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5 Management Essentials for VSTS

Learn basic VSTS techniques that can help you manage your next project more effectively.

How Microsoft Does Software Engineering

Find out what Microsoft''s developer division learned during the VS 2005 roll-out, and the engineering practices and improvements that it set in place to make the next version even better.

VS 2005 Ecosystem Continues to Expand

Discover which new products, designed to enhance and expand the capabilities of Visual Studio 2005, were announced at VSLive! 2006.

Using Architecture To Combat Increasing IT Complexity

Explore how companies can conquer issues associated with IT complexity and achieve success in their architecture initiatives through the appropriate mix of people, process, and technology.

Profile: Building SOA Infrastructures, One Brand at a Time

Recent acquisitions by Progress Software fortify its stake in providing SOA infrastructure.

Drill Down on Forms Authentication

ASP.NET 2.0 provides a robust set of functionality for implementing rich and flexible forms authentication in your applications.

Profile: GrapeCity, the Bullet Train Personified

The company's diverse portfolio has a singular underpinning -- a commitment to efficiency and excellence.

Profile: Flickr's Photo Synthesis

Flickr Architect Cal Henderson provides a snapshot of the popular photo-sharing Web site and its beginnings.

Down With Downtime

By implementing automated business application processing as part of your core IT framework, you can realize significant increases in efficiency and productivity.

Books: Use Hacks to Increase VS Productivity

James Avery's Visual Studio Hacks features 100 tips and techniques that you can use to make more efficient use of Visual Studio for coding and various other tasks.

Books: Delve Into .NET With an Annotated Reference

.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2, is a detailed dictionary-style guide that gives insight into how to use the .NET Framework properly. It covers the networking, XML, and reflection namespaces in detail.

Improve Productivity With ASP.NET 2.0

The latest version of ASP.NET incorporates major structural changes and includes everything from new controls to new subsystems. Everything's aimed at making you more productive.

Identify Slow Code and Bottlenecks

Processor speed continues to increase according to Moore's Law, but application developers still need to worry about performance. Use performance analysis data to seek out code that executes slowly and examine the reasons why.

Visual Studio 2005 Premieres

Visual Studio 2005 includes new language features and development tools, but do you need it? Delve into this analysis of Microsoft's much-anticipated release, plus a look at what's ahead in Orcas.

Welcome to FTP's Upside Business Channel

Welcome to the launch of FTPOnline's Upside Business Channel. You'll get insights behind the news and technologies that are shaping the high-tech industry.

My Dinner With Hummer Winblad

A candid conversation with one VC firm reveals a good deal about how they operate, if not their peers. At least they paid the wine bill.

Where Are They Now?

A promising biotech company from the late 80s had Donald Rumsfeld on its board. Wonder where he ended up?

Profile: When Bad Timing Happens to Good People

VantagePoint's David Carlick reflects on heroes and idiots.

Profile: In Search of Better Data-Center Management

Splunk takes data-center management lessons from the Web.

Breaking Consolidation's Spell

Software-industry innovation isn't dead; it's just sleeping.