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Async Actions in ASP.NET MVC 4

Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.

At Build Conference, Microsoft Presents a Portfolio Play

Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.

ASP.NET, Web Tools Get an Update

Numerous packages get a refresh with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

MongoDB Moves to the Head of the NoSQL Line

MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.

Handle Many-to-Many Relationships in Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC

In this month's column, Peter Vogel takes a single -- and common -- problem and looks at all the technologies you can use to solve it, from getting the data design correct through handling updates and finishing with a UI built in ASP.NET MVC.

Creating LINQ-Enabled Frameworks

Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.

Windows Azure Gets Major Update to Mobile Services

Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.

Latest Financial News Is Positive for Microsoft

Microsoft's overall revenue was $20.5 billion for the quarter, an 18% increase year-over-year.

Unity vs. MEF: Picking the Right Dependency Injection Manager

Peter Vogel compares both of the Microsoft dependency injection managers/inversion of control containers and comes up with a decision tree for picking the correct one.

Essential Reactive Extensions with .NET 4.5 and LINQ

The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.

Shorten Your Backlog: Integrating ASP.NET and SharePoint

Integrating your .NET line-of-business applications with SharePoint is easy to do and allows you to transfer a ton of work from your desk to your users' desks.

Using SQL Bulk Insert with the .NET Framework

SQL Bulk Insert has been tuned over the years to work well with the Microsoft .NET Framework. This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of its power.

Build a Windows Store App Using SQLite

No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!

Data Clustering Using Entropy Minimization

Entropy Minimization is a new clustering algorithm that works with both categorical and numeric data, and scales well to extremely large data sets.

Mobile, Cloud are Focuses of Microsoft's 2013 Roadmap

Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.

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