Re-Architecting Azure

Microsoft's Platform as a Service is launching this month with forklift changes based on developer feedback.


Re-Architecting Azure

A year after the first technical previews of Azure, Microsoft is launching a less-ambitious platform with forklift revisions based on developer feedback.

Ask Kathleen

Stable Composition in MEF

Learn how to work through debugging challenges posed by stable composition in MEF Preview 7, and get insight into using MEF with Silverlight.

C# Corner

The Azure Factor

How factoring out common patterns in your Azure worker roles can improve development.


Trans-Atlantic Time Trap

Nobody believed the French. Not the entire country, or Frenchmen in general, but rather the folks who worked at the European Branch Office in Paris. The bug they described-their computer's internal date was randomly changing-reeked of user error and seemed far too implausible to be caused by the corporate reporting system.


TFS Basic Profile Appeals to Smaller Shops

A few months back, VSM columnist Andrew Brust wrote about Microsoft moving away from building the type of products that fueled its early success.

Redmond Review

Fast Data at Redmond High

After the much-delayed release of SQL Server 2005 finally came to pass at the end of its namesake year, Microsoft made a promise to release a new version of SQL Server every two to three years, from that point on.


Developers Dig into Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2

Microsoft's flagship IDE is taking an incremental step forward with the second beta release of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.

Product Reviews

ANTS Performance Profiler

Discover what your application is really doing-method by method, line by line-with Red Gate ANTS Performance Profiler.

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