In-Depth Features


Report Builder: An Approach to Consuming Cubes and Relational Data

With SQL Server 2005''s Report Builder, users have the ability to consume both multidimensional and relational data.

Introducing WinFX: The Managed Code Programming Model for Windows

Understand how WinFX simplifies software development and helps you build new types of applications.

VSLive! FL 2007: Reporting Innovations in SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005

Check out the new reporting tools in SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

Best Practices for Testing and Debugging Managed Code

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers features a built-in Unit Testing system that lets you define unit tests before you start programming and rerun your tests whenever you wish.

5 Management Essentials

This session shows team leads and team members how Visual Studio 2005 Team System helps estimate time and costs; plan and schedule the effort; and track, report, and correct as the project runs.

The Future of the Visual Studio Development Platform

This keynote from VSLive! Orlando focuses on best-of-breed solutions and reveals the direction of Visual Studio''s next release.

Use VSTS for Advanced Testing

Get an overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers and its Unit Testing Framework, Test Case Management, and Advanced Load Testing tools.

Webcontrol Development Enhancements in ASP.NET 2.0

This keynote from VSLive! Orlando focuses on best-of-breed solutions and reveals the direction of Visual Studio''s next release.

OLAP App Dev With ADO MD.NET: An API Smorgasbord

Discover an array of OLAP APIs for developing top-notch dedicated OLAP applications.

The Future of Software Architecture

In an exclusive interview, John deVadoss discusses software architecture and Microsoft's new certification program.

Test Drive VB9 and DLinq

The January 2006 Language Integrated Query (LINQ) preview for the next ("Orcas") version of Visual Basic enables automating SQL Server object-relational mapping for DLinq and enhances XLinq syntax for literal XML and late binding.

Profile: Virtualizing Server Solutions

Cassatt Corporation's star-studded brain trust offers server consolidation solutions.

Support Your Dev Process Better With VSTS

Martin Shoemaker reveals what''s new in Visual Studio 2005 Team System and explains how it provides comprehensive process support.

Write a Web-Based Unit Test

Take advantage of testing features in Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers to produce higher-quality Web applications.

Gates Gives Glimpse of the 'Next Web'

Microsoft's Bill Gates discusses the "next Web" for developers and designers at the MIX06 Web Conference.

Resources for Application Lifecycle Management

Delve into application lifecycle management with this list of resources compiled by the staff of FTPOnline.

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.

Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

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

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

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