ASP.NET Data Access FAQ

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SQL Server Connection Strings for ASP_NET Web Applications

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Choosing a SQL Server Edition for ASP.NET Web Application Development

[Note:  This post is a preliminary version of a document that has been published on MSDN. The published version with changes resulting from the comments received is now available here. Thanks to everyone who sent comments about this version.] This is one of a series of posts that present preliminary versions of pages that will…

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Choosing Data Access Options for ASP.NET Web Forms Applications

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ASP.NET Data Access Content Map

[Note:  This post is a preliminary version of a document that has been published on the ASP.NET site. The published version with changes resulting from the comments received is now available here. Thanks to everyone who sent comments about this version.] This is one of a series of posts that present preliminary versions of pages…

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Visual Studio 2012 RC Deployment Documentation Published

Visual Studio 2012 RC introduced a number of enhancements to deployment functionality: Visual Studio now stores publish profiles in XML files, making it easier to share and customize profiles. The publish profile specifies the build configuration to be deployed. The publish profile specifies database deployment settings The publish profile stores credentials for publishing separately from…

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Deployment in Visual Studio 2012 RC Using Entity Framework Code First Migrations

In the Entity Framework version 4.3, Microsoft introduced Code First Migrations. Code First Migrations automates the process of making incremental changes to a data model and propagating those changes to the database. In earlier versions of Code First, you typically let the Entity Framework drop and re-create the database each time you changed the data…

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Enterprise Deployment Tutorial Series Published

A new series of tutorials about how to configure deployment of ASP.NET web applications in a continuous integration (CI) environment has been published on the ASP.NET site. A sample Visual Studio solution that goes with the tutorials is available for download.  The tutorials include many topics relevant to web development work in an enterprise environment:…

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ASP.NET Security Extensibility Whitepaper Published

This month we published a white paper written by Stefan Schakow that describes changes to the request validation process in ASP.NET 4 and provides detailed guidance on several related security topics: Encryption options and functionality in the <machineKey> element. Interoperability of ASP.NET 4 forms authentication tickets with ASP.NET 2.0. Configuration options to relax automatic security…

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Visual Studio Deployment Tutorial Series Published

A new series of tutorials about how to deploy an ASP.NET web application has been published on the ASP.NET site:  Deployment to a Hosting Provider. The tutorials show you how to deploy a web application project to a third-party hosting provider using Visual Studio one-click publish.  Here is an outline of the topics covered: Deploying…

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