In-Depth Features


Build Service-Oriented Apps With WCF

Use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to build secure distributed solutions that integrate across platforms and interoperate with existing investments.

What''s So Good About SQL Server 2005 OLAP?

Understand the business imperative for SQL Server 2005''s new OLAP capabilities as well as how to implement them.

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.

Create the Next-Generation User Experience With WPF

See how Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) includes support for advanced typography and layout, rich-media integration, and vector and 3D graphics.

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.

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.

Leverage New ASP.NET Security Controls

Learn how to integrate ASP.NET's built-in security tools with the features of your existing site.

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.

Directions in Language Innovation: LINQ

Learn how you can use consistent query syntax in your code to access and work with all types of data.

Requirements Patterns With VSTS

Learn some simple yet powerful requirements patterns that you can apply to most projects and processes.

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.

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 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.

Gates Gives Glimpse of the 'Next Web'

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

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.

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.

Resources for Application Lifecycle Management

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

MSDN Redux With 64-Bit Servers and ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft's Larry Jordan describes how his team reinvigorated MSDN with 64-bit servers, VS 2005, and Web services.

Upcoming Events