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.NET Entity Framework Slips Beyond Orcas

Microsoft confirmed that the ADO.NET Entity Framework will not be released with Orcas

An RDP Vulnerability Just Waiting to Happen?

According to security professionals, it''s possible for users of Microsoft''s new RDP 6.0 client to bypass server-side security settings and successfully establish connections.

VSLive! FL 2007: Create a Custom ASP.NET DataSource Control

Create your own fully functional ASP.NET DataSource control.

VSLive! FL 2007: Making WPF Real

Use WPF applications to meet real-world needs.

Tapping the SaaS Potential

Robert Carr talks about the Web as a delivery mechanism for software and services.

Reporting on Vista Security and the VS Road Map

Investigate a familiar Vista security flaw, and check out what lies ahead for Visual Studio.

Next Version of VB Dubbed ''VBx''

Paul Vick dishes on Microsoft''s reboot of Visual Basic.

ASP.NET Futures Release Showcases New Controls and Capabilities

Check out Microsoft''s early versions of new tools for ASP.NET and the Silverlight cross-platform browser plug-in.

Get Down and Glitzy With Gadgets

Add pizzazz to your users' desktops with Windows Gadgets, lightweight desktop applications that provide useful bits of functionality while also bringing fun back to the development process.

Device Development Makes a Move

Don''t be deterred by Microsoft''s recent changes to the mobile development space.

Build a Custom Data-Bound Generator

Learn how to write custom data-bound generator.

Write Tests Before You Code

Use the Test-Driven Development methodology in Visual Studio Team System to write tests and improve the quality of your code.

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.

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.

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.

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.