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Hooking ASP.NET Apps into SQL Server 2012

Use custom-built .NET Framework 4.0 classes to connect an ASP.NET Web application to a SQL Server 2012 database.

Microsoft Releases HDInsight for Windows Azure

Hortwonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows will be available next month.

Test-Driven Development with Content Negotiation in the Web API

There's no doubt that the ASP.NET Web API is a wonderful thing. But developing services that support content negotiation in a testable way requires a little setup.

Microsoft Revenue up in Q1 2014

Cloud revenue, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint help offset Windows declines.

How to Use .NET Objects to Tie an Application to a Database

Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.

Windows Azure Now Supports Oracle Virtual Machines

There are plenty of limitations, though, including no support for Oracle Database clustering.

Gartner: Big Data Deployments Going Slow

A serious shortage of workers in big data is predicted for the future as well.

Essential Knockout.js, Part 2: Best Practices and More

The first installment discussed what Knockout.js is, why and how it evolved, and how it fits into Web development. This month, the discussion dives into best practices for Knockout, extending it and creating custom bindings.

Web API 2 Routing Attributes, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to use the new Web API 2 routing attributes to create a Web service in Part 1 of this series.

No Comment, Part 3: Writing 'Really Obvious Code'

Peter looks at how rewriting some complex code -- purely to make it easier to read -- eliminates the need for writing comments. He even adds a comment to some code.

Windows Azure Updates Include AutoScale

Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.

Architecting Code in the Presentation Layer

Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.

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.

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