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Determining the Active Network Interface Adapter Programmatically

The Network Interface Adapter is part of the physical system and you could find it on a Windows system by going into the control panel but what if you need to find the active NIC programmatically? There is a function

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Discovering MongoDB

MongoDB is an open source document oriented database engine developed and supported by 10gen. MongoDB can be downloaded from http://www.mongodb.org/downloads. The documents are stored as JSON objects although they can be XML. Documents that are stored can be accessed using a

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Viewing Comments from a Completed Code Review in TFS

Long after a Code Review Request is completed, you may want to go back and look at the comments to make sure that all of the issues are still covered in the latest code. How do you do this since

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Automating Deployment of SQL Server Maintenance Plans

Introduction SQL Server maintenance plans provide automated backups of SQL Server databases. What if you want the same maintenance plan to be deployed to one or more additional servers? The deployment can be automated as explained here using SQL Server

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Rebuilding Indexes on SQL Server

It is quite rare to need to rebuild the indexes on an SQL Server but it does happen. When it does, it is quite easy to rebuild an index using SQL Server Management Studio. Open up the node for the

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Open Environments in Software Development

Open environments are becoming all the rage these days but how effective or appropriate are they for software development? http://www.today.com/money/why-your-blood-pressure-high-open-office-floor-plans-gaining-979747 ) http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-01/ending-the-tyranny-of-the-open-plan-office http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2329652/Open-plan-offices-make-employees-productive-happy-likely-sick.html http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/05May/Pages/Could-open-plan-offices-be-bad-for-your-health.aspx An open environment is a work environment where there are no walls surrounding the workstations. This

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SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Released

I hope you got plenty of use out of your SQL Server 2012 because SQL Server 2014 CTP1 has been released. You can dowload a trial here. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx Performance is the first word mentioned in the improvements. Following that availability

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