In-Depth Features


New VistaDB 2.1 release supports Visual Studio .NET 2005

Latest VistaDB 2.1 delivers over 60 improvements and expands support for Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework and Visual Studio .NET 2005

Profile: Heads Down

Woodside Fund focuses on early-stage semiconductor and enterprise software startups with unique, technologically promising ideas. Get insights on startup funding, outsourcing, and more from venture partner Rick Shriner.

Profile: When Bad Timing Happens to Good People

VantagePoint's David Carlick reflects on heroes and idiots.

Breaking Consolidation's Spell

Software-industry innovation isn't dead; it's just sleeping.

Level 5 Networks to Accelerate High Performance Computing with Sun Microsystems

High Speed EtherFabric Available Directly to Its Customers

Sun Microsystems'' Award-Winning Java Card Platform Breaks Free With Full Contactless Technology

Contactless Capabilities Help Enable New Applications to Reap Java Technology Benefits

The Bay State Brawl

Is the Massachusetts open-standards debate the beginning of a national battle?

Profile: OnRelay Bets Big on Voice

A young startup thrives amid global tech giants.

Putting Productivity Back in VB

Go behind Visual Basic 2005's productivity enhancements such as generics, data binding, My Classes, edit-and-continue, and more.

Modeling a New Version of VS

Read Part 2 of this exclusive interview with Microsoft's S. "Soma" Somasegar on the launch of Visual Studio 2005.

Video From Windows Tools Launch

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What's New With Visual Studio 2005

S. ''Soma'' Somasegar, corporate VP of Microsoft''s Developer Division, talks about the different skews available to Visual Studio 2005 developers. Read Part 1 of this interview.

Ballmer: New VS, SQL, BizTalk 'Ready'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hosts rocking launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006.

Integrate SOA Portals With WSE

Effective policymaking with WS-Policy improves your architecture's adaptability with minimal development when external service interfaces evolve and business needs change.

How Indigo Will Impact Developers

Learn what WCF is, why Microsoft is working on it, how it will impact developers, and where it fits into the bigger picture of Microsoft technologies.

Ajax-Style Development With ASP.NET 2.0

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System provides a wealth of new capabilities. Learn how to create a server-based document solution, and discover VSTO''s security and deployment options.

Editors Choice Awards Inspire and Innovate

VSM's 2005 Editors Choice awards, Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, are innovative products that are likely to have a significant impact on the everyday lives of developers.

Integrate SOA Portals With WSE

Effective policymaking with WS-Policy improves your architecture's adaptability with minimal development when external service interfaces evolve and business needs change.

Diagnostics and Health Monitoring in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0 has more extensive support for diagnostics and health monitoring than any Web development environment to date.

Smart Data Clients 2.0

Walt Ritscher takes you on a tour of the new drag-and-drop data-binding features in Visual Studio, the new and enhanced data controls, and the changes in SQLClient.