January 2011

Convalytics – Conversion Analytics

by Jason Green on January 23, 2011 · 1 comment

I started a new site, Convalytics.com, that focuses on Conversion Analytics. If you’re wondering what that is, basically it’s the study of how people convert on a website. Whether you’re looking for sales, leads, or increased engagement, you ultimately want users to perform one or many actions. When this goal is fulfilled, it’s called a conversion. I could go into much more detail here, but you can find more information about Conversion Analytics at Convalytics.com.

Also, convalytics, is a word that I made up to join both Conversion and Analytics. (in case you didn’t figure that our already) ;-)

Install Windows PowerShell for SQL 2008 R2

by Jason Green on January 3, 2011 · 21 comments

I was recently installing SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 R2 and the installation failed temporarily because Windows PowerShell wasn’t installed. There wasn’t a link, so I thought a quick search would get me the file on Microsoft’s website. I was wrong. I found plenty of documentation and getting started guides for Windows PowerShell, but no installation downloads.

It was frustrating, but I finally found the PowerShell installation file. I thought I’d share the link here to help everyone find this file a little faster. (And so I can find it easily in the future.)

If the links below don’t work, you should have enough detail here to refine and shorten your search.

Windows PowerShell 1.0 English Language Installation Packages for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP

Microsoft KB Article / Location of PowerShell Downloads: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=926139

After some additional searching, I found the homepage for Windows PowerShell. You should be able to find everything you need there.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/dd742419.aspx

You can also get Windows PowerShell 2.0 included with Windows Management Framework here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929