SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing today! SQL Server 2012 will provide Mission Critical Confidence with greater uptime, blazing-fast performance and enhanced security features for mission critical workloads; Breakthrough Insight with managed self-service data exploration and stunning interactive data visualizations capabilities; Cloud On Your Own Terms by enabling the creation and extension of … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 Released!
Below is a link to series of great whitepapers on Microsoft's LightSwitch: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch/archive/2011/08/11/visual-studio-lightswitch-technical-white-paper-series.aspx
The new application development environment LightSwitch was released to manufacturing today. For more info go to: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2011/07/26/visual-studio-lightswitch-rtm-is-here.aspx
ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features: The DbContext API is a simplified abstraction over ObjectContext and a number of other types that were included in previous releases of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The DbContext API surface is optimized for common tasks and coding patterns. Code First is a new development pattern for the … Continue reading ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 – Update 1
Web Standards Update provides the much wanted HTML5 & CSS3 support to Visual Studio 2010 SP1. It brings VS 2010 intellisense & validation as close to W3C specification as we could get via means of an extension. Download: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/a15c3ce9-f58f-42b7-8668-53f6cdc2cd83
If you you are writing an ODATA service, it's a good idea to validate that it's implemented correctly so other platforms like WP7 and iPhone can easily consume it. Here is a site from the ODATA team to do just that: http://services.odata.org/validation/