O2 Business Fibre Broadband and Non-Standard Routers

clive All, Tech Tip, Uncategorized

We had fun setting up a Draytek 2860 router to talk to O2’s Business Broadband Fibre service today; there is no documentation, and support staff, well meaning though they are, cannot tell the appropriate settings for a router either. This is largely because O2’s Fibre Business Broadband offerings are outsourced to Daisy Internet. The following procedure should work on routers with …

Stopping Microsoft Bouncing Email as Spam

clive Uncategorized

Microsoft public email servers (e.g. hotmail.co.uk/live.co.uk/outlook.com) seem to assume that any new SMTP server on the internet is a spammer unless you tell it otherwise. If you get lots of emails bouncing back from those domains (and similar), but nowhere else, that look like this: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed.   …

Fast SQL Server Inserting Data from .NET

clive All, ASP.Net, Development, Microsoft, Rectangle Red, Tech Tip, Uncategorized, VB.Net

Today we needed to insert a large amount (250,000 rows) of automatically generated data into a SQL Server database. Generating the data was very fast, but inserting each line with a SQL Insert statement, painfully slow, even if logging is in Simple Mode in the SQL database. So… we investigated the SQLBulkCopy function in .NET, but this is usually used …

Software Development Job in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

clive ASP.Net, Development, Jobs, Microsoft, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Uncategorized

Rectangle Red are recruiting as of March 2014 – we are looking for another talented developer to join our growing team. Click here to see the main job specification and advert here and apply. If you’re a prospective job candidate, hello, and welcome! Please look at the main advert above for lots of details about skills we’re looking for, but …