Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.
Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.
MongoDB is a popular choice for apps that use a Windows Azure back end.
Harness the power of query expressions to develop powerful frameworks.
Microsoft also announces that every Azure customer gets a free 20MB database to use for a year with Web Sites and Mobile Services.
Microsoft's overall revenue was $20.5 billion for the quarter, an 18% increase year-over-year.
SQL Bulk Insert has been tuned over the years to work well with the Microsoft .NET Framework. This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of its power.
Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.
Latest cuts are seen as a response to reductions in Amazon cloud offerings.
Developers continue to show gains in salary and have better job security than most others, according to Visual Studio Magazine's second-annual salary survey.
Part 1 of this article introduced four new T-SQL functions available in SQL Server 2012. Part 2 has the rest.
What's next on the data frontier? Microsoft will take us into the world of in-memory transactional databases and big data. And if you know how to write code and queries against SQL Server, then you already have the necessary skills to play there.
The latest version of SQL Server expands its capabilities. Here are four new things developers can do with it.
A free tool to reduce coding for developers who like to surface T-SQL database recordsets in a simple collection of customized POCO objects.
Learn lessons about your own code through the errors committed by other developers.
.NET developers are database developers. Whether using ADO.NET, the Entity Framework or data binding, .NET devs work with transactional data as a matter of course.
Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.
Upgrades include improved business intelligence capabilities, Reporting Services support for SharePoint.
We're almost at the end of 2012, and it's been an amazing year for Microsoft product releases.
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