In-Depth Features


Choosing the Right Client/Server Communication Option

Simplify your development process in n-tier client/server systems with Windows Communication Foundation.

Managing Enterprise Governance: When the Enterprise Outgrows the Span of Control

Discover how EA and governance give managers the necessary tools for streamlining user services and creating platforms that deliver faster and cheaper services.

Testing in Application Lifecycle Management

Understand the five phases of the application lifecycle, and learn which tests to perform in each of them.

Technical Leadership is Not Project Management

Application development is messy and unpredictable. Here are three key things a technical leader should do to deliver software in spite of the chaos and change that can accompany a project.

Best Practices for Design and Modeling

Here's how to look for warning signs that might indicate future problems, and how to balance your design decisions accordingly.

Extending Microsoft p&p ObjectBuilder

Use ObjectBuilder to access dependency-injection benefits and avoid application performance problems.

Profile: Staking Out the Microsoft Component Space

ComponentOne is a big player in a niche it helped create, the third-party development space for Microsoft development tools.

Profile: Innovative Information Delivery

Zimbra is looking to build on its reputation of taking Ajax to the limit.

Moving the Enterprise Platform Forward

Just in time for JavaOne, the JCP approves the openly developed Java EE 5 spec unanimously. The latest platform offers ease-of-use features and an overhauled programming model.

Report Builder: An Approach to Consuming Cubes and Relational Data

With SQL Server 2005''s Report Builder, users have the ability to consume both multidimensional and relational data.

Simplify Web Development with Visual Studio 6.0

If you want to build the flashiest, most dynamic site possible and reach the largest possible audience, read on

Directions in Language Innovation: LINQ

Learn how you can use consistent query syntax in your code to access and work with all types of data.

Introducing WinFX: The Managed Code Programming Model for Windows

Understand how WinFX simplifies software development and helps you build new types of applications.

SQL Server Integration Services: Patterns and Practices for the Real World

Learn how you can apply Integration Services to the ETL paradigm in your business.

OLAP App Dev With ADO MD.NET: An API Smorgasbord

Discover an array of OLAP APIs for developing top-notch dedicated OLAP applications.

Webcontrol Development Enhancements in ASP.NET 2.0

This keynote from VSLive! Orlando focuses on best-of-breed solutions and reveals the direction of Visual Studio''s next release.

VSLive! FL 2007: Reporting Innovations in SQL Server and Visual Studio 2005

Check out the new reporting tools in SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.

5 Management Essentials

This session shows team leads and team members how Visual Studio 2005 Team System helps estimate time and costs; plan and schedule the effort; and track, report, and correct as the project runs.

Best Practices for Testing and Debugging Managed Code

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers features a built-in Unit Testing system that lets you define unit tests before you start programming and rerun your tests whenever you wish.

Use VSTS for Advanced Testing

Get an overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers and its Unit Testing Framework, Test Case Management, and Advanced Load Testing tools.