Tuesday, April 24, 2012

69 Run Windows 2008R2 VHD under VMware Player

I download the Windows 2008R2 trail VHD file from Microsoft and like to play around with it by using the VMware player.

My first two attempts fail miserably and google does not help me to find the solutions. I fix it on the 3rd trial but I like to write it here in case I forgot it one day..

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

10 Microsoft SQL Server Certification

Today, Microsoft just announce the new SQL Server Certification for SQL Server 2012.

Damm…  It is not MCITP SQL Server 2012 anymore. They rebranding the name again. The Entry level Certification call MCSA: SQL Server 2012. The Expert Level certification call MCSE: Data Platform. The Master level call… wait for it … it is not MCM anymore. It is called “MCSM”- Microsoft Certificated Solution Master.


3 Oracle VM: Jump Start with Oracle

Hands on Oracle in 20 Minutes… ( Of Course, does not including the time you spend on downloading … )

1.  Download and Install Oracle Virtual box

2. Download the pre build Oracle VM image:  Oracle_Developer_Days.ova from  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/databaseappdev-vm-161299.html

Here are the installation document with screenshot from oracle: https://wikis.oracle.com/download/attachments/2392075/vboxinstructions.pdf 

3. Import the VM base on the instruction from above link


4. Star up the VM:  User name and Password both are oracle



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