Moving property values from one object to another can be tricky; DevTrends has a set of extensions that can help.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk shows you how to create and extract "almost" .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4 and standard .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4.5.
The Release Candidate of Microsoft's object-relational mapping framework for .NET is available via NuGet.
- By Kathleen Richards
In Microsoft's last fiscal third quarter, Server and Tools delivered $4.57 billion in revenue to the company, up 14 percent. The division is large, growing and increasingly profitable
The cloud wars heat up as Amazon promises easier deployment and scalability for database and application developers.
The "release candidate" of Windows Server 2012 is expected at about the same time.
Code First Migrations allow for database changes to be implemented all through code. Through the use of Package Manager Console (PMC), commands can be used to scaffold database changes.
While there's lots of talk about big data these days (a lot of talk), there currently is no good, authoritative definition of big data, according to Microsoft Regional Director Andrew Brust.
- By John K. Waters
From architecture to security to database compatibility, here's what you need to know to make your Azure cloud migration a success.
- By George Huey, Wade Wegner
Validation should begin as close to your database as possible: in your Entity Framework entities. Here's how you can integrate validation code into both the entities the Entity Framework generates and the ones you write.
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The MVP Summit, from which I've just returned, is a very important event.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Microsoft moved to the cores pricing model largely to match its competition and customer demands.
SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.
Code First frees you up from the chore of creating databases for your project. Here's a primer on how to do it.