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Databases


Easier Database Development with Visual Studio 11 Beta

LocalDB is making life easier for database developers working in the Visual Studio 11 IDE.

Help: Setting Up a Dev Machine

My current system was downed by eval software, so it's high time I build a dev machine for testing out new stuff.

7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Certifications Today

What's so big about the MCSE? And what about this recertification thingie if I'm already certified? Answers here.

Microsoft Retools Certification Program for Cloud Skills

Microsoft Learning revives older designations in a reinvention of the certification program that addresses cloud skills.

More Good News for SQL Server Developers

SQL Server developers lead charmed lives: their skills are in high demand, they work with one of the more popular programming languages, their work is prone to attack. Okay, two out of three ain't bad.

Flipping the Light(Switch) Fantastic in Visual Studio 11

Creating an application for Web, devices, and the cloud is easy and fast with LightSwitch. In fact, the only difficulty was installing the darn thing.



SQL Server 2012 Pricing Takes Shape

SQL Server licensing will undergo some adjustments as version 2012 is released in April.

Top 12 Features of SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has introduced SQL Server 2012 to the world and it's time for IT professionals to start to come to speed on what's new.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Hits RTM

Microsoft's upcoming SQL Server version has now been approved for release-to-manufacturing (RTM).

Microsoft Cuts SQL Azure Storage Pricing

Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.

SQL Azure Users Can Monitor Security with New Service

Microsoft provided details of a new service that helps SQL Azure users monitor the security of databases residing in Microsoft's cloud.

DBAs Can Get a University Education -- for Free

MIT, Stanford and other institutions of higher learning offer basic computer science courses that cost nothing but time.

SQL Server 2012 'Launch Event' Happening on March 7

Microsoft indicated today that SQL Server 2012 is nearing product release.

Entity Framework 4.3 Gets Final Tune-Up--Enum Support Promised in 5.0

Microsoft last week shipped the Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1, with some NuGet integration enhancements and bug fixes.

Database Jobs Provide Security, Survey Says

A recent salary survey indicates that database-related jobs provide good job security, and don’t rank too badly on the salary side of things, either.