In-Depth Features


Longhorn Officially Dubbed?

Speculation about the final name ramps up.

The Man Behind the Message

Microsoft's Rob Caron spends his days (and probably nights) trying to keep developers up-to-speed.

The Rich Web Experience -- And Beyond

Scott Guthrie recently sat with VSM to discuss Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX and the status of other Web-related projects.

Simplify Authentication With WSE 3.0

Web Service Extensions 3.0 enables you to take advantage of new turnkey scenarios to provide more robust and easier-to-use authentication mechanisms in your Web services.

Profile: Virtutech Takes Virtualization to the Next Level

According to Virtutech, today's technology only scratches the surface of what system virtualization offers IT professionals.

Profile: NetManage Makes Connections Happen

A focus on application connectivity has put NetManage in the right place at the right time.

Windows Legend

Windows 95 and IE leader, Brad Silverberg, talks about the challenges facing Microsoft.

World Changing for Developers

Developers now must understand how development processes and decisions affect business and profitability. Is more visibility into their daily activities through IT governance a good thing?

Pioneer's Prerogative: Dan Bricklin

Father of the spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin, talks about Microsoft, open source and his latest venture.

Profile: Building Quality Software Is No Accident

Catalyst Systems has created a business around automating software builds.

How ASP.NET AJAX Impacts Developers

Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb discusses the newly released ASP.NET AJAX and what it will mean for both traditional server-side ASP.NET developers, as well as developers whose emphasis has always been more on the client side.

Leading Light: S. "Soma" Somasegar

An interview with the head of Microsoft's Developer Division -- S. “Soma” Somasegar.

Update CF Apps Automatically

Simplify the administration and updating of Compact Framework applications by writing a Web service that facilitates checking for new files for a given app, as well as downloading and updating that app if a newer version exists.

Profile: Cordys Delivers Services from Beginning to End

Cordys quietly built a comprehensive SOA technology stack, including a dev environment, that places it in the forefront of technology providers.

The In-Process Integration Alternative

ESBs or Web services approaches to integration can work well in many enterprises. However, take a look at a middleware alternative that can successfully streamline integration better.

Profile: A Fresh, Open Source ECM Platform

Alfresco Software provides a fresh, open source alternative for enterprise content management. Following the release of its Java SDK, Alfresco is looking to make its system the ECM platform for Web 2.0.

Profile: Above All Software's New Way to SOA

Above All Software helps turn legacy applications into business services.

A New Take on Software Reuse

Google Code Search brings a new perspective on how you can engage in reusing existing code.

Service Orchestration and Windows Workflow Foundation

Building and executing workflows without a traditional Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is possible using Microsoft .NET 3.0 technologies.

Profile: What Do You Want Your Web Site to Do?

Ektron''s focus on Web content delivers big dividends to users.