See how the latest release of Visual Studio—especially the improved IDE— helps to create an environment that lets developers do what developers want to do: work with code in a variety of technologies.
To take advantage of enum support and other features added to Entity Framework, you need the compatible version of EntityFramework.dll, EF 5. Julie Lerman helps to ease the migration.
Web Dev Report: Integrating jQuery Mobile into ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC Web Apps
This month, Rachel Appel explains how jQuery Mobile can make it easier for you to “go mobile” with your new or existing ASP.NET Web Forms or MVC Web apps.
Team Foundation Server: Using PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server for Rapid Feedback in Production
Learn how to leverage the built-in features of Team Foundation Server to integrate incident reports and other data into existing workflows, so teams can respond more rapidly to issues and events in production.
Visual Studio 2012: What’s New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2012 has tons of new features for Web developers. Clark Sell discusses some of the most useful ones for builiding HTML5/CSS applications.
Microsoft Azure: Developing and Deploying Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Using Visual Studio
We walk through parts of the Azure application development lifecycle using Visual Studio and highlight the new features as we progress.
Visual Studio 2012: What's New in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
The Visual Studio ALM Rangers team up to introduce some of the exciting new features in Visual Studio Test Manager 2012, including better exploratory testing, improved performance, video recording enhancements and many more.
Visual Studio 2012: Testing for Continuous Development
The accelerated speed of Web development requires streamlined techniques for the entire process, including testing. Here, you learn how to efficiently test Web apps in Visual Studio 2012.
Visual Studio 2012: Shape Up Your Data with Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012
Visual Studio LightSwitch is evolving with the 2012 release to handle the requirements for modern enterprise applications to scale well, integrate with legacy systems, handle multitenant installations and many concurrent users, and much more, reports Jan Van der Haegen.
Jan Van der Haegen
Touch and Go
Exploring Spherical Coordinates on Windows Phone
Charles lays the conceptual, mathematical and programmatic groundwork for a program that lets you point a Windows phone at a spot in the night sky and show the planets and constellations.
Mobile Site Development, Part 4: Managing Device Profiles
Dino Esposito shows how to classify mobile devices in order to build a Web site that serves different markup to different devices based on their capabilities.
Windows with C++
The Pursuit of Efficient and Composable Asynchronous Systems
Kenny Kerr follows up his column on lightweight cooperative multi-tasking by exploring how C++ might directly support asynchronous programming in a more natural and composable way.
Humongous Microsoft Azure
NoSQL is a hot topic, and one of the most popular ways of approaching it is with MongoDB. Joseph Fultz looks at some of the design and implementation aspects of using MongoDB in an Azure environment.
Coding Logistic Regression with Newton-Raphson
There are plenty of resources describing the complex mathematics behind finding logistic regression beta parameters using Newton-Raphson, yet few implementation guides. James McCaffrey explains how logistic regression with Newton-Raphson works, and how to implement a solution in C#.
By the Numbers
Tracking interesting data about MSDN Magazine articles, and other related topics
Top 10 Most Used Assemblies
Based on API calls and instantiation of types in common managed applications