Using XML to store configuration settings is a great idea, and thanks to the My feature, you don't have to learn XML to do so.
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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.
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.
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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.
Learn to create URLs for webforms that are page-independent.
For a new programmer, the Server Explorer in Visual Studio might need some proper explanation.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.