• November 07, 2007 07 Nov'07

    Next Visual Studio Team System to target all SDLC roles

    The next Visual Studio Team System -- that is, beyond VS 2008 -- will place greater emphasis on all roles and responsibilities of the software development life cycle, the VSTS group indicated at DevConnections.

  • November 05, 2007 05 Nov'07

    It's official: Visual Studio 2008 launching this year

    Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November, Microsoft announced at the TechEd Developers conference. New licensing models are coming too.

  • November 02, 2007 02 Nov'07

    Podcast: An introduction to Microsoft Astoria

    Astoria, a Microsoft project geared toward Web APIs for data access, makes heavy use of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. This podcast offers a quick introduction to Astoria.

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    On managing a .NET Framework 1.x migration

    There are many compelling reasons to migrate projects from .NET 1.0 and 1.1 to a later version of the .NET Framework. A recent Burton Group report offers advice for developers considering such migrations.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    A quick glimpse at our reader survey results

    The recent reader survey shows that .NET developers and architects are interested in some new technologies but not necessarily in the .NET Framework 3.0 tools.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 on VPCs expiring Thursday

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PC images will expire November 1, 2007. Microsoft is encouraging anyone with projects saved on a VPC to back them up and save them elsewhere.

  • October 28, 2007 28 Oct'07

    Case Study: IdeaBlade DevForce object mapping

    A CTO employed IdeaBlade DevForce 3.0 ORM tools in a .NET 2.0 application using C# in order to achieve better abstraction in a software architecture.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Five common Ajax security challenges and how to address them

    Ajax programmers learned how to combat five common Ajax security challenges at ReMIX07 Boston. Additional security best practices emerged as well.

  • October 22, 2007 22 Oct'07

    Popfly, Microsoft's Web mashup and gadget tool, reaches beta

    Popfly, Microsoft's Silverlight-powered tool for building Web mash-ups and Windows Vista gadgets, is now available as a public beta.

  • October 19, 2007 19 Oct'07

    Silverlight 1.1 case study: Carbon Calculator

    One of the Web's first Silverlight 1.1 applications is a carbon calculator built for Conservation International. The app's developer told his tale at ReMIX07 Boston, sharing thoughts on what worked well -- like XAML, LINQ and designer-developer ...

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Control adds data trees to .NET Compact Framework apps

    Resco AdvancedTree .NET is a control that lets developers add data trees to mobile applications running the .NET Compact Framework.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    CodeGear RAD Studio now supports .NET 2.0

    The latest iteration of CodeGear RAD Studio supports ASP.NET 2.0 and ADO.NET 2.0. It also offers a model-driven development framework for .NET 2.0.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    NCover, now commercial, supports ASP.NET, 64-bit apps

    The open-source project has gone commercial and now supports ASP.NET apps running on IIS and 64-bit versions of Windows. Reporting options have expanded as well.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    Microsoft Project Astoria brings data services to Web API battle

    Using the Entity Framework, Microsoft's Astoria project provides a level of abstraction that allows developers to work with their own data models when creating applications using data downloaded from Web databases.

  • October 15, 2007 15 Oct'07

    DataDirect database drivers now support MySQL

    The company's ODBC and JDBC drivers now support MySQL Enterprise Server with 100% specification compliance.