Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tips for resizing an image in photoshop

I was having a problem resizing an image yesterday. When I did a search, I found this great article that retains the quality of the image. Read More

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Converting DTS to SSIS in SQL SERVER 2005

The easiest way to convert your SLQ SERVER 2000 DTS packages to SSIS is to use a tool called 'DTS xChange' that is available for download here

Here is link to the webcast by Brian Knight of Pragmatic works explaining in detail as to how to proceed with the DTS xChange tool.

Monday, August 03, 2009

One of the functions of a DBA is to keep an eye on free space within the database and database files. The auto grow feature is great as a last resort, but proactively managing the database files is a better approach.

Also, this information can be used to shrink data files as needed if there is a lot of free space in the files. In this tip from MSSQLTIPS they take a look at a few ways to find the current free space within a database, so you can better manage your database files.... Read More

INSERT EXEC failed because the stored procedure altered the schema of the target table.

This morning I was trying to call a stored procedure and insert the results in a temp table using the following code  -- create table #...