- November 23, 2010
Pervasive Data, announced that it now has direct connectivity to OData. Pervasive now allows customers to create automated data flows that connect to OData.
- November 02, 2010
Windows Azure as platform for applications gained attention at Microsoft’s PDC in Redmond, Wash. Platform as a Service [PaaS] is where the future of the cloud computing resides, said Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools Business for Microsoft.
- October 19, 2010
Microsoft announces Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie's plans to step down after five years. At the company, he pushed the Azure cloud effort.
- June 02, 2010
Microsoft development experts say Visual Basic and C# have become nearly identical in function as the .NET Framework has matured. Choosing whether to use VB.NET or C# is more or less a matter of which syntax style you prefer. Despite the ...
- May 20, 2010
When learning Visual Studio 2010, how do you decide on WPF or Silverlight? When will you have to move from visual editors to actual code, and what challenges might you face with ASP.NET MVC? In this Q&A, author and Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo tackles ...
- May 10, 2010
Brian Goldfarb is director of Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. In a recent email interview, he talked about Microsoft's evolving strategy on open source and contributions the company has made to the open source community.
- April 20, 2010
What's changed in Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 and why are those changes important to Visual Studio 2010? Also, what's the significance of part of Visual Studio 2010 being built on Windows Presentation Foundation? Microsoft MVP Steven ...
- March 30, 2010
Many developers have voiced frustration with Microsoft Windows Azure's compute costs, which charges them regardless of CPU usage. The pricing structure seems more reasonable to enterprises, who stand to reduce administrative and infrastructural ...
- March 29, 2010
The moat around the .NET programming community has long been difficult to cross from either direction. Developers from both sides see IronRuby, an open source implementation of Ruby for the .NET platform, as a possible crossing point.
- March 24, 2010
DynaTrace has unveiled the next major version of its flagship application performance measurement (APM) tool, which includes FastPacks that simplify the process of monitoring Microsoft applications.
- January 12, 2010
When Advanced Telemetry, an energy consumption monitoring and management provider, realized they could not accommodate their rapid growth with on-site infrastructure, they looked at cloud computing options to expand their computing resources.
- December 09, 2009
Software veteran Andrew Brust deals out new insights into the present scene and futurescape of Microsoft Azure, Silverlight and cloud computing. In particular, Brust -- chief of new technology at twentysix New York -- analyzes where Azure is now, ...
- November 25, 2009
Microsoft is released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Find out key features of Microsoft's next-generation development environment, and learn key features of the Framework, Visual Basic, and C#.
- November 13, 2009
One of the features of Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to test Web applications using Web Tests. Web Tests allow you to record a user's path through a running Web application and turn these actions into an automated test that Visual Studio can ...
- November 13, 2009
Windows Azure Storage a fast, scalable, and reliable storage solution for your Windows Azure applications. With the Windows Azure SDK, you get a version of Azure's cloud server and cloud storage that run on your desktop – DevFabric.exe and ...
- October 06, 2009
Microsoft announced a handful of free tools and technologies that developers can take advantage of to simplify creating professional Web sites.
- September 16, 2009
Novell announced the availability of MonoTouch 1.0, a software-developer kit (SDK) that enables developers to create iPhone- and iPod Touch-based apps that leverage the Mono versions of .NET.
- September 02, 2009
This is a four-part series from contributor Patrick Meader for developers to get started with Microsoft Azure.
- August 26, 2009
Embarcadero Technologies announced a new version of its RAD Studio, called RAD Studio 2010, featuring updated versions of Delphi, C++ Builder, and Delphi Prism and comes in three SKUs: Professional, Enterprise, and Architect.
- August 10, 2009
Find out the common issues you might face in the wake of a new version of Windows and get the official Microsoft sites for tackling these issues in Windows 7.
- May 14, 2009
Businesses are less likely to invest in brand-new projects, so Microsoft's message at this year's TechEd is for developers to use their existing resources to their fullest.
- May 06, 2009
Microsoft's new ad campaign, "WebSphere Loves Windows," compares an IBM Power6 server running AIX to an HP blade running Windows. According to Microsoft, the Windows box isn't just cheaper; it has better performance, too.
- March 03, 2009
The January 2009 release is giving developers a better idea of how Oslo's tools and languages will look, but its relationship to Windows and the .NET framework is still up in the air.
