In-Depth Features


Requirements Patterns With VSTS

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

Leverage New ASP.NET Security Controls

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

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.

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 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.

Resources for Application Lifecycle Management

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

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.

Database Dev With SQL Server Express, VB 2005

Learn how you can develop WinForms-based database applications more quickly with VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express.

New Opportunities for Windows Developers

Learn how to take your skills as a Windows developer and use them in exciting new areas, including Instant Messaging, dynamic online satellite imagery, and more.

VSLive! SF 2007: Team Foundation Server to Ship in March

Microsoft's S. Soma Somasegar emphasizes VS 2005's collaboration and productivity features in his VSLive! SF keynote.

Improve Productivity With .NET Framework 2.0

Kit George shows you how to cope with common real-life hurdles, and effectively utilize the .NET Framework and VS 2005.

How Microsoft Does Software Engineering

Find out what Microsoft''s developer division learned during the VS 2005 roll-out, and the engineering practices and improvements that it set in place to make the next version even better.

Occasionally Connected Smart Clients

Users want their data to be available, even if their network isn''t. Microsoft''s Steve Lasker takes you through the various options for developing Occasionally Connected Smart Clients that operate in an offline mode as well as online.

VS 2005 Ecosystem Continues to Expand

Discover which new products, designed to enhance and expand the capabilities of Visual Studio 2005, were announced at VSLive! 2006.

Build Peer-to-Peer Apps Using WCF

Windows Communication Foundation enables you to develop scalable, peer-to-peer (P2P) solutions. This session demonstrates sample P2P applications and shows how to build them using WCF''s new PeerChannel feature.