February 2009 Entries

Visual Studio 2010 UI: WPF to the Max...

Jason Zander (General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division) has published the first screenshots about the new Visual Studio 2010 User Interface, totally written with WPF. Now I think that there are no doubts (if anymore...) about using WPF for the enterprise. Let the screenshots talk... Technorati Tag: Visual Studio,WPF

posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:08 AM | Feedback (0)

The strange 409 error with Sharepoint

When coding there are errors that helps you to loose a lot of time and this is one of this... I have a C# code used to upload files in a Sharepoint library (a small part of a complex architecture). In summary, the code retrieves the Sharepoint site structure and dinamically maps a treeview to the end user. The end user can select a folder and upload documents on it (it uses the System.Net.WebClient class). During testing, I've choosed a folder called "Qualità" and when uploading a file, this was the Visual Studio 2008 response: A wonderful Server...

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:36 PM | Feedback (4)

Dynamics NAV Database optimization: table partitioning

Large Dynamics NAV databases (lots of Gigabytes of physical space on disk) needs optimization and tuning at a level that can't be done via the standard NAV interface: you've to work directly on SQL Server. The first level of optimization starts when your database borns I think. You've to carefully design the physical structure of the DB and always split it on different data files, normally located on different disks. The second step on optimization regards index defragmentation and tuning (I've written in the past something about it). But what about when you have really large tables to query? NAV...

posted @ Friday, February 06, 2009 2:24 PM | Feedback (5)

I'm "Not very-well-known"... :)

Today I've received a nice link from a friend via Messenger... On the official Microsoft Dynamics.com community there's this post that says something about me: In this month’s “From the blogs” category I’ve decided to introduce several less-known blogs that discuss Microsoft Dynamics NAV either regularly or from time to time. The only requirements I used for this list are the following: The blog must be regular: it means regular postings, not a hello-world post and three other posts. The blog must...

posted @ Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:03 PM | Feedback (0)

An interesting OBA scenario...

Beth Massi (he has one of my favourite blogs) has written today an interesting post where he showcases an Office Business Appliocation scenario that he and is team has put together for TechReady 8. I've written in the past lots of posts about OBAs and the opportunities you have on writing applications on top of the Microsoft Office family, and this sample gives you another interesting idea I think. The Beth's scenario is this: We needed a way to easily and securely expose our LOB data -- the Northwind database -- to the enterprise. So we created...

posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:01 AM | Feedback (0)