How to speed up Excel and Word 2003,2007 and 2010 launch times when using Automation in C#

One of the biggest impacts on the launch time for Office is the speed at which all of the addins load. Unfortunately, poorly written or unnecessary addins add a startup cost which isn’t something you want to have to pay when loading Office via automation. I wrote a nice helper class that allows you save […]

I can’t drop a database user: The user owns one or more databases

This was frustrating me a bit, as I wish SQL Management Studio would just prompt me to remove myself as owner from those db’s and let me drop. Nope. It doesn’t. So, what to do? Well, I used management studio to select another one of my accounts. I get the awesome message of “The proposed […]