Monthly Archives: March 2012

Life before IntelliSense

Someone needed IntelliSense. Now we don’t have punch card machines and MVS, we have Visual Studio 11 Beta and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The future is looking good for developers. Advertisements

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Patterns & Practices Books on Windows Azure

Getting Started with Windows Azure The Windows Azure Platform is Microsoft’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud service. The best way to start Windows Azure development is to: Sign up for a free trial of Windows Azure. Download the Windows Azure SDK. And … Continue reading

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Introduction to SQL Azure Federations

4/9/14 – UPDATE: Connor Cunningham, of the Azure SQL Database team, has provided in a comment a link to updated guidance on the use of Federations. The short version is that new projects should implement manual sharding, and that existing … Continue reading

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