November 2009 - Posts

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Using a Stored Procedure in Entity Framework 4 by Ken Cox [MVP]

In my latest contract, the DBA has opted to use SQL Server stored procedures for all data access. Preventing direct table access may ensure maximum security and performance - but it sure reduces the fun for the front-end guy (me). I’d been doing my screen...
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Make Parallel APIs Seamless and Almost Invisible by Ken Cox [MVP]

Microsoft Canada’s Adam Gallant gave an excellent presentation today on ‘What’s New with Visual Studio Team System and MSDN’. Among Adam’s demonstrations were the new APIs to support so-called manycore architectures. Most of us are still writing code...
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On Being Blow Away by Technology by Ken Cox [MVP]

While watching Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, and Brian Goldfarb demonstrate Silverlight 4, I had a range of reactions: Wow! I’ve got to play with this stuff! I’m feeling overwhelmed by the avalanche of technology How will I find the time to do billable...
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New Machine? Nope, Just a Defrag by Ken Cox [MVP]

I run Windows Server 2008 Enterprise on my quad core development workstation to take advantage of the OS’ Hyper-V support. (More info on setting this up at http://www.win2008workstation.com/ ) Anyway, Derek at Diskeeper corporation sent along an MVP freebie...
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It Works On My Virtual Machine - So Ship My VHD! by Ken Cox [MVP]

With advances in virtualization technology, it seems like the old quip, “It works on my machine - so let’s ship my machine!” is becoming reality. In the old days, people would configure a physical box in their shop and send it out to the client or host...
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