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.
How to associate unit tests with requirements in Visual Studio 2010.
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.
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.
Tips on Windows Phone 7 development and app design with sample code for a Windows Phone Pivot application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On occasion I've been surprised that Microsoft has put significant effort into developing features and functionality already available within the developer ecosystem.
TeamPulse provides economical support for teams implementing the Agile methodology, but it doesn't integrate with Visual Studio.
ComponentOne delivers a solid set of business-related controls with all the functionality developers need, but the reporting tools make this suite unique.