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Books: Design a Database UI

Rebecca M. Riordan's book, Seeing Data: Designing User Interfaces for Database Systems Using .NET, helps you learn how to design a database UI in order to display information effectively.

Increase .NET Performance Using Threads

Increase your users' perceived performance of your .NET application by using multithreading.

Achieve Optimal Performance

Response time and scalability are key to optimal performance of your enterprise's applications. Set expectations and provide analysis tools to help you achieve performance goals.

Windows Server 2003 Maintenance Made Easy

Following a management and maintenance regimen reduces administration, maintenance, and business expenses while increasing reliability, stability, and security.

Share Controls Between WinForms

Pass a user control from Windows Form to Windows Form to rearrange your graphical user interface (GUI) layout without needing to reinitialize the shared user control and more.

Decentralized Development Strategies

Costs and expectations are well understood in centralized development projects, but the opposite is true with Microsoft Access and similar products. There's no standardization.

Books: Delve Into C# Essentials

Murach's C# teaches the core concepts of the C# language. The book focuses on language essentials, debugging, and OOP concepts, to more involved topics such as working with databases, files, and XML.

Achieve 99.999% Uptime

Datacenter Edition is more than just a fancy repackaging of Windows Server 2003. It's only available as part of a hardware and software bundle that puts a Windows mainframe into your data center.

The Java Security Landscape

Architects, developers, and IT managers must take collective responsibility for creating secure solutions. Exploit Java's language- and enterprise-level security features to build a secure environment.

How to Explain SOA to Your CIO

SOAs will help change how business and IT work together. It will take time, though. Meanwhile, here's what you want your CIO to know so that your company can move in the right direction.

Spice Up Your Windows Forms

Users expect to find popup-style windows, irregularly shaped forms, and collapsible and dockable controls in a robust application. Learn how to implement the three features that can make or break your next Windows Forms app's UI.

The Changing Face of Security in Java Apps

Watch a video of Paul Patrick''s Java Pro Live! keynote, in which he explores the growing trend of service-oriented security infrastructures.

Access Web Data Programmatically

Use the power of the DHTML Document Object Model to access elements of your Web Browser documents and automate data gathering.

Visual Studio 2005 Preview

View the slides and listen to the audio from Prashant Sridharan's opening keynote at VSLive! New York described how the much-anticipated Visual Studio 2005 that will simplify Web development.

Build a SharePoint Web Part

Create a customizable Suntimes calculator using the free, built-in SharePoint functionality that lets users supply their own data to a custom Web Part.

Design Reusable Custom Controls

Build custom controls that can inherit from existing .NET controls, add custom properties to inherited controls, and support reuse in any app that needs them.

Books: Learn the Fundamentals of VB.NET

The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language targets both beginning and experienced developers alike. Paul Vick explains how VB works clearly and concisely, and he covers data types, conversions, exceptions, object-oriented properties, events, delegates, attributes, and more.

Build Effective Speech Apps

Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.

Take a Generics Approach

Improve code reusability, reliability, flexibility, and performance with generics, one of Visual Studio .NET 2005's key enhancements.

Sneak Peek at the Future of Visual Studio .NET

S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, speaks to VSM about the future of Visual Studio, including the lifecycle-management tools.

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