surveys application.
Right-click on the space next to the tabs / new tab button and select ‘Status bar’