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Introduction to Mono for Android

Chapter 2 of "Introduction to Mono for Android" starts with an overview of Mono and then moves to a discussion of Mono for Android, configuring the development stack, and developing and deploying a “Hello Mono for Android” application -- first to an emulator and then to your Android-based phone.

The Difference Between SQL Server and SQL Azure

The fact that SQL Azure is inherently multitenant, and needs to share physical resources among all clients of the service underlies many of the feature differences between SQL Server and SQL Azure; although, a tremendous overlap exists in functionality and compatibility between the two. Read on to learn more.

Check-in policies

Check-in policies help enforce your organization's development methodology and ensure that the code being checked in passes the necessary quality requirements. In addition to using the pre-defined check-in policies, you can create custom ones.

Asynchronously Download Content In Silverlight 2

Downloading content on demand is a valuable runtime feature. Downloading application modules when needed can enhance a user's experience through reducing load times. This powerful addition can be used when retrieving fonts, media, textual content, or collections of collections of these elements as compressed packages.

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