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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 Warns of New DNS Attacks

Microsoft Corp.'s far from silent spring continues.

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.

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.

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.

VSLive! SF 2007: Microsoft's Visual Studio Tools for Apps Debuts

Microsoft's Visual Tools for Apps (VSTA) is announced and its functionality demonstrated at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

VSLive! SF 2007: Managing Web Content with SharePoint Server 2007

Learn the Web content management process in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

VSLive! 2007: Maximize Performance with ASP.NET and Team System

Discover performance tricks in ASP.NET and VSTS Edition for Testers to make your Web site run more efficiently.

VSLive! 2007: Target Key Native APIs in Vista from Managed Code

Exploit Vista in new apps with Auks, Desktop Search, and Win32 UI elements, while maintaining backwards compatibility.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Profile: It's All About Quality

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

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.

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