The roll-out of the latest IE (either IE8 or IE9 depending on the operating system) as an important security patch started this month for users in Australia and Brazil according to the Windows blog at http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2011/12/15/ie-to-start-automatic-upgrades-across-windows-xp-windows-vista-and-windows-7.aspx
Overview Let’s say that you have an asp:image control that displays user uploaded images from a database: A common request in this scenario is how to set a maximum width for this image. While you can certainly set the Width property, this scales up images smaller than the width that [...]
One of the great things about having a fast release cycle is being able to deliver cool new functionality as soon as it’s ready – no waiting for the next quarterly release for a crucial feature that could be released today. In the buildup to WPF Elements 5.1 we’ve been developing some great additions to [...]
Set your Windows Phone Mango app to have the Light, Dark, or inverted theme with just one line of code and this helper library, PhoneThemeManager.
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I know I already posted a whole bunch on “why use federations” or “what are federation for” but most conversations on federations, I get the question on ‘why’? so I wanted to go back to basics and what the combination of SQL Azure (a.k.a PaaS database in the cloud) and Federations is a killer combination. Obviously federations can be used in many different ways; multi-tenancy for scaling to spikes and bursts or for gradually growing workloads. It is great for getting you over the capacity limitation of a single node in public cloud (typically
a commodity machine) or the limitation of a single SQL Azure database like storage or computation capacity or simply transaction throughput with a single SQL azure database before you get throttled. But… But… But all that aside… The main reason in all these cases it is the amount of overcapacity you maintain. Mark Russinovich shows a similar chart in his talks and I’ll gladly borrow this for federations; Imagine the isolated capacity you need at the database tier; Here is your capacity for the next 6-18 months and here is what you maintain as...(Read whole news on source site)