Author Archives: combatdba

About combatdba

I'm a production DBA at a terabyte-class SQL Server Shop

Visual Studio 2012 puts the “Ug!” in “Ugly”

I think I’m all done with this article.  Well, maybe not. Microsoft seem to have taken the really bad Metro idea from Windows 8 and pushed it onto VS2012 also.  All dull grey.  VS2010 had a classy, visually “easy upon … Continue reading

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What a Year Brings

Ok, so it’s a year and change. In November 0f 2010, I was working at a small distribution company with the best group of people you could hope to serve (mostly), but with a limited technology environment.  Things that could … Continue reading

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Installing Sharepoint 2010 Farm on a Single VMWare VM

If you are like most of us Sharepoint Admins (or SQL Server DBA’s in a Cluster Environment, for that matter), you will often want to run through a new service implementation on a Virtual Machine taking a snapshot and running the … Continue reading

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Access 2010: A Rare Second Chance

Back in the late 90’s, tools and languages such Powerbuilder/PowerScript, and Borland’s Delphi/Pascal were leading the pack in the race to R.A.D. (Rapid Application Development).  Microsoft, seeing that it had no real poker in this fire decided to push one of … Continue reading

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Waaaay too busy to post….

Sorry for the long absence.  I’ve been gone so long I didn’t even notice that my domain mapping had expired!  Life as a (that is to say, THE) developer and DBA for an international airline company is demanding to say … Continue reading

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I’ll just leave this here…..

I have NO idea how this happened!  😉

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Can’t Save Sharepoint Doc Even with proper permissions

Ran into this today.  User can open and edit, but cannot then save an excel spreadsheet from a document library.  Error msg says “document is read only”.  But it isn’t read only.  And the user has proper permissions to the … Continue reading

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