Paul Thurrott offers a three-part review of Windows 8. Paul argues that if you look just at the improvements Microsoft has made to the Windows desktop, you’ll see that Windows 8 is a bigger and more signification upgrade over Windows 7 than was Windows 7 over the unfairly maligned Windows Vista.
This is an exciting time to be a web developer! Whether you are building public-facing website applications or creating internal sites for your company, HTML5 has much to offer in providing sorely needed features that are native to the browser. With growing support among all the major browsers and with new sites emerging that consistently use it, HTML5 is a must-visit technology for any serious web developer today.
Governance is, without doubt, a big, hairy topic, but it’s made worse because the community has blurred concepts of governance with concepts of management. The way you deploy, secure, configure, and audit a service is—in services outside of SharePoint—called management. These are operational issues and one of the major concerns in operations is making operations more manageable—more automated.
A collection of 21 articles from SQL Server Pro and written by Itzik Ben-Gan that demonstrate practical, advanced tips for using T-SQL. Also included are 18 logic puzzles that Itzik included in many of his articles. SQL querying problems often require you to deal with logical challenges. Sometimes the logical parts are more difficult to figure out than the technical, SQL-specific, parts.