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Making Complex Types Useful with Entity Framework 6 Custom Configurations

Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.

The End of Days

It's a situation a coder should never have to face: perpetuating bad coding practices from years ago, or just fixing the darn thing!

New SQL, Hadoop Management Products Unveiled

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Analytics Platform System.

SQLite Queries and Primary Keys

Learn about SQLite database engine internals so you can simplify your code and improve the performance of your applications.

Async Processing in EF6 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

The latest version of Entity Framework makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Here's how to write that code, and more important, where you'll actually find it useful.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 for General Availability

Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.

What's New in Entity Framework 6 (Plus How To Upgrade!)

The latest version of the technology works fine with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. Here's some of what's new (along with how to move your applications to EF6).

SQL Server Data Tools Now Supports SQL Server 2014

Fresh on the heels of SQL Server 2014 being released to manufacturing, the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) team yesterday announced support for the new version, along with numerous other enhancements.

SQLite Performance and Prepared Statements

SQLite is a tremendously useful database for C++ developers. In this follow-up, Kenny Kerr shows various techniques for improving performance even further.

Microsoft RTMs SQL Server 2014

Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2.

Unlucky 13?

Would going above and beyond when fixing terrible code have serious consequences?

Microsoft Releases A Host of Office 365 Development Tools

A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.

43 Great Windows Azure Development Resources

Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, CTP 2 Now Ready

TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.

Satya Nadella's To-Do List: A 6-Point Plan

Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.

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