Smart client application development best practices

  • July 23, 2008 23 Jul'08

    As some target upstart Silverlight, WinForms and ASP.NET remain strong

    The rush of interest in Microsoft's Silverlight rich interactive client should not obscure the fact that WinForms and ASP.NET are established and preferred by many developers. Several component makers discuss the many-headed means of Microsoft UI ...

  • December 06, 2007 06 Dec'07

    Volta aims to ease multi-tier client application development

    Microsoft Live Labs has released a toolkit for developing multi-tier applications targeted to Web browsers or to the CLR.

  • September 29, 2007 29 Sep'07

    Composite App Block steers front-end dev

    The Composite UI Application Block (CAB) is a set of Microsoft best practices and code samples useful for front-end design and integration portals. In effect, it provides a framework for dealing with development on the presentation layer.

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07 download home page

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  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    What Windows Vista means for .NET developers

    From the Office 2007 Ribbon to Visual Basic 6 support and a Registry "Jedi mind trick," Microsoft says there is a lot for developers to like about the new Windows Vista.

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    Podcast: .NET Development and Windows Vista

    In this podcast, two MSDN developer evangelists discuss how Windows Vista lets developers focus less on "plumbing" code and more on building a better user experience.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Microsoft's Vista experience offers developers a lesson

    On the eve of Vista's formal unveiling, a former Microsoft developer blogs about his year spent working on the shutdown menu and only the shutdown menu. The lesson -- the more layers of complexity in a project, the longer it takes and the worse it ...

  • 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 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    VSLive: Getting the most out of smart client apps

    Performance is everything, and though there is no silver bullet for making an application go faster, there are many best practices for improving performance.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Bloggers react to Visual Studio 2005, Vista news

    News that Windows Vista will only support Visual Studio 2005, and even then with a few known issues, has not gone over well with developers in the blogosphere.

  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    Visual Studio vs. Vista: What's going on here?

    When Microsoft released the long-awaited VS 2005 Service Pack 1, it revealed that Vista won't support older versions of Visual Studio and will even have issues with VS 2005. In other words, MS erred badly, Mike Gunderloy writes.

  • July 11, 2006 11 Jul'06

    At partner show, Microsoft channels rich client to IT shops

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer told attendees of the Worldwide Partner Conference to bet on a host of new technologies, such as .NET 3.0 and Windows Live, which will add up to a very rich client. Will IT shops buy what's barreling through this channel?

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06 podcast: Thoughts on Ray Ozzie's keynote

    Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie used Sunday's Tech Ed keynote to dub Internet services the tech industry's next big disruption. Site editor Jack Vaughan offers his take in this podcast.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    Tech Ed keynote: Ozzie touts software as service

    At TechEd Ozzie said he foresees a new era of "services disruption" as consumers and businesses use Web-borne applications to perform common tasks. According to Ozzie, "the services disruption will have significant impact on corporate IT and the way...

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Licensed enterprises will see Vista in November

    Microsoft customers with Enterprise agreements will get Vista bits in November. Everyone else will have to wait until January.