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More articles by Kevin S. Goff

Author Bio
Kevin S. Goff is the founder and principal consultant of Common Ground Solutions, a consulting group that provides custom web and desktop software solutions in .NET, Visual FoxPro, SQL Server, and Crystal Reports. Kevin has been building software applications for 17 years. He has received several awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for systems automation. He has also received special citations from Fortune 500 companies for solutions that yielded six-figure returns on investment. He has worked in such industries as insurance, accounting, public health, real estate, publishing, advertising, manufacturing, finance, consumer packaged goods, and trade promotion. In addition, Kevin provides many forms of custom training.
For CoDe Magazine | March 18, 2009
Windows Communication Foundation is one of the most important features in the history of .NET. Not only does WCF provide a unified programming model for communications, it also promotes the use of interfaces and various recommended programming practices.
For CoDe Magazine | September 1, 2008
SQL Server 2008 gets new developer features, and SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services gets a facelift and new architecture that no longer requires Internet Information Services.
For CoDe Magazine | July 11, 2008
ASP.NET 3.5 and LINQ provide the greatest amount of functionality yet for building data-aware web applications. Even if you prefer to write stored procedures, you can still leverage some of LINQ to SQL functionality for accessing stored procedures inside .NET.
For CoDe Magazine | April 14, 2008
PerformancePoint Server, the newest product in the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, offers tremendous productivity gains for building dashboards to display key performance indicators as well as many other reports and charts.
For CoDe Magazine | March 18, 2008
MDX is a SQL-like query language used to retrieve data from OLAP databases and to define Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
For CoDe Magazine | January 14, 2008
Explore how the rich reporting functionality in Crystal Reports XI and SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 works with common reporting requirements.
For CoDe Magazine | October 23, 2007
SQL Server 2005 offers T-SQL language features that can improve your productivity.
For CoDe Magazine | September 17, 2007
Start becoming familiar with the different areas of LINQ with the Microsoft Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta.
For CoDe Magazine | July 9, 2007
WCF is meant to make things easier for developers, but as with any new technology, getting started can be difficult. Follow these thirteen steps to rev up your WCF knowledge quickly.
For CoDe Magazine | May 18, 2007
Build a database search Web page using new features in ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005, and .NET generics in C#.
For CoDe Magazine | February 6, 2007
This article is a redux, or "Version 2.0" of the Baker's Dozen article on Crystal Reports that ran in the January/February 2005 issue of CoDe Magazine. The article updates some of the classes, covers some new features in Crystal Reports XI, and demonstrates techniques to help developers get the most out of Crystal Reports.
For CoDe Magazine | January 9, 2007
In this installment of "The Baker's Dozen" you'll get some handy tips on creating Office eye candy: generating PowerPoint output.
For CoDe Magazine | December 12, 2006
These thirteen random observations on .NET development will get your thought processes ticking.
For CoDe Magazine | October 20, 2006
The conclusion of a two-part article on managing data with Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server focuses on .NET generics, provides an introduction to the new ObjectDataSource class, and demonstrates some additional new capabilities in T-SQL 2005.
For CoDe Magazine | September 6, 2006
Regardless of your .NET language of choice, managing data is a vital skill for most applications.
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