Monthly Archives: April 2014

cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types ssis Oracle SQL Server 2008

If you hit the error cannot convert between unicode and non-unicode string data types when you have a Data Conversion Transformation in your SSIS job. To solve this problem, you need to set the validateExternalMetadata=”False”. You can open the ssis … Continue reading

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Free ebook

Download the book to learn the latest SQL 2014 here: http://aka.ms/684751pdf.

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Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition Free ebook

Download the book and samples here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/04/08/free-ebook-programming-windows-store-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript-second-edition.aspx

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C# Data Structure Node, Binary Tree and Graph

I personally feel these article are very good. An Extensive Examination of Data Structures Using C# 2.0 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh830851(v=vs.80).aspx). Somehow the sample is no longer there. So I try to rebuild the classes based on the code in the articles. Download … Continue reading

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We need “typed variable”

Many times the speaker mentioning we need “typed variable”. Typed means int i = 3; Instead of var i = 3; When the i is showing somewhere else only Visual Studio will know what type is i but not you … Continue reading

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MSDN Voice Search using Cortana

Try the MSDN Voice Search sample app today if you have either the Windows Phone SDK already installed. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/msdn-voice-search/aed09797-b424-4030-a04d-5ec8ec63847f

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How to Freeze the first row and first column in Excel Worksheet

To freeze the first row and first column in Excel worksheet, using Freeze Panes and not Split. 1. Place your cursor at B2. 2. Click on View (Tab Item). 3. Click on Freeze Panes. Your first row and first column … Continue reading

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