October 2007 Entries

SQL Server and the undocumented sp_MSforeachtable procedure

I think that many of you have some custom T-SQL scripts to manage your personal tasks on your databases and I think that many times you've written a procedure that loops through all the database tables in order to perform a task (for example for index optimizations etc.). Joe Webb has turn on a light on me : SQL Server has an undocumented T-SQL stored procedure called sp_MSforeachtable in the master database. It's like a cursor in that it loops through each table in the current database and executes a script that you define. But it requires considerably less code....

posted @ Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:08 PM | Feedback (3)

A bit of NAV 6.0 into the 5.0 SP1

Today the Dynamics NAV Team has officially announced something more details about the decision to move the delivery date of the next NAV release. The big work that the Dynamics NAV Team is doing around the future 6.0 release is resumable as follow: We have moved the product from a two-tier architecture to a three-tier architecture dramatically increasing the integration opportunities for customers. We have added support for web services across the board and enabled all of our ISV and partner solutions to also be web serviced enabled. The win for customers is the ability to leverage...

posted @ Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:36 PM | Feedback (2)

Announcing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 6.0

The rumours are true: with an announce on PartnerSource, Microsoft has officially delayed the released date of the new NAV architecture. The main parts of the announce are these: The new release date for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.1 has been changed to Q4 CY2008. We also plan to deliver a Technical Preview to our entire partner community in H1 CY2008 to allow more time for preparation for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.1. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.1 will be much more than just an extension to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0. It is based on a new breakthrough technology platform...

posted @ Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:00 PM | Feedback (1)

Microsoft CRM 4.0 and the still missing feature

In these days I'm playing a lot with the beta release of Microsoft CRM 4.0 and I've to say that there are many features that rocks, from the little things (now you can type inside a lookup field, duplicate checker, an improved Advanced Find that permits you to add columns from related entities) to the big ones (a report wizard has been added to the report area, new many to many relationships with the ability to specify the appearance on the CRM menu, improved worklows and WF, Offline SDK). However, I can't understand why (after a so hard work in...

posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2007 9:58 PM | Feedback (1)

A rumour about .NET 3.5 exams

Today I've received from a friend an interesting email content about the beta exams availability for Microsoft .NET 3.5: Exam 70-502: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Presentation Foundation - 11/09/2007 Exam 70-503: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation - 11/08/2007 Exam 70-504: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Workflow - 11/15/2007 Exam 70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET - 1/17/2008 Exam 70-562: TS: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ASP.NET - 1/31/2008 Actually I can't confirm if these dates are true so if someone can do this... please share a comment! Technorati Tag: Certifications

posted @ Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 CTP3 available

Finally Microsoft has officially decided to fully break the NDA around the new version of Microsoft CRM: the new bits of the CTP3 version of "Titan" are available to download from HERE. The only requirement is to have a Partner account. Download in progress... we'll launch the first set of CRM demoes with the new CRM release soon. Technorati Tag: Dynamics CRM

posted @ Tuesday, October 09, 2007 6:10 PM | Feedback (0)

.NET Framework: the future is open source

The last post ScottGu's Blog is something that can sign a new era on the Microsoft's development world: Scott has announced that Microsoft, with the upcoming Visual Studio 2008, will release the .NET Framework 3.5 as a open source code. It will be possible to download and browse through the entire .NET code and step into the .NET Framework while debugging with Visual Studio. Have you ever asked yourself how Microsoft has implemented a certain method or class? Now you can give you an answer... Technorati Tag: .NET

posted @ Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:02 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft CRM 4.0: workflows are so cool!

I'm reading that many blogs are starting to talk about the next Microsoft CRM 4.0 release (code name Titan) and I've read also that the 1st of October is the official NDA end date for this product. I've not listened any official announce around it but the sources of this information are "guys that count"... ;) I'll talk a lot about Titan (ops... CRM 4.0) in the next days, but for the moment I want to leave you here what I think is the hottest feature of this release: the new workflow platform! In this new CRM...

posted @ Tuesday, October 02, 2007 9:53 AM | Feedback (6)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog

Bookmark this day on your calendar: from the 1st of October, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team has an official blog on MSDN. Fynally, we have an official place where to talk with the product team and exchange ideas and opinions. I hope to see frequent posts on this blog... for the moment, welcome aboard! P.S. there's a problem with your feed url, please check it!! :(

posted @ Monday, October 01, 2007 10:21 AM | Feedback (2)

Windows Workflow Foundation with Microsoft CRM 3.0

One of the key concept of the new Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 platform is absolutely Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), the framework that enables you to build sequential and state-driven workflow capabilities into your existing applications. I've always written in the past that WF will be always more an important part of every enterprise architectures and it will be always more a key concept on the future MS Dynamics architectures. The future Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (Titan) will be natively based on Windows Workflow and the workflow functionalities will be exposed via web, in order to have multiple target of your...

posted @ Monday, October 01, 2007 9:26 AM | Feedback (0)