Response time and scalability are key to optimal performance of your enterprise's applications. Set expectations and provide analysis tools to help you achieve performance goals.
- By Peter Varhol
Following a management and maintenance regimen reduces administration, maintenance, and business expenses while increasing reliability, stability, and security.
- By Kenton Gardinier and John McMains
Pass a user control from Windows Form to Windows Form to rearrange your graphical user interface (GUI) layout without needing to reinitialize the shared user control and more.
- By Michael Kennedy
Costs and expectations are well understood in centralized development projects, but the opposite is true with Microsoft Access and similar products. There's no standardization.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
Murach's C# teaches the core concepts of the C# language. The book focuses on language essentials, debugging, and OOP concepts, to more involved topics such as working with databases, files, and XML.
Datacenter Edition is more than just a fancy repackaging of Windows Server 2003. It's only available as part of a hardware and software bundle that puts a Windows mainframe into your data center.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
Architects, developers, and IT managers must take collective responsibility for creating secure solutions. Exploit Java's language- and enterprise-level security features to build a secure environment.
SOAs will help change how business and IT work together. It will take time, though. Meanwhile, here's what you want your CIO to know so that your company can move in the right direction.
- By Linda Briggs
Users expect to find popup-style windows, irregularly shaped forms, and collapsible and dockable controls in a robust application. Learn how to implement the three features that can make or break your next Windows Forms app's UI.
- By Andrew Flick and Jason Beres
Watch a video of Paul Patrick''s Java Pro Live! keynote, in which he explores the growing trend of service-oriented security infrastructures.
Use the power of the DHTML Document Object Model to access elements of your Web Browser documents and automate data gathering.
View the slides and listen to the audio from Prashant Sridharan's opening keynote at VSLive! New York described how the much-anticipated Visual Studio 2005 that will simplify Web development.
Create a customizable Suntimes calculator using the free, built-in SharePoint functionality that lets users supply their own data to a custom Web Part.
Build custom controls that can inherit from existing .NET controls, add custom properties to inherited controls, and support reuse in any app that needs them.
The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language targets both beginning and experienced developers alike. Paul Vick explains how VB works clearly and concisely, and he covers data types, conversions, exceptions, object-oriented properties, events, delegates, attributes, and more.
Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.
Improve code reusability, reliability, flexibility, and performance with generics, one of Visual Studio .NET 2005's key enhancements.
S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, speaks to VSM about the future of Visual Studio, including the lifecycle-management tools.
- By Patrick Meader
Brad Abrams' .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf, regardless of the type of .NET development you're doing.
- By Mark Collins-Cope
Secure the sites, subsites, content, and Web parts that make your Intranet such a powerful tool, without destroying its usefulness.
- By Bill Schneider