SearchVB.com presents: 2005 in review

From the top stories of 2005 to the oddest, SearchVB.com was there to cover it. Here we present our year in review.

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For the .NET developer, there was a lot to see this year. Visual Studio 2005 made it to public release, and along with it came hundreds of commercial, freeware and open-source add-ins to make VS even better. Collaboration guru Ray Ozzie came to Microsoft and make a quick splash, lighting a fire under the company in a memo that many compared to Bill Gates' "Internet tidal wave" letter of 1995. Ajax emerged as the next killer app for Web development, but the long-term prognosis remains unclear.

Here you'll find SearchVB.com's index for our coverage of the year that was. We review our 10 most popular stories, summarize the year's biggest headlines and offer a look at some of the top product releases. We also look back rather fondly at our favorite Missing Links. Enjoy!

  • Now at MS, Ray Ozzie becomes central figure again in software (SearchVB.com)
    The Notes creator jumped to Microsoft in March and has been making news ever since.

  • SearchVB.com .NET Developments 2005 (SearchVB.com)
    Here we present a review of select .NET product releases from the past 12 months. Our review features an introduction, information about more than two dozen tools and commentary from SearchVB.com Site Experts.

  • Ajax makes news; can it make the grade? (SearchVB.com)
    For developers, 2005 was the year of Ajax. The technology is certainly cool, but it does not come without baggage, so weigh your Web app development options carefully in 2006.

  • Top 10 stories of 2005 (SearchVB.com)
    With apologies to David Letterman, we present our 10 most popular stories from 2005. As you will see, there was a lot on your minds over the last 12 months – Visual Studio 2005, Visual Basic 2005, Avalon, ASP.NET and, of course, the future of .NET development.

  • The best of the Missing Links (SearchVB.com)
    From robot lobsters and brain downloads to scientific cow-tipping and a rat on the run, SearchVB.com takes a look back at some of the stories that made us chuckle in 2005. The stories, which appear at the end of our e-mail newsletters, comprise the odd, the techie, the strange and the mundane.

  • 2005's IT winners and losers (SearchCRM.com)
    There were plenty of candidates in both categories this year, but we've painstakingly separated the best from the worst.

  • The rise of the virtual machines (SearchDataCenter.com)
    It's the new mantra for data center managers: virtualization. And while there's plenty of confusion over just how all the new offerings will come together, most IT pros will have some form of the technology in 2006.

  • 2006 outlook: Open source, offshoring, Web 2.0 (SearchSAP.com)
    Former TechTarget editor-in-chief Paul Gillin predicts the top 10 technology trends for 2006, including open source, Web 2.0, blogging, offshoring and convergence.
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