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Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

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

Occasionally Connected Smart Clients

Users want their data to be available, even if their network isn''t. Microsoft''s Steve Lasker takes you through the various options for developing Occasionally Connected Smart Clients that operate in an offline mode as well as online.

Advancements in Data Access

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

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.

VSLive! SF 2007: Team Foundation Server to Ship in March

Microsoft's S. Soma Somasegar emphasizes VS 2005's collaboration and productivity features in his VSLive! SF keynote.

Database Dev With SQL Server Express, VB 2005

Learn how you can develop WinForms-based database applications more quickly with VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express.

New Opportunities for Windows Developers

Learn how to take your skills as a Windows developer and use them in exciting new areas, including Instant Messaging, dynamic online satellite imagery, and more.

Improve Productivity With .NET Framework 2.0

Kit George shows you how to cope with common real-life hurdles, and effectively utilize the .NET Framework and VS 2005.

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

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

5 Management Essentials for VSTS

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

How Microsoft Does Software Engineering

Find out what Microsoft''s developer division learned during the VS 2005 roll-out, and the engineering practices and improvements that it set in place to make the next version even better.

VS 2005 Ecosystem Continues to Expand

Discover which new products, designed to enhance and expand the capabilities of Visual Studio 2005, were announced at VSLive! 2006.

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.

Profile: Building SOA Infrastructures, One Brand at a Time

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

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.

Profile: GrapeCity, the Bullet Train Personified

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

Profile: Flickr's Photo Synthesis

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

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.

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.

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