For the first time, SQL Server 2005 offers a native XML data type. See how you can store and query XML documents as part of a SQL Server table, and how to use XML indexes to make queries against these columns more efficient.
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Caching can dramatically improve the performance of a database-driven .NET application. The Enterprise Library caching block encapsulates the plumbing code required to implement caching in a reusable block.
By encapsulating the plumbing code in the data-access layer of applications, the Data Access Application Block, part of Microsoft's Enterprise Library, frees you from the tedious details of data access and allows you to concentrate on the business logic in your applications.
A windows service which monitors the directory changes, writes an entry in the event log about the change, notify the changes to the users by sending mail and also converts the input XML file into Dataset
Indexing Server, SQL Server, Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Portal Server, Exchange Server, and Windows Desktop Search provide full-text search capabilities. Each utilizes so-called IFilter components to index the content and then allows clients to search the index. Learn how IFilter components are utilized and how full-text searching works in each of those products.
Learn to programmatically administrate Indexing Server; for example, create a new Indexing catalog and then add folders to be indexed by this catalog.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
Adding extra fields to an ASP.NET membership set-up doesn't have to be difficult, especially if there is only a small amount of data.
Hannes du Preez explains what delegates are and how to use them to call managed and unmanaged code in VB.NET.
This article introduces you to Big Data, Apache Hadoop and MapReduce jobs. We will also learn how to create MapReduce jobs using C#.