Microsoft //Build 2016 IoT and Big Data Track

It's that time of year again, and in less than an hour... Microsoft will host their annual Developers Conference; //Build. For the IoT and Big Data enthusiasts out there (and I know I'm one of them), there's a great selection of content to follow along with.... Below is a list of the sessions and their links; All [...]

Cannot browse for Files in SSMS 2008 R2–Cannot access the specified path or file on the server

Recently, while dealing with a client, I can across an issue where I couldn’t restore a database. Whenever I pressed the “Add” button, I was shown a warning box, similair to; After which, pressing Ok, would leave me with an empty Browse Dialog. It seems as though, if your user does not have the "sysadmin" [...]

By | 2017-07-24T08:33:17+00:00 November 21st, 2013|SQL Server, Tips|0 Comments

Unable to open Database .SQL Files in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 and onwards

This morning I attempted to open a .SQL file in my Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 installation, and was faced with the following Message Box; Clicking the “Learn more…” link took me to a “Page Not Found” page, which wasn’t very handy. A quick search on StackOverflow and I found; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15798422/what-about-sql-server-data-tools-for-vs2012-being-incompatible-with-sql-server-2 With a helpful answer [...]

By | 2017-07-24T08:33:18+00:00 May 8th, 2013|.Net Framework, Bugs, Data, SQL Server, Tips, Visual Studio|0 Comments

SSRS 2008 R2 on Windows 8… Cannot log in

I recently installed SQl Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Services on a Windows 8 Box. However, when I tried to log into the ReportManager of SSRS, I found that it wouldn’t accept my Username and Password Combo. After some searching, I found this poston Stack Overflow, which explained it nicely; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14433068/user-does-not-have-required-permissions-ssrs-2008-on-windows-8 Turns out, that as [...]

By | 2013-05-01T21:13:00+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Bugs, SQL Server, SSRS, Tips, Web|0 Comments

SSRS 2008 R2 Reports are blank in Chrome

I stumbled across this apparently well documented problem today, where my SSRS 2008R2 Report was showing up fine in IE, but blank in Chrome; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5968082/ssrs-2008-r2-reports-are-blank-in-safari-and-chrome It seems as though the main Div Tag uses IE compatible only Overflow styles, which Chrome doesn’t interpret well. I found a nice blog post here which explained how to [...]

By | 2017-07-24T08:33:18+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Bugs, HTML, Javascript, SQL Server, SSRS, Tips, Web|0 Comments