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Straighten Out Your Strings

Get better performance and productivity by relying on .NET's native string handling capabilities.

VSLive! SF 2007: Microsoft's Visual Studio Tools for Apps Debuts

Microsoft's Visual Tools for Apps (VSTA) is announced and its functionality demonstrated at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

VSLive! 2007: Microsoft Moves DBMS into the VS Developer Mainstream

Orcas will include exciting new tools and functionality for database management within VB and C# while maintaining continuity and connectivity with legacy DBMS.

Download Hotfix for Latest SQL Service Pack

Less than a month after shipping SP2 for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft issues a hotfix to prevent maintenance plan cleanup tasks from removing data before the specified cleanup interval.

VSLive! 2007: Maximize Performance with ASP.NET and Team System

Discover performance tricks in ASP.NET and VSTS Edition for Testers to make your Web site run more efficiently.

Altova Delivers on UML 2.1

Altova demonstrated a new version of its UModel 2007, which displays the full UML 2.1.1 compatibility, at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

Robots with Kick

Georgia Tech's Tucker Balch says Microsoft Robotics studio could revolutionize his field.

A Vista Divided Against Itself

Windows Vista might be Microsoft's most secure client operating environment to date, but that doesn''t mean it's completely unassailable.

Becoming a Vista-Certified App

Discover what it takes for an application to the Certified for Windows Vista or Works for Windows Vista logos.

Borland Ships Gauntlet Automatic Test Tool

Borland Software adds another piece to its life-cycle quality management tool offering with its shipment of Gauntlet automated build and test software.

Honesty in the Workplace

You can influence the honesty of those around you, or at least understand the causes that lead people to be less than truthful.

Profile: Enerjy Promotes Change in Software Development

To create quality code development teams must continually collect and analyze data on their processes for writing and building applications.

12 Microsoft Patches to Improve Security

Microsoft Security Response Center plans to publish twelve security bulletins that will address at least four

Drilldown on WSE 3.0

Take advantage of WSE 3.0 to set up Web service authentication with a username and password using only one server certificate.

Running Effective Meetings

Business meetings do not have to be the most despised activity in your work day.

See SPOT Develop Apps

Microsoft''s .NET Micro Framework Software Developers Kit (SDK) integrates with Visual Studio 2005, enabling SPOT devices developers to work in C# in a managed code environment.

Microsoft Ships CTP of WPF/E

Display and play back rich media, 3D and vector graphics, animation, audio, and video with Microsoft''s February CTP of Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere.

Taking a Look at CodeGear Turbo Delphi 2006

Turbo Delphi is not the ideal tool for most programmers, but it still gets the job done for many applications.

Architect of the SOA Stack

Oracle's chief middleware architect opens up about Service-Oriented Architecture.

Implement Custom Generic Collections

Take advantage of custom generic collections to manipulate data more easily in real-world applications.

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