Category: Work

Unhandled exception installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows XP / Windows 7 machine

When installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows XP (or, according to the comments, Windows 7) development machine that has been around for quite some time, I got an error stating an unhandled exception occured in the application (see image). The error showed up directly upon startup and read: An error occurred creating the …

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Making Valid choices

As of December first I’ll be joining the ranks of Valid (www.valid.nl – Dutch website). I’m very excited to start over there and I am convinced we will be able to do great stuff together 🙂 I would also like to take this opportunity to thank BDO (www.bdo.nl – Dutch website) for the past period and …

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Changing lanes

As you probably know I’ve worked for my own company for quite a while (see my post ‘A new challenge‘ of October first 2008). Because business was good, I had way too little time to keep this blog up to date. Sorry for that… Since the beginning of this month, that all has changed: I joined …

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Our company at frankwatching.com

Our company has been mentioned in an article at the (pretty well-known) blog www.frankwatching.com Read it over here (Dutch): http://www.frankwatching.com/archive/2009/03/13/app-gespot-microsoft-bizspark/

Installing my laptop after a repair

I’m reinstalling my laptop after I got it back from a repair… EMPTY (grrr). What tools shouldn’t I forget when preparing this laptop to be my development machine? Already have Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio, Office and the Windows Live tools installed… (and of course I have all kinds of tools at hand from my …

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New website

Our company has (the first draft of) a new website online. We’re still working on the content, but the design is now online. Check it out @ www.mediagarde.nl (Dutch).

Ajax Control Toolkit controls don’t show up in Visual Studio toolbar

Because I stopped working at Avanade and started my own company (this web site is under construction and in Dutch), I had to buy and install a new laptop. Everything went great and I was up and running in half a day. Or should I say half an evening… 😉 The next day I wanted …

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A new challenge …

As of today, I am no longer working for Avanade. I had a good time over there, but my personal goals changed. I found a new challenge: I started a company with a good friend of mine. We’re still building the website, so the information is not there yet. But it will be soon. So …

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I8 converter – Download (sourcecode available)

One of my colleagues pointed out the new Fine-grained password policy feature in Windows Server 2008. As you can see in this post at The Sean Blog, some values have to be entered in the I8 format, which isn’t very user friendly. Because of that, he asked me if I could whip up a tool …

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Finally getting some coding done

The last weeks have been filled with holidays and introductional days at my new employer. Because of that, I haven’t had the time to realy dive into Visual Studio 2008, although I have played around with it since the RTM version was available. Since this week I’ve been writing some serious code in VS2008 for my new …

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Blogging @ Almere

Today was the first of two introduction days at Avanade. Maybe you missed it, but I started there today. And that’s why I’m writing this blogpost from a hotel in Almere, using my new Avanade laptop. 😉I’m sure there will be lots of stuff to blog about, so stay tuned for more…

Why elaboration should be done with a SMALL team

A [wikipedia:RUP] project consists of 4 different phases. The elaboration phase (the second phase in the RUP project lifecycle) is normally done with a small team. One of the important reasons for this is that you want to define the basic form of your architecture. This means you think about concepts, elaborate on them, develop …

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010108: a new challenge

As of 01-01-2008, I’m joining Avanade. You might have heard Avanade opened an office in the south of The Netherlands the first of November. I’ll be joining the ranks over there (Eindhoven!) and I am exited to get started. I spent the past years at LogicaCMG. I had a lot of fun and, even more …

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