In-Depth Features


Books: Develop Enterprise Solutions With UML

Enterprise Development with Visual Studio .NET, UML, and MSF covers the UML models available in Visio, as well as tools and features for developing and testing enterprise systems.

Integrate Java and .Net

Both major platforms push Web services as a means of integrating applications across platforms. Check out another alternative that tightly integrates Microsoft code with Java apps.

Make an ESB Secure

Discover the many security services built into the ESB technology.

What's Next for Tablet PC

Peter Loforte discusses Microsoft's vision for Tablet PC and the future of mobile computing.

Books: Develop Network Programs in .NET

Network Programming in .NET: With C# and Visual Basic .NET shows you how to accomplish network-based programming in .NET using well-known protocols or ones you create yourself.

Increase .NET Performance Using Threads

Increase your users' perceived performance of your .NET application by using multithreading.

Choose the Right Preventive Security Technologies

Ensuring maximum asset availability requires multiple layers of security working in concert to protect against intrusions, enforce usage policies, and allow machines to remain resilient to attacks - even when patching is not an option.

Books: Design a Database UI

Rebecca M. Riordan's book, Seeing Data: Designing User Interfaces for Database Systems Using .NET, helps you learn how to design a database UI in order to display information effectively.

Q&A: Protect Users From Phishing Scams

Just because something "appears" to be from a legitimate sender doesn't make it so.

Download: Sample Code for ReportViewer

Try out some sample code that shows how to use the new ReportViewer controls to design and embed custom reports in your WinForms and WebForms projects.

Share Controls Between WinForms

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.

Windows Server 2003 Maintenance Made Easy

Following a management and maintenance regimen reduces administration, maintenance, and business expenses while increasing reliability, stability, and security.

Decentralized Development Strategies

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.

Achieve Optimal Performance

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.

The Java Security Landscape

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.

How to Explain SOA to Your CIO

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.

Spice Up Your Windows Forms

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.

Books: Delve Into C# Essentials

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.

Achieve 99.999% Uptime

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.

Build Effective Speech Apps

Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.