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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.

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.

Expression "Design" Beta 2 Ships

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

Exhibitors Tackle Today's Needs

Vista just got here and Orcas is coming, but users need their apps today -- and these vendors aim to help you provide them.

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.

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.

Straighten Out Your Strings

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

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! 2007: Microsoft Moves DBMS into the VS Developer Mainstream

Orcas will include exciting new tools and functionality for database management within VB and C# while maintaining continuity and connectivity with legacy DBMS.

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.

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.

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.

Robots with Kick

Georgia Tech's Tucker Balch says Microsoft Robotics studio could revolutionize his field.

A Vista Divided Against Itself

Windows Vista might be Microsoft's most secure client operating environment to date, but that doesn''t mean it's completely unassailable.

Becoming a Vista-Certified App

Discover what it takes for an application to the Certified for Windows Vista or Works for Windows Vista logos.

Borland Ships Gauntlet Automatic Test Tool

Borland Software adds another piece to its life-cycle quality management tool offering with its shipment of Gauntlet automated build and test software.

Honesty in the Workplace

You can influence the honesty of those around you, or at least understand the causes that lead people to be less than truthful.

Profile: Enerjy Promotes Change in Software Development

To create quality code development teams must continually collect and analyze data on their processes for writing and building applications.

12 Microsoft Patches to Improve Security

Microsoft Security Response Center plans to publish twelve security bulletins that will address at least four

Drilldown on WSE 3.0

Take advantage of WSE 3.0 to set up Web service authentication with a username and password using only one server certificate.