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Missing Formatting Toolbar in Sharepoint

Recently, my team and I noticed that our formatting bar was missing in our SharePoint sites and defaulted to manual HTML tags: Naturally, as a developer, I looked into this briefly and then decided to tough it by doing the formatting manually.  However, with more and more documentation in our IT Wiki, I couldn’t stand … Continue reading

PASS Summit 2013 – My Thoughts and Experience

It’s been a few weeks since The PASS Summit 2013 ended and after a few hectic weeks of playing catch up at work, I finally have some time to write down some of my thoughts and experiences of my very first PASS Summit experience. First, if you don’t have much time to read, you’ve never … Continue reading

BlackBerry Playbooks in Police Cars

BlackBerry Playbooks in Police Cars

Here is an interesting article regarding a company outfitting police cars with the BlackBerry Playbook.

The idea is interesting as a majority of police forces currently use BlackBerry devices due to the fact that they are the only devices that are FIPS 140-2 compliant out of the box.  With Bridge and software made to query police information systems, it’s a no-brainer for the idea to implement the Playbook in the police environment.

However, as an experience IT professional in law enforcement, I have also seen the working environment within a police car, as well as personally observed the abuse that the current mobile data terminals (MDTs) receive in the field (We currently use Panasonic Toughbooks and they still come back with screens broken from finger pressing or accidental bumps).  Just considering those two factors, in my opinion the current iteration of the Playbook is not suitable for such a deployment as the screen is too small and the device is too fragile to withstand any long-term deployments.

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Things Have Been Busy….

Unfortunately for the past few months I have been participating in several high priority projects and I haven’t had the time to dedicate myself to this blog.  On the positive note, those projects have yielded some interesting topics that I can use to contribute to this blog.  With some projects wrapping up, I can finally … Continue reading

Visual Studio LightSwitch is a Valuable Option

Just recently, our agency became responsible for handling a very high-profile and time sensitive incident, but unfortunately, I was not called in for assistance until a month after the project already started.  As some of you may already have guessed, it was a DBA’s nightmare where there were thousands of records stored in 20 different … Continue reading

Why Start a Blog?

While I was reading up on my daily list of database related blogs, I realized that perhaps I could give back to the community not only with any interesting tips and ideas that I may have, but by providing unique perspectives and scenarios that may bring some insight and understanding into the unique world of … Continue reading