Microsoft and Amazon have agreed on a deal that will allow cheap use of Amazon's cloud resources for SQL Server 2012, formerly code-named "Denali."
The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.
HTML5 introduces client-side caching for local and session storage. Learn how to boost your app's performance through the new functionality.
- By Mark Michaelis
A primer on how to update objects, including adds and deletes, in the Entity Framework.
The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.
- By Nick Randolph
Microsoft's next-generation database is expected in first half of 2012.
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.