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Preview: The Big Launch

Microsoft rolls out 2008 versions of Visual Studio, Windows Server and SQL Server.

Connect Apps with WCF

Learn when and how to utilize Windows Communication Foundation to develop and maintain your communications layer when creating a loosely coupled, scalable, interoperable services-oriented application.

Alternatives in the Cloud

Amazon.com, Google, Salesforce.com and others challenge Microsoft with Web-based dev platforms.

On-Demand Pioneer

Salesforce.com's Steve Fisher talks about development beyond CRM.

Visual Studio 2008 Kicks Off

Visual Studio 2008 is all about integrating new .NET Framework 3.x Web and smart-client technology, increasing developer productivity, and managing the application lifecycle. Find out how VS 2008's greatly expanded feature set and new .NET Fx 3.5 namespaces can boost your career as a professional developer and add to your programming enjoyment.

VS 2008: The MIA Features

Visual Studio 2008 is an ambitious new release and it includes a slew of new language features and tools that were required to get LINQ up and running by itself and with SQL Server 200x. Of course, not everything planned made it into the product. Here's a description of the elements that were pared back and what their status is now.

The Original

Creator of the java programming language, James Gosling.

VS 2008: The Road Ahead

Microsoft was already well on its way to creating the next version of Visual Studio (code-named "Hawaii") when it released VS 2008. Learn what the future holds for .NET developers.

A Guide To VB 2008 (REPLACE ARTICLE MOVED TO COLUMNS)

VB 2008 includes some terrific new XML functionality that will make you both more effective and more productive when working with XML in your applications.

Making Waves: Windows Mobile vs. BlackBerry

Windows Mobile takes on BlackBerry as wireless spectrum shows signs of opening up.

Head of Web Programming

Scott Guthrie shares his views on the new Web and client development tools in Visual Studio 2008.

Simplify Your Code with Reflection

Take advantage of generics and reflection to determine whether a user has changed any data on a given form.

Create Rich Web Apps with AJAX

AJAX has caught on tremendously as a method for building dynamic and interactive Web sites. Learn what AJAX is, what its benefits are, and how you can implement the technology in your own applications.

Microsoft's Case

New tools GM explains Redmond's design and dev strategy.

Security Sentry

DShield inventor sits in the eye of the storm.

.NET Toolbox Picks: Part II

Seven alternative tools and widgets for .NET programmers.

Live from VSLive!: 5 Questions with Paul Sheriff on Architecting ASP.NET

.NET author and consultant Paul Sheriff discusses the challenges and opportunities in architecting ASP.NET.

DirectX Marks the Spot

A co-developer of DirectX replays Microsoft's media game.

.NET Toolbox Picks

Five utilities and widgets distributed by Microsoft for .NET programmers.

Parallel Programmer

Intel's James Reinders talks about programming and compilers in the multi-core age.

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