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Microsoft, the MVP Summit and the New Normal

The MVP Summit, from which I've just returned, is a very important event.

No Fooling: SQL Server Prices Set for a Jump on April 1

Microsoft moved to the cores pricing model largely to match its competition and customer demands.

An EF Code First Tutorial

Code First frees you up from the chore of creating databases for your project. Here's a primer on how to do it.

Under the Hood With SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

SQL Server Hits Release Milestone

"General availability" for SQL Server 2012 is scheduled for April 1.

The Survival of Microsoft's Fittest

A certain Darwinian evolution is taking place at Microsoft. Some product species are more fit, with better chances for survival. You can understand and work with Microsoft's changes, rather than being passively impacted by them.

Microsoft Upgrades SQL Azure and Office 365

Microsoft tweaks several cloud-based offerings, lowering prices and upgrading storage and support.

Selling Data in the Windows Azure Marketplace

Learn how to publish data in the Windows Azure Marketplace for a monthly income with just a few hours effort.

Making Do with Absent Foreign Keys

The absence of foreign key properties in classes adds some challenges to working in disconnected apps.

Big Data and SQL Server: Disruption or Harmony?

By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.

SQL Server 2012 on the Launching Pad for March

SQL Server 2012 will feature three versions, including a new category.

Amazon Scales Up and Out with New 'DynamoDB' Service

DynamoDB, based on NoSQL, uses solid-state drives to increase speed.

Salary Survey: Microsoft Developers Enjoy Good Pay, Job Satisfaction

Visual Studio Magazine's first-ever survey shows high salaries and a strong future for Microsoft-focused developers.

SQL Server Data Tools: a Model Toolset

Using SSDT means we don't just shout orders at the database; instead, we plan what we're going to say.

Report: Java is the Most-Exploited Technology

Between a third and half of all software exploits were due to Java, according to Microsoft.

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