• March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06 Podcast: VB 6, VB.NET and a 'feet' of development

    In our inaugural podcast, we analyze Microsoft's regard for VB developers, the costs and benefits of a migration to VB.NET and technology that makes you put your best foot forward.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Microsoft mends minor scripting problems in Monad

    The fixes apply to Microsoft's Monad scripting language for the beta 3.1 version. Monad is due to make its first appearance in Exchange 12 later this year.

  • February 25, 2006 25 Feb'06

    Visual Basic programming: Second class no more

    Visual Basic programming is not the realm of code bangers that don't really know what the computer is doing with their code -- and the MS patterns & practices folks get it.

  • February 23, 2006 23 Feb'06

    New Windows Vista and Longhorn code released

    Microsoft is looking for Vista and Longhorn feedback from enterprise shops as its next-generation client and server operating systems inch toward completion. Plus, new Vista migration tools are on board.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Visual Basic .NET migration costs more than expected, Gartner says

    Migrating from Visual Basic 6 to Visual Basic .NET could take six months and cost a company $43,000 per developer, according to Gartner Group research.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Microsoft unveils shared-source programs to bridge Office, Dynamics apps

    Four new shared-source programs from Microsoft link Office 2003 to back-end business management apps like Dynamics AX and CRM 3.0. It's the latest in a series of business application developments from the company.

  • February 14, 2006 14 Feb'06

    Ajax programming: The what, how and when

    The Ajax programming tool market remains plentiful. Before jumping on the bandwagon, make sure the technology is right for your application and your users, a recent Burton Group report concludes.

  • February 11, 2006 11 Feb'06

    Motto with Visual Studio, Atlas and MSBee: Ship early, ship often

    Software releases are no longer something that happen at a single point in time. For major products, it is now an ongoing continuous process. This brings new challenges, writes Mike Gunderloy.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    Eric Pascarello dissects Ajax security vulnerabilities

    Eric Pascarello is the co-author of "Ajax in Action" (Manning Publications, October 2005, and the author of "JavaScript: Your Visual Blueprint for Building Dynamic Web Pages", 2nd Edition (Wiley, October 2004). Pascarello is a 2002 Graduate of Penn ...

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    Microsoft releases Expression interface designer CTP

    The CTP of the Expression product line is Microsoft's latest venture into merging Web page design and development.

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    VMware freebie may bring virtual servers to the masses

    Competition among vendors who sell virtualization software is starting to bring some real benefits to users. Example: VMware will give away an entry-level version of its virtualization server software.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06's VSLive 2006 page

    This year's VSLive show offered plenty of tips for getting the most from Visual Studio 2005. Read's coverage of the event here.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    VS2003, VS2005 Service Pack release dates set

    A Service Pack for Visual Studio 2003 will come sometime in March, while the VS2005 SP is slated for the second half of 2006, developers learned at VSLive.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    Ajax alert raises security, scalability issues

    XML security vendor Forum Systems wants to get developers thinking about potential vulnerabilities and performance hits with Ajax-style applications.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    Vista security will drive adoption, Allchin says

    Will Vista's security features be enough to make IT managers speed up their migration cycle? It might, but it also might make them test the software for that much longer.