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It's All in the Cache

There are advantages and disadvantages to today's application-tier caching techniques. Consider your data caching options for improving data-intensive application performance.

Microsoft Joins OpenAJAX Alliance

Microsoft bolsters interoperability of AJAX-based applications by joining the OpenAJAX Alliance. Find out what the announcement means for developing rich Internet applications.

Express Yourself

Interactive designer Brad Becker helps Microsoft get creative.

Use the Ruby on Rails Alternative

Take a more expedient approach for developing MVC Web applications than you might take using J2EE technologies.

VSLive! 2007: ASP.NET AJAX Under the Hood

Scott Cate illustrates how to implement key features of ASP.NET AJAX to a packed crowd at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

VSLive! 2007: Sneak a Peek at Visual Studio's Future

Microsoft's Prashant Sridharan lifts the covers on widely anticipated Orcas and Rosario, along with a view of new Microsoft initiatives aimed at both corporate and junior-level developers.

Profile: It's All About Quality

Most organizations in software development are interested in application quality; Instantiations is doing something about it.

VSLive! SF 2007: Best Practices for Visual Studio Team System

Discover best practices for using Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server to improve source control, work item tracking, project management, and more.

VSLive! SF 2007: Managing Web Content with SharePoint Server 2007

Learn the Web content management process in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Microsoft Previews "Sedna" Project

Check out the latest preview of Microsoft''s

VSLive! SF 2007 Attendees Tell All

Implement Windows Presentation Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation to simplify your development processes.

Update Your VS 2005 Service Pack for Vista

Download the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update to ensure the best possible dev experience on Microsoft''s new operating system.

VSLive! 2007: Target Key Native APIs in Vista from Managed Code

Exploit Vista in new apps with Auks, Desktop Search, and Win32 UI elements, while maintaining backwards compatibility.

Expression "Design" Beta 2 Ships

Expression Design targets graphic design professionals working on elements for both Web and desktop application UIs.

Exhibitors Tackle Today's Needs

Vista just got here and Orcas is coming, but users need their apps today -- and these vendors aim to help you provide them.

Microsoft Ships Windows Server 2003 SP2

Dubbed Service Pack 2, or SP2, the second service pack for Windows Server 2003 will be the last service pack for the aging Windows Server 2003 before the company ships its putative replacement at the end of the year.

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor DevBiz

Microsoft buys out devBiz Business Solutions, the makers of TeamPlain Web Access, a Web interface for Team Foundation Server that helps you manage work items, documents, reports, and source control repositories.

Straighten Out Your Strings

Get better performance and productivity by relying on .NET's native string handling capabilities.

VSLive! SF 2007: Microsoft's Visual Studio Tools for Apps Debuts

Microsoft's Visual Tools for Apps (VSTA) is announced and its functionality demonstrated at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

VSLive! 2007: Microsoft Moves DBMS into the VS Developer Mainstream

Orcas will include exciting new tools and functionality for database management within VB and C# while maintaining continuity and connectivity with legacy DBMS.

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