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Microsoft Issues ASP.NET Glitch Fix

Microsoft has released a public hotfix patch to address a number of ASP.NET 2.0 compilation issues, according to Microsoft Developer Division General Manager Scott Guthrie.

Microsoft Delivers First Public Beta of Orcas and .NET 3.5

Visual Studio Orcas and the .NET 3.5 Framework are now in public beta.

String.Together Snazzy String Routines

String handling is one of the most basic -- and important -- capabilities that all developers must deal with. Learn how to take maximum advantage of the way VB .NET handles strings.

Addressing SOA's Vulnerability

Get beyond the myths of service-oriented architecture. Learn how to leverage WCF to successfully implement SOA design patterns that can help deliver on the promises of SOA.

It's All in the Cache

There are advantages and disadvantages to today's application-tier caching techniques. Consider your data caching options for improving data-intensive application performance.

Microsoft Joins OpenAJAX Alliance

Microsoft bolsters interoperability of AJAX-based applications by joining the OpenAJAX Alliance. Find out what the announcement means for developing rich Internet applications.

Express Yourself

Interactive designer Brad Becker helps Microsoft get creative.

Use the Ruby on Rails Alternative

Take a more expedient approach for developing MVC Web applications than you might take using J2EE technologies.

Profile: It's All About Quality

Most organizations in software development are interested in application quality; Instantiations is doing something about it.

Download Hotfix for Latest SQL Service Pack

Less than a month after shipping SP2 for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft issues a hotfix to prevent maintenance plan cleanup tasks from removing data before the specified cleanup interval.

Altova Delivers on UML 2.1

Altova demonstrated a new version of its UModel 2007, which displays the full UML 2.1.1 compatibility, at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

Microsoft Ships Windows Server 2003 SP2

Dubbed Service Pack 2, or SP2, the second service pack for Windows Server 2003 will be the last service pack for the aging Windows Server 2003 before the company ships its putative replacement at the end of the year.

VSLive! 2007: ASP.NET AJAX Under the Hood

Scott Cate illustrates how to implement key features of ASP.NET AJAX to a packed crowd at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

Update Your VS 2005 Service Pack for Vista

Download the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update to ensure the best possible dev experience on Microsoft''s new operating system.

Microsoft Previews "Sedna" Project

Check out the latest preview of Microsoft''s

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor DevBiz

Microsoft buys out devBiz Business Solutions, the makers of TeamPlain Web Access, a Web interface for Team Foundation Server that helps you manage work items, documents, reports, and source control repositories.

VSLive! SF 2007: Best Practices for Visual Studio Team System

Discover best practices for using Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server to improve source control, work item tracking, project management, and more.

Expression "Design" Beta 2 Ships

Expression Design targets graphic design professionals working on elements for both Web and desktop application UIs.

Straighten Out Your Strings

Get better performance and productivity by relying on .NET's native string handling capabilities.

VSLive! 2007: Sneak a Peek at Visual Studio's Future

Microsoft's Prashant Sridharan lifts the covers on widely anticipated Orcas and Rosario, along with a view of new Microsoft initiatives aimed at both corporate and junior-level developers.

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