- February 06, 2009
The company is also offering discounts on VSTS. Best of all, the upgrade prices apply even if you're currently using a free IDE like Visual Studio Express or IBM's Eclipse.
- January 07, 2009
Ajax components and Silverlight components aren't just different in their underlying technologies, according to UI components vendor Infragistics. Users also expect a different look and feel depending on which technology they're using.
- December 03, 2008
Third-party application frameworks have been popular in the Java world for years, but several projects are now trying to bring those tools to .NET. Frameworks like Spring for .NET are introducing developers to concepts like aspect-oriented ...
- November 19, 2008
BizSpark gives new ISVs free development tools, including full versions of Visual Studio and an MSDN Premium subscription.. The company hopes the program will encourage startups to develop for Windows without having to worry about up-front costs.
- October 28, 2008
A pair of keynotes on day 2 of PDC gave developers a glimpse of Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010, and then showed them how to build a basic application for Windows Azure, the cloud computing platform that took center stage at the conference ...
- October 13, 2008
A WPF application can give you the best of a .NET back end and a browser-based front end. When a Xerox design lead had trouble finding a Flash programmer who could also work with the company's .NET back end, he tried replacing the Flash component of...
- October 08, 2008
Web Services remain the primary tool for developers interested in integrating the functionality of .NET and Java applications. Sometimes speed is not a particular issue. But some developers face a much tougher challenge when looking to optimize ...
- September 22, 2008
Cloud computing platforms allow developers to write applications with scalability built into the underlying infrastructure. But not all is the same in the Cloud.
- September 18, 2008
Distributing caching technology is starting to gain head of stream in the industry with numerous software companies -- some old, some new -- vying for a larger piece of the market.
- September 03, 2008
In the relational world, a database is normalized and data is spread across many different levels. At the object layer, developers have to deal with the data as if it was still in tables. A user tells us that LINQ, a key ingredient of Visual Studio ...
- August 12, 2008
Microsoft Silverlight deployments are likely to get a major leg-up this month as the rich Internet application (RIA) framework of choice for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. NBC has chosen Silverlight as the media player to drive what is anticipated to be...
- July 15, 2008
ASP.NET Ajax component makers discuss the roles of AJAX and open-source software in a virtual roundtable.
- June 25, 2008
Experts and pundits, friendly and otherwise, take a reckoning on Bill Gates and his legacy. His long-awaited retirement from day-do-day Microsoft chores is nigh.
- June 17, 2008
Infragistics unveiled chart and gauge components for Microsoft Silverlight beta 2. The company also released Web Slider and Web Hierarchical Data Source controls for ASP.NET AJAX. The 2.0 version of Silverlight is much more usable for developers, ...
- June 03, 2008
Microsoft will incorporate UML as part of its effort to create its Oslo unified modeling environment for SOA, Chairman Bill Gates told attendees at TechEd 2008 for Developers in Orlando, Fla. The comments came as part of a wide-ranging presentation ...
- May 17, 2008
With the AJAX tool market flourishing, SearchWinDevelopment.com enlisted the help of thought leaders in the ecosystem of Microsoft-related Ajax component providers to participate in a virtual roundtable.
- April 16, 2008
Interop house Mainsoft announced Mainsoft for Java EE Version 2.2, an interoperability toolkit that translates .NET code into Java applications. It enables a development team to write applications using C# and VB.NET and translate these to run on a ...
- March 19, 2008
Coming from Microsoft Labs and still in its early gestation, Volta is a methodology allowing developers to create apps without regard to eventual deployment, and to declaratively partition Web application elements across tiers.
- March 12, 2008
IDesign's Michele Bustamante told an SD West audience that scalability and throughput issues for Windows Communication Foundation can be addressed if proper consideration is given to channel overhead, the number of service hops, the hosting model, ...
- March 03, 2008
Internet ad agency Spot Runner cites strong incentives to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008. Improvements in Team Foundation Server are among the benefits seen in the new version of the Microsoft tool suite.
- February 20, 2008
The big unit testing trend in the .NET space this year seems to be the rollout of unit test software on Visual Studio 2008 workstations. But NUnit, recently released as NUnit 2.4.6, remains a challenging presence, and the open-source mbUnit ...
- February 13, 2008
Bill Gates' keynote address at the Office System Developers Conference focused on more than just Office. He also spoke about software plus services and the future of computing.
