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Monday, October 17, 2005

Bring Reporting Services back to life

Few weeks ago our test reporting services installation was broken after extensive "DROP" statements usage over and over again :). This is a test server after all.
So, reporting services site started returning the following error:
An unexpected error occurred in Report Processing. (rsInternalError) Get Online Help Database 'ReportServerTempDB'
cannot be opened because it is offline.

Fortunately,there were good news: I still had our reports intact. However, I couldn't use them. After an hour or so the decision came to my mind:

I've performed the following steps:
1. First I created an empty ReportServerTempDB database by using MSSQL Enterprise Manager.
2. I created a role named: RSExecRole in ReportServerTempDB database and added RS user in this role. Hopefully, this was my current user also.
3. I opened ReportServices installation folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\ReportServer)...
4. and executed CatalogTempDB.sql over ReportServerTempDB

and our reporting services installation is still online :)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Compact Framework Presentation

I had another presentation during the monthly meeting of Sofia .NET User Group on 13.Oct.2005.
The presentation was actually presented by me and Tihomir Ignatov, iFD Engineering GmbH.
Once again I presented too mach theory and less real coding action - I think this approach bored our audience.
I hope to have the opportunity to change this next time...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Reading news with Outlook Express..

I found a strange behavior (it may be even a feature!) of MS Outlook Express, while trying to read some newsgroups. Actually, I have been observing this strange effect for the last few weeks. The effect was reproduced on each of the machines, that I usually work. This was true even after Windows re-installation.

When I click over the newsgroup, that I want to read(it is usually displayed in the treeview on the left)
the right pane displays the list of the postings. OE starts retrieving new posts and then suddenly the posts list disappears and the list of the subscribed newsgroups appears.
This actually prevent me from reading news.Going to offline mode resolves this issue partially.

What a relief I felt, when I found the cause.
Actually a few weeks ago I start using a new way to launch OE:
   1.Start Menu/Run
   2.type "news://"
and ops we have a problem!

If I start OE by using a shortcut, (or by pointing "msimn.exe" from Start/Run/Browse), this effect is not oberved.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Compact Framework 2.0 goodies

Following a list of the new features in Compact Framework 2.0:

  • COM Interoperability (RCW)

  • Anonymous methods

  • Generics

  • Partial classes

  • Xml ( Performance improvements,XmlSerialzier,Xpath,Schema)

  • NTLM, Negotiate and Kerberos authentication protocols

  • IPv6 support

  • SOAP 1.2 support

  • System.Messaging namespace

  • RegistryKey class

  • Serial port support

  • Improved cryptographic support

  • Imrpoved threading

  • System.Drawing improvements

  • Addditional WinForms Features and Controls

  • Design time form inheritance

  • Design time custom controls

  • Direct3D and DirectDraw Mobile

  • Pocket Outlook Managed Library

  • Telephony Managed Library

  • Location Services support

  • Runtime hosting

  • Enhanced Type Marshaling

  • Notification Broker

  • Simplified Asynchronous Web Services programming model
  • How compact is CF.NET

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    More details...

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    Here comes the answer

    Thursday, October 06, 2005