In-Depth Features


Get Ready for WSS v3 and MOSS 2007

WPF is going to change the way you write graphics applications, but it's going to take a while before you see it adopted broadly.

Top Visual Studio Products Honored

VSM presented its annual Readers Choice Awards to the Visual Studio vendor community.

Prepare for WPF Properly

WPF is going to change the way you write graphics applications, but it''s going to take a while before you see it adopted broadly.

New Technology Offers Dev Challenges, UI Improvements

Developers who work on the UI side of advanced apps must learn new technology for forms-based dev to improve the user experience.

Realize New Functionality in .NET 3.0

The .NET Framework 3.0 represents a major set of functionality in .NET, and yet doesn't change any existing .NET Framework 2.0 libraries, compilers, or features.

New MS Forefront Tools Improve Security

Microsoft's new Forefront products and Vista security enhancements were highlighted at this week's TechEd keynote.

Extending Microsoft p&p ObjectBuilder

Use ObjectBuilder to access dependency-injection benefits and avoid application performance problems.

Creating a Library of Common ASP.NET 2.0 Functions

Build a library of common ASP.NET 2.0 functions that will help you maintain and secure your Web sites.

Extreme ASP.NET 2.0 Databinding

Increase productivity and consistency by leveraging your ASP.NET 2.0 databinding capabilities.

Choosing the Right Client/Server Communication Option

Simplify your development process in n-tier client/server systems with Windows Communication Foundation.

Managing Enterprise Governance: When the Enterprise Outgrows the Span of Control

Discover how EA and governance give managers the necessary tools for streamlining user services and creating platforms that deliver faster and cheaper services.

7 Tips for Software Versioning

It'd be ideal to have versioning support in the core language specs for .NET and Java. But in the absence of such features, you can still do things today to build applications that show resilience in the face of change.

Identify the System's Highest Priorities

Determining the priorities of one software feature over another can be difficult. Here's how to tackle that challenge.

Testing in Application Lifecycle Management

Understand the five phases of the application lifecycle, and learn which tests to perform in each of them.

Dealing With Uninvolved Customers

One of the keys to a successful software development project is participation from the business representatives. Here are a few tactics to help developers work with them.

Inside C# 3.0: Extension Methods, Query Expressions, and Expression Trees

Move beyond the techno-speak, and learn how you can leverage new features in C# 3.0.

Validate Business Objects Declaratively

Take advantage of .NET attributes to provide robust validation for your business objects, while generating user-interface validation automatically.

Improve Development of Data-Centric Apps

Use Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals to extend your team''s functionality and improve collaboration.

Technical Leadership is Not Project Management

Application development is messy and unpredictable. Here are three key things a technical leader should do to deliver software in spite of the chaos and change that can accompany a project.

Best Practices for Design and Modeling

Here's how to look for warning signs that might indicate future problems, and how to balance your design decisions accordingly.