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Managing Enterprise Governance: When the Enterprise Outgrows the Span of Control

Discover how EA and governance give managers the necessary tools for streamlining user services and creating platforms that deliver faster and cheaper services.

7 Tips for Software Versioning

It'd be ideal to have versioning support in the core language specs for .NET and Java. But in the absence of such features, you can still do things today to build applications that show resilience in the face of change.

Choosing the Right Client/Server Communication Option

Simplify your development process in n-tier client/server systems with Windows Communication Foundation.

Identify the System's Highest Priorities

Determining the priorities of one software feature over another can be difficult. Here's how to tackle that challenge.

Testing in Application Lifecycle Management

Understand the five phases of the application lifecycle, and learn which tests to perform in each of them.

Dealing With Uninvolved Customers

One of the keys to a successful software development project is participation from the business representatives. Here are a few tactics to help developers work with them.

Inside C# 3.0: Extension Methods, Query Expressions, and Expression Trees

Move beyond the techno-speak, and learn how you can leverage new features in C# 3.0.

Validate Business Objects Declaratively

Take advantage of .NET attributes to provide robust validation for your business objects, while generating user-interface validation automatically.

Improve Development of Data-Centric Apps

Use Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals to extend your team''s functionality and improve collaboration.

Technical Leadership is Not Project Management

Application development is messy and unpredictable. Here are three key things a technical leader should do to deliver software in spite of the chaos and change that can accompany a project.

Best Practices for Design and Modeling

Here's how to look for warning signs that might indicate future problems, and how to balance your design decisions accordingly.

Extending Microsoft p&p ObjectBuilder

Use ObjectBuilder to access dependency-injection benefits and avoid application performance problems.

Profile: Staking Out the Microsoft Component Space

ComponentOne is a big player in a niche it helped create, the third-party development space for Microsoft development tools.

Moving the Enterprise Platform Forward

Just in time for JavaOne, the JCP approves the openly developed Java EE 5 spec unanimously. The latest platform offers ease-of-use features and an overhauled programming model.

Profile: Innovative Information Delivery

Zimbra is looking to build on its reputation of taking Ajax to the limit.

SQL Server Integration Services: Patterns and Practices for the Real World

Learn how you can apply Integration Services to the ETL paradigm in your business.

5 Management Essentials

This session shows team leads and team members how Visual Studio 2005 Team System helps estimate time and costs; plan and schedule the effort; and track, report, and correct as the project runs.

VSLive! FL 2007: Reporting Innovations in SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005

Check out the new reporting tools in SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

Best Practices for Testing and Debugging Managed Code

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers features a built-in Unit Testing system that lets you define unit tests before you start programming and rerun your tests whenever you wish.

The Future of the Visual Studio Development Platform

This keynote from VSLive! Orlando focuses on best-of-breed solutions and reveals the direction of Visual Studio''s next release.

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