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.

Oracle Firms Up Entity Framework Support

It's a brand-new database world. Witness Oracle's release of a data provider that allows Oracle coders to work in .NET.

Is Microsoft Leading a Data Revolution?

Microsoft may become the big data provider, especially if the government's data sources lose funding.

Microsoft Previews SQL Server Driver for Linux

Some 13 years later, Microsoft has released the first preview of an ODBC driver for Linux.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server ODBC Driver for Red Hat Linux

It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft finally pushed out a 64-bit SQL Server Open Database Connectivity driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Microsoft on Hadoop, Openness: Yes, We're Serious

Hadoop support at Microsoft is deep enough to have them abandoning LINC to HPC.

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