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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.

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.

Visualize Code With the VSTS Class Designer

Visual Studio Team System's Class Designer allows you to reverse-engineer and visualize existing code in order to better understand it. It ensures that your object model and documentation remain accurate and helpful throughout your app's cycle.

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.

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.

Leverage New Features in C#, Framework 2.0

.NET 2.0 is chock full of new features that advanced developers can exploit. Richard Hale Shaw''s session explores custom iterators, trace listeners, debugger visualizers, and more.

Discover New T-SQL Enhancements

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

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.

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.

Develop a Security Plan Now

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

Why Package Structure Analysis Is Important

A good modular structure is essential when building and maintaining applications. Peter Varhol covers why package structure analysis is important and what types of things you should look for.

Audit for SharePoint

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

New Technologies Debut at PDC

Bill Gates led a keynote team that demonstrated new technologies in data access, Web development, and more.

What's Next for ASP.NET?

With ASP.NET 2.0 almost in developers'' hands, it''s time to think about what''s next down the line.

5 Best Practices for Portal Apps

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

Cure Data Type 'Impedance Mismatch' With LINQ

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) for .NET and its System.Query, System.Data.DLink, and System.Xml.XLink classes enable relational-to-object and XML-to-object mapping with first-class CLR data types.

Looking Ahead to Orcas and Beyond

Visual Studio''s future is one of the key topics being covered at PDC 2005 this week. Expect to see improvements in C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Indigo support, and data handling. Plus, get hints about Hawaii.

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.

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