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Free Public Surveys with SkyDrive

The Survey The Dashboard Summary Have you ever wanted to easily collect some data but didn’t want to bother learning new tools? Then today’s blog post is for you! Recently I discovered a cool feature of SkyDrive that I am very excited

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Free Virtual Machines with Windows 8

What is Hyper-V? Hyper-V is Microsoft’s virtualization software. It can be used to spin up virtual computers that run inside Windows. Hyper-V has been around for a while, but it’s never been this easy to use. In the past I used VM

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Creating an Azure VM with SQL Server 2012

The following are instructions for creating a VM on the Azure Preview site. The VM will be running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition (64bit) with service pack 1 and SQL Server 2012. Demo assumes the user already has an Azure account.

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Introduction to Code First Migrations

If you are unfamiliar with Entity Framework Code First work flows, please see my previous blog post: Jumpstart Development with Entity Framework Code First. When Code First was initially released as part of Entity Framework 4.1, it lacked built-in support for migrating

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Ron Ellis Gaut

5 Defining Traits of Great Consultants

If you have had the opportunity to work with many consultants in your career you have most likely experienced a lot of mediocrity or perhaps worse. But if you’ve had the opportunity to work with a really skilled consultant, the contrast is

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