- February 04, 2008
Microsoft's bid to buy Yahoo has sparked a whirlwind of analysis, rumor and debate. Here we offer a look at what has developed and try to tell you what it all means.
- January 30, 2008
By tying into Microsoft Office 2007 and the .NET Framework 3.0, ILOG Rules for .NET aims to ease the process of crafting and deploying business rules.
- January 08, 2008
The company has recently updated its three Visual Studio plug-ins. Together, they cover testing, code metrics, string searches and spell check.
- January 08, 2008
Rhino Mocks, an open-source mock object framework for .NET, has recently added support for calling void methods using Expect.Call, remote proxies and a PublicFieldConstraint.
- December 17, 2007
EntitySpaces provides a persistence layer and business objects for applications that target .NET 2.0 or above. A recent build adds a Join syntax to numerous components.
- December 17, 2007
This month's featured .NET development products include rich-text editors for Web development, an update to TeamCity and a server for bringing ASP.NET to WinCE apps.
- December 17, 2007
OpenNETCF Consulting's Padarn is an ASP.NET Web server that runs under Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0. It is installed as a managed assembly.
- December 17, 2007
The company's Web.UI for ASP.NET now includes a component editor and an Ajax-enabled spell checker tool.
- December 17, 2007
TulaSoft's SQL Examiner Suite 2008 offers two synchronization products for database developers and managers. One targets schema; the other, data sets.
- November 28, 2007
The latest version of the .NET Compact Framework emphasizes unit testing, distributed applications and better mobile device emulation.
- November 21, 2007
Nintex Workflow 2007 provides a graphical Web-based interface for building workflow processes that are compatible with SharePoint 2007.
- November 21, 2007
Akal Tech's Quick Objects is an object-relational mapping toolset that provides a flexible API for accessing relational data and developing n-tier .NET Framework applications.
- November 21, 2007
Marshall Software's WSC4VB enables Internet and serial communications for Windows applications written in Visual Basic, VBA or VB .NET.
- November 19, 2007
Microsoft announced today that VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released to manufacturing. They are available for download now.
- November 19, 2007
A survey of more than 625 .NET developers and architects shows that they continue to grapple with age-old challenges while simultaneously easing into new tools and technologies.
- November 12, 2007
Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Summit highlighted the best strategies for architecting .NET applications. This report focuses on the summit's day devoted to applications.
- November 05, 2007
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.
- October 30, 2007
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 28, 2007
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
Ajax programmers learned how to combat five common Ajax security challenges at ReMIX07 Boston. Additional security best practices emerged as well.
- October 22, 2007
Popfly, Microsoft's Silverlight-powered tool for building Web mash-ups and Windows Vista gadgets, is now available as a public beta.
- October 15, 2007
VBeeJava is a platform translation tool for moving code from Visual Basic .NET 2003 to Java.
- October 15, 2007
The company has added Vista UI elements to NetAdvantage for Windows Forms and a PDF and XPS export engine to NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.
- October 12, 2007
Visual Basic 10 remains in a speculative thinking phase, Paul Vick of Microsoft reports in his blog. Vick plans to share the team's thoughts on VB 10 in the next few months. But that doesn't mean there is a shortage of ideas about what VB 10 should ...
- October 08, 2007
Silverlight is more than just streaming video over the Web, Microsoft said at ReMIX07. It also provides a framework for software as a service.
- October 04, 2007
With the upcoming release of .NET 3.5 and VS 2008, Microsoft will reveal the source code for the .NET Framework Libraries. Licensing terms, however, do not allow changes or redistribution of the .NET Framework source code.
- September 19, 2007
The Ruby dynamic language took the Web development community by storm. Efforts are now under way to make the Ruby environment more accessible to .NET programmers.
- September 14, 2007
Developers increasingly use virtual machines (VMs) to assist designing, developing, testing and demonstrating programs. Microsoft joined the chase with its VM for Vista, but it is playing catch-up to first-mover VMWare.
- September 13, 2007
Agile and Scrum development methodology practitioners are no longer considered renegades. At the same time, Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System is beginning to support Scrum practices.
- September 11, 2007
Mindscape's LightSpeed is an ORM framework for .NET apps that emphasizes domain-driven design and provides a consistent set of conventions for buildings those domains.
