Production Database Migration

I thought I’d share my experience with moving a heavily used production database for a live website from one server to another this weekend. The database in question is used to support AspAlliance.com, but since it has been around for a long time, and since getting additional databases has not always been easy or free, […]

Evolving Custom Web Controls

Although sometimes you start out knowing you need a custom control, what more often happens is you find that you’re using the same functionality in more than one place, so you start packaging it up into a control in order to remove duplication and improve reusability.  This article takes a look at when and how […]

Newsgator Activation

Ok, so I got newsgator last week (http://weblogs.asp.net/ssmith/posts/41415.aspx) and today was the first day since then that I actually rebooted my machine and got the nag prompt to activate it when I started Outlook. So, having become enthralled with the product, I decided what the heck and spent the $29 to buy it. Got my […]

Newsgator 1.3

I’ve never used Newsgator before but since I just redid the RSS feed on AspAlliance.com I thought I should give it a shot and see how it works (I’ve also only recently gone to Outlook from Outlook Express (see past archives for my thoughts on the switch)). I have to say I really like it […]