In-Depth Features


Build a Simple Device Application

Avoid common pitfalls with these step-by-step instructions for writing your first device application.

Coding Lessons from Youth

Hejlsberg shares his views on Borland, managed code and what's next.

VSLive! FL 2007: Windows Vista for Developers

Explore the new user experiences offered in Windows Vista.

VSLive! FL 2007: Automate Infrastructure

Unify the efforts of your entire software development team by automating infrastructure.

Update Local Data Caches with Sync Services

The Microsoft Synchronization Services 1.0 API for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and the new Sync Designer in the Orcas March 2007 CTP team up to generate a local data cache that synchronizes incrementally and bidirectionally with SQL Server Express.

VSLive! FL 2007: Using Orcas for Application Development

Orcas aims to unify programming models with LINQ capabilities in Visual Basic and C#.

Introducing Model-Driven Development

Use model-driven development techniques to resolve common problems associated with building applications in SOA environments.

An RDP Vulnerability Just Waiting to Happen?

According to security professionals, it''s possible for users of Microsoft''s new RDP 6.0 client to bypass server-side security settings and successfully establish connections.

VSLive! FL 2007: Create a Custom ASP.NET DataSource Control

Create your own fully functional ASP.NET DataSource control.

VSLive! FL 2007: Making WPF Real

Use WPF applications to meet real-world needs.

VSLive! FL 2007: What ASP.NET Developers Should Know About JavaScript

Get a foundation for understanding advanced JavaScript concepts.

VSLive! FL 2007: WCF for ASMX and Remoting Developers

Discover key WCF concepts for ASMX and Remoting programmers who are ready to begin migrating to .NET 3.0.

VSLive! FL 2007: Optimize Your WPF Apps

Build more efficient application with WPF.

VSLive! FL 2007 Jurassic Code

Learn some ways that you can adapt to rapid changes in the world software development.

Device Development 101

Get your system ready for device development and build a device application.

.NET Entity Framework Slips Beyond Orcas

Microsoft confirmed that the ADO.NET Entity Framework will not be released with Orcas

Tapping the SaaS Potential

Robert Carr talks about the Web as a delivery mechanism for software and services.

Reporting on Vista Security and the VS Road Map

Investigate a familiar Vista security flaw, and check out what lies ahead for Visual Studio.

ASP.NET Futures Release Showcases New Controls and Capabilities

Check out Microsoft''s early versions of new tools for ASP.NET and the Silverlight cross-platform browser plug-in.

Get Down and Glitzy With Gadgets

Add pizzazz to your users' desktops with Windows Gadgets, lightweight desktop applications that provide useful bits of functionality while also bringing fun back to the development process.