In-Depth Features


The Rich Web Experience -- And Beyond

Scott Guthrie recently sat with VSM to discuss Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX and the status of other Web-related projects.

Simplify Authentication With WSE 3.0

Web Service Extensions 3.0 enables you to take advantage of new turnkey scenarios to provide more robust and easier-to-use authentication mechanisms in your Web services.

Windows Legend

Windows 95 and IE leader, Brad Silverberg, talks about the challenges facing Microsoft.

World Changing for Developers

Developers now must understand how development processes and decisions affect business and profitability. Is more visibility into their daily activities through IT governance a good thing?

Profile: Building Quality Software Is No Accident

Catalyst Systems has created a business around automating software builds.

Update CF Apps Automatically

Simplify the administration and updating of Compact Framework applications by writing a Web service that facilitates checking for new files for a given app, as well as downloading and updating that app if a newer version exists.

Pioneer's Prerogative: Dan Bricklin

Father of the spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin, talks about Microsoft, open source and his latest venture.

Leading Light: S. "Soma" Somasegar

An interview with the head of Microsoft's Developer Division -- S. “Soma” Somasegar.

Profile: Cordys Delivers Services from Beginning to End

Cordys quietly built a comprehensive SOA technology stack, including a dev environment, that places it in the forefront of technology providers.

How ASP.NET AJAX Impacts Developers

Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb discusses the newly released ASP.NET AJAX and what it will mean for both traditional server-side ASP.NET developers, as well as developers whose emphasis has always been more on the client side.

The In-Process Integration Alternative

ESBs or Web services approaches to integration can work well in many enterprises. However, take a look at a middleware alternative that can successfully streamline integration better.

Profile: A Fresh, Open Source ECM Platform

Alfresco Software provides a fresh, open source alternative for enterprise content management. Following the release of its Java SDK, Alfresco is looking to make its system the ECM platform for Web 2.0.

Profile: Above All Software's New Way to SOA

Above All Software helps turn legacy applications into business services.

Profile: What Do You Want Your Web Site to Do?

Ektron''s focus on Web content delivers big dividends to users.

A New Take on Software Reuse

Google Code Search brings a new perspective on how you can engage in reusing existing code.

The Year of the Build

Is wrestling with your software builds a fact of life? Not necessarily.

Service Orchestration and Windows Workflow Foundation

Building and executing workflows without a traditional Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is possible using Microsoft .NET 3.0 technologies.

The Role of the ESB

ESBs provide a multitude of services for an enterprise committed to optimizing IT in support of business processes.

Achieve Useful Requirements Processes

Aligning IT and business is more than a marketing slogan. Learn best practices that let IT teams share requirements that align IT priorities with business needs more effectively.

Refactor Your Way to Migration Success

Take advantage of the top ten refactorings for VB6-.NET migration to create easier-to-read and far more robust .NET applications. These refactorings pick up where the Migration Wizard leaves off.