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By Peter Henry on Monday, February 24, 2014 8:53 PM

TSqlFundamentalsYou have some REALLY big numbers in your T-SQL statement, how do tell the millions from the thousands?  I have a quick trick.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, February 23, 2014 4:30 PM


Do you code?  Do you access DBs?  Do you sometimes need to create cursors?  Then I think I have a link for you!

By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:45 PM

TSqlFundamentals You’re creating a proc, but getting errors on creation, cause it already exists…what SHOULD you have done and what to do now?


By Peter Henry on Friday, February 21, 2014 4:56 PM

TSqlFundamentals You have to do adhoc edits on a table but DON’T want to fire off specific triggers, how do you turn all of one tables triggers off?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 11:46 PM

image You’re debugging your app in VS, but you forgot to set a few breakpoints, now your code is gone off to never-never land!  How do you stop it RIGHT FREAK’N NOW?!!?!  I can help you with that!

By Peter Henry on Monday, February 03, 2014 10:27 PM
By Peter Henry on Friday, November 29, 2013 4:43 PM

imageAre you starting out with XAML?  Trying to figure out Converters?  What about data binding to another element?  Here’s a simple example to follow.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, November 23, 2013 2:33 PM

VSLogoI’ve been trying to come up with some simple sample code for another blog (something for INotifyPropertyChanged) and in doing that, found SIX bugs with VS2013.  Read on to see if you agree with me or not?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:05 PM


Have you tried sorting in Linq?  Easy eh?  Ok, How do you sort nulls last?  Gotcha didn’t I? Read on, I figured it out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:53 PM

Are you thinking of going to #OttITCamp?  Still on the fence?  Well, here are the top TEN reasons you SHOULD register RIGHT NOW!Phone.099

By Peter Henry on Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Phone.062The countdown clock starts!  Are you going?  Have you registered yet?  If not, I hope to give you some reason TO register!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:29 PM

OttawaApps Tonight I wanted to find local Windows Phone developers and I’m AMAZED at how difficult it is!  If you’re releasing an app, please heed this hint!!!!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 22, 2013 8:10 PM

imageIt used to be easy to change the window borders in Windows, how the heck do you do it in Windows 8?  I found a blog I would like to share with you for the answer

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 15, 2013 8:20 PM

imageHave you ever tried to get a .Contains() method in Linq but FOR THE LIFE OF YOU, just figure out why it’s NOT coming up?  I can help you and even better, I have a simple fix!

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 15, 2013 7:53 PM

Spoiler alert, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!image  Here is my geek interpretation of my Surface RT.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:20 PM

imageThis weekend I’m TRYING to install Windows Phone tools but am getting COMPLETELY blocked.

By Peter Henry on Monday, March 04, 2013 10:06 PM

clip_image001Visual Studio has a GREAT feature called Sync with Active Document, read more!

By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 23, 2013 4:14 PM

imageDo you write bug reports?  Do you get asked LOTS of questions about your bug reports but can’t understand WHY?  Read on for some tips to write better bug reports.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:30 PM

CalendarPortraitAre you a heavy Calendar user?  I am, and I just recently realized something very odd with the calendar view.  Can you see it?

By Peter Henry on Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:01 PM

clip_image001Recently installed VS2012?  Opening your project/solution and bouncing around your files?  You SEE The code, but you don’t see the tab on the top left anymore?  Read on to help explain (and maybe exploit) this cool new feature (yup, feature Open-mouthed smile).

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