There are a lot of tools for comparing “regular” SQL databases, but I couldn’t find any tool for comparing SSAS databases
or cubes. Is there one or is it just no need in such a tool among BI community?
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The Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) threat modeling tool helps you develop great threat models as a backbone of your security process. We'll show you how it works.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
This time: Windows Forms grids, professional-looking date textboxes, file merging, and more.
MSDN Magazine November 2007
This month's products include DatabaseSpy, FileZilla, NCache, and more.
MSDN Magazine October 2007
Spy++ displays Win32 information such as window classes, styles, and messages. Now you can get that same functionality for managed code using our ManagedSpy. Get it here.
MSDN Magazine April 2006
Debugging Web applications can be a difficult process due to the logical, physical, and temporal differences between the mishmash of technologies that comprise such an application. For bugs that arise from the HTML and script received by the browser or in the transfer or request of a page's markup, developers often adopt archaic debugging techniques, such as using View Source and Notepad to scrutinize the contents received by the browser.
Metrics play an important role in our lives. Even if we don't realize it or characterize it as such, many daily activities have the potential to be quantified to some degree. So it's not surprising that metrics play an even greater role in the workplace, where there are goals and a bottom line and where much of a day's activity can be summarized in numbers.
MSDN Magazine April 2005
Because the common language runtime (CLR) is a black box, it's pretty hard to divine what's going on when you want to track down performance problems. Microsoft will be delivering a brand new profiler, the Enterprise Performance Tool (EPT), as part of Visual Studio 2005 Team Developer Edition that's ideal for use on a production system because it offers some very lightweight means of collecting performance data. Here John Robbins takes you on a tour.
MSDN Magazine December 2004
Having talked to thousands of developers who use the Microsoft . NET Framework, I've heard one consistent complaint: "I really wish all the samples were written in my programming language. " Nothing is more frustrating than having braved the wilds of Internet searches for a snippet of code that does exactly what you want but is written in a language you don't use.
MSDN Magazine August 2004
It's easy to postpone stress testing when developing an application, and it's easy to forgo it altogether. Having an easy-to-use framework at your fingertips to conduct these tests can make the task far less painful. This article walks you through an application that eases the task of generating load for a variety of layers within an application.
MSDN Magazine April 2004
Building a basic, reusable application framework can make development quicker and easier. This allows you to focus more on the problems at hand and less on the repetitive tasks involved in building any application. In this article, the author presents a framework that provides facilities to access the registry and an extensible framework for logging messages to a console window or the Event Viewer. This reusable framework can be included as a library in your projects, allowing you to display an enhanced, color-coded message log and dynamically change logging levels.
MSDN Magazine May 2003
One of the most significant features of ADO.NET is its integration with XML. Developers can either use an ADO-like API to access the data or work directly with an XML representation of the data. This article demonstrates how both of these techniques can be used together to create Web applications that take advantage of XML standards such as XSLT. The example presented here is a bug tracking application built using C# and the.NET Framework. The development of the application covers several topics including data access using ADO.NET, the presentation of data using XSLT stylesheets, and the integration of ADO.NET with the .NET XML Framework.
MSDN Magazine July 2002
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