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Tiago Salgado .NET / SQL Server / IT / etc... March 2011 Entries
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Microsoft Virtual Academy – MVA is a fully cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Cloud Technologies. You can access a variety of training content online and become one of the renowned experts in the IT Pro community around the world. MVA provides its users with a virtual university experience: the student can select a course and study the material and then do the self-assessment. By doing so, he will collect points that will promote him to a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level. ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 1:48 PM

Encrpyt and decrypt a Stored Procedure
When we don't want to others have access to our Stored Procedures, Triggers or Views code, created on a database, you can create and encrypt easily, just by adding a "WITH ENCRYPTION". Here’s an example to create a Stored Procedure: view plaincopy to clipboardprint CREATE PROCEDURE encrypted_SP(@var varchar(10)) WITH ENCRYPTION AS -- this is an encrypted stored procedure print @var CREATE PROCEDURE encrypted_SP(@var varchar(10)) WITH ENCRYPTION AS -- this is an encrypted stored procedure print @var ......

Posted On Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:10 AM

GridView ShowHeaderWhenEmpty
Since .NET Framework 3.5, to show the Header row in empty GridView, you need to do some trick like: List<string> rows = new List<string>( new string[] { "line1", "line2", "line3" }); rows.Clear(); if (rows.Count > 0) { gv.DataSource = rows; gv.DataBind(); } else { rows.Add(""); gv.DataSource = rows; gv.DataBind(); gv.Rows[0].Visible = false; } Obvious, the “else” condition will be always executed, but this is only for exemplify. On .NET Framework 4.0, was introduced a new property, ......

Posted On Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:29 PM

WebDay 2010 sessions on Channel9
Last year we had the WebDay 2010, an event where were announced some news from Microsoft, including the release of Windows Phone 7. For those who did not attend, you can now see all sessions that are available on Channel9. Who was, could ever remember those sessions that did not attend. ......

Posted On Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:16 AM

SQL Saturday Portugal
For the first time, will be realized in Portugal the SQL Saturday event, on the 15th April, and it will be organized by SQLPort community. This is a free event but with a limited number of entries (150). You can see all details on event official page and make your register too. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:30 AM

Internet Explorer 9 download

Now you can download the final version of Internet Explorer 9.

Download now

Posted On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:55 PM

Cool projects at Codeplex
There’s a significant number of useful projects at Codeplex who were meeting with some of our needs. As such, here are two that already have been useful to me: Droid Explorer As the name implies, allows us to explore an Android device and has features such as: Copy local files to device Reboot device Reboot device in to recovery mode Open files for viewing / execution locally with the default file type executable Package Manager (Install & Uninstall) Take a Screen Shot (landscape or portrait) ......

Posted On Monday, March 14, 2011 9:57 PM

EISK–Employee Info Starter Kit 5.0
Employee Info Starter Kit is an open source project that is highly influenced by the concept ‘Pareto Principle’ or 80-20 rule, where it is targeted to enable a web developer to gain 80% productivity with 20% of effort with respect to learning curve and production. It is intended to address different types of real world challenges faced by web application developers when performing common CRUD operations. Using a single database table ‘Employee’, the current release illustrates how to utilize Microsoft ......

Posted On Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:51 PM

Who has not seen the Code Project's Tech Virtual Summit on Mobile Development, you can now see all the sessions on demand. The sessions are: The Mobile Development Landscape Android Push Notifications Beginning Android Flash Development Android for .NET/C# Developers Using MonoDroid iPhone 101: Introduction to iPhone and iOS Development Building Rich Mobile Apps with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript Building MVVM apps for Windows Phone 7 Using Panorama and Pivot Controls for WP7 apps Building Data Visualization ......

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:23 PM

iPad 2 unboxing

Chris Pirillo have made a great video of iPad 2 unboxing.

See it below

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:01 PM

Who is the iPhone killer?


Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 11:26 PM

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

The final version of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is available for MSDN subscribers and can be downloaded here.

For general public, it will be available on Thursday, March 10.

You can see the annoucement at

Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 11:03 PM

A tipical Hello World post

Hello everyone, this is only a Hello World post, just to start my English blog.

I'm blogging since a long time ago, but in Portuguese. You can follow up my other blogs in and

Hope i can update this space regularly.

See you in next post.

Posted On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:06 PM

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