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Tooling Around in Your Database

These products can help make your occasional forays into the world of databases much easier to take.

The OOXML Appeals: What Next?

Industry watcher Andy Updegrove on the future of OOXML and ISO.

Silverlight 2: Olympic Trial

If Silverlight 2 wins the gold in Beijing, will it be ready to light up your rich Internet apps?

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.

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.

SharePoint: Platform Rising

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

Slideshow: Visual Studio Magazine's 2008 Readers Choice Awards

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.

Cyber Crime's Chief Investigator

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

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?

PLEASE REUSE

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.

Reduce Code and Server Roundtrips

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

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?

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.

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