In-Depth Features


New VS 2005 Features Showcased at VSLive!

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.

Smart Data Clients 2.0

Walt Ritscher takes you on a tour of the new drag-and-drop data-binding features in Visual Studio, the new and enhanced data controls, and the changes in SQLClient.

Visualize Code With the VSTS Class Designer

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.

What''s New in ADO.NET 2.0

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.

Advanced VSTO Programming and Deployment

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.

Add Pizzazz to Your Web Pages With GDI+

This session reveals the essential pieces of the .NET graphics libraries that allow you to create charts from your data dynamically.

Delve Into Visual Studio Team System

Visual Studio Team System provides a wealth of tools in one place. Explore all aspects of this integrated suite of tools.

Programming Windows Communication Foundation

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.

Connect to SQL Server Instances

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.

Simplifying Service-Oriented Apps

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.

Diagnostics and Health Monitoring in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0 has more extensive support for diagnostics and health monitoring than any Web development environment to date.

Ajax-Style Development With ASP.NET 2.0

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.

Editors Choice Awards Inspire and Innovate

VSM's 2005 Editors Choice awards, Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, are innovative products that are likely to have a significant impact on the everyday lives of developers.

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.

MS Advances in Collaboration, Content Management

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.

Primary Reasons to Upgrade to Windows Vista

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.

Develop a Security Plan Now

The best place to start the secure enterprise is with a comprehensive security plan that works as you do.

Why Package Structure Analysis Is Important

A good modular structure is essential when building and maintaining applications. Peter Varhol covers why package structure analysis is important and what types of things you should look for.

Audit for SharePoint

Learn to track changes in your SharePoint team sites and document libraries.

5 Best Practices for Portal Apps

Learn some tips for building and deploying rich, flexible, and personalized applications quickly and efficiently through a portal.