The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.
A primer on how to update objects, including adds and deletes, in the Entity Framework.
Microsoft's next-generation database is expected in first half of 2012.
The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.
- By Nick Randolph
CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.
Peter Vogel explains why adding associations to Entity Framework navigations helps you avoid using Joins.
If you start "thinking in LINQ" you'll get more done with less code, and what you write will be simpler than using SQL.
SQL Azure has become a major pillar in Microsoft's cloud-based strategy.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Build a Web site using MVC 3 and the Razor View Engine.
High-transaction environments can use distributed caching to boost performance without major code changes.
Not all business operations finish in seconds. Using Windows Communication Foundation you can still create -- as a single project -- an application that supports business services that take hours (or days or weeks or months) to complete.
For years, nobody cared that the legacy image-syncing application consumed as much bandwidth and processing time as it did.
Microsoft this week released updates for both the current and upcoming versions of SQL Server.
Peter Vogel answers reader questions, including extending custom sections in the config file, using CreateQuery and ESQL in the Entity Framework, and reading lambda expressions.
If you're considering a move into the world of LINQ and Entity Framework, you have to consider the possibility that LINQ and Entity Framework won't let you issue some bizarrely complicated SQL statement. Don't worry -- should that ever happen, you have options.