Publish a Blog Post from Word 2016 Preview to WordPress

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I just downloaded and installed Office 2016 Preview from our Office 365 tenant — nothing new with how you download and install 2016, but I still remember the days of getting Office media on CDs, so I always appreciate how easy it is now with O365 – and I like it. One of the things I noticed I haven’t used before was posting a blog post directly from Word. I don’t use this feature (though it has existed for many years in Word), so I thought I would give it a whirl. Unsurprisingly, this post was written in Word 2016 … Read More

SQL Developer Multi-Cursor Editing

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Yes! The new multi-cursor editing feature in Oracle SQL Developer 4.1+ is awesome. Especially with SQL queries. Now there is little excuse to follow (and correct) good SQL coding standards like prefixing columns with a proper table alias. The SQL logging is also quite nice. Enjoy the below video showing how it works and happy coding! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFMqTvvslN8[/youtube]

AWS RDS Automatic Patching for MySQL 5.5 and 5.6

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Oracle has announced security vulnerabilities and associated software patches affecting MySQL 5.5 and 5.6. Sure the security vulnerabilities and patches are news. But the thing we wanted to point out is that AWS RDS is taking care of it for us and our customers. Now, this isn’t always what everyone wants (automatic patches) since there may be cases where you want more time to test that extends beyond the automatic update window. However, we find the trade-off is usually worth it since the service alerts you and gives you a few days to review the reasons and get everything in … Read More

M&S, where learning is built into the job

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As part of his efforts to improve productivity and visibility, one of our internal consultants quickly jotted his past hour today… “Finished catching up on news and emails, covered the detrimental disparity in today’s professional mathematics, a new ec2 instance with burstable performance characteristics that seem to be aimed towards entry level customers, there’s an nginx specific conference in SF requesting papers for October, sleep can be a competitive advantage, innovation that can be gained in new works by looking at previously discarded ideas of old yet influential works,a tool that helps teach you pitch detection (I’m assuming relative pitch … Read More

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Sync Errors

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If you are a heavy SharePoint user, there is a chance you are still running SharePoint Workspace 2010. Today, after months of this tool working flawlessly, I suddenly ran into some errors during syncing and thought I would share the resolution. Details: Harmonica Version Not Found I started with this error. After disconnecting the library and trying to reconnect, I received the CSI error 123 (below). More info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2754412 Details: CSI error 123 I understand this can happen if temporary data is corrupted. I ran the following command on my 64-bit OS: “%SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\groove.exe” /clean /all At this … Read More

SharePoint Sync – WorkSpace 2010 vs. SkyDrive 2013

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Following is a quick summary of the differences between SharePoint WorkSpace vs. SharePoint SkyDrive Pro. I personally use and recommend SharePoint WorkSpace (which is compatible with both SharePoint 2010 and 2013). It is an excellent product that has really improved my workflow and collaboration.   SharePoint WorkSpace Part of Office 2010 Compatible with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 Handles document libraries as well as lists (e.g. issues, discussions) Allows you to selectively choose what to download locally   SkyDrive Pro Part of Office 2013 Compatible with SharePoint 2013 only Only handles document libraries Must download all documents in the site … Read More