Category Archives: microsoft

Turn-off auto suggestion box on Bing Search

Heres the settings l used to turn off this annoying feature in IE 11. Hopefully by default a nice browser would simply say go to abc.com when you type it on the text input box for websites than go to … Continue reading

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Windows Azure

Second time l’m deleting test virtual machines on this platform, the pricing is confusing. Just one week testing Microsoft Sharepoint 2013 virtual machine and Microsoft Azure billing says l’ve used up to close to $130 in msdn credits?

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Strata 2013: Dave Campbell, “Xbox Data is XXL”

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SQL Server 2012 Setup

Click here for screenshots taken during a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 evaluation installation on a personal workstation.

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VMware

Exploring VMware workstation 8.01, below are my screen captures [click pictures for larger images]. Memory before and after powering up an evaluation version of Windows 2008 R2 assigned 5Gb. My workstation PC has 16Gb RAM installed and l run Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 7 ping problem

Noticed ping keeps failing from my Windows 7 command prompt. You get an error message ‘ping’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file – as shown below. Turns out, it seems the path … Continue reading

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Windows Experience Index

If your work involves a lot of computations, you might be interested in enhancing your PC’s WEI score. WEI – Windows experience index accesses key system components on a scale of 1 to 7.9 My current hardware: Asus P67 Pro … Continue reading

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Sql Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master [McM] Readiness Videos

Click here for one of several excellent online videos, with multiple downloadable formats!

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Microsoft Business Intelligence [BI]

Core components: SQL Server 2008 R2 Office 2010 Sharepoint 2010 Important Links Microsoft BI Home page SQL 2008 R2 developers training kit – Jan 2011 release SQL 2008 MCM Readiness Videos Business intelligence (BI) refers to┬ácomputer-based techniques used in spotting, … Continue reading

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ERROR MESSAGE: Load Needed DLLs for HAL

Situation: Windows 2003 Standard server with all latest updates has disk failure ASR – Automatic system recovery disk and backup was made Windows 2003 standard was re-installed again first ASR restore was made Error message above appears – Windows Server … Continue reading

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