Nikos Makris Blog

SQL Server 2012 SP1 released!!!

Check it out here Use SP1 for integrating with the BI features of SQL with SPS 2013. Enjoy

Author: nikos4free Date: 11/11/2012

SQL Server 2012 RTMed

  Download it from Check out the...

Author: nikos4free Date: 03/07/2012

Data Quality Services–Demo

ADD 2011 event (in Athens Greece) is over. I do have, however a leftover from my demo with Data...

Author: nikos4free Date: 11/02/2011

Excel Services 2010 REST API

Excel services in SharePoint 2010 are accessible via REST API. Assuming you have a File.xlsx under...

Author: nikos4free Date: 03/26/2011

New SQL Server codename ‘Denali’ CTP 1 is now available

The CTP 1 version of the new SQL Server code name ‘Denali’ is available, you may downloaded it here....

Author: nikos4free Date: 11/12/2010

JSOM …… not JSON

Yet another acronym, Excel Services JavaScript Object Model. A new way to interact with Sharepoint...

Author: nikos4free Date: 10/13/2010

Making SQL Server Analysis Services Accessible via HTTP (or HTTPS)

Yes this is possible. It is a scenario –at least is seems appealing to me- suitable for accessing...

Author: nikos4free Date: 10/09/2010

Transforming Latitude and Longitude into Geography SQL Server Type

SQL Server 2008 provides support for spatial data and many accompanying functions. SQL Server...

Author: nikos4free Date: 10/09/2010

Change the Service Account of a Sharepoint 2010 Service

This seems (and indeed it is) a trivial task. Just go to Sharepoint Central Administration >>...

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/12/2010

Windows Server AppFabric Architecture Guide

This has just been released. Windows Server AppFabric is an add-on on windows application platform...

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/12/2010

New features for Windows Azure ACS

Access Control Service in windows azure will be soon augmented with new features and capabilities....

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/02/2010

Visual Studio LightSwitch

Do you want to create a data centric –SQL, SharePoint or WCF RIA Services- application for the...

Author: nikos4free Date: 08/29/2010

Windows Identity Foundation free eBook

Author: nikos4free Date: 08/02/2010

Windows Azure Appliance

A brand new proposal from Microsoft. Find out more here. Read this interesting article as well.

Author: nikos4free Date: 07/13/2010

Windows Azure Architecture Guide

Part 1 from Microsoft patterns & practices, get it here

Author: nikos4free Date: 07/12/2010

Windows Azure Platform AppFabric

Get started here. Enjoy

Author: nikos4free Date: 07/12/2010

A set of resources for Entity Framework 4.0

Many people in the Visual Studio 2010 launch in Athens asked for EF resources. Here is a good...

Author: nikos4free Date: 05/15/2010

The “Assign To” field in TFS 2008

A quite common customer’s demand is to narrow the Assign To combo box in work item’s form in TFS. By...

Author: nikos4free Date: 05/02/2010

Excel Services Compatibility Checker

Check if your excel is suitable for Excel Services with this add-in (beta version)...

Author: nikos4free Date: 05/02/2010

Visual Studio 2010 & BizTalk Dev. Environment

I’ve recently tried to use Visual Studio 2010 for a BizTalk engagement and guess what.. there is no...

Author: nikos4free Date: 03/07/2010

TFS 2010 Basic in Windows 7

Yes!!!!!! you can install TFS 2010 Basic in a client OS (see also a nice detailed blog post about...

Author: nikos4free Date: 02/27/2010

MOSS SP2 slipstream installation

I had recently prepared a virtual machine with MOSS 2007 SP2 with a custom made ISO with SP2...

Author: nikos4free Date: 02/15/2010

“Project Creation Failed” error after installing VS 2008 SP1

If you install service pack 1 of Visual Studio 2008, in a development machine with BizTalk Server...

Author: nikos4free Date: 02/15/2010

Μπορώ να κάνω boot από VHD?

Εάν στο VHD έχει εγκατασταθεί το λειτουργικό Windows 7 ή το Windows 2008 R2 η απάντηση είναι ΝΑΙ!!!!...

Author: nikos4free Date: 12/24/2009

Search Providers in IE8

Simple steps on how to install and extend search providers in IE8. Installation of a Search Provider...

Author: nikos4free Date: 12/24/2009

VSTS 2010 Training Kit

Από τα πληρέστερα training kits…. enjoy!

Author: nikos4free Date: 12/24/2009

Feature-complete version of Microsoft Azure Platform

Ανακοινώθηκε στο PDC, περισσότερα εδώ.

Author: nikos4free Date: 11/18/2009

Public beta release of Office Suite 2010

Μόλις ανακοινώθηκε ….

Author: nikos4free Date: 11/18/2009

Εγκατάσταση TFS 2008 με SQL 2008

Το Installation Guide του TFS 2008 είναι σαφές: ο TFS 2008 εγκαθίσταται σε SQL 2005 SP2, όχι σε SQL...

Author: nikos4free Date: 10/12/2009

ASP.NET out of process session state

Αποτελεί ένα από τα δυνατά χαρακτηριστικά του ASP.NET. Πρόκειται για τη δυνατότητα να σώζεις το...

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/27/2009

C# 4.0 μια πρώτη ματιά Πολύ καλό,...

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/27/2009

ASP.NET machineKey generator page

Συχνά (όταν π.χ. έχουμε μια NLB φάρμα χωρίς session affinity και out-of-process session state)...

Author: nikos4free Date: 09/27/2009

A small detail on TransactionScope and LTM

As you probably already know, the Lightweight Transaction manager (LTM) is the first choice of...

Author: nikos4free Date: 06/21/2009

EntLib logging, with local date time not GMT

  Ετικέτες Technorati: Enterprise Library If you use Enterprise Library for logging in your...

Author: nikos4free Date: 03/08/2009

WCF roundtripping and message relay

In some cases you may need to pass a message to a client, have the client enrich some of it’s data...

Author: nikos4free Date: 02/21/2009

Where is Hibernate?

Everybody loves this option. In case you don’t have this in your shutdown options in Vista, make...

Author: nikos4free Date: 02/21/2009