In-Depth Features


Putting Productivity Back in VB

Go behind Visual Basic 2005's productivity enhancements such as generics, data binding, My Classes, edit-and-continue, and more.

Modeling a New Version of VS

Read Part 2 of this exclusive interview with Microsoft's S. "Soma" Somasegar on the launch of Visual Studio 2005.

Video From Windows Tools Launch

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What's New With Visual Studio 2005

S. ''Soma'' Somasegar, corporate VP of Microsoft''s Developer Division, talks about the different skews available to Visual Studio 2005 developers. Read Part 1 of this interview.

Ballmer: New VS, SQL, BizTalk 'Ready'

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hosts rocking launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006.

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.

How Indigo Will Impact Developers

Learn what WCF is, why Microsoft is working on it, how it will impact developers, and where it fits into the bigger picture of Microsoft technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Write High-Performance Stored Procedures

Bill Vaughn''s session focuses on some best practices to help you optimize performance when working with stored procedures.

Take Charge of Your Own Security

Microsoft has improved security for its overall platform in several key areas, but holes remain, most notably in its developer tools.

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