In-Depth Features


Generate Code from Custom File Formats

Create a custom tool to provide a flexible and easy way to generate code on demand.

Web Without Walls

IE8 GM talks about switching to standards compliance.

Retire Your Data Center

Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, and the Azure Services Platform combine to simplify local development of data-intensive Web apps and automate their deployment in Microsoft data centers. The result: You get maximized availability and reliability with almost limitless on-demand scalability, while you pay only for resources consumed.

Large-Scale Strategist

Bob Muglia on Microsoft's new cloud programming model.

Partition Web Apps Intelligently

Microsoft's Model-View-Controller framework makes it possible to implement "a separation of concerns" in ASP.NET -- something that was difficult, if not impossible, previously. Learn how to take advantage of MVC to design better Web apps that separate their architectural elements -- the UI, business logic, and code -- properly, as well as how to review what you create with unit testing.

Connect to the Cloud

In this special interview, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Robert Wahbe discusses the Azure Services Platform and Software plus Services applications with 1105 Media's Jeffrey Schwartz and Michael Desmond.

The Query Optimizer

David DeWitt talks about building parallel processing into SQL Server.

Windows 7 Takes Flight

Our hands-on review of the Windows 7 pre-beta reveals an operating system that is remarkably stable.

Speed O/R Mapping with LINQ to SQL

LINQ to SQL continues to be a top contender in the .NET object/relational mapping tool market despite Microsoft's promotion of the Entity Framework as one of the "Pillars of SQL Server 2008: Dynamic Development."

Cloud Connector

Microsoft's Robert Wahbe on Azure and S+S applications.

Data Driver in the Cloud

Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell on Windows Azure and SDS.

Microsoft's Cloud Vision

Why Windows Azure and Windows 7 will change the way you work.

RIA Warrior

Microsoft's Brad Becker on Silverlight 2 and the enterprise market.

The Changing Role of DBAs: One-to-Many

Have Microsoft's new tools made you the part-time DBA?

Inside SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 isn't revolutionary by any stretch, but it includes a slew of new features that probably make this a no-brainer upgrade for most developers who rely on previous versions of SQL Server.

Google Android Flaw Reopens Open Source Security Debate

A security flaw in Google's new Android operating system discovered recently by independent researchers further underscores the security debate between open source and proprietary software.

PDC: What You're Missing

Some key products won't get attention at the Professional Developers Conference. Here's a guide to what will remain under wraps at Microsoft's biggest developer showcase in years.

Talking Google with Brad Silverberg

Former Redmond exec discusses the battle over the Internet.

Create a Data-Driven Messaging System

Hard-coded messages don't scale well, and .NET's inherent error messages are user-unfriendly. Learn how to create a more scalable and user-friendly data-driven messaging system.

Decoding Microsoft's MVC

Computer Zen's Scott Hanselman enlightens developers.

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