In-Depth Features


Looking Ahead to Orcas and Beyond

Visual Studio''s future is one of the key topics being covered at PDC 2005 this week. Expect to see improvements in C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Indigo support, and data handling. Plus, get hints about Hawaii.

MS Announces Windows Workflow Foundation

Microsoft announced Windows Workflow Foundation, the Expression family of design tools, and Visual Studio Tools for Applications at PDC 2005.

Cure Data Type 'Impedance Mismatch' With LINQ

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) for .NET and its System.Query, System.Data.DLink, and System.Xml.XLink classes enable relational-to-object and XML-to-object mapping with first-class CLR data types.

Audit for SharePoint

Learn to track changes in your SharePoint team sites and document libraries.

Why Package Structure Analysis Is Important

A good modular structure is essential when building and maintaining applications. Peter Varhol covers why package structure analysis is important and what types of things you should look for.

New Technologies Debut at PDC

Bill Gates led a keynote team that demonstrated new technologies in data access, Web development, and more.

What's Next for ASP.NET?

With ASP.NET 2.0 almost in developers'' hands, it''s time to think about what''s next down the line.

Delve Into Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Team System provides a wealth of tools in one place. Explore all aspects of this integrated suite of tools.

Risk Management: From Adversity to Advantage

Many enterprises, and IT teams specifically, are implementing sophisticated risk-mitigation strategies that let them better understand and more effectively manage the risks they face.

Add Virus Protection to Your Apps

Symantec's AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10 makes virus protection simple and easy while maintaining a robust protection level.

Ensure Post-Migration Exchange Stability

Follow these few simple guidelines to ensure that your new Exchange 2003 environment is ready for prime time.

Hidden Gems in C# 2.0

You''ve heard much about generics, iterators, partial types, and anonymous methods. But many other new features will change your daily programming life just as much.

Orchestrate Complex Data Collaboration

Use BizTalk Server 2004 to orchestrate complex data collaboration and exchange scenarios.

Data Protection Made Easy

System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 (DPM) lets you go beyond the Volume Shadow Copy Service to the next level of backup capability. Learn how you can use DPM to better protect your data.

Manage and Administer Groups in Active Directory: Part Two

In part two of a series, find out how you can simplify the management of organizational changes in Active Directory with minimal effort.

Use Google APIs in .NET

Learn everything you need to start using .NET Web services to access Google Web APIs in your application.

Improve Performance With In-Process Integration

In-process integration beats out other, out-of-process integration approaches in many ways. You get higher performance, more reliable integration, and better security.

Reliable Messaging in a Services Network

Intermediation-based, networking-centric approaches enable your SOA to work seamlessly in support of the most sophisticated enterprise applications.

Product Brief: VS.NET Plug-In for Linux

Mainsoft''s Grasshopper plug-in enables Visual Studio developers to develop Web applications for Linux.

Revisiting Whidbey, Yukon, and Beyond

Here''s an overview and analysis of the latest developments in Microsoft''s server and tools products.