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Entity Framework Code-First Migrations

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.

The Evolving Definition of 'Big Data'

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.

Top Tips for Migrating Your Applications to the Azure Cloud

From architecture to security to database compatibility, here's what you need to know to make your Azure cloud migration a success.

Integrating Validation with the Entity Framework

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.

SQL Server 2012 Reaches General Availability

Microsoft TechNet and MSDN subscribers only have access to the Evaluation edition; or they can purchase the product.

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.

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