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 in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts. I have put together…

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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. Bruno show how you…

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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 filtering, multi-column sorting with data type detection, smart handling of column…

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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, and Apache Solr. Microsoft is partnering…

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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 validate that your application correctly utilizes the latest version of…

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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 frameworks help  a lot with…

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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. It allows Web applications…

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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 Technologies and Viecore FSD, among many others, have demonstrated OData applications. Hundreds of interested…

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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. NoSQL provide some or all of the following features: Key-value stores. Document stores. Wide…

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