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.
Nick looks at the preview release of Blend for Visual Studio 2015 and demonstrates some tips and tricks that will save you time and help you build better looking Windows Phone applications.
If you're putting together a coding convention or already following one there's really only one thing that matters.
To accommodate an influx of year-end work, Guillaume's employer does what many stores do -- hire on temporary help. However, when you're desperate, beggars can't always be choosers.
New identity controls are among the sprint 74 updates being made to the service. Plus, Brian Harry explains the outage from last week.
Microsoft Open Technologies has been hard at work making sure its code works with the new Docker Orchestration APIs for spinning up containers.
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If wrangling queries is getting you down, these 11 data access extensions for Visual Studio can help.
Sometimes you don't want to see where something is defined, you want to see where it's used. That's easy.
There are two strategies for downloading multiple objects from your service with Backbone: The obvious one and the fast one. Peter implements the fast one.
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.
If you just need a couple of columns from a table, you can have Entity Framework fetch just the columns you want and ignore the columns you don't need.
The Microsoft MEF can be used for dependency injection, but it does it much differently than most other containers. See how to get the most from the unique features of MEF.
Here's another way to reduce trips to the database: Put multiple Select statements in your ADO.NET commands or stored procedures.
Before launching into his presentation on the intricacies of building Azure-based Web sites, Microsoft's Jeffrey Fritz talks about Tuesday's widespread Azure outage that affected sites throughout most of the northern hemisphere.