April 2008 - Posts

Free SQL Server 2008 E-Learning from Microsoft

Microsoft are offering three free SQL Server 2008 E-Learning courses:

  • What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Database Development
  • What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Enterprise Data Platform
  • What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Business Intelligence
The courses are available at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8731212

New MSDN SQL Server Wiki

The Volunteer Moderators and Answerers who support the Microsoft MSDN SQL Server Forums have created a new wiki to present Solutions to Common T-SQL Problems at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SQLExamples. At the moment mere mortals can't update the solutions but you can leave comments.

Posted 17 April 2008 11:35 AM by jonsayce | no comments
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This type of page is not served

One of my experiments with ASP.NET MVC involves integration with a shopping cart product built in classic ASP. Up till now I've been happily relying on Cassini (the web server built into Visual Studio) but today I began testing the integration and ran into a problem. As soon as I requested an ASP page, my server reported that "This type of page is not served."

Initially I wondered whether the default MVC web.config had somehow prevented ASP pages working, but it turns out that it's nothing to do with MVC or the web.config - Cassini only works with HTML and ASPX pages - ASP pages must be served up from IIS.

Posted 13 April 2008 10:38 PM by jonsayce | no comments
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