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  • Blog Post: Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

    TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America...
  • Blog Post: Providing cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications

    My colleague Bruno Teralky has begun a series of blog posts on how you can integrate your cloud service with Windows 8 Metro application. His first post in the series, How to provide cloud-based, JSON data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Applications , provides the architecture and the concepts of how applications...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 13 Display, Edit in DataTables jQuery Plug-in

    Line-of-business apps often present data in a table. DataTables is a plug-in for jQuery . It is a highly flexible tool, based upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, which will add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table. Features You get variable length pagination, on-the-fly...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App - Part 12 Show Data in Templates Using JsRender

    Wouldn’t it be great to have the power of those data controls in your HTML5 application? I’d like to be able to build out a table or have my user input data into a form. In this post, I’ll explore how to do client side data binding using JsRender . Microsoft donated jQuery Templates...
  • Blog Post: Partners Offer Data-as-a-Service, Open Source Applications, Linux on Windows Azure

    Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . has been working closely with the Windows Azure team to explore openness and taking interoperability to a new level. Gianugo describes several announcements in his Port 25 blog post : You can now use software from a new set of data services such as MySQL, CouchDB...
  • Blog Post: Earn Silver Data Platform, BI Competencies Using SQL Server 2012 MPR Tests

    There are two Microsoft Platform Ready tests for organizations building applications on SQL Server. Successful completion also provide one of the key steps toward a Silver Competency on Microsoft Platform Network. The tests are: The Microsoft Platform Ready SQL Server Test – This test will...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 10 Validate, Validate, Validate

    Validate, validate, validate. Whenever a user needs to submit data to your application, you need to validate users input. And what if you could design your form without any JavaScript at all, and add validation later, and thereby improving the user experience (UX) as much as possible. jQuery and certain...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 7 Local Storage

    One of the new features that you may want to use in your line of business application is local storage. We can store data locally or use cookies. localstorage provides a way to persist data on the client side without using cookies. The localStorage attribute provides persistent storage areas for domains...
  • Blog Post: Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for OData

    Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) , an international open standards consortium. Citrix, EastBanc...
  • Blog Post: Getting Acquainted with NoSQL on Windows Azure

    NoSQL databases are often employed in public, massively scaled Web site scenarios, where fast fetching of relatively simple data sets matters most. Relational databases get the nod for transactional, atomic writes, indexing of non-key columns, query optimizers, and declarative, set-oriented query...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Now Generally Available

    Microsoft has announced the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download, according to the SQL Server Team blog post SQL Server 2012 is Generally Available . SQL Server 2012 delivers a powerful new set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Update for Developers – 2 Day Technical Workshop

    You are invited to attend a two-day workshop for developers, database administrators, and technical decision makers on SQL Server 2012 . The training will help you understand how to build enterprise grade solutions which exploit key improvements in SQL Server 2012. Participation in this training course...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 RTM Available for Evaluation, App Compatibility Test

    Evaluations of the release to manufacturing version (RTM) version of SQL Server 2012 will allow you to test your application for compatibility. The fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. Get it from the SQL Server 2012 download site . General availability of SQL...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing, Sets Performance Records, Offers Increased ROI

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. SQL Server 2012 helps address challenges of increasing data volumes by rapidly turning data into actionable business insights. Microsoft’s modern data platform SQL Server 2012 is launching today. Evaluations is now available (as of...
  • Blog Post: Tips, Resources For Moving Your Database to SQL Azure

    Earlier this month Microsoft significantly reduced the cost of SQL Azure . SQL Azure is a great way to move your applications to the cloud. Two recent blog posts provide a good starting point for learning about how you can migrate to SQL Azure. in Migrating a SQL Server database to SQL Azure ,...
  • Blog Post: Register Today to Join in the SQL Server 2012 Launch March 7

    You are cordially invited to be a part of the Virtual Launch Event for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 . Attendance is free and open to both partners and customers. All you need to do is register here . Hear from Microsoft executives about new functionality being released. If you are unable to attend the...
  • Blog Post: Give Your App High Availability, Disaster Recovery Using AlwaysOn SQL Server 2012

    Have you wanted to offer your customers disaster recovery/high availability? But providing that capability seems like a big programming challenge. Instead, SQL Server 2012 introduces AlwaysOn where you can offer added value with a straight forward code change in your connection string. AlwaysOn by...
  • Blog Post: Guide for How to Test Your Application for Compatibility with SQL Server 2012

    ISVs are getting ready for the release of SQL Server 2012 by checking code to be sure it will support the new release. Microsoft provides tools that will help you in your testing. This article provides the steps you can take to be sure your application is customer-ready for SQL Server 2012. Customer...
  • Blog Post: Price Reductions for SQL Azure, 100MB Database Option Announced

    The Windows Azure team has announced lower pricing for SQL Azure and a new 100 MB database option. The announcement was made Announcing Reduced Pricing on SQL Azure and New 100MB Database Option . Customers will realize 48% to 75% savings for databases larger than 1GB. The 100MB DB option enables...
  • Blog Post: New Wiki Provides SQL 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book

    A new Wiki serves as a launching point for the many offerings for developers and IT Pros to discover and learn the new features of SQL Server 2012. Rather than announcing new bits of content on various blogs, we will simply update the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cookbook wiki so there is one place...
  • Blog Post: Register Today for the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event on March 7

    SQL Server 2012 launches March 7. Register now for the Virtual Launch Event. You will have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about the new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 at your own pace, in your own schedule. This event brings together a who’s who of industry experts and executives to tell...
  • Blog Post: ScottGu to Keynote ‘Learn Windows Azure’ Live Event Tuesday

    Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich. The entire event is being streamed live by Channel 9. The event begins at 9 am Pacific (noon Eastern)...
  • Blog Post: Release Candidate for SQL Server 2012 Ready

    Building on our announcement at the PASS Summit 2011 in early October, today we are excited to announce the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) . SQL Server 2012 RC is the first release which is feature complete and represents an exciting milestone for customers and partners looking to experience...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Now Available

    The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit is now available for download free of charge. The kit includes technical content designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. New and updated content will be released periodically and can be downloaded on-demand using...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Roadmap Simplifies Scale Out Needs with Bigger Data, SQL Azure Federation

    The SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release will be available by end of 2011 and is aimed at simplifying elastic scale out needs. Announcements were made at PASS Summit and online. According to the Azure blog post, Just Announced at SQL PASS Summit 2011: Upcoming Increased Database Limits & SQL Azure...
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