Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.
Microsoft yesterday announced its Database as a Service cloud offering is incorporating new Standard and Basic preview service tiers, along with new performance levels.
Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.
It's a situation a coder should never have to face: perpetuating bad coding practices from years ago, or just fixing the darn thing!
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Analytics Platform System.
Learn about SQLite database engine internals so you can simplify your code and improve the performance of your applications.
The latest version of Entity Framework makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Here's how to write that code, and more important, where you'll actually find it useful.
Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.
The latest version of the technology works fine with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. Here's some of what's new (along with how to move your applications to EF6).
Fresh on the heels of SQL Server 2014 being released to manufacturing, the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) team yesterday announced support for the new version, along with numerous other enhancements.
SQLite is a tremendously useful database for C++ developers. In this follow-up, Kenny Kerr shows various techniques for improving performance even further.
Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2.
Would going above and beyond when fixing terrible code have serious consequences?
A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.
- By Terrence Dorsey