In-Depth Features


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.

An In-Depth Look at WinForms in VS 2005

Use new controls in VS 2005 to build professional looking Winforms applications.

Introduction to Data Mining

This session introduces you to the possibilities of data mining and predictive analytics. Learn about the data mining process, what you need to know to mine your data, and the specific mining capabilities offered in SQL Server 2005.

MSDN Redux With 64-Bit Servers and ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft's Larry Jordan describes how his team reinvigorated MSDN with 64-bit servers, VS 2005, and Web services.

Advancements in Data Access

Learn about new technologies that allow for more powerful, more efficient data access.

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

Upgrade your existing SQL Server systems painlessly with expert help from Jennifer Perret.

Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

Master the basics of developing, designing, and debugging workflow solutions.

Outlining the Future of Software

Chappell & Associates' David Chappell detailed the design patterns for a new breed of service-oriented applications (SOAs) at his VSLive! keynote on Tuesday.

5 Management Essentials for VSTS

Learn basic VSTS techniques that can help you manage your next project more effectively.

Profile: Building SOA Infrastructures, One Brand at a Time

Recent acquisitions by Progress Software fortify its stake in providing SOA infrastructure.

Profile: Flickr's Photo Synthesis

Flickr Architect Cal Henderson provides a snapshot of the popular photo-sharing Web site and its beginnings.

Profile: GrapeCity, the Bullet Train Personified

The company's diverse portfolio has a singular underpinning -- a commitment to efficiency and excellence.

Drill Down on Forms Authentication

ASP.NET 2.0 provides a robust set of functionality for implementing rich and flexible forms authentication in your applications.

Using Architecture To Combat Increasing IT Complexity

Explore how companies can conquer issues associated with IT complexity and achieve success in their architecture initiatives through the appropriate mix of people, process, and technology.

Books: Use Hacks to Increase VS Productivity

James Avery's Visual Studio Hacks features 100 tips and techniques that you can use to make more efficient use of Visual Studio for coding and various other tasks.

Books: Delve Into .NET With an Annotated Reference

.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2, is a detailed dictionary-style guide that gives insight into how to use the .NET Framework properly. It covers the networking, XML, and reflection namespaces in detail.

Down With Downtime

By implementing automated business application processing as part of your core IT framework, you can realize significant increases in efficiency and productivity.

Improve Productivity With ASP.NET 2.0

The latest version of ASP.NET incorporates major structural changes and includes everything from new controls to new subsystems. Everything's aimed at making you more productive.

Identify Slow Code and Bottlenecks

Processor speed continues to increase according to Moore's Law, but application developers still need to worry about performance. Use performance analysis data to seek out code that executes slowly and examine the reasons why.

Visual Studio 2005 Premieres

Visual Studio 2005 includes new language features and development tools, but do you need it? Delve into this analysis of Microsoft's much-anticipated release, plus a look at what's ahead in Orcas.