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.NET developers cannot ignore Microsoft Azure. June 2012 changes brought Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, performance upgrades, and significant cost reductions. As more Azure features unfold, some developers will soon be forced to justify "why not Azure" rather than "why Azure". Clearly .NET developers need to get acquainted with Azure.
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Overwhelmed with the new ideas and wealth of information on Oslo, M, and MGrammar? Here is your starting point for figuring out how Oslo M can solve your business problems.
Learn to build a text DSL in MGrammar.
Learn modeling and M development with the Oslo CTP SDK.
Walk through examples and see how existing Repository models are constructed using the M language, how the models are stored in a SQL database, and how to query the SQL database for model information.
Learn to how to make SQL Server Integration Services a part of Windows Workflow Foundation.
Discover how to use the XamlReader to dynamically create a Datatemplate. Then, see how you can bind to a Dataset and display the data in a ListView control (via a sample application pointing to the Northwind database).
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Learn how to make Visual Studio Team Suite Database Edition part of your development process.
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Learn about BizTalk 2006 R2's core features housed in the BizTalk Messaging Engine and what they can do for you.
Learn to implement a Regular Expression search for .NET Streams.
Leverage the BizTalk POP3 Adapter to manage an inbox.
Learn how to implement the Content Enricher integration pattern using BizTalk 2006 R2 and SQL Server 2005.
SharePoint 2007 has become one of Microsoft's hottest collaboration products. Learn how to integrate it with BizTalk 2006 R2.
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Instead of baking the capabilities of a Pipeline into an assembly, wouldn't it be nice to configure a pipeline using an XML configuration file? Wouldn't it be great to augment a pipeline with a couple of managed classes? Your solutions start here.
If you're already familiar with the fundamental aspects of Windows Communication Foundations, learning about MessageEncoders can take your application to the next level.
Are you familiar with the Windows Communications Foundation? Take it one step further and learn how to create WCF Channels and Bindings.
Windows Communication Foundation is set to become the platform for all .NET communication and therefore the underpinning for future versions of Microsoft products. Where should you begin? With this article.
If you're haven't used CodeSmith for your TSQL coding yet, now's the time. This template-based code generator enables you to add fire-and-forget programming to your TSQL development.
Designing an administration solution for your real-time data warehouse is important to the long-term success of your BizTalk solution. Picking a platform your users are comfortable with is a good start.
Human intervention for error handling often requires business knowledge as well as the right tools. In BizTalk, InfoPath and failed message routing can be the foundation for building these tools.
Many use an ETL tool to populate the reporting databases in their business intelligence (BI) solutions, but sometimes an integration tool such as BizTalk 2006 is a better choice. Find out when.
An attendee at Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference 2006 gives you the inside scoop on preparing your organization to utilize the new Microsoft SOA and BPM development products.
SQL Server Management Studio just doesn't cut it for complicated configuration and monitoring implementations. Learn how to implement your own SQL Service Broker (SSB) control bus solution to serve the needs of complex SQL Server-based messaging solutions.
You can leverage SQL Server 2005 Service Broker with existing technologies such as SQL Server 2000 and MSMQ. BizTalk and SSB external activation are viable options, but a simple polling solution is easier.
Utilizing design patterns with SQL Server 2005 Service Broker enables you to assess and select appropriate solutions for all of your SQL Server 2005 asynchronous messaging needs.
Reliability is a big issue in Internet Web services integration. Learn how to mitigate Web service reliability problems by using an asynchronous messaging approach.
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) is a very capable monitoring tool, but it's limited when it comes to quality assurance. Learn how to use WMI and MOM's rules and notification capabilities to run automated data warehouse QA checks.
Table-valued user-defined functions (UDFs) are functionally similar to views but structurally similar to stored procedures, giving them all the important features of views and stored procedures and some additional functionality that they lack.
A SectionHandler is perfect for organizing all of your configuration information. With the help of a DataSet reading and refreshing, XML configuration of data can be easy.
Need to gather some metrics on the steps within your BizTalk 2004 Orchestration? Check out Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).
Combine BizTalk 2004 with the .NET Framework to overcome some of BizTalk's limitations in handling Web services.
You can customize a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) package using VB.NET. One of the simplest ways is to use the SSIS Script Task. Learn the details.
Learn how to extend SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS), the new ETL tool that ships with SQL Server 2005, to perform operations that aren't already bundled with the product.
Leverage the SharePoint SDK classes to build a newsletter generator that collects all the changes to a site and presents them to users in an email newsletter format.
Get an introduction to the extended SQL Server 2005 trigger functionality that Data Definition Language (DDL) triggers provide for both databases and servers.
SQL Server 2000 developers who've been yearning for better XML support in SQL Server will be pleased with the new XML datatype in SQL Server 2005. If you're one of them, learn the fundamentals of the datatype so you can get going.
Identity management with Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) not only saves time and money, it also eases the burden on end-users and enhances security. Learn how to create an MIIS solution.
Give power users more control over areas of your BizTalk Orchestration. With Business Rules, you can wrap your .NET classes and XML document elements in easy-to-understand language.
By using BizTalk 2004, Web services, and the Broker enterprise pattern, you can create a centralized file broker that enables you to more easily configure security, administer services, and share code across your organization.
Before embarking on a major database change such as upgrading to SQL Server 2005, how do you assess the scope of the change on your DTS packages? Use the DTS class library and .NET Interop.
Learn how to develop a custom SharePoint Web service for InfoPath 2003 documents, which allows you to reliably perform actions whenever a user saves one of the documents.
BizTalk 2004 Pipelines offer you a great deal of control over the processing of BizTalk 2004 messages. With custom Pipeline components, you can handle non-XML data in BizTalk messages, even when the data is in non-delimited file formats.
Learn an elegant and flexible solution for implementing UI changes based on the role changes for your applications.