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SSRS 2008 displays parameter value instead of label after SP2 | Microsoft Connect

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SSRS 2008 displays parameter value instead of label after SP2 | Microsoft Connect.

Report parameter defined with list of integral values with meaningful labels. Parameter default is taken from expression using the value of another parameter, or a query using another parameter in the dataset parameters.

Under SSRS 2008 GA and SP1, the value displayed to the user was a drop-down combo, with the labels available for selection, and the default value’s label selected after selection of the parameter it depends on.

After application of SP2, the integral value is displayed in an input box.

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August 2, 2011 at 8:15 am

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Windows 8 for software developers: the Longhorn dream reborn?

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Windows 8 will ship with a pair of runtimes; a new .NET runtime (currently version stamped 4.5), and a native code C++ runtime (technically, COM, or a derivative thereof), named WinRT.

There will be a new native user interface library, DirectUI, that builds on top of the native Direct2D and DirectWrite APIs that were introduced with Windows 7. A new version of Silverlight, apparently codenamed Jupiter, will run on top of DirectUI. WinRT and DirectUI will both be directly accessible from .NET through built-in wrappers.

Awesome!

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June 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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Intel throws might into chasing mobile market and ARM

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Chip maker wants to delve into elusive smartphone, tablet market

During Intel’s financial analyst meeting Monday, CEO Paul Otellini announced that he is refocusing the company, moving its “center” from PC processors to processors for the burgeoning mobile market . That means Intel will be trying to get a footing in the elusive, yet lucrative mobile market, which encompasses smartphones, tablets and netbooks.

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May 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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xUnit 1.8 released

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Looks like a bugfix and minor feature release

This release adds the following new features:

  • Added /trait and /-trait to the command line runner
    • /trait includes tests which have the given trait. Multiple /trait options acts as an OR filter.
    • /-trait excludes tests which have the given trait. Multiple /-trait options acts as an AND filter.
  • Updated [Trait] to allow it to be placed on a test class (all test methods inherit [Trait] values from their test class).
  • Added Assert.PropertyChanged(INotifyPropertyChanged, string, delegate).
  • Added new overload for Assert.Single which accepts an item, to ensure that that item is in the collection once (and only once), regardless of how many other items are in the collection.
  • Added test-framework attribute to XML output.
  • All Run methods on MultiAssemblyTestEnvironment, TestAssembly, and TestClass (in xunit.runner.utility.dll) now return a string (the resulting XML) instead of void.

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April 13, 2011 at 7:34 am

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Intel doubles capacity, drops price in refresh of popular SSD line

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Solid-State Drive 320 series offers up to 30% drop in price; capacities increased by up to triple that of X25-M drives

With the 320 Series, Intel has added native 128-bit AES encryption on the drives, which protects data while at rest on the NAND flash memory.

For data resiliency, Intel also included surplus NAND flash chips on the drive’s board over and above the usable capacity. If the SSD’s controller detects a potential chip failure, it automatically migrates data to the spare capacity.

Intel has also included small capacitors in its latest SSD, so that in the event of a power loss, data writes in progress to the NAND flash memory will be completed.

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March 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

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China Makes Its Own Supercomputing Cores

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By the end of the year, Chinese supercomputers will stop using imported processors and will instead rely on homegrown chips, according to an article in People’s Daily Online.

Billed as the world’s fastest supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-1A system, which gets its CPUs and GPUs from US vendors Intel and NVIDIA respectively, could be the country’s last to use foreign-built components. Going forward, supercomputers will employ China’s domestically-developed Loongson series of microchips, also known as the Godson processor.

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March 22, 2011 at 2:28 am

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Apple vs. Microsoft: A tale of two mobile updates

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You can learn a lot about the positives and negatives of Apple and Microsoft by the way they update their mobile platforms

On the one hand, you have Apple, which quietly rolled out iOS 4.3 with the precision of a Swiss watch. The update came a day earlier than expected, in fact. Clearly, Apple has its mobile act together. It has its partners in lockstep. And it has seemingly maintained its typical shroud of silence and censorship to perpetuate illusion of perfection.

Then there’s Microsoft, which is handling the latest update to Windows Phone 7 with the precision of a digital watch you might purchase with a few cereal-box tops. The company has belatedly managed to push out an alleged February update to just some users and has further delayed a March update. But one thing you don’t get from Microsoft is silence, just lots of excuses.

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March 22, 2011 at 2:25 am

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