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Citrix Synergy Update - Keynote Day One

May 22, 2013 | Robert Kim

Citrix Synergy 2013 kicked off with a bang. Citrix CEO Mark Templeton takes the stage and immediately dives into Product Updates:First on the list is Citrix CloudPlatform, their version of AWS/EC2 and Vmware's vcloud VSP.-…

Citrix Partner Summit - HDX Enhancements - Excalibur release

May 20, 2013 | Robert Kim

While I am fortunate enough to be out at Citrix Partner Summit to get updates on Citrix's pending release of Excalibur (XenDesktop 7), as well as Merlin and Avalon (feel like I'm in Camelot), NDAs…

EMCWorld 2013

May 8, 2013 | Jim Joseph

My expectations for EMC world were pretty clear coming to Las Vegas for the first time for this 15,000-attendee convention.  I expected to hear about the new products that were going to be released concert…

Faster Slowly Changing Dimension with Hash Function - Bob Blackburn

Apr 23, 2013 | Kevin Bucher

By Bob BlackburnThe first time you had to load a Slowly Changing Dimension table with SSIS you probably thought no problem. There is a transformation for that. Let us take a look at the pros…

Formatting Dates in TSQL

Apr 12, 2013 | Mark Wojciechowicz

4/12/2013 In SQL, date formatting with versions prior to 2012 is very limited.  I never can seem to remember the magic number for the right date format.  Too many times I have rewritten this query below to get all…

How to reset forgotten root password in vSphere

Apr 5, 2013 | Mathew Graci

Ran into an issue today with ESXi 4.1 hosts that I forgot the root password for.  The hosts were operating fine in the vSphere 4.1 cluster.   However,  I need to upgrade the hosts and may…

Add the GUI back to Windows Server 2012 Core

Mar 19, 2013 | Ned Bellavance

You couldn't wait for Server 2012 to drop.  The minute the ISO hit your computer, you fired up a VM and started installing.  Hurriedly, you clicked on Next... Next.. Next... Percentage bars filled up, Success…

Get domain access - Get working!

Mar 14, 2013 | Christopher Exley

Getting Access when your machine is not on the domainIt can be frustrating when you walk into a client site and not be able to work.  I like my laptop.  It is huge by comparison…

SCALABLE DATA CENTER SPEEDS TRANSFORMATION OF SME MANUFACTURER INTO MULTI-NATIONAL ENTERPRISE

Mar 11, 2013 | Robert Kim

Manufacturers are often cited as classic examples of failure to adapt to new circumstances. But the very opposite happened at Greene, Tweed, a privately-held firm, which began as a New York hardware company in 1863.…

SSMS 2012 Split Screen

Feb 28, 2013 | Mark Wojciechowicz

I just found a feature in SSMS 2012 that I did not notice before.  There is the ability, like in excel, to drag a handle down and split the query window.  This is a pretty…