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  • Don’t be a dinosaur. Use Calendar Tree!

    If one spends long enough in my company one will likely eventually have to listen to me bark on about subscribable calendars. I was banging on about them way back in 2009, I’ve cajoled SQLBits into providing one, provided one myself for the World Cup, and opined that they could be transformative for the delivery of BI. I believe subscribable ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on August 18, 2014
  • Get the SQLBits agenda on your phone, now and forever

    Regular readers of my blog might have realised that I am a huge advocate of subscribable calendars and the data format that underpins them – iCalendar. On 8th Feb 2012 I wrote a blog post entitled SQLBits now publishing all SQLBits agendas as an iCalendar where I told how the SQLBits committee had published the agenda of the forthcoming SQLBits ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on April 25, 2013
  • SQLBits now publishing all SQLBits agendas as an iCalendar

    Three weeks ago I published a blog post Get the SQLBits agenda in your phone's calendar where I said: If you want to get the SQLBits calendar onto your smartphone then the easiest way to do it is add my calendar [containing all SQLBits sessions] to whichever calendar service (i.e. Hotmail or Google) you have got synced to your phone and ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on February 8, 2012
  • Get the SQLBits agenda in your phone's calendar

    For SQLBits 8 in April 2011 I published a calendar containing all of the sessions from the conference; anyone could subscribe to that calendar on their phone or calendar service (i.e. Hotmail or Google Calendar). For the upcoming SQLBits X conference I have done the same again by adding all of the sessions to that same calendar. If you are ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on January 18, 2012
  • Subscribable iCalendar for UK SQL Server events from John Sansom

    I have written on numerous occasions about my advocacy of iCalendar as the means by which, I believe, time-related information should be disseminated. (Unfortunately I'm not too good at articulating why but thankfully I don't need to be because Dilbert creator Scott Adams has done a fine job of that in his blog post Calendar as filter). To that ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on July 15, 2011
  • Get the SQLBits agenda on your phone

    The agenda for the forthcoming SQLBits 8 conference in Brighton is currently available at Unfortunately, useful though it quite clearly is, its only a web page and that means its hard to get the agenda data out and onto something more useful. Like your phone’s calendar. I have tried to rectify that ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on April 3, 2011
  • PDC schedule published as OData, but where's the iCalendar feed?

    Chris Sells announced on twitter earlier today that the schedule for the upcoming Professional Developers' Conference (PDC) has been published as an OData feed at: Whoop-de-doo! Now we can, get this, view the PDC schedule as raw XML rather than on a web page or in Outlook or on our phone, how ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on October 26, 2010
  • Thinking differently about BI delivery

    My day job involves implementing Business Intelligence (BI) solutions which, as I have said before, is simply about giving people the information they need to do their jobs. I’m always interested in learning about new ways of achieving that aim and that is my motivation for writing blog entries that are not concerned with SQL or SQL Server per ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on June 3, 2010
  • Subscribable World Cup 2010 Calendar

    I bang on quite a lot on this blog about ways in which data can get published over the web and one of the most interesting ways, in my opinion, of publishing data in a structured manner that is well understood is to use the iCalendar specification. There isn’t much information in the world that doesn’t have some concept of “when” so iCalendar is a ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on May 25, 2010
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