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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.

Microsoft Cuts Cost of Using SQL in the Cloud

Latest cuts are seen as a response to reductions in Amazon cloud offerings.

ComponentOne Studio for Entity Framework: Intelligent Data Management

SEF provides an additional layer of data management to your forms to improve your application's data-access efficiency.

Building a Chat Web App With Signal R, Part 2

Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.

.NET Developers Still Doing Well, Survey Says

Developers continue to show gains in salary and have better job security than most others, according to Visual Studio Magazine's second-annual salary survey.

10 More New T-SQL Functions

Part 1 of this article introduced four new T-SQL functions available in SQL Server 2012. Part 2 has the rest.

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