Installing Octopress on Windows

In an earlier post, I wrote how I had changed blog-engine from WordPress to OctoPress. At the moment I am running Windows as my main OS (mostly due to work related requirements), and - as OctoPress is very much Ruby and Python based - there are certain things to be aware of when installing this on Windows. Furthermore, my blog is now hosted on Windows Azure - so, with all this in mind, I thought I'd put together a blog post about the set-up of OctoPress on Windows, running on Windows Azure.

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Moving to a New Blog Engine

Every so often I get an itch, and I want to try out a new blog-platform. The time has now come to leave my self-hosted WordPress and move on to something "geekier" (I am a geek after all).

I have just now finished moving my few posts from WordPress to the new engine: OctoPress. In a future blog post on the new blog I will try to explain why I made the move, and why OctoPress. The new blog will be hosted on Windows Azure - I do get free Azure credits together with my MSDN subscription, so I thought I'd see what all the "fuss" about Windows Azure is.

As of a couple of minutes ago, I pointed a CNAME record for www.nielsberglund.com to my new Windows Azure host. We'll see after a while if all worked. RSS feeds etc. should be as before - as I use feed-burner.

So, see you all on the other side!


SqlClrProject on GitHub

As some of you may know, I - once upon a time - developed a project (VS add-in, templates, etc) for automatic deployment of CLR assemblies to SQL Server: SqlClrProject. That project has been dormant now for a couple of years, but I now and then get requests for where it can be downloaded from (I had it on CodePlex, but had to take it down as I didn't publish the source code).

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First Impressions Microsoft BUILD - Win 8

I have a while ago just finished watching the live stream of the first keynote (yes there will be one tomorrow as well), at Microsoft BUILD. Having attended / presented, at quite a few of these kind of events - and being somewhat jaded (well OK then, a lot jaded), I must still say that I am impressed.

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Transactions in SQL Server (take 2956)

Transactions in SQL Server seems to be a difficult topic to grasp. This weekend I came across a blog-post where the poster showed a "solution" to the "The ROLLBACK TRANSACTION request has no corresponding BEGIN TRANSACTION" error we sometimes see when various stored procedures call each other. The solution (even though it masked out the error in question) did not get it quite right. So I thought I would make a post about the subject.

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