Writing Is Hard

One thing Ive come to notice since I started this blog, is that writing is bloody hard... See, now I really enjoy writing. I find myself able to express myself quite clearly through the written word and since starting this…

May the (Open) Source Be With You

Ive been thinking alot lately about work, and how much it can take over your life unexpectedly. One moment youre enjoying your days (weekends, even!) and the next you are neck deep in support tickets, code changes and project work.…

BizTalk 2010 Upgrade From BizTalk 2006R2

Our client recently decided to upgrade their BizTalk instances from 2006R2 to 2010, and as we support several BizTalk applications it fell to myself and a coworker to upgrade them. I thought I would share my thoughts and experiences with…

April Fools Humour

I was in a discussion on twitter last night about the 'joys' of visual studio, and how frustrating it was with (what should be) basic functions crashing in a great big ball of fire. This guy responded with a comment…

Effective Support

I had an awesome day today. Not because of any new technology, or interesting piece of side work (though those are fun), but because today I was asked to fill in for the daily support tasks at work (our main…

Hobbies

Hobbies are awesome, and in my particular line of work more often than not our hobby is also our career, or if not this, then something computer related (personally, Im an avid gamer). Im still not sure if this is…

Automation Is Your Friend

I thought I would share an experience with you all... Recently I had a deployment go out into production. At the time, the build went very smoothly; no issues with the deployments of the websites themselves, the db schema update…

SQL Filegroups & Blob Data: Part 2

Continuing on from this post, will be the SQL used to move our Blob Data to a different filegroup. The first step in creating a new filegroup for your all of your data is to create the actual filegroup itself.…