Pro Entity Framework 4.0 is a professional-level guide to Microsoft's Entity Framework, the future of data access in .NET programming. Readers learn to implement easy-to-program and highly-performing database access solutions.
Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012 introduces SQL Servers spatial feature set, and covers everything you'll need to know to store, manipulate, and analyze information about the physical location of objects in space.
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition introduces you to Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management systemshowing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios.
This book's goal is to coverfrom a "real-world" point of viewall of the essential elements in designing, modeling, and building efficient relational databases, while avoiding a dry, theoretical approach.