Microsoft is all about options, and there's no shortage of options when it comes to data access! You've got ADO.NET DataSets and DataReaders, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services just to name a few. Each of these technologies can be used
- and abused - depending on the context,…
akMSFTJun 19, 2009 at 12:17 AM0
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At p&p, we started a project a few months back to provide guidance on how to build data access layers that use common patterns like Repository and Unit of Work using Microsoft's data
access technologies. We called this the
"Data Access Guidance" project .
Don Smith, whom many of…
In this video, Brandon Satrom continues the screencast series "Using ASP.NET MVC With Community Tools" with an overview of AutoMapper, an OSS tool created by Jimmy Bogard with the goal of making object-to-object mapping simple, conventional and configurable. Brandon will demonstrate how…
Windows Azure Mobile Services enables you to store data from your Windows Store apps in the cloud within minutes. In this video Nick Harris demonstrates how you can get started with structured storage within Mobile Services. The demo includes taking a disconnected Windows Store app, provisioning a…
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Introducting WACEL - Windows Azure Cache Extension Library. WACEL implements a number of high-level cloud-backed data structures that can be shared among your Cloud Services, Web Sites as welll as Windows Store applications. You create these data structures just as if you were using local data…
Power Query is an Excel add-in that brings data discovery and data access and powerful transformations to Excel. This video demonstrates how it can be used to score against Azure ML web services (advanced user scenario).