Microsoft pulled its SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 after numerous reports of installation errors.
Stored procedures can speed up your code by reducing trips to your database -- even if you only have one SQL statement to execute. Here's how to speed up your application (and how to simplify your stored procedure code).
Microsoft announced general availability of its NoSQL service for developers and IT pros.
As Microsoft continues to offer newer, more innovative data platforms in the cloud, the SQL Server flagship is languishing. Here's what Microsoft needs to do to ensure it moves forward.
- By Andrew Brust
The .NET Framework has two collections that will guarantee your items are always sorted whenever you process the collection. Here's how to choose between the two and how to control the sort order (including supporting duplicate entries).
If you think Bert is all talk when it comes to his decade of C# experience, you're wrong. He delivers…15 times.
You don't have to give up on creating dynamic queries just because you're using Entity Framework. Entity SQL and ObjectQuery will let you generate queries at runtime and still let you update your data through Entity Framework.
If there's one life lesson to be learned here, it's that just because a manager knows how to write code, it doesn't mean that they should be allowed to write code.
There once was an invoicing system that, when it worked, it worked very well, indeed. But when it was broken, it was horrid.
Now that you know how to work with multi-swarm optimization, it's time to take it up a level and see how to train your network to use it.
- By James McCaffrey
You don't have to give up using dynamic SQL just because you're using Entity Framework. The Entity Framework SqlQuery method will give you back the flexibility of dynamic SQL and still let you work with your data in an object-oriented way.
Make Visual Studio do the hard work to simplify the creation of external lists that can be used to connect outside data to your SharePoint projects.
- By Malin De Silva
Peter shows how a Visual Studio database project can make you more productive when making changes to your database. But a database project also gives you a variety of tools to let you keep track of what those changes are -- which will make moving those changes to your production environment considerably safer.
Peter learns something by listening to readers: Visual Studio database projects provide a great environment for making changes to your databases. Here's a brief introduction about how they'll make life easier for you and all the steps for setting one up.
New identity controls are among the sprint 74 updates being made to the service. Plus, Brian Harry explains the outage from last week.
- By Michael Domingo
Among a bevy of new features in this upgrade to the alternative open source NoSQL database engine for .NET is a new storage engine and file system.
- By Michael Domingo
The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development.
It’s crunch time for Ben and his team. After a long journey, their project to uplift their biggest client’s application code is nearly at an end. Hopefully they didn’t miss anything ...
Explicitly setting all the bindings needed to compose your application -- that's a lot of work! See how to use convention over configuration to save time and make your composition easier to understand.
- By Ondrej Balas
When you have a process that can return multiple results over time, then .NET Framework Reactive Extensions will let you simplify your code and manage it better.