SQL Server and SDS


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.

An Entity Framework Book Worth Your Time

A new book on Code First Entity Framework is a concise, readable guide to the technology.

New Editions and Pricing for SQL Server 2012

One big change is the move from per-processor to per-core licensing.

New Deal Allows SQL to Run in Amazon Cloud

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."

Free Databases in the Window Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.

Caching in on HTML5 Local Storage

HTML5 introduces client-side caching for local and session storage. Learn how to boost your app's performance through the new functionality.

Updates in Entity Framework

A primer on how to update objects, including adds and deletes, in the Entity Framework.

Understanding LINQ to SQL on Windows Phone 7.5

The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.

'Denali' Makes Way for 'SQL Server 2012'

Microsoft's next-generation database is expected in first half of 2012.

A CLR Alternative to the SQL Server ISNUMERIC function

CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.

Eliminate Joins by Modifying Entity Framework Models

Peter Vogel explains why adding associations to Entity Framework navigations helps you avoid using Joins.

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