Tech Ed 2006 came to Boston, and SearchVB.com was there in full force. Our coverage begins with news of a Visual Studio Team System addition that is sure to get attention at the show. We'll be at Sunday night's keynote, featuring Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie and senior VP Bob Muglia, and at various briefings and breakout sessions as the week progresses. We also bring you the latest product news from the expo floor.
|News from Tech Ed 2006|
Craig McMurtry, co-author of Windows Communication Foundation Hands-on! -- one of the first books to tackle Windows Communication Foundation and one of the most popular titles at Tech Ed -- discusses what distinguishes WCF from Microsoft's previous distributed system tools.
Podcast: Craig McMurtry on WCF 101
Microsoft says migrating a Web application from ASP.NET 1.x to 2.0 can be done in as little as half an hour. This tip outlines the five-step migration process.
This three-part series looks at Tech Ed sessions devoted to VB 6, VB 2005 and VB 9.
Part 1: Can VB 6 and VB.NET forms coexist?
Part 2: Tips and time-savers for VB 2005 application development
Part 3: Visual Basic's future: LINQ, Orcas and, yes, VB 6
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.
Podcast: At Tech Ed, .NET 3.0 makes an appearance
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 immediately, while Gates will step down in July 2008.
Mike Gunderloy's thoughts on the transition
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.
A new edition of the Visual Studio Team System aimed at database developers and administrators publicly debuted at Tech Ed. One database developer said the announcement made his day.
Visual Studio Team System adds database personality
Software applications can evolve through refactoring and design patterns. In his presentation on Day Two of Tech Ed, James Newkirk talks about what is needed for successful pattern implementation. (TheServerSide.NET)
At Tech Ed, Ray Ozzie said he foresees a new era of "services disruption" as consumers and businesses use Web-borne applications to perform common tasks.
Podcast: Reaction to the Tech Ed 2006 keynote
IT managers bullish about software services
|Product announcements at Tech Ed 2006|
Given that Tech Ed attracts 10,000 delegates, it's no wonder that third-party vendors announce new and updated products. Here we summarize the most important new releases for the .NET developer.
|Tech Ed 2006 resources|
There's a lot to learn at Tech Ed. However, if attendees are unfamiliar with the latest buzzwords, acronyms and best practices, then they risk of missing out on a lot of important information. These resources from SearchVB.com will catch you up to speed on the latest Microsoft technology for .NET developers and how to work with it.
|Learning Guide||Special Report|
|Ajax||Smart client development|
|ASP.NET 2.0||VB 6-ro-VB.NET Migration|
|Visual Studio Tools for Office|
|Visual Studio 2005 Team System|
|Windows Presentation Foundation|
|Windows Communication Foundation|