In-Depth Features


The Bay State Brawl

Is the Massachusetts open-standards debate the beginning of a national battle?

Sun Microsystems'' Award-Winning Java Card Platform Breaks Free With Full Contactless Technology

Contactless Capabilities Help Enable New Applications to Reap Java Technology Benefits

Profile: OnRelay Bets Big on Voice

A young startup thrives amid global tech giants.

Profile: Heads Down

Woodside Fund focuses on early-stage semiconductor and enterprise software startups with unique, technologically promising ideas. Get insights on startup funding, outsourcing, and more from venture partner Rick Shriner.

New VistaDB 2.1 release supports Visual Studio .NET 2005

Latest VistaDB 2.1 delivers over 60 improvements and expands support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework and Visual Studio .NET 2005

Profile: Tallwood Quietly Cultivates Success

Without even a sign outside the door of its Palo Alto office, Tallwood Venture Capital flies under the radar. But it''s run by several of Silicon Valley''s most noteworthy semiconductor entrepreneurs, including industry veteran Ron Yara.

Putting Productivity Back in VB

Go behind Visual Basic 2005's productivity enhancements such as generics, data binding, My Classes, edit-and-continue, and more.

Modeling a New Version of VS

Read Part 2 of this exclusive interview with Microsoft's S. "Soma" Somasegar on the launch of Visual Studio 2005.

Video From Windows Tools Launch

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What's New With Visual Studio 2005

S. ''Soma'' Somasegar, corporate VP of Microsoft''s Developer Division, talks about the different skews available to Visual Studio 2005 developers. Read Part 1 of this interview.

Integrate SOA Portals With WSE

Effective policymaking with WS-Policy improves your architecture's adaptability with minimal development when external service interfaces evolve and business needs change.

How Indigo Will Impact Developers

Learn what WCF is, why Microsoft is working on it, how it will impact developers, and where it fits into the bigger picture of Microsoft technologies.

Ballmer: New VS, SQL, BizTalk 'Ready'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hosts rocking launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006.

Write High-Performance Stored Procedures

Bill Vaughn''s session focuses on some best practices to help you optimize performance when working with stored procedures.

Take Charge of Your Own Security

Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.

Building Mission-Critical Software

Visual Studio 2005 Team System was designed to provide a collaborative environment to help teams communicate and work productively.

The Best .NET Products of 2005

Here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly coveted awards were issued in Las Vegas at FTP's VSLive! conference.

.NET Windows Forms Tips and Tricks

Ken Getz''s Smart Client Live! session demonstrates several techniques you can use when building Windows applications.

Discover New T-SQL Enhancements

T-SQL isn't dead yet. See how the new enhancements in T-SQL can make you more efficient.

Leverage New Features in C#, Framework 2.0

.NET 2.0 is chock full of new features that advanced developers can exploit. Richard Hale Shaw''s session explores custom iterators, trace listeners, debugger visualizers, and more.