This article walks you through creating an application that uses three of the big new Windows Phone 7.1 features: local databases, live tiles and Silverlight/XNA integration. The theme of the application is mangoes—with mango recipes, mango cocktails and a mango shooter game.
Our resident database expert explores some of the major players in the NoSQL world and shares what she’s learned.
LightSwitch and Azure: Deploying LightSwitch Applications to Microsfot Azure
In this article Mike Wade shows how to deploy an application built using Visual Studio LightSwitch to Azure, which eliminates the need to dedicate resources to infrastructure management.
Silverlight 3D: Developing 3D Objects in Silverlight
Learn to create 3D objects in three different ways; the key elements needed to display a 3D object on the screen; and how Silverlight 5 will allow you to go beyond what’s available today and create much richer 3D objects.
NoSQL Document Database: Embedding RavenDB into an ASP.NET MVC 3 Application
Justin Schwartzenberger demonstrates how exploring the NoSQL world is easy with RavenDB, a .NET/Windows-centric document data store solution that can run in an embedded mode within an ASP.NET MVC application.
SharePoint Security: Custom Claims-Based Security in SharePoint 2010
Learn about the new claims-based identity model in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 as you explore the process of building a custom claims provider in SharePoint, integrating it with FAST Search and managing claims-enabled content.
HTML5: HTML5 Offline Applications: 'Donut Hole' Caching
This tutorial demonstrates how to use the offline capabilities of HTML5 to cache a 'Contact Us' page that displays notifications of upcoming events to users.
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BUILD: Microsoft's Call to Arms
David Platt says the Microsoft BUILD Conference revealed something he has not seen for a long, long time: Real excitement around Microsoft's platform strategy.