Microsoft readies its new "cloud database" by hosting beta versions of REST and SOAP protocols for performing CRUD operations on clustered, customized SQL Server 2008 instances. These instances are organized as massively scalable, super-reliable, highly available Web services.
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difference between Build and Rebuild.
Drill down on how arrays work and learn some cool tips and tricks for taking advantage of them in .NET.
For some users, the cost (free) might trump availability issues. For others, though, not so much.
Silverlight may be our first step toward better Web-based applications, but some obstacles still remain.
Readers chime in on VB getting left behind.
The latest version comes with generous subscription terms, but a slightly stingy upgrade offer. Plus, get your Visual Studio hotfixes.