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Missing Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoEnum Dll by rachitp

I like this SSB (Sql Server Broker) Admin tool but every time I refer this to somebody they come back to me with the questions that some of the DLLs are missing and they can’t launch the application. You should be able to find all the missing Dlls on...
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Importance of Global Error Handling by rachitp

I saw this a long time back but every time I look at it, it reminds to make sure the friendlier error messages are on for any application. :)
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SQL Server Power Tools by rachitp

The SSMS Tools Pack is a “must have” for any developer who works with the SQL Server 2005 and above. I thank a lot Mladen for making this tool available. Go give it a try! http://www.ssmstoolspack.com

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Annoying Package Load Failure Error by rachitp

I’m using TFS Power Tools ( Oct 2008 release ). The Visual Studio 2008 was working fine until I start getting this very annoying “Package Load Failure” error. I didn’t install/uninstall anything but something somehow magically got changed. Error Description...
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How do you read a technical book by rachitp

Given I have a finite reading time, it’s hard for me to read any technical book (300 pages and above) from the first page to the last. Most of the times, first 2-3 chapters give me enough to get going and other remaining chapters just become more like...

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Windows 7 looks great by rachitp

I installed the Windows 7 64bit on my home desktop two days ago and the system is running since then. Other than a HP LaserJet 1012 printer drivers problem and one BSOD , Windows 7 looks fine for Beta for sure. :) Only one thing Microsoft should do, is...
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Clean startup programs in registry in Vista 64 bit by rachitp

Sometime you wonder why the machine is running slow after installing a bunch of programs even if you choose not to run them through Administrator Tools/Services. Look at the following location in the registry and remove you don't need. I believe when...
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Off Topic: Buy.com Customer Service Phone by rachitp

<RANT_BUYDOTCOM> I'm very surprised to notice that there's no (absolutely no) phone number listed for the customer service on the web site . How the hell am I supposed to "talk" to somebody about my order. Given the popularity of the web site, one...
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Revolutionary desktop – BumpTop by rachitp

I came across the BumpTop almost a year ago and glad that I had subscribed for the future development news. The Beta is now available to download for XP/Vista. Let me summarize in a few words. It’s just awesome! Hope, Windows 7 includes something like...

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More reading...to become better by rachitp

The use of the "Regular expressions" always challenges me in my day-to-day programming life. Most of the times I just google and find the solution but not always. So, in order to polish my technical skills a bit, I decided that next few days I'll finish...
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