In-Depth Features


Profile: Tallwood Quietly Cultivates Success

Without even a sign outside the door of its Palo Alto office, Tallwood Venture Capital flies under the radar. But it''s run by several of Silicon Valley''s most noteworthy semiconductor entrepreneurs, including industry veteran Ron Yara.

Level 5 Networks to Accelerate High Performance Computing with Sun Microsystems

High Speed EtherFabric Available Directly to Its Customers

New VistaDB 2.1 release supports Visual Studio .NET 2005

Latest VistaDB 2.1 delivers over 60 improvements and expands support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework and Visual Studio .NET 2005

Profile: Bells and Whistles, Out of the Box

Infragistics' development tools simplify the lives of busy coders. See what CEO Dean Guida has to say.

The Bay State Brawl

Is the Massachusetts open-standards debate the beginning of a national battle?

Sun Microsystems'' Award-Winning Java Card Platform Breaks Free With Full Contactless Technology

Contactless Capabilities Help Enable New Applications to Reap Java Technology Benefits

Profile: Heads Down

Woodside Fund focuses on early-stage semiconductor and enterprise software startups with unique, technologically promising ideas. Get insights on startup funding, outsourcing, and more from venture partner Rick Shriner.

Profile: OnRelay Bets Big on Voice

A young startup thrives amid global tech giants.

Video From Windows Tools Launch

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Putting Productivity Back in VB

Go behind Visual Basic 2005's productivity enhancements such as generics, data binding, My Classes, edit-and-continue, and more.

Modeling a New Version of VS

Read Part 2 of this exclusive interview with Microsoft's S. "Soma" Somasegar on the launch of Visual Studio 2005.

What's New With Visual Studio 2005

S. ''Soma'' Somasegar, corporate VP of Microsoft''s Developer Division, talks about the different skews available to Visual Studio 2005 developers. Read Part 1 of this interview.

How Indigo Will Impact Developers

Learn what WCF is, why Microsoft is working on it, how it will impact developers, and where it fits into the bigger picture of Microsoft technologies.

Ballmer: New VS, SQL, BizTalk 'Ready'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hosts rocking launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006.

Integrate SOA Portals With WSE

Effective policymaking with WS-Policy improves your architecture's adaptability with minimal development when external service interfaces evolve and business needs change.

Building Mission-Critical Software

Visual Studio 2005 Team System was designed to provide a collaborative environment to help teams communicate and work productively.

The Best .NET Products of 2005

Here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly coveted awards were issued in Las Vegas at FTP's VSLive! conference.

Visualize Code With the VSTS Class Designer

Visual Studio Team System's Class Designer allows you to reverse-engineer and visualize existing code in order to better understand it. It ensures that your object model and documentation remain accurate and helpful throughout your app's cycle.

Connect to SQL Server Instances

SQL Live! speaker Bill Vaughn guides you through the maze of issues you''ll face as you connect to, manage, and monitor SQL Server instances.

Leverage New Features in C#, Framework 2.0

.NET 2.0 is chock full of new features that advanced developers can exploit. Richard Hale Shaw''s session explores custom iterators, trace listeners, debugger visualizers, and more.