I had the opportunity to attend one of the major events in the ICT Industry of Bahrain. A great line of speakers presented quite a wide range of topics. As the last session goes along and I type this post; it amazes me how technology keeps transforming our everyday lives.
Without a reality check on the critical infrastructure of nations and the issues associated with each change; I would say the Gulf Countries are trying to stay ahead of the curve if not on the cutting edge of innovation.
Its great to see the Telco’s (Batelco & VIVA) coming out and playing their roles in supprot of the industry along with do develop #FinTech solution in partnership with the local players.
Quite a lot of presentations from Huawei shows their interest in the region and the country Bahrain in particular.
While a big round of applause for H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed the Transport and Telecommunication Minister on making such an effort for the industry.
The Accelerator C5 pulled out a great panel discussion on the first day with a couple of successful implementations of the services provided by Amazon; IPIFI , Mannai Tech , Gulf CX and Tamkeen was around to support the industry as always.
Hope to see more changes to the smart Grid in Bahrain as mentioned by Mr. Hani Al Najjar along with the swift roll-out of 5G leading to true smart cities.
Great overall event,
#MeetICTBahrain #Bitex #Bahrain #Security #CyberSecurity
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Microsoft has penetrated in banking sector and joined hands with the largest core banking software called Temenos, and tested its availability on SQL Server 2008 R2 so now you can run core banking software on SQL Server. Microsoft has tested theT24 environment with windows server with SQL Server 2008 R2 and done successfully this testing using 25 million accounts with 15 million customers over 2000 branches.
Microsoft team test results:
Task Average SQL-T24
Funds transfers 500,000 697,920
Security trades 240,000 323,534
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We’re challenging the public to create innovative software applications that move us a step closer toward solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Middle East SharePoint Conference 2010 will be the conference to learn more about Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the internet. Learn how to apply the latest best practices for building and deploying solutions on the platform and find out how customers and partners are embracing cloud-based services to create value for their organizations.
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Keeping our fingers crossed would be shortly announcing a Windows 7 Launch House Party soon in Manama, Bahrain.
Registrations would be opening shortly.
Get Ready for the next best OS from Microsoft.
Windows 7 Launch Party
Thursday, October 22 — Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Collation precedence conflict in SQL Server 2000
The collation precedence rules apply only to the character string data types, char, varchar, text, nchar, nvarchar, and ntext. Objects with other data types do not participate in collation evaluations.
link to article on msdn
A simple example is as follows
create table #TempRO
Id int Identity (1,1),
App_No NVarchar (100)
— insert some values in this table
from #TempRO T
Inner join App AO
On T.App_No = AO.App_No
We are having the App table using a different collation then the default that is “Arabic_CI_AS”
So the above select will give the following collation error, to remove it we just add the following statement while defining the temp table
create table #TempRO
Id int Identity (1,1),
App_No NVarchar (100) collate Arabic_CI_AS
This not only happens in temp tables but also in the normal tables or at times if we are comparing columns so its better to use sp_help TableName or the syscolumns to find the collation of the two.
Happy Collating 😉
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A glance at the core BizTalk system components used by the Microsoft ESB Guidance.
Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (EBS)
MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/esb
Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/esb
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