In-Depth Features


Decoding Bill

As the mantle of leadership at Microsoft shifts, what is Gates' legacy as a developer?

Master Builder

Paul Preiss champions the role of software architects.

Windows 7 Lockdown

Why has Microsoft clammed up about dev projects in the Windows and Windows Live groups, and what does it mean for developers?

Cyber Crime's Chief Investigator

Microsoft's first CSO shares his views on data security and Redmond's new trust model.

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In Search of Trust

Microsoft's end-to-end trust initiative is long on vision, but short on developer details.

SPLA: A New Way To License Software

In the era of Software+Services, Microsoft takes a different approach to software licensing than Web hosting companies and managed service providers. Microsoft's Michael van Dijken explains in the Q&A.

Glue and Mortar

Zend co-founder talks about the new PHP framework, Yahoo! and open Web standards.

Microsoft's Open Course

Redmond is making bold promises about interoperability and standards, but is the company serious about changing the way it does business?

Reduce Code and Server Roundtrips

Utilize table-valued parameters to write less code and to achieve higher application performance.

Open Counsel

TopCoder's Ira Heffan weighs in on Microsoft's pledge to open its technology.

Microsoft's Office Transformation

Developers explore opportunities on Redmond's new platform.

Open Counsel

TopCoder’s General Counsel Ira Heffan weighs in on Microsoft’s pledge to open its technology.

VSLive! San Francisco Preview: LINQ to SQL Q&A with Perry Birch

Perry shares his take on the best LINQ to SQL features, walks you through the biggest changes from ObjectSpaces and more.

Build to Order

Are your software builds slowing you down? Powerful solutions streamline build and branch management.

Preview: The Big Launch

Microsoft rolls out 2008 versions of Visual Studio, Windows Server and SQL Server.

Connect Apps with WCF

Learn when and how to utilize Windows Communication Foundation to develop and maintain your communications layer when creating a loosely coupled, scalable, interoperable services-oriented application.

Alternatives in the Cloud

Amazon.com, Google, Salesforce.com and others challenge Microsoft with Web-based dev platforms.

On-Demand Pioneer

Salesforce.com's Steve Fisher talks about development beyond CRM.

Visual Studio 2008 Kicks Off

Visual Studio 2008 is all about integrating new .NET Framework 3.x Web and smart-client technology, increasing developer productivity, and managing the application lifecycle. Find out how VS 2008's greatly expanded feature set and new .NET Fx 3.5 namespaces can boost your career as a professional developer and add to your programming enjoyment.