Hi, I’m Craig Bailey and this is my personal blog where I write about technology, business systems, HubSpot and general life experiences. You can read my posts here.

(If you are looking for the Content is King post by Bill Gates it is here)

I’m involved with three agencies in Sydney:

  • The first is XEN Systems. We help government departments and mid-large B2B technology companies with their sales and marketing strategy, including implementation and training in HubSpot¬†
  • The second is XEN Create. We provide premium graphic design services to companies, with a focus on using the latest AI tools, including Midjourney
  • The third is XEN Solar, where we help high quality solar companies (dealers, installers) with their sales and marketing processes.

I also co-host HubShots, the podcast and YouTube show focussed on getting the most out of HubSpot. We are the creators of the HubShots Framework.

Craig Bailey presenting

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LINK: Microsoft Certified Architect


From the looks of it this is a certification that actually carries some weight.  only in pilot the program looks very comprehensive.  Microsoft (and other vendor) certification programs come in for a fair bit of criticism (and rightly so) as to the actual competency they indicate, given that brain dumps are all over the place – ie passing the exams might be nothing more...

VFP: Sydney VFP User Group next Wed 14 Dec


The final Sydney VFP User Group meeting for 2005 is on next Wednesday 14 December. See you at 6:30pm at Microsoft for pizza and drinks. A great bunch of talks and cool prizes make this a great year-end get together. Eka, Paul, John and I will be presenting. Our question time will be looking at strategies for moving your app from VFP to SQL as a backend...

SQL: Compare case in WHERE clause


Here’s one of those really easy SQL tips that I always forget (in fact I’m just posting it here for ease of finding later) In VFP it is easy to compare case ie SELECT fields FROM mytable   WHERE UPPER(field) == field If you want to compare case in a SQL Server database that is case insensitive, just convert to varbinary first eg:SELECT fields FROM...

VFP: Google to buy Visual FoxPro


Originally I was going to post this on April 1 next year, but in the end I decided I couldn’t wait that long… A few of us were chatting around the coffee machine at work the other day discussing what would happen if Google bought Visual FoxPro from Microsoft. It’s an interesting idea and one that would probably please the developers who think Microsoft doesn’t support...

SQL: Installing SQL 2005


I installed SQL 2005 successfully after removing VS Beta 2 (and the SQL CTP that came with it).For anyone who needs to remove Beta 2 the following steps may be useful:1. Download the RTMs from MSDN Subscriber Downloads(assuming you are a Subscriber) 2. Uninstall SQL Server CTPThe following wouldn’t work for me so I had to uninstall the components manuallyhttp://blogs.msdn...

VFP: OzFox Lite conference announced


I’ve just posted details of OzFox Lite 2006 on the OzFox site.OzFox Lite is a low cost conference for Australian VFP developers, similar to the CodeCamp concept. Oz developers, keep the weekend of March 25 and 26 next year free.We are looking for talented Australian developers to present.
Think of this as a big VFP User Group going for a whole weekend. Bring it on!