Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • CLR Stored Procedure inside SQL Server 2008

    Since SQL 2005 it has been possible to write stored procedure in .NET.  This is part of the CLR hosting of SQL Server.

    When SQL 2005 was released, I was quite skeptical about the two features enabled by CLR hosting, ie CLR Stored Procedure and CLR User Defined Type (UDT).  I must say I was quite impressed at the effort...

  • Project Natal: Minority Report tomorrow?

    Steve Balmer, Microsoft CEO, has been quoted saying Project Natal would be the Most exciting and potentially groundbreaking product Microsoft would deliver this year.

    A specific comment from Balmer did resonate for me:

    Because the technology actually is very general purpose, and we’ll see come into the rest of our lives pretty soon.  It’s a little camera and...

  • Microsoft Docs

    Microsoft has released a beta version of Microsoft Docs, a tailored version of Office Web Apps for Facebook users.

    Any similarity with a package of the same name from Google is pure coincidence :P

  • Open Data Protocol

    Microsoft has moved forward with their REST data-access strategy.  They’ve introduced the Open Data Protocol (oData).  Formally known as Astoria, OData is a web protocol for accessing data using different formats, including AtomPub & JSON. <p>OData is supported in .NET 3.5 SP1.  At first glance, it looks like a fancy way to access data, allowing a...