SQL Server


Database Synchronization with the Microsoft Sync Framework

Use the Microsoft Sync Framework to synchronize data changes between SQL Server 2008 Standard, SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5.

Exec: Microsoft Plans to 'Cloud Optimize Every Business'

In Microsoft's last fiscal third quarter, Server and Tools delivered $4.57 billion in revenue to the company, up 14 percent. The division is large, growing and increasingly profitable

Amazon Opens Cloud to SQL, ASP.NET Devs

The cloud wars heat up as Amazon promises easier deployment and scalability for database and application developers.

Windows 8 'Pre-Release' Version Coming in June

The "release candidate" of Windows Server 2012 is expected at about the same time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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