- September 08, 2007
A TSS.NET reader asks for information regarding rule and workflow engines meant for dotnet. He writes: "Please give me your critical comments on performance degradation issues arising out of usage of workflow and rule engine vis a vis increase in ...
- September 04, 2007
I've assemblied a collection of 10 Windows Vista sidebar gadgets that are geared especially toward developers. Keep these handy gadgets at your fingertips to convert code between Visual Basic and C#, search MSDN for developer content, and much more....
- August 21, 2007
Among the numerous areas of cooperation recently announced by Microsoft and Cisco is an XML-based Service Modeling Language that strives for interoperability.
- August 09, 2007
VMProtect provides code obfuscation for 32- and 64-bit file formats such as .exe, .dll and .sys. Native Visual Basic is one of its five supported compilers.
- August 09, 2007
Infragistics' presentation layer development suite has added tools for developing dashboard controls and for improving a Web site's search engine optimization.
- August 01, 2007
Developers got a look at Silverlight at The Ajax Experience. They also saw how it compares to, and contrasts with, Ajax as a Rich Internet Application development framework.
- July 25, 2007
The second beta of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 is here. It includes a Go-Live license and a Silverlight 1.0 add-in.
- July 19, 2007
We've recently updated our download offerings for file manipulation.
- July 12, 2007
With Silverlight on the minds of many developers, Scott Guthrie offered a tutorial of Microsoft's Rich Internet Application technology at Tech Ed 2007.
- July 09, 2007
Windows is losing ground as a platform for application development, according to an Evans Data study. It's not time to write a Microsoft obituary, but the company does need a plan.
- July 05, 2007
SQL Populator 1.0, from Software Development Innovations, lets developers turn the content of SQL Server database tables into valid SQL script.
- July 03, 2007
Building on the success of the "How Do I" video series for ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX, Microsoft has released video tutorials for nine more topics of interest to .NET developers.
- July 02, 2007
Some Visual Studio add-ins are quite expensive. But every once in a while, a free add-in comes along that hits the spot. So I've gathered a sampling of the best open-source and no-cost add-ins that are worthy of a place on your tool belt. Once you ...
- June 18, 2007
With the .NET Micro Framework, Microsoft aims to make it easier to develop the applications that run on smart devices like watches, sensors and even household appliances.
- June 13, 2007
As Visual Basic 9 nears its release, Microsoft is making a concerted effort to introduce developers to its new features. The combination of LINQ, IntelliSense and XML programming is quite possibly enough to make the release of Visual Basic 9 bigger ...
- June 12, 2007
The company's NetAdvantage for WPF tool now supports Visual Studio 2008. In addition, plans were announced to support Web development frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight.
- June 07, 2007
Thanks to Silverlight, the AOL Social Mail Gadget squeezes multiple animations into a 130-pixel-wide gadget in the Windows Vista sidebar. Oh, and it was developed in four weeks.
- June 06, 2007
Windows Vista introduces numerous security measures, from BitLocker to CardSpace to the User Account Control. Here are five security tips .NET developers should keep in mind.
- June 05, 2007
Visual Studio Orcas has been renamed Visual Studio 2008 but remains slated for release at the end of this year, Microsoft said at Tech Ed. The company also announced a stripped-down version of the IDE called Visual Studio Shell, aimed at developers ...
- June 04, 2007
Microsoft spits out such a steady stream of little tools and utilities, they sometimes fall under the radar of all but the most vigilant developers. To make certain you haven't overlooked these helpful developer downloads; I've gathered 10 freebies ...
- May 31, 2007
Paul Vick has announced that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. The biggest news: it will be built atop the new DLR. News was to follow at the PDC, but since that conference has been postponed, Vick sayd "stay tuned, we ...
- May 29, 2007
Visual Basic 6 developers have to face the reality that they and their apps must move to the .NET Framework. In addition to streamlining this process, Microsoft thinks Visual Basic 9 offers a lot to help VB 6 diehards.
- May 14, 2007
This month's .NET development products include an XML content authoring app, a memory profiler, a set of Silverlight controls, and a mobile-to-back end connection that uses WCF.
- May 07, 2007
Using Silverlight for rich Internet application development is certainly appealing, but there are a few things .NET developers should know before getting started.
- April 25, 2007
Along with improvements in UI and client-side programming, Ajax brings security issues. Here three experts identify Ajax security shortcomings and how to address them.