Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.
Upgrades include improved business intelligence capabilities, Reporting Services support for SharePoint.
We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.
FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.
A new, free tool from JNBridge connects .NET developers with HBase, the database for Hadoop.
- By John K. Waters
Tracking down performance problems in your application can be a frustrating experience. Reduce your stress levels with custom counters.
- By Benjamin Day
When fewer SQL Server columns does not mean better performance.
Set up and use create a simple Windows Phone program that connects to Azure Mobile Services.
- By Nick Randolph
It's not clear when the service will be rolled out as a final release.
The Kansas City-based startup wants to make it easier for developers to examine the network stack and find problems in code.
See how lambda expressions enhance a common programming scenario.
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.
- By Roger Jennings
Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.
On June 7, Microsoft introduced its revamped Windows Azure cloud computing platform to the world.
- By Andrew J. Brust
The service is free until Aug. 1.