In-Depth Features


New VS 2005 Features Showcased at VSLive!

Visual Studio 2005 will increase developer productivity with a 50 to 75 percent code reduction, said BJ Holtgrewe in the opening keynote at VSLive! Orlando this week.

Advanced VSTO Programming and Deployment

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System provides a wealth of new capabilities. Learn how to create a server-based document solution, and discover VSTO''s security and deployment options.

Add Pizzazz to Your Web Pages With GDI+

This session reveals the essential pieces of the .NET graphics libraries that allow you to create charts from your data dynamically.

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.

Programming Windows Communication Foundation

In this session, you''ll learn how the WCF architecture was designed, how it works, and most importantly--how you can leverage it to build service-oriented systems.

Editors Choice Awards Inspire and Innovate

VSM's 2005 Editors Choice awards, Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, are innovative products that are likely to have a significant impact on the everyday lives of developers.

Take Charge of Your Own Security

Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.

Write High-Performance Stored Procedures

Bill Vaughn''s session focuses on some best practices to help you optimize performance when working with stored procedures.

Smart Data Clients 2.0

Walt Ritscher takes you on a tour of the new drag-and-drop data-binding features in Visual Studio, the new and enhanced data controls, and the changes in SQLClient.

.NET Windows Forms Tips and Tricks

Ken Getz''s Smart Client Live! session demonstrates several techniques you can use when building Windows applications.

Diagnostics and Health Monitoring in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0 has more extensive support for diagnostics and health monitoring than any Web development environment to date.

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.

What''s New in ADO.NET 2.0

Discover the new extensions that Microsoft has added to ADO.NET 2.0. You''ll benefit from better performance, a provider-independent programming model, and other new features.

Discover New T-SQL Enhancements

T-SQL isn't dead yet. See how the new enhancements in T-SQL can make you more efficient.

Primary Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Vista

Peter O'Kelly summarizes the daunting amount of Windows Vista information presented at PDC 2005 last week. Find out what''s changing between Longhorn and Vista, what aspects of Vista are being ported and more.

MS Advances in Collaboration, Content Management

Microsoft is poised to make major strides in its collaboration portfolio with SharePoint V3, Office 12, and other offerings. Here''s a review and analysis of the collaboration-related updates from PDC 2005.

Develop a Security Plan Now

The best place to start the secure enterprise is with a comprehensive security plan that works as you do.

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.

Audit for SharePoint

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

5 Best Practices for Portal Apps

Learn some tips for building and deploying rich, flexible, and personalized applications quickly and efficiently through a portal.