Month: February 2016

Microsoft’s Android-to-Windows porting tool ‘Project Astoria’ cancelled for good


A notorious problem given by Android and iOS’ dominance in the mobile space is the lack of interest developers have in putting their effort into less successful and widely adopted platforms s…

Source: Microsoft’s Android-to-Windows porting tool ‘Project Astoria’ cancelled for good

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Apple rolls out redesigned Payments and Financial Reports view in iTunes Connect for developers


  Apple is rolling out a small but useful improvement to developers today. It has overhauled the Payments and Financial Reports section of iTunes Connect with a modern interface and new design…

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SQL SERVER – 2016 – Check Value as JSON With ISJSON()


I have been wanting to write about the various operators that govern using JSON and my first shot has been with: SQL SERVER – Getting started and creating JSON using SQL Server 2016. That was like a primer and as I see the subsequent releases of SQL Server 2016 CTP’s, I see more capabilities have […]

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How-To: Make Gmail the default mail app in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on Mac


I’ve never been a fan of the stock Mail app in OS X, so I generally find myself relying on Gmail inside of Chrome for all of my email needs. In fact, I don’t have any email accounts con…

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SQL Filegroup/File Proportional Fill Algorithm


I had a question at work recently where there was some confusion around how SQL Server allocates data across data files within a filegroup in a user database.  There was a mention that data was not…

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Automating Reports Part 2


Another way to automate reports is by creating a stored procedure in your SQL database and using the SQL Agent to run it on a set schedule. The stored procedure will use sp_send_dbmail to send a CS…

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How to create maintenance plan to backup SQL server databases


Couple days ago, I’ve found that almost every database server at our customers environment, doesn’t have any backup schedule, or they have but it didn’t run properly. When I see a…

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