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Build Your Own 'Skunk Works' Business Intelligence Project with SQL

How to use SQL Server to build a business intelligence (BI) platform without getting your organization's top brass involved.

Visual Studio 2010: Enabling ALM

Visual Studio 2010 seriously raised the bar for application lifecycle management. From test and debug to team-based collaboration and project management, here's an in-depth look at the improved tooling.

Happy Birthday .NET Framework!

OPINION: It's been ten years since .NET Framework was launched at the 2000 PDC.

Five Tips to Improve LINQ to SQL Performance

LINQ to SQL is a powerful technology that can do as much harm as good if it is mis-used. Here is how to get more out of your LINQ to SQL efforts.

What's New in C# and .NET 4

Patrick Steele looks at the enhancements in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 that will make your C# development more productive.

Vendors Support VS2010 Release

Microsoft's sim-ship program has helped more than 90 third-party vendors update products for Visual Studio 2010. In some cases, those vendors are helping Microsoft fill crucial gaps.

Web Performance Testing with Visual Studio 2010

Performance testing and debugging is a major focus of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.

Visual Studio ALM Q&A: Microsoft's Sean McBreen

We speak with Microsoft's Senior Director for Visual Studio and MSDN product management about application lifecycle management with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010.

SharePoint Q&A: Microsoft's Arpan Shah

We speak with Microsoft's Director of SharePoint Tools and Technologies about SharePoint 2010 and its impact on .NET developers.

SharePoint Developer Q&A: Vishwas Lele

Visual Studio Magazine spoke with Vishwas Lele, a veteran SharePoint application developer, Microsoft Regional Director and chief technology officer of Applied Information Services, about his thoughts on developing apps for SharePoint 2010.

Four Use Cases For SharePoint 2010 Development

Vishwas Lele is chief technology officer of Applied Information Services and a Microsoft Regional Director. He offers four use cases that make SharePoint 2010 a compelling target for application development.

Cover Story: Office Alignment

Why Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are poised to unleash a new wave of developer innovation.

Windows 7 Native Development with Visual Studio 2010

New APIs and native support for resources like the Ribbon UI, the Windows 7 Taskbar and parallelism boost native development.

Windows Phone 7: Mobilizing .NET Developers

Will familiar tools and a low barrier to entry entice you to build innovative apps for Windows Phone 7?

Building Data-Bound WPF and Silverlight Applications

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 makes it easier than ever to work with rich, data-bound elements.

ALM Q&A: Micro Focus

Stuart McGill, Chief Technology Officer at Micro Focus, discusses the company's new direction and priorities.

The Making of Visual Studio 2010

With the ambitious nature of the Visual Studio 2010 upgrade, it's hardly surprising Microsoft faced challenges on its way to RTM. We take a look behind the development of Microsoft's game-changing IDE.

Cloud Development in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 provides familiar tooling and resources for developers who want to put their applications up in the cloud. Here's how to do it.

The Evolution of Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2010

C++ developers will see major improvements -- beyond support for Windows 7 APIs -- in Visual C++ 2010.

Q&A: Microsoft's Brian Harry Discusses ALM and Team Development in VS2010

Microsoft Technical Fellow and Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server Brian Harry talks about testing, data and team-based development in Visual Studio 2010.

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