Discover the new extensions that Microsoft has added to ADO.NET 2.0. You''ll benefit from better performance, a provider-independent programming model, and other new features.
- By Jennifer Perret
Visual Studio Team System's Class Designer allows you to reverse-engineer and visualize existing code in order to better understand it. It ensures that your object model and documentation remain accurate and helpful throughout your app's cycle.
- By David Nelson and Jeff Levinson
This session reveals the essential pieces of the .NET graphics libraries that allow you to create charts from your data dynamically.
- By Walt Ritscher
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.
- By BJ Holtgrewe
Visual Studio 2005 will increase developer productivity with a 50 to 75 percent code reduction, said BJ Holtgrewe in the opening keynote at VSLive! Orlando this week.
- By Roger Jennings
Bill Vaughn''s session focuses on some best practices to help you optimize performance when working with stored procedures.
Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.
- By Peter Varhol
Visual Studio 2005 Team System was designed to provide a collaborative environment to help teams communicate and work productively.
SQL Live! speaker Bill Vaughn guides you through the maze of issues you''ll face as you connect to, manage, and monitor SQL Server instances.
In this session, you''ll learn how the WCF architecture was designed, how it works, and most importantly--how you can leverage it to build service-oriented systems.
- By Payam Shodjai
Windows Communication Foundation can coexist with, communicate with, or even replace existing Windows communications APIs and technologies, said Microsoft''s Richard Turner in his VSLive! Orlando keynote on Wednesday.
- By Jeff Hadfield
Here's the list of the best software products as chosen by Visual Studio Magazine readers. These highly coveted awards were issued in Las Vegas at FTP's VSLive! conference.
Ken Getz''s Smart Client Live! session demonstrates several techniques you can use when building Windows applications.
.NET 2.0 is chock full of new features that advanced developers can exploit. Richard Hale Shaw''s session explores custom iterators, trace listeners, debugger visualizers, and more.
- By Richard Hale Shaw
T-SQL isn't dead yet. See how the new enhancements in T-SQL can make you more efficient.
- By Stephen Forte
Peter O'Kelly summarizes the daunting amount of Windows Vista information presented at PDC 2005 last week. Find out what''s changing between Longhorn and Vista, what aspects of Vista are being ported and more.
- By Peter O'Kelly
Microsoft is poised to make major strides in its collaboration portfolio with SharePoint V3, Office 12, and other offerings. Here''s a review and analysis of the collaboration-related updates from PDC 2005.
- By Peter O'Kelly
The best place to start the secure enterprise is with a comprehensive security plan that works as you do.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
Learn some tips for building and deploying rich, flexible, and personalized applications quickly and efficiently through a portal.
- By Joseph Stanko
Visual Studio''s future is one of the key topics being covered at PDC 2005 this week. Expect to see improvements in C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Indigo support, and data handling. Plus, get hints about Hawaii.
- By Peter Varhol