November 2006 - Update CF Apps Automatically

Simplify the administration and updating of Compact Framework using this this Web service. Plus Visual Studio Team System tips, Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb on how AJAX affects developers, the latest .NET products and more.

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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.


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.

Desktop Developer

Enhance VSTS Development

Check out these tips to help simplify and enhance your development with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server.

Developer Product Briefs

Chart FX Extensions Pack, More

Learn what's new in the third-party community for Visual Studio and its related tools.

Editor's Note

Surf's Up for Microsoft's Next Software Wave

Microsoft announced milestones for several key technologies, including Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office System, the .NET Framework 3.0, Visual Studio Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0, RTM of VSTO 2007, and more.

Letters from Readers

Automating Refactoring

Juan Peña from Artinsoft responds to a recent article on refactoring with suggestions for how to achieve more automated refactoring, and a reader asserts that software engineering should be difficult.

First Looks

Studio Enterprise Doc Edition: Create and Document Sophisticated Applications

Studio Enterprise Doc Edition provides a comprehensive suite of tools that enable you to create apps and their documentation.

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