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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Move TFS 2010 Project Collection Database to Different SQL Server

If you started using TFS 2010 on a single server then you might get to a point where you want to move one or more Project Collection databases off that server.  The reaons for that could be improved performance, or that you installed SQL Express and your database hit the 4GB limit (now 10GB).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Side Project: Website for Builder

The builder who renovated my house wanted to get a web presence.  Requirements were to be able to add images into a portfolio, have a contact form, be able to add news etc.  Also setting up a custom domain, email addresses and a lot of training material for self management.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Side Project: Online Book & Blog for Doctor

I worked on a little side project in 2010 for a Doctor who had written a book. He wanted to get the book available free to read online. He also wanted a blog to discuss topics with readers of the book.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Making Custom Built Applications “Saleable”


One of the requirements for my team is to ensure any software we build for our own organisation could be packaged up and sold to another organisation with instructions on how to customize and deploy it.  This came about through various requests for our software that had been shown at conferences and demonstrations.  Back when the original requests came in (2007-2008) we would have had to do a significant amount of work to be able to “sell” the applications.  One of the requests was from a Healthcare software vendor, wanting to purchase an application we wrote to address inadequacies in their system!  Most requests however come from other Healthcare organisations (including Government) and they have just seen what we have produced and think it will also work in their environment.  This requirement now exists by default for most new applications unless there is a specific reason we would not want to sell a particular application.

Welcome to Nootn.com.au! What is the purpose of this blog?

I read a lot of blogs.  Mostly technology related to do with programming languages and frameworks as they help me learn about the latest and greatest technologies I can use to help me build the best software possible.  I also read some blogs about management and agile development methodologies, as that is another part of my role.  The other main category of blogs I read is Health Industry related news.  That gives me a good knowledge of what’s going on in the Industry so I can try and be ahead of the game.