Master Data Services – MDS in SQL Server 2008 R2

Master Data Services (MDS) is a component in SQL 2008 R2 that  allows storing of Master Data in a central repository called the Master Data Services Database.

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Azure Virtual Machine (VM) sizes

Windows Azure VM Sizes and details [AzureSupport.com]

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Migrating A SQL Server Database To SQL Azure

For this demo we will use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to generate the SQL scripts and migrate an existing database from SQL Server 2008 to  SQL Azure. [AzureSupport.com]

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Rackspace Cloud Sites Review

I’ve had a good chance to try out the Rackspace Cloud for Windows Servers.. [CloudHostingMag.com]

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C# Garbage Collecting – Destructors Versus Dispose

In C# it is  illegal to call a destructor explicitly it must be called by the garbage collector. If you handle  unmanaged resources  that need to be closed and disposed of as soon as possible, you should implement the IDisposable interface.   IDisposable requires implementers to define one method, named Dispose(), to perform the necessary […]

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C# Destructor

As C# has an inbuilt garbage collection it is not necessary to explicitly destroy your objects. However, for objects which control unmanaged resources, these resources need to be explicitly freed when they are no longer require. In C#, implicit control over unmanaged resources is provided by a destructor, which can be called by the garbage […]

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Windows Cloud Hosting

Overview of Windows cloud hosting providers and pricing [CloudingHostingMag.com]

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Windows Azure Drive Overview

Over of the newly released Windows Azure Drive. [AzureSupport.com]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Multi-server Administration

One of the most useful new features of SQL 2008 R2 for DBA’s is the ability to manage and administer multiple instances of SQL Server from a central location using the new SQL Server Utility tool.

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Create a Custom Snippet in Visual Studio 2010

Step by step walkthrough of creating a custom snippet in Visual Studio 2010 [VisualStudioTutor.com]

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