Monthly Archives: November 2009

SharePoint Beta Install

We’ll I fired up a new VM with Windows 2008 R2 x64 Standard Edition (not sure why I’d need Enterprise Edition) but either way they both come with my TechNet subscription (compliments of my visit to Teched last year..Note to … Continue reading

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Dates, Times and Time Zones

Approach:At first I thought to store all SQL Server DateTimes in UTC format using GetUTCDate() but DateTimeOffset does store it in UTC but also stores the local time the DateTime was captured. This is the best fidelity. Here’s a good … Continue reading

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NSLookup resolved but Ping can not resolve on Windows 2003

Had a weird issue with some of my VMs. Some could not resolve any *.microsoft.com domain. So windows updates wasn’t working, heck on those servers I could not even browse to any Microsoft.com site but every other internet site worked. … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 R2 Install on a Dell – First time experiences

OK. The install is just butter. It just plain can’t get any easier. Tell me where you are, where you want it then a big button that says Install…awesome. I guess 2008 itself was also fast and seamless but I’ll … Continue reading

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