Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.
Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Numerous packages get a refresh with the Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.
Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.
- By Chris Eargle
Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.
Microsoft's overall revenue was $20.5 billion for the quarter, an 18% increase year-over-year.
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.
The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.
- By Mark Michaelis, Allen Greaves
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.
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.
- By Erik Bartlow
No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!
Entropy Minimization is a new clustering algorithm that works with both categorical and numeric data, and scales well to extremely large data sets.
- By James McCaffrey
Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.