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LINQing .NET and Hadoop

A new, free tool from JNBridge connects .NET developers with HBase, the database for Hadoop.

Load Testing with Custom Performance Counters

Tracking down performance problems in your application can be a frustrating experience. Reduce your stress levels with custom counters.

The T-SQL Trick

When fewer SQL Server columns does not mean better performance.

Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

Set up and use create a simple Windows Phone program that connects to Azure Mobile Services.

Stackify Aims to Put More 'Dev' in 'DevOps'

The Kansas City-based startup wants to make it easier for developers to examine the network stack and find problems in code.

SharePoint 2013 Changes with the Times

It's not clear when the service will be rolled out as a final release.

Tighten up Your Visual Basic Code with Lambda Expressions

See how lambda expressions enhance a common programming scenario.

Big Data in the Cloud

Microsoft has cooked up a feast of value-added big data cloud apps featuring Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and Pig, as well as free apps and utilities for numerical analysis, publishing data sets, data encryption, uploading files to SQL Azure and blobs.

Build a More Powerful CRM System with Visual Basic .NET Extensions

Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.

Windows Azure: The Loose Ends Come Together

On June 7, Microsoft introduced its revamped Windows Azure cloud computing platform to the world.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SQL Reporting

The service is free until Aug. 1.

Windows Azure Release Includes New SDKs

By adding IaaS to its Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio, Microsoft is also mounting its most formidable challenge yet to Amazon Web Services.

Database Synchronization with the Microsoft Sync Framework

Use the Microsoft Sync Framework to synchronize data changes between SQL Server 2008 Standard, SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5.

Altova MissionKit Review: All the Data Modeling Tools You Need

The Altova MissionKit is a bundle of great tools that work together, but unlike a control suite, the cost savings may not add up for some shops.

Report: Quest Software is Targeted by Dell

Proposed deal comes amid discouraging financial news for Dell.

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