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New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: WCF SQL Server Adapter

by Richard Seroter | April 2009 | .NET BPEL Microsoft SOA Web Services

In this article by Richard Seroter, you will learn what's WCF SQL Adapter, how to go about executing composite transactions, polling for data, and using SQL Server Query notifications.

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VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 2

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2007 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.

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Securing the Small Business Server 2008

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

This article by David Overton covers the process of finishing the network protection and routing setup and configuring the protection of the data on the server. We will cover:

  • Configuring the firewall ports
  • Configuring and testing backups
  • Configuring anti-malware
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VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database: Part 1

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | July 2007 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.O IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface. SQL Anywhere also provides a DataWindow specifically for .NET but this is not included in this article.

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Installing SBS 2008 and Connecting to the Internet

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

This article by David Overton covers the installation of SBS 2008 on a new system, either as a first server in an organization or as a new server into an organization with SBS 2003. We will cover:

  • Installing the operating system
  • Installing the SBS components
  • Migrating network settings
  • Getting updates
  • Confirming company information
  • Creating an administration account
  • Naming servers
  • Installing anti-malware tools
  • Resolving installation issues

The steps involved will get you to the point where you are connected to the Internet. There are some steps that are different, depending on whether this is a new installation or a migration.

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Copying a Database from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 using the Copy Database Wizard

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | April 2008 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to migrate a database from SQL Server 2005 (should work for 2000 as well) to SQL Server 2008 using the Copy Database tool in SQL Server 2008. In an earlier article we saw how this can be done manually by detaching the database from the SQL 2005 and then attaching it to the SQL 2008 server using the SQL Server Management Studio.

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Creating a Web Page for Displaying Data from SQL Server 2008

by Dr.Jay Krishnaswamy | April 2008 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy describes how you may connect to SQL Server 2008 and display the retrieved data in a GridView Control on a web page. Trying to establish a connection to the SQL Server 2008 is not possible in Visual Studio 2008 as you will see soon in the tutorial. One way to get around this, as shown in this tutorial, is to create an ODBC connection to the SQL Server and then using the ODBC connection to retrieve the data.

Visual Studio 2008 Version: 9.0.21022.8 RTM, Microsoft Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition, and SQL Server 'Katmai' were used for this tutorial.

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Working with SBS Services as a User: Part 1

by David Overton | April 2009 | .NET Microsoft

Your SBS 2008 server, network, computers, and users will now be configured for use. However, to get the business benefit, you will need to embed the use of the services and facilities into the user's psyche to enable them to benefit from it and use it.

In this two part article by David Overton, we will cover the following areas:

  • E-mail, Calendar, and Contacts
  • File Management
  • Remote access to the server, network, and services

In this part, we will discuss E-mail, Calendar, and Contact functionality of SBS 2008.

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A Simple Pocket PC Application using Visual Studio 2005

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | November 2008 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy teaches how you may create a .NET Compact Framework (CF) 2.0 forms application. This can be used with Pocket PC 2003, or later devices. In the absence of a device being available for testing, the emulator is the next best thing. The application will be tested on one of the many emulators available in Visual Studio 2005. You may try other devices as well just by choosing the item in the Device Emulation Manager described in the article.

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ADO.NET Entity Framework

by Joydip Kanjilal | November 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article, by Joydip Kanjilal, we will discuss entity framework for ADO.NET.

we will cover the following points:

  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Introducing the Entity Data Source Control
  • Implementing our first application using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
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