Are you new to Windows 8 or wondering what Windows 8 is all about? This video introduces you to several Windows 8 features, including the new user interface, live tiles, charms, the Windows Store, and using multiple apps on-screen. You'll also get to know Visual Studio—a powerful tool for designing,…
Just as you use Eclipse to build Android apps, you use Visual Studio to build Windows Store apps. This video gives a brief comparison of the two. For more resources to help Android app developers get started building Windows Store apps, go to http://aka.ms/AndroidtoWindows.
Mike Wachal discuses working on the SQL Server Express team, the new features of SQL Server Express such as the FileStream data type, design issues, connecting to customers and partners. He also talks about his biggest challenge which was keeping the download
size as small as possible.
As a Developer Lead on the Engine team Cesar worked on a number of new optimizations for SQL Server 2008. The three biggest features were indexing for spatial and geographical data types, parallel execution for partitioned tables, and enhancements for
star join processing.
Bruno talks about his work on the Engine team, developing the syntax for the new MERGE operator, which according to data warehousing metrics is much faster than in previous versions of SQL Server. He also talks about his background in client-side languages
and how that helped him become part of…
Jing Chang is a Tester in the SQL Server Entity Framework. She discusses her job as a tester for SQL Server and the challenges of her work. She works with entity frameworks, mapping and metadata. She also gives us an example of her daily life.