Introduction to Excel VBA Part 2
If you didn’t catch part one, click here.
In this blog we will explore other methods of selecting cells and ranges of cells.
Using The DateDif Function in Microsoft Excel
Have you ever needed to work out the difference between two dates? DateDif allows you to do this, and show the result in Days, Months, Years, Month Days or Year Months.
What Is Report Builder?
Report Builder implements the same Report Designer that is provided by SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) development tool.
What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing is basically where on demand resources are delivered over the Internet. Private (On Premise) and Public (Hosted) Cloud solutions can be implemented to provide secure and flexible deployments. Three key terms associated with Cloud are Internet, Virtualisation and Clustering. These three layers enable us to deploy all or part of our business systems as Cloud based or “as a Service” (aaS).
The aaS (as a Service) suffix, is synonymous with cloud computing.
Merging Shapes using Microsoft PowerPoint
There are occasions when you can’t quite find the shape you’re looking for. With the Merge Shape tools, you are able to construct your own shapes. This blog will take you through the steps to creating your own shapes using the Union command from the Merge Shape Tools.
Creating Forms in Microsoft Word
Using a form for data entry is an excellent way to control what you allow a user to select and where you want them to type. Forms look professional, and have the ability to save the entered data as a text file. This data can then be easily imported into excel for data analysis.
Monitoring Logical and Physical Reads & Buffer Cache Usage
Many SQL Server performance problems will come down to poor physical disk performance or inadequate memory resource. This article takes a look at the Buffer Cache and some of the tools that we have for troubleshooting poorly performing SQL Server instances and queries.
Throughout this article we will meet a number of Dynamic Management Views, Functions and System Views:
What Is UNIX?
UNIX is a multi-user, multi-tasking Network Operating System.
UNIX was first developed in 1969 by AT&T for a DEC PDP platform and throughout the 80s was ported to many different hardware platforms, made possible through licenses to the source code. AT&T also made their source code available to some US universities, one of which was Berkeley University, and they developed their instances of UNIX.
By the mid 80s there were two main variants of UNIX source code available to computer manufacturers:
What Is Linux?
In 1991 Linus Torvalds developed the Linux operating system. Linux is a UNIX look alike operating system, but was a complete rewrite and was not developed from the main System V or BSD source code.
The objective for the Linux operating system was to develop an Open Source operating system. Open source means that the source code is freely available in the public domain. As a result of this there are now a number of variants of Linux including (to name but a few): RedHat, CentOS, Suse, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora.