In-Depth Features


Welcome to FTP's Upside Business Channel

Welcome to the launch of FTPOnline's Upside Business Channel. You'll get insights behind the news and technologies that are shaping the high-tech industry.

Where Are They Now?

A promising biotech company from the late 80s had Donald Rumsfeld on its board. Wonder where he ended up?

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

Profile: In Search of Better Data-Center Management

Splunk takes data-center management lessons from the Web.

Profile: Bells and Whistles, Out of the Box

Infragistics' development tools simplify the lives of busy coders. See what CEO Dean Guida has to say.

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: Tallwood Quietly Cultivates Success

Without even a sign outside the door of its Palo Alto office, Tallwood Venture Capital flies under the radar. But it''s run by several of Silicon Valley''s most noteworthy semiconductor entrepreneurs, including industry veteran Ron Yara.

Profile: OnRelay Bets Big on Voice

A young startup thrives amid global tech giants.

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: THESE VIDEOS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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.

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.

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.

Ballmer: New VS, SQL, BizTalk 'Ready'

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

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.