Enabling ALM

Microsoft made application lifecycle management a key component of Visual Studio 2010. Find out how to take advantage of the improved tooling.


Visual Studio 2010: Enabling ALM

Visual Studio 2010 seriously raised the bar for application lifecycle management. From test and debug to team-based collaboration and project management, here's an in-depth look at the improved tooling.

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Calling WCF Services in Silverlight 4

We explore the WCF service boundary after upgrading sample applications to Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4.


.NET: Fated to Succeed

I remember a time, not that many years ago, when I doubted Microsoft's bet-the-company strategy around .NET. For all its breadth, the impetus for the Microsoft .NET Framework wasn't breathtaking innovation.

Letters from Readers

A Matter of Documentation

Readers respond to our May 2010 review of Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, debating the quality of the company's product documentation.

Practical ASP.NET

Extending Client-Side Programming in ASP.NET 4

ASP.NET 4 adds a wealth of features for client-side developers, including new ways of instantiating controls, a new infrastructure for managing libraries and some minor but much-needed tweaks. And there's more.

Redmond Review

SharePoint Is the New Access

When searching for a "forms over data" applications contender, SharePoint just might be your best bet.


Microsoft's View: ALM for Everyone

ALM should be attainable and affordable -- that's why we've included Team Foundation Server 2010 with nearly every MSDN subscription purchased with Visual Studio 2010.

Product Reviews

Native .NET Local Storage with VistaDB

VistaDB is a database engine written entirely in .NET managed code. It's a great solution for distributed applications that need to store data locally.

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