Build Big Data Apps in SQL Azure

Get ready to scale out your cloud databases beyond today's 50GB limit.


Build Big-Data Apps in SQL Azure with Federation

Get ready to scale out SQL Azure databases beyond today's 50GB limit with the Transact-SQL and ADO.NET elastic sharding features, which are coming in the 2011 SQL Azure Federation Community Technology Previews.

Take Unit Testing to the Next Level

How to associate unit tests with requirements in Visual Studio 2010.

Ask Kathleen

Kathleen Dollard Delves into ASP.NET MVC 3

This month's Ask Kathleen column answers your questions about the new Razor view engine in Microsoft's Model-View-Controller framework. Part 1 of 2.

Kathleen Dollard Digs Deeper into ASP.NET MVC 3

The second part of this month's Ask Kathleen column on MVC 3 looks at dependency injection and extending parts of the framework. Part 2 of 2.

Code Focused

Get Started with Visual Basic Development for Windows Phone 7

Tips on Windows Phone 7 development and app design with sample code for a Windows Phone Pivot application.


Developer Fail: Epoch Billing System

Everybody in the IT department was quite happy -- even a little surprised -- with how well the outsourced project to replace the legacy billing system was progressing.


VSM Reader Survey: Who We Are

Every year we survey our readership to better understand who we're serving, and set the direction of our coverage in VSM and on the VisualStudioMagazine.com Web site.

Letters from Readers

Letters From Readers

In January, On VB columnist Joe Kunk wrote a column entitled "To Comment or Not to Comment." This article evoked some spirited debate about the costs and benefits of commenting code.

Redmond Review

Microsoft, Windows Azure and Assisted Transitions

As with any big shift in technology, a lot is at stake for developers. No one wants to make significant investments of money, attention and free time on something that will be a mere flash in the pan -- or even a stable, yet niche, technology.


Copy and Paste: Redmond's Open Source Strategy

On occasion I've been surprised that Microsoft has put significant effort into developing features and functionality already available within the developer ecosystem.

Product Reviews

Support Agile Development with Telerik TeamPulse

TeamPulse provides economical support for teams implementing the Agile methodology, but it doesn't integrate with Visual Studio.

ComponentOne Studio for ASP.NET AJAX

ComponentOne delivers a solid set of business-related controls with all the functionality developers need, but the reporting tools make this suite unique.

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