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The OOXML Appeals: What Next?

In-depth Q&A analyzes what developers can expect after the appeal's expected defeat.

Data Driver

Microsoft's Michael Pizzo talks up Entity Framework.

Slideshow: Visual Studio Magazine's 2008 Readers Choice Awards

SharePoint: Platform Rising

Enterprise SharePoint adoption is exploding and development managers are learning some hard lessons in the process.

Test-Drive SQL Server Data Services

Microsoft readies its new "cloud database" by hosting beta versions of REST and SOAP protocols for performing CRUD operations on clustered, customized SQL Server 2008 instances. These instances are organized as massively scalable, super-reliable, highly available Web services.

Decoding Bill

As the mantle of leadership at Microsoft shifts, what is Gates' legacy as a developer?

Master Builder

Paul Preiss champions the role of software architects.

Windows 7 Lockdown

Why has Microsoft clammed up about dev projects in the Windows and Windows Live groups, and what does it mean for developers?

Cyber Crime's Chief Investigator

Microsoft's first CSO shares his views on data security and Redmond's new trust model.

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In Search of Trust

Microsoft's end-to-end trust initiative is long on vision, but short on developer details.

SPLA: A New Way To License Software

In the era of Software+Services, Microsoft takes a different approach to software licensing than Web hosting companies and managed service providers. Microsoft's Michael van Dijken explains in the Q&A.

Glue and Mortar

Zend co-founder talks about the new PHP framework, Yahoo! and open Web standards.

Microsoft's Open Course

Redmond is making bold promises about interoperability and standards, but is the company serious about changing the way it does business?

Reduce Code and Server Roundtrips

Utilize table-valued parameters to write less code and to achieve higher application performance.

Open Counsel

TopCoder's Ira Heffan weighs in on Microsoft's pledge to open its technology.

Microsoft's Office Transformation

Developers explore opportunities on Redmond's new platform.

Open Counsel

TopCoder’s General Counsel Ira Heffan weighs in on Microsoft’s pledge to open its technology.

VSLive! San Francisco Preview: LINQ to SQL Q&A with Perry Birch

Perry shares his take on the best LINQ to SQL features, walks you through the biggest changes from ObjectSpaces and more.

Build to Order

Are your software builds slowing you down? Powerful solutions streamline build and branch management.

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