Relational databases are designed for multiple simultaneous users, and Microsoft SQL Server is no different. However, supporting multiple users requires some form of concurrency control, which in SQL Server's case means transaction isolation and locking. Read on to learn how SQL Server 2008 implements locking.
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No need to catch a plane to attend this Microsoft technical conference. The company has decided that to reach a broader audience, Windows Summit 2010 will be only available online.
Microsoft and other third party vendors have developed a few free SQL Azure development tools for integration of your SQL Azure Database with a local on premises database. Tapas Pal looks at some of these Azure development tools and discusses how the Azure developer can use them in their day-to-day development activity.
Dynamic objects in VB let you bind data to members at runtime without defining a custom mapping class.
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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.
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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.