Category - SQL Server

  1. Server Unleashed Gets Upgraded with Hyper-V

    I’ve been so busy lately trying to get the SQL Server Energy site out in about 15 languages that I forgot to post that last night I updated the Server Unleashed site with the new Hyper-V goodies. Of course it doesn’t talk about my favorite new product, Windows Hyper-V Server, but it’s a pretty good site, and one that has withstood the test of time so far.

    The code base I thought is pretty over-engineered. I keep meaning to write a post on my experience using the MVP pattern in Silverlight but you know how blogging priority goes down when you are busy. Adding in the code for Hyper-V was fairly straight forward. The most difficult part is that the four main pillars used to be on the main navigation screen, now they are hidden behind an "Innovations” button hover state.

    I’d like to thank Ben “Virtual PC Guy” for blogging about it as that reminded me to post something here about the update.

  2. First Full SilverSpine Implementation

    Today we soft launched the first site that is using the full implementation of SilverSpine. The SQL Server Energy site has gone live. Over the next couple of weeks we will be launching this same site in 15 languages all using the same exact codebase, but the content back (the SilverSpine) will have translated code. This is truly an exciting time.

    The site will look similar if you have Silverlight 2 (beta 2) installed or if you don’t have Silverlight at all. We are working on the Silverlight 2 RTW version but for obvious reasons (Silverlight 2 RTW hasn’t been released yet) we didn’t go live with that.

    This was a tremendous effort from a lot of people, but we’d like to call special attention to MSCOM for doing their best to stop the launch. We won, you lost. ;-)

    Check it out here: SQL Server Energy