In-Depth Features


Unshackled: Wireless Administration

Admin tasks don’t end the moment IT pros step out of the office. These devices and software solutions can keep servers shining, no matter where you are.

Bind Data to WinForms Controls

Display data programmatically with only a few lines of code, using the databinding features built into the .NET Framework's WinForms controls.

Monitor Your Systems Easily

Use free tools from Microsoft to monitor your systems and make sure they are running properly

WinFS: The Longhorn Data Layer

WinFS offers new ways to interact with data that redefine how the operations system offers up data. Check out what's new with a snapshot of its current architecture model.

Longhorn's Architecture

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.

Books: .NET Impacts Existing Patterns

.NET Patterns by Christian Thilmany shows you how the .NET Framework impacts existing patterns, which are recurring solutions to software design problems. The author covers patterns in detail, focusing on exception handling and logging the most.

Build a Longhorn App

Longhorn includes significant changes that will affect developers, from how it handles graphics to how it stores data. Learn how to create a simple Longhorn app.

Avalon: The Longhorn Presentation Layer

Avalon is a core part of Microsoft's presentation layer for its next major version of Windows, code-named Longhorn. Drill down on what it contains in this architecture model.

Serialize Arrays and ArrayLists to XML

The XmlSerializer class provides a great way to convert objects to XML and back. However, it can be difficult to serialize collections such as Arrays and ArrayLists properly unless you know a few tricks.

Storm Stories

It’s a truism in IT that various parts of your network—servers, hard drives, video cards, that mission-critical software program—will grind to a halt eventually. Here we present four disaster-recovery scenarios and how to recover from each.

Books: Develop UIs in C#

Chris Sells shows you how to develop user interfaces in .NET in his book, Windows Forms Programming in C#.

Q&A: Use Word's Spell Checker in .NET

Use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Take Control of Your Career

It’s time to try some new tricks that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Take Control of Your Vendors

You’ve seen it all when it comes to vendor shenanigans. Here’s how to fight back.

Navigate the Road to Whidbey

The next version of VS.NET includes a plethora of enterprise and RAD features, but the tool remains geared more toward higher-end than occupational or hobbyist programmers.

Use the Best Security for SQL Server

Learn tips for administering SQL Server securely.

Provision Servers With Automated Deployment Services

Identify when to use which tool to provision the servers in your network.

WinForms Gain Ground in Whidbey

New controls, enhanced data binding, and improvements to existing controls make WinForms programming with VS.NET's upcoming version easier and more versatile.

XML Advances on B2B Front

Version 2 of the .NET Framework introduces XML-to-relational data mapping, support for XQuery, and typed APIs. Find out why these changes are great news for B2B app development.

Maximize Productivity With ASP.NET

Web development is about to take another great leap forward. Powerful features in the new version of ASP.NET will save you time and reduce your code-writing requirements.

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