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March, 2007

  • The GUI versus the Command Line: Which is better? (Part 2)

    (As promised this is Part 2 of the GUI CLI blog. Part 1 is here .) Intro In Part one of this blog, we saw that we could carry out an OS task and produce the same results whether we were using a CLI or a GUI. This was at least the case when it came...
  • Enabling Valued Change

    (The only constant is change. This post form our Service Management Team shares some thoughts about this inevitable occurance.) Our previous blog we talked about the importance of measurement for service improvement. But what do you do when the...
  • The GUI versus the Command Line: Which is better? (Part 1)

    (Editor’s Note: Are you a point-and-click person or more of a propeller head? What on the surface seems like a simple subject and mostly a matter of personal choice; using either a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a Command Line Interface (CLI); can...
  • Embracing SQLCLR and the XML Data Type

    Introduction – If I Can Use These Things, You Can Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has been out for about a year and a half now, but I bet many solution developers have not jumped to leverage its major new features. Two of these features are CLR (.NET Common...