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Occasionally Connected Smart Clients

Users want their data to be available, even if their network isn''t. Microsoft''s Steve Lasker takes you through the various options for developing Occasionally Connected Smart Clients that operate in an offline mode as well as online.

An In-Depth Look at WinForms in VS 2005

Use new controls in VS 2005 to build professional looking Winforms applications.

Introduction to Data Mining

This session introduces you to the possibilities of data mining and predictive analytics. Learn about the data mining process, what you need to know to mine your data, and the specific mining capabilities offered in SQL Server 2005.

MSDN Redux With 64-Bit Servers and ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft's Larry Jordan describes how his team reinvigorated MSDN with 64-bit servers, VS 2005, and Web services.

Advancements in Data Access

Learn about new technologies that allow for more powerful, more efficient data access.

VS 2005 Ecosystem Continues to Expand

Discover which new products, designed to enhance and expand the capabilities of Visual Studio 2005, were announced at VSLive! 2006.

Build Peer-to-Peer Apps Using WCF

Windows Communication Foundation enables you to develop scalable, peer-to-peer (P2P) solutions. This session demonstrates sample P2P applications and shows how to build them using WCF''s new PeerChannel feature.

How Microsoft Does Software Engineering

Find out what Microsoft''s developer division learned during the VS 2005 roll-out, and the engineering practices and improvements that it set in place to make the next version even better.

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

Upgrade your existing SQL Server systems painlessly with expert help from Jennifer Perret.

Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

Master the basics of developing, designing, and debugging workflow solutions.

Outlining the Future of Software

Chappell & Associates' David Chappell detailed the design patterns for a new breed of service-oriented applications (SOAs) at his VSLive! keynote on Tuesday.

5 Management Essentials for VSTS

Learn basic VSTS techniques that can help you manage your next project more effectively.

Profile: Building SOA Infrastructures, One Brand at a Time

Recent acquisitions by Progress Software fortify its stake in providing SOA infrastructure.

Profile: Flickr's Photo Synthesis

Flickr Architect Cal Henderson provides a snapshot of the popular photo-sharing Web site and its beginnings.

Profile: GrapeCity, the Bullet Train Personified

The company's diverse portfolio has a singular underpinning -- a commitment to efficiency and excellence.

Drill Down on Forms Authentication

ASP.NET 2.0 provides a robust set of functionality for implementing rich and flexible forms authentication in your applications.

Using Architecture To Combat Increasing IT Complexity

Explore how companies can conquer issues associated with IT complexity and achieve success in their architecture initiatives through the appropriate mix of people, process, and technology.

Books: Use Hacks to Increase VS Productivity

James Avery's Visual Studio Hacks features 100 tips and techniques that you can use to make more efficient use of Visual Studio for coding and various other tasks.

Books: Delve Into .NET With an Annotated Reference

.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2, is a detailed dictionary-style guide that gives insight into how to use the .NET Framework properly. It covers the networking, XML, and reflection namespaces in detail.

Down With Downtime

By implementing automated business application processing as part of your core IT framework, you can realize significant increases in efficiency and productivity.

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