NET Framework 30 design and architecture tools

  • August 04, 2009 04 Aug'09

    Microsoft launches Silverlight 3 and Expression 3

    Microsoft launched Version 3 of both Microsoft Expression and Silverlight, becoming core parts of ongoing Web content creation strategy for both developers and designers.

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Microsoft takes on Adobe with Silverlight 3

    Microsoft continues to enhance Silverlight as it looks to compete with Adobe Flex's scope and depth. The Rich Internet Application (RIA) software is expected in Microsoft-centric organizations wishing to leverage .NET platform skills.

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    WPF application speeds development, back-end integration

    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...

  • January 30, 2008 30 Jan'08

    ILOG Rules for .NET integrates with Office 2007, .NET 3.0

    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.

  • November 19, 2007 19 Nov'07

    Microsoft developers balancing age-old issues, barrage of new technology

    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.

  • October 05, 2007 05 Oct'07

    Introduction to the Web Service Software Factory

    The Web Service Software Factory combines frameworks, tools, wizards, DSLs, patterns and guidance, all based on known best practices for building Web services applications.

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    Windows Developments: Product news, June 2007

    This month's featured .NET development products include several WPF, Ajax and Silverlight-ready components, a SWF-to-XAML converter and a handful of lifecycle management tools.

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    Windows CardSpace standards, user controls sway online banker

    Windows CardSpace supports the open WS-* protocols and lets end users determine what data they send to a site. That had online banker Corillian jumping at the chance to use CardSpace.

  • February 19, 2007 19 Feb'07

    Using WPF to give .NET applications that missing something

    Microsoft's "Ready for a New Day" Vista launch tour is showing developers how to use .NET 3.0 and Visual Studio 2005 to mimic the operating system's new user experience.

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    Enterprise Library 3.0 released as CTP

    UPDATED -- Microsoft has released a preview version of Enterprise Library 3.0, a collection of application blocks that can be used for enterprise development. An expert C# blogger has also released a tutorial on using the library's Validation ...

  • December 05, 2006 05 Dec'06

    Microsoft's WCF helps Dollar Thrifty at the rental counter

    The car rental company is rearchitecting a legacy application in .NET using Windows Communication Foundation without changing its code base.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    .NET 3.0, Ajax, Office dev tools near completion

    Vista, formerly known as the Longhorn client, is ready for its close-up. That means the NET Framework 3.0 is available, as is the tool for developing Office 2007 apps using Visual Studio 2005. And even as Microsoft updates its flagship desktop ...

  • November 03, 2006 03 Nov'06 Podcast: Events highlight .NET 3.0, Ajax and Visual Studio

    This podcast highlights the development lessons learned at three recent conferences -- the .NET 3.0 Roadshow, the Ajax Experience and VSLive.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Case study: Microsoft WPF connects researchers to their 3D world

    The Scripps Research Institute's new collaboration application utilizes prerelease versions of Microsoft Vista, Windows Presentation Foundation, and SharePoint Server 2007.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    .NET 3.0 Roadshow: An introduction to Windows CardSpace

    At Dr. Dobbs' .NET 3.0 Roadshow, Michele Leroux Bustamante offered a look inside Microsoft's new identity metasystem, in which users create "cards" containing personal information. It promises better security that the username and password method of...