09/01/2010

Get Ready for the Entity Framework

Microsoft's core data access technology is finally ready for prime time—are you?


In-Depth

Cover Story: Get Ready for the Entity Framework

The industrial-strength Microsoft ORM is finally ready for prime time. Are you?


Lab Management in Visual Studio2010

Visual Studio Lab Management promises to streamline thorny debug and test challenges by enabling an efficient, virtualized test environment.


SQL Server 2008 R2 for the Developer

Microsoft extends its enterprise-capable database platform with powerful new management and scalability features -- and there's plenty in the latest rev for developers.


Ask Kathleen

Visual Studio Debug Tips and Strategies (Part 1 of 3)

Improvements in the latest Microsoft IDE and underused features in Visual Studio 2008 support common debugging strategies to help you write better code. (Part 1 of 3)


Code Focused

How to Validate Forms with ASP.NET MVC 2 Data Annotations

Simplify the task of validating Web form input by using attributes. If standard validators don't meet your needs, you can create custom data annotations for richer validations.


Redmond Review

Andrew Brust: Lauding LightSwitch

I've said it before: the Microsoft .NET Framework is too complex.


VSInsider

Silverlight Surprise

PreEmptive Solutions became a Visual Studio insider (literally) when Microsoft began shipping our Dotfuscator CE code obfuscation module with Visual Studio back in 2003.


Product Reviews

Build Office Apps with Add-in Express

Add-in Express simplifies the process of extending Microsoft Office to let you concentrate on adding functionality.


Create Documents with Aspose.Pdf for .NET

When it's time to create a document, PDF is often the format that your users prefer. Aspose.Pdf provides the coding support that lets you build PDF documents on the fly.


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