Eliminate "data model archeology" by analyzing your enterprise's systems to find out where data is actually being used.
Learn how to create powerful templates that can be called from both client- and server-side code.
- By Steele Price
A Microsoft official took umbrage on Thursday to an "open standards" initiative proposed by a coalition of cloud computing technology providers.
Enterprise-level business intelligence (BI) and financial reporting gets boost from eXtensible Business Reporting Language.
Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, and the Azure Services Platform combine to simplify local development of data-intensive Web apps and automate their deployment in Microsoft data centers. The result: You get maximized availability and reliability with almost limitless on-demand scalability, while you pay only for resources consumed.
- By Roger Jennings
MadCap Flare 4.1 offers must-have features for technical writers.
Many developers have the misconception that targeting older versions of the Framework means you can't use any of the new C# language features. It's time to dispel that myth.
Microsoft released documentation on Tuesday designed to help developers create applications compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, particularly if they need to understand how Office 2007 implements the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard.
Can you name one thing Microsoft designed right the first time?
- By Karl E. Peterson
ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.
Review of the MadPak bundle.
Take control of casting exceptions, determine whether parent records have children in LINQ to SQL, and resolve cref references in XML comments.
- By Kathleen Dollard
SQL Server 2008 isn't revolutionary by any stretch, but it includes a slew of new features that probably make this a no-brainer upgrade for most developers who rely on previous versions of SQL Server.
Mark Logic releases MarkLogic Server 4.0, with added support for
geospatial data, dynamic content and entity enrichment.
- By Michael Desmond
A startup company called MagCloud.com is currently using Windows Azure, the new Microsoft "cloud operating system" supporting software as a service applications and storage.