• June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Tech Ed series: Visual Basic past, present and future

    This three-part series looks at Tech Ed sessions devoted to VB 6, VB 2005 and VB 9.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Stand up if you love VB!

    Site Editor Jack Vaughan reflects on his first encounter with Bill Gates -- at the 1991 event when Microsoft introduced Visual Basic -- and what Gates' departure means for VB.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Visual Basic's future: LINQ, Orcas and, yes, VB 6

    Microsoft is working both on its next version of VB, which promises better data query capabilities, and on ensuring that VB 6 apps will run in Vista.

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06's Tech Ed 2006 page

    From WinFX and Visual Studio Team System to the latest VS2005 tips, has Tech Ed covered. This page highlights what's happening at the conference and offers resources for working with Microsoft's latest technology.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06 podcast: Craig McMurtry on WCF 101

    Here we chat with Craig McMurtry, one of the authors of "WIndows Communication Foundation Hands-on!," about how to get started with this technology.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    Tech Ed offers insight into inner workings of WinFX

    Several Tech Ed 2006 sessions addressed .NET 3.0 and how its individual parts will apply to both existing and new applications. Here we look at connecting WCF to COM+, using workflow in ASP.NET 2.0 apps and binding data in WPF.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06

    Thoughts on a transition

    Say what you will about the role Bill Gates has had in the software industry. Mike Gunderloy admires his decision to step back and focus on a higher calling.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06

    Gates reduces role at Microsoft; Ozzie, Mundie move up

    Microsoft announced Thursday that Bill Gates will transition into a lesser role at the company to expand his charitable work. Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie are taking new titles.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06 podcast: At Tech Ed, .NET 3.0 makes an appearance

    Associate Editor Brian Eastwood offers a synopsis of consultant David Chappell's Tech Ed session on managing services, workflow and identity using .NET 3.0, formerly called WinFX.

  • June 14, 2006 14 Jun'06

    At Tech Ed: What VSTS brings to the development team

    The pressure to release an application can cause developers to skimp on testing. Features within Visual Studio Team System address this fault well, one Tech Ed expert said.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    At Tech Ed: Visual Studio Team System aims at DB crew

    A new edition of the Visual Studio Team System aimed at database developers and administrators publicly debuted at TechEd.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    VSTS meets unit testing, part 1: Unit testing basics

    In unit testing, developers test individual bits of code before assembling them into a finished application. While unit testing may be on the upswing, some experts suggest its use is narrower than some suspect. Visual Studio Team System from ...

  • 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...

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    Symphoniq app tester, manager helps Microsoft's social networking project

    When social networking site Wallop needed to see what its application could handle, it turned to Symphoniq, which attaches HTML to a browser and tracks how the app is